Middle School Sports Sign-Up Form 2021-2022

Dear Rising 6th, 7th, & 8th Grade Parents,

The Physical Education and Athletics Department invites your child to sign-up for next year’s middle school sports teams.  Scheduling of the games, for all of the next school year, takes place in late April. Please be aware the middle school games are played after school, typically on Tuesday and Thursday. Please read this letter to understand what athletic choices your children will have and the expectations for their involvement on sports teams and sports activities in the LCDS Middle School Physical Education and Athletic Program.  Only students who have re-enrolled may sign up for next years’ teams  Please discuss with your child what sports they would like to play next year in middle school and fill out the online form.

Fall 2021 – Offered as Middle School PE options:

  • Boys’ Soccer – Practices During School, Games After School
  • Girls’ Field Hockey –   Practices During School, Games After School
  • Girls’ Volleyball – Practices After School, Games After School
  • Coed Tennis –  Practices During School, Games After School

Extra Curricular – After School

  • Cross Country – Practices After School
  • Swim Team – Fee Required, Year Round, Practices Friday After School, Meets on Weekends

Coed Tennis – The number of tennis players is limited to 18 per season and no more than 10 of one gender.  A lottery will be held each season to determine who will play tennis. Priority in the lottery will be given to older grade levels.  A student may participate in tennis only one season per school year, so we ask that you indicate 1st choice for the tennis season your child would most like to play. 

Girls’ Volleyball – The number of volleyball players is limited to 16.   Priority in a lottery, if needed,  will be given to older grade levels. Given the limited number of players in volleyball, we ask that only those who are committed and available after school to practice and play games, sign up. Students will have a study hall during the Middle School PE period.

Fall Coed Cross Country will be offered as an after school club two days a week. The cross country program is open to all 5th through 8th grade students on a voluntary basis. Practices will take place Monday and Wednesday after school for 45 minutes, from 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM.  LCDS will continue to host a cross country meet in the fall and if enough interest exists, we will offer other opportunities to compete.  The One Mile Cross Country Run at the Hill School will still be a part of our 4th through 8th grade Fall PE program.

 

Winter 2021/2022 – Offered as Middle School PE options:

  • Boys’ basketball – Many practices will be after school, games after school.
  • Girls’ basketball – Many practices will be after school, games after school.
  • Coed Recreational Sports and Fitness – Class during school hours.

The Coed Recreational Sports and Fitness class will take place during the school day except for one or two trips off campus for special events, which may require a late dismissal.  Activities in this class will include units on volleyball, gymnastics, floor hockey, and basketball with a focus on improving each student’s physical condition.

Basketball team practices will often require an extended day. All basketball players practicing after school will have a study hall during the PE period, if their practice is in the LCDS gym.  Teams may travel off campus for practices.  Any off campus practices may require an extended day.  Students will be supervised on campus while waiting for their practice time.  All games will be after school.

 

Spring 2022 – Offered as Middle School PE options 

  • Girls’ Lacrosse  – Practices During School, Games After School
  • Boys’ Lacrosse Practices During School, Games After School
  • Coed Tennis – Practices During School, Games After School 

Coed Tennis – The same limitations will be placed on the number of tennis players for the spring season as for the fall.

Spring Coed Cross Country will be offered as an after school club two days a week. Practices will take place Monday and Wednesday after school for 45 minutes, from 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM 

Team Placements – Students are placed on teams within their sport based on their level of skill and readiness for the level of competition. The Green Teams are our most competitive teams, the Blue Teams more developmental, and the White Teams the most developmental.  Our goal in deciding the best level of play for your children is for them to actively participate at a level that is appropriate for their development, where they can fully enjoy the team experience.  

Attendance & Games

A very important part of the team experience is to play in games, meets, and matches.  We have a long history of fun competition at this age level and the experiences associated with competition will become enduring memories for your children.  That said, we understand that middle school children are pulled in many directions outside of school, and we do not want to put any undue pressure on any child or family.  If your child is unable to attend a game please have your child communicate with their coach as far in advance as possible. 

Athletic Activity Selection for 2021- 2022 Please discuss with your child what sports they would like to play next year in middle school and fill out the online form.

 

Girls’ Options

Fall Season – Field Hockey, Volleyball, and Coed Tennis are options with after school games. Coed cross country is voluntary with after school practice Monday and Wednesday.

Winter Season – Basketball & Coed Recreational Sports and Fitness – All basketball teams will have extended day practices some of the time, and after school games.

Spring Season –  Girls Lacrosse and Coed Tennis are options with after school games.  Coed cross country is voluntary with after school practice Monday and Wednesday.

Boys’ Options

Fall Season – Soccer and Coed Tennis are options with after school games. Coed cross country is voluntary with after school practice Monday and Wednesday.

Winter Season– Basketball & Coed Recreational Sports and Fitness – All basketball teams will have extended day practices some of the time, and after school games.

Spring – Boys’ Lacrosse and Coed Tennis are options with after school games. Coed cross country is voluntary with after school practice Monday and Wednesday.

 

*All 4th – 8th grade students participate in the One Mile Run at Hill School in the fall and the Blue-Green Track Meet at the end of the spring season.  

Thank you for taking the time now to consider these options.  If you would like to discuss with a member of our staff the best options for your child, please let us know.  Our league scheduling meeting takes place on Friday, April 23rd.  We will do our best to give everyone their first choice of sports, but ask that you keep in mind that middle school is a great time to try new activities. 

PE Dept

 

Nonprofit / Independent
Preschool — 8th Grade
Contact:
703.777.3841
info@lcds.org
Fax: 703.771.1346

 

 

  

LOUDOUN COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

20600 Red Cedar Dr., Leesburg, VA 20175