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Baechtel Grove Middle School Eligibility for Student Activities Sports Activities (as determined by the WUSD Board and the Superintendent)

posted Nov 18, 2015, 9:00 AM by MariaDeLos Munguia   [ updated Jun 14, 2017, 12:41 PM by Jenni Wyatt ]

Middle School Athletics

(as determined by the WUSD Board and the Superintendent)


1.      Encourage as many students as possible to participate. 

2.      Provide a learning atmosphere that encourages teamwork, cooperation and learning basic skills of the sport.

3.      Provide as many teams as necessary, keeping in mind the amount of facility use available and ability to find qualified adults to coach.


Currently the following coaching positions are approved: Volleyball (2), Basketball (4), Soccer (2), Wrestling (2), Track (1), Softball (1), and Cross Country (1)

The contract allows up to 15 coaching positions at BGMS. The additional coaching positions should be used when the sport numbers require a second team. These positions are not for assistant coaches. If the number of coaches needed exceeds 15, permission is required by the Superintendent.


Initial eligibility will be determined at the grading period prior to the start of the season.  Students must have a 70% minimum grade in all four of their core classes and PE for eligibility.  Everyone is eligible for probation if one core class or PE (only one) are below a 70%.  Students on probation cannot play in the games until the grade is above a 70%.  They must practice and travel with the team.

During the season a student must maintain their grades with a 70% minimum average in all four of their core classes and PE to be eligible to play. If a student has less than 70% in one core class or PE, they are eligible to practice but not play until the grade is 70% or higher. If a student has two or more core classes that fall below 70% they are ineligible, for the remainder of the season.

Playing Time:

Each athlete is expected to show up every day for practice with the proper attire and a good attitude.  If they do so, they will receive playing time in the game.  The coaching staff understands that playing each athlete and creating a positive experience for our students is more important than winning the game. Students effort and attitude will be evaluated at practices to determine playing status.


All teams including students and coaches will be taken to athletic events in district provided transportation. A student athlete may ride home with their parent/guardian only after signing out with the coach.


There will be no admission fees charged at any home events.  Officials, equipment, and bus transportation will be paid by district funds.

Pay to Play:

Athletes will not be asked to donate $20 per sport.

Fund Raising

Teams will only fund raise to provide things that are for the student athlete, not the program. For example: warm-ups with their name on it or a trip to an event like a college game.


Athletic Director Role:

1.      The AD will be part of the hiring process for all coaches.

2.      It is the responsibility of the AD to make sure that facilities are setup and taken down after contests. Coaches are expected to help in this process with their athletes. The setup includes scorekeeper and other necessary game personnel.

3.      The AD will set the schedule of contests for each sport and team.

4.      The AD will be responsible for contacting and contracting of officials for all home contests.

5.      The AD will be the first contact for any athlete, parent or coaching issues.

6.      The AD will work with the coach to make sure that all teams have the necessary equipment. Coaches must have a budget for each sport and all purchases are required to have an approved purchase order signed off by the AD prior to any purchases.

7.      The AD will set the schedule for the use of the athletic facilities for practices and contests.

8.      The AD will be under the supervision of the site principal.

9.      The Middle School AD will work in conjunction with the High School AD to provide uniforms for the teams. Both the MS and HS Athletic Director will be the contact for the district with the Athletic Boosters in regards to athletic needs.

10.   The AD will report to the superintendent at the end of each school year the number of teams, athletes, coaches, and significant volunteers involved in the program.