2019-2020 Information

  • Parents of Incoming 7th / 8th Grade Athletes, Welcome to Carroll Middle School!

    Included in this letter you will find information regarding forms required for CMS Athletics, information regarding CMS Athletic Apparel to be worn daily, as well as some other FAQs that might be helpful. Every CISD student-athlete must have a cleared medical exam prior to try-outs and participation. You may obtain a physical exam from your doctor but they need to be dated after April 17, 2019 and submitted to CMS before your student may participate in the athletic program.

    Boys Athletic Gear Order Information:
    You can find the order information here. Orders will only be accepted through August 25, 2019.


     - UIL Athletic Participation Release(submit to Rank One)
     - CISD Athletic Participation Packet (submit to Rank One)
     - UIL Safety Training Acknowledgement (submit to Rank One)
     - Physical Form (emailed)

    Please Note: Physical forms MUST BE DATED AFTER APRIL 17, 2019. All physicals must be submitted electronically to Anthony.VanBuskirk@southlakecarroll.edu. No paper copies or physicals dated prior to April 17, 2019 will be accepted.

    Please purchase at least one if not two pairs of the black football pants with the integrated pads. These are machine washable as is, so there is no hassle for you having to take the pads out each time you wash them at home. If you cannot buy the black pants, please email me at Anthony.VanBuskirk@southlakecarroll.edu. EVERYONE will wear black pants for practices and games. 
    If you do not wish to purchase Dragon gear through our Adidas ordering portal, we ask the shirt and shorts are black. The logo must be our school colors (black, grey, green, and/or white). 
    For the games, please purchase black football socks.

    How will information be communicated to us parents?
    We take pride in having open communication between coaches and parents. We will relay any information to you via email. With that being said, in order to ensure you receive that information please have all recipients’ emails listed in Skyward because we pull our email list directly from there.
    What if my son plays other sports outside of school?
    We love our athletes to be multi-sport! However, if you are a part of the CMS Athletic Program, our expectation is that your son is able to attend every practice and every game. Failure to do so is addressed in the Middle School Handbook.
    What is the difference between Athletics and PE?
    Athletics is much more demanding. It is focused on building our team sports that will continue on up to the high school. All students enrolled in Athletics are required to compete in at least 1 sport.
    What sports are cut sports?
    Basketball is a cut sport. Football, Cross Country, and Track are non-cut sports. Track has time/distance qualifiers each week.
    Is my son allowed to bring his own equipment?
    Yes, we do allow athletes to bring their own equipment as long as it has been inspected by one of our coaches and is up to date on inspections. We do have top of the line equipment available to you if you do not want to purchase your own.

    Important Dates:
    August 19th ---- FIRST DAY of SCHOOL
    August 21st ---- Athletic Parent Information Meeting from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    Anthony Van Buskirk
    Carroll Middle School Boys Athletics

    *Updated 8/15/2019*