Frequently Asked Questions
Philosophy: It is the philosophy and purpose of our middle school athletic department to maximize participation of our students in our athletic programs while maintaining a high standard of excellence in academics.
Sports/Offerings: Wrestling, Cross Country, Boys & Girls Tennis, Boys & Girls Golf and Track & Field are offered to students grades 6-8. Volleyball, Boys & Girls Basketball, Softball, Football, Baseball, Lacrosse and Cheerleading are offered to students grades 7-8.
Physicals and Emergency Forms:
All athletes must have an IHSAA approved physical form on file in our office before he or she may participate in any practice/tryout or contest. Physicals must be dated after April 1st of the preceding school year. Parents/guardians must also fill out the online signature page prior to first practices/tryouts. Please see our "Forms" tab for more information.
We have a "no pass, no play" academic policy at ZWMS. Athletes must be passing all classes in order to be eligible to participate on our interscholastic teams. Eligibility will be checked every two weeks in accordance with our grade check policy. Contact the athletic director for more information on this program.
The school does not provide or sponsor any first-dollar health insurance plans for athletes. Health insurance is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.
ZWMS provides an athletic trainer at most home events. Athletes from any ZWMS team may see the trainer after school and/or at an athletic event. The athletic trainer may determine the fitness of the athlete to return to competition after sustaining an injury.
Athletic Locks and Procedure:
Athletes who use an athletic locker will purchase a lock ($7) from the athletic department. The athlete will keep and use this lock for all sports, tryouts, camps, etc. throughout his/her years at ZWMS. The use of personal locks (not purchased from ZWMS) is strictly prohibited. Locks can be purchased at any time in the athletic office.
Attendance & Participation: A full day of attendance to class is required for an athlete to participate in a practice or contest. This does not include pre-arranged absences for medical or dental appointments, etc. For athletes who miss practice playing time may be affected at the coaches’ discretion. The team commitment is that athletes are expected to be at all practices unless excused for appointments, illness or emergencies.
Student-Athlete Code of Conduct: The student-athletes should conduct themselves in a way that does not discredit themselves, the team, the school, and community. All athletes and parents/guardians should read and familiarize themselves with the information in the student handbook with regards to student conduct.
Weather Cancellations: In the case of bad weather, some events may get canceled at the last minute. We try to make these decisions by 3:00pm when possible. Check our twitter page (@ZCSeagles) for up to date information or feel free to call the school for information.
Pictures: The athletes may choose to purchase individual shots at their own expense. Forms will be distributed prior to picture day along with a link to online ordering.
Ticket prices for regular season ZWMS athletic contests are $3.00 for adults and students K-12, or $8 for immediate family (mom, dad, son, daughter) arriving at the same time. Preschool ages are free. Admission prices to tournaments are $5.00 each adult/student, or $15 for immediate family as described above. A family pass for just middle school events or a family combo pass good at both middle school and high school events is available for purchase in the athletic office. Contact the athletic office to purchase sports passes.
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