2019-2020 Welcome Letter
Parents of incoming 7th and 8th grade athletes,
Welcome to Carroll Middle School. We are so excited to have you as a part of our athletic program. In this letter, you will find information regarding forms that are required for CMS Athletics, information regarding apparel to be worn daily and a few other pieces of information about the program.
Every CISD student-athlete must have a cleared medical exam prior to tryouts and any participation. You may obtain a physical exam from your doctor but they need to be dated after April 17th, 2019 and submitted to the CMS Coordinator before your student may participate in our athletic program. Also required is the CISD-Athletic Participation Release, CISD-Athletic Participation Packet and UIL Safety Training Acknowledgement that is done through Rank One.
These forms, along with a physical form, can be found online on our Carroll Website under the Athletics Tab.
Here is the link as well for Rank One.
Please note that physical forms must be emailed to the girls coordinator at
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not be accepting hard copies, please keep those for your records.
CMS Athletics Apparel
We have a wonderful opportunity to purchase Dragon Gear through Adidas. Information on the portal will be sent in an another email.
All workout attire for Carroll Girls Athletics needs to be black including sweats, shorts and shirts. If you do not wish to purchase Dragon Gear through the Adidas portal, we ask that the base of the shirts be black (if there is anything on the shirt it needs to be within our color scheme: green, black, white) and shorts need to be black base with same color scheme restrictions. If you have any questions on this please let us know.
I would recommend 2-3 sets of clothes for every day of the week. There will be consequences for not being properly dressed out each day.
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 during our Fall Semester to receive their credit for the year. This has changed from the previous year. The sports offered in the fall are volleyball, basketball, and cross country. If you try out for volleyball or basketball and do not make the team, you will be required to participate fully in cross country including all meets. Track is offered in the spring and is not included in fall semester.
What sports are cut sports?
Volleyball and basketball. Track has tryouts each week and only the top 3 athletes in each event are allowed to participate in meets. Cross country is a non-cut sport.
❖ Thursday, August 15th 4:00-6:00pm (come & go)
● Paperwork turn in/Volleyball Check-in/Locker Assignment
● If all paperwork is up to date and in possession, your daughter will receive their locker assignment.
❖ Volleyball Tryouts: Tuesday, August 20th-Friday, August 23rd
● 8th Grade will have tryouts BEFORE school from 7:00am-8:25am and during their athletic period.
● 7th Grade will have tryouts during their athletic period as well as AFTER school from 3:45pm-5:00pm.
● Once tryouts are complete, all volleyball practices will be held BEFORE school for both 7th and 8th grades from 7:00am-8:25am and during their athletic periods.
● Cut/Make letters will be sent home on Friday, August 23rd.
❖ Mandatory Girls Athletic Meeting: Tuesday, August 27th
● Athletics Parent Meeting 5:30pm
● Volleyball Parent Meeting 6:15pm