March 2021, Intramural Sports Information
WELCOME TO ORTING MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS!
OMS Intramural Sports
First - Sign up on Family ID!
Sports for OMS this year will be an intramural format. This means we will not be competing against other schools. Rather than having individual sports seasons, we will be having one open activity season for kids to participate in.
OMS Intramural Sports begin on Monday, April 12, 2021.
Students attend only on the days they attend in-person learning. Option B students (Edgenuity) can participate on the days that match their last name: A-J Monday/Wednesday and K-Z Tuesday/Thursday but will be responsible for their own transportation to and from campus.
April 12-May 6: 2:45-4:00 pm
May 10-June 10 2:45-4:30 pm
(No sports May 31 and June 1)
Each day students arrive dressed for participation and will report to the big gym for attendance and instructions. They will then choose an activity for the day to participate in. They can choose a different activity each day that they participate in intramural sports, or they can always participate in the same activity.
Examples of activities include: soccer, basketball, volleyball, flag football, softball, baseball, track, pickleball, badminton, kickball, and general conditioning.
All Intramural activities will be supervised by the OMS coaching staff.
Locker rooms are NOT available, so students need to dress in comfortable clothes for school that allows them to participate in their activities. Extra shoes can be brought in their backpacks. We will announce ahead of time what days baseball and softball will be available so kids know to bring their gloves.
Sign-ups are open in Family ID. Students must be cleared to participate. Part of the clearance process is a current sports physical. Physicals are good for two calendar years from the date of the exam. ASB cards are not required this year. There is NO fee to participate in Intramural Sports.
Please sign up ASAP so we can plan accordingly. We need to ensure proper supervision and facilities are available.
6th graders are allowed to participate in track, basketball, wrestling, and girls soccer.
- Each sport will play a 7-8 week season with a schedule of contests against the other schools in the Plateau League. Track and wrestling have a league meet at the end of the season.
- Each sport requires a minimum number of practices before an athlete can compete.
- Football does not play a post season tournament.
- Coaches will select a varsity and junior varsity squad based on age, ability, and the development needs of the player.
- No student athletes will be “cut” from a team because of ability.
- Numbers of players will determine if we can offer a “C Team” with a full schedule and a coach for players who did not qualify for the junior varsity squad.
The middle school athletic year is divided into 4 seasons, fall, early winter, late winter, and spring. Our middle school teams compete with the Enumclaw, Sumner, White River, and Fife school districts in the Plateau League. To be eligible to participate in OMS athletic contests, students must be passing all classes and have a GPA of 2.0 or above. Grades will be checked every two weeks. Student-athletes will have the opportunity to improve their grades to avoid sitting out, but will also be held accountable if they are not able to demonstrate passing grades.
A middle school philosophy of athletics emphasizes participation and character over winning. While we want our student athletes to compete at their highest, we also want each athlete to display the highest level of sportsmanship and moral standards while they are representing Orting Middle School in Plateau League competition.
The Orting School District and it's coaches are dedicated to preparing all student athletes for college, careers and life. It is our goal to involve as many student-athletes as possible in our extra-curricular programs. We believe that our extra-curricular programs are an extension of the classroom where valuable lessons are taught every day that help our students academically and in life outside of the school setting.