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Information about South Middle School Athletics 2019-2020


Practices for Qt 1 sports will begin on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm (one week prior to the start of school). Practices will occur every day that week except Friday due to the holiday weekend. 6th grade Cross Country Athletes do not report until Tuesday, September 3rd.

Fall Sports – 1st Quarter: August 27th – October 17th  
  • 7th & 8th Grade Football, Volleyball, Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Tennis, Cross Country
Winter Sports – 2nd Quarter: October 21st – January 9th
  • 7th & 8th Grade Boys’ Basketball, Girls’ Swimming, Dance
Winter Sports – 3rd Quarter: January 13th – March 12th
  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls’ Basketball, Boys’ Swimming, Wrestling
Spring Sports – 4th Quarter: March 30th – May 28th  
  • Boys’ Tennis, Girls’ Soccer, Girls’ Softball, Track and Field

  • Practice begins for all sports on Tuesday, August 27th at 3 pm (one week prior to the start of school). Practices will occur every day that week except Friday due to the holiday weekend.
  • When school resumes after Labor Day, Practice Days will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
  • We do not play games or have practice on Wednesdays or weekends.
  • Practice for all sports (except football) run from right after school (3 pm) to 4:30 pm.  
  • Practice for sports that have early/late practices (Basketball and Volleyball depending on numbers) are split between the 7th grade which practices from 3-4:30 pm and 8th grade which practices from 4:30-6 pm
  • Please coordinate rides so athletes are not waiting around for long periods of time after practice.
  • All students are required to purchase a South Athletics t-shirt.  This shirt will serve as their physical education shirt as well as their athletic uniform. 
  • The shirts will be distributed in their physical education class for $7. 
  • Athletes are encouraged to use their personal equipment if they have it including proper footwear, however, knee pads for volleyball, softball equipment, headgear for wrestling and all football gear will be supplied by the school. 
  • If an athlete needs equipment, please let the coach know and we will do what we can to find the necessary equipment to participate.
  • Busing
  • Athletes will be bused to all away games, however, for all games in Eau Claire (DeLong, Northstar, Regis) and Altoona, athletes will need a ride home.
  • For games in Chippewa Falls, Menomonie or any other away game outside of Eau Claire/Altoona, there will be a bus that returns the athletes to South and athletes will need to be picked up from South.
  • Important Dates
  • First Practice: Tuesday, August 27th from 3-4:30pm
    • Meeting Places:
      • Football – Wrestling Room
      • Volleyball – Gym
      • Soccer – Field outside door 8
      • Tennis – courts
      • Cross Country – Mrs. Bowe’s Room 126G (6th grade Hall)
      • Inclement Weather
  • On days when weather will be an issue, a communication will be sent through our Facebook and skyward messaging system by 2:30.
  • We use gym rotations so practice time is equitable.
  • Students who are not practicing on that day will need a ride home. 
Athletic Director Contact Information
  • Lana Leonard
    • Athletic Director
  • (715) 852-5255 or e-mail lleonard
Eau Claire Middle Schools Code
Athletic Physical Card
Athletic Permission Slip & Waiver and Release
Athletic Permission Slip & Waiver and Release - Spanish
Concussion Program and ImPACT Consent Form
Concussion Program Letter
Middle School Fee Collection Form
Event Alternate Transportation Form

All Middle School athletic and fee forms can be found in the Guidance office at South or at the above links.
For information regarding any athletic forms please contact:
Mary Taggatz
Athletics Administrative Assistant

School Year Practice Schedule:
Practices during the school year run from 3:00- 4:30 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday) 

Some sports (volleyball/basketball) require early/late practices due to numbers of athletes and our facilities.  These practices will run from: 3:00-4:30 pm (early 7th Grade) 4:30-6:00 pm (late 8th Grade)

Event Directions
Quarter 1 Sports
Quarter 2 Sports
Quarter 3 Sports
Quarter 4 Sports