Middle School Athletics
Westside's Middle School students participate in cross country, basketball, volleyball and track & field.
Westside's values extend from the class room to the field or court -- our student athletes work together collaboratively, play fairly, exhibit the highest level of sportsmanship, and most of all, have fun.
All of our sports are "no cut" sports. Middle School students are required to participate in at least one sport per year.
HAPPY SUMMER! We hope all of you have enjoyed an active, fun couple of months. As we prepare for the start of the new academic year, we want to share some information about our Middle School athletic teams. Below, you will find descriptions of each sport we offer, and some information to better help your children decide which sport(s) they would like to participate in.
Cross Country is our fall sport. Cross country is a great way to get in or stay in shape to start the year. It is the only sport open to Kindergarten through eighth grade students for meets. Practices are open to Middle School students only. Cross country race distances range from .3 miles for kindergarten to 1.5 miles for eighth grade students.
Basketball season is our winter sport. Basketball is a sport that combines skills, fitness, and teamwork. Basketball is open to middle school students. Teams are by grade and by gender. We will start practices in late October, with the game season running from late November through late January, depending on playoff participation and performance. Practices are twice a week, and times and dates will be posted once we know exactly what teams we will have.
Volleyball season runs from late winter to early spring. Volleyball is another sport that combines skills and teamwork. Volleyball is open to Middle School students. Teams are by grade and by gender. As of now, Volleyball is open to girls and boys. CYO will make a decision soon whether to keep boys’ volleyball. Practices will start at the beginning of February. Regular season games start on February 22 and end on March 29, with playoffs running until mid April. Practices are twice a week, and times and dates will be posted once we know exactly what teams we will have.
Track is our spring sport. We have had great success in track the last few years, and that success is largely based on our participation. The more students participate, the better we do. Track includes sprints, distance running, relays, and field events. Track will be open to fourth through eighth grade students. Practices will start in mid to late April. Meet dates are May 3, May 10, May 17, and May 31.
Please complete this link so we may know how many participants we will have for the athletic teams. Parents are also welcome to indicate whether you are interested in coaching.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Athletic Director Mike Thomas directly,firstname.lastname@example.org.