Fall Sports Information 2018-2019

NMS athletics is committed to the safety of our athletes, their families, coaches, event workers and spectators. We will follow all expectations set by the Elkhart Health Department and district administration.  No communal water stations (drinking fountains, water coolers, etc.) will be available.  All athletes are strongly encouraged to bring their own large water bottle/thermos.  As of 7/16/20, sports are scheduled to start as stated below.

Students wishing to participate in fall sports at Northridge Middle School need to make sure that they meet all the requirements necessary to begin practice. A physical examination (or optional waiver with a 2019-20 physical on file), code of conduct, insurance, sudden cardiac arrest, and concussion form must be on file in the Northridge office before anyone may participate in any practice.  The physical must have taken place and be dated after April 1, 2020 to be valid.  All the required forms are in one packet, which is available at the NMS office or here on this page at https://www.mcsin-k12.org/forms/nmsathleticpolicy.pdfOnly the IHSAA physical form will be accepted.  Physicals must be turned into the main office before the first day of practice.  If we do not have a physical on file, athletes will only be able to watch.  We strongly encourage you to turn in all paperwork during the following office hours:

July 13 - July 16   8:00 am - 1:00 pm
July 20 - July 23   8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Transportation Fee
All student-athletes participating in a traveling sport must pay a $35 transportation fee per athletic season. Transportation fees should be paid online via the sport in season's spirit wear page before the first contest. Do not send transportation money to the middle school office. A cap of $70 per student and $140 per family exists per school year per building.  The accrual toward the cap total is for athletics only (does not include band, choir, or academic teams fees).

Cheerleading (20-21) - Tryouts will be Aug 3-6 The girls will have Aug 3-5 to learn the cheer, chant and jumps, the required items for tryouts, then then official tryouts will be August 6th. The times will be from 5:00 to 6:30 at NMS. Please wear T-shirt, shorts and athletic shoe.

Cross Country - for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls. Practice for both boys and girls begins on Wednesday, August 12th and athletes should meet in the cafeteria right after school.  Bring practice clothes and running shoes for the first practice.  Practice on August 14th will be done at 5:00 to accommodate a parent meeting. Normal ending time for practice will be 5:30.

Volleyball - for 7th and 8th grade girls. Tryouts for the team will start on Wednesday, August 5th.  Practices will be from 3:30 pm to 5:30pm. Girls interested in participating should report to Field House ready to work out and practice. Proper shoes and knee pads are required.  Please no spaghetti strap t-shirts.  If you need assistance in getting this gear, please let a coach know.

Soccer - for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls.

Girls: Tryouts for the girls' teams will start on Monday, August Aug. 10th when it will be from 4:00 to 5:15.

Boys: Tryouts for the boys' teams will start on Monday, August 10th.  There will be a varsity and JV team if numbers allow.  Boys' practices will be from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm.

Football - for 7th and 8th-grade boys 7th and 8th-grade football players, equipment hand out Wednesday August 5th is just equipment pick up from 2-6 (coaches are hoping this process only takes 10 minutes each athlete and parents and players can leave once the athlete gets their gear).  Parents will be asked to fill out forms and give contact information and pay fees ($45) associated with practice jerseys, girdles, etc. (NOT transportation fees) while athletes are being fitted for gear.  First actual practice will be Thursday Aug. 6th starting at 3:30-5:45, so make sure you arrive early to get gear on and be on the field at 3:30, locker room doors will shut at 3:20 so we can walk to field to get started on time. It is highly suggested that all athletes are ready for first practice with cleats, athletic shoes, and athletic clothes.  All athletes will need their own (big) water bottle during practice this year.  Due to COVID there will be no group water stations like years past.

6th Grade Students
6th graders will have the opportunity to participate competitively in cross country(fall), wrestling(winter), swimming(Feb), and golf(spring/ March).

All-Sport Tickets/Athletic Admission
Northridge Middle School will be offering All-sport passes for the 2020-2021 school year.  Passes will cost $75 and will be valid for parents and children of a given family.  Each parent will receive a pass.  The pass will be good for all Northridge Middle School home sporting events, with the exception of tournaments.  The passes may be purchased during the August registration dates or any time after.  It really is a fantastic deal if you have a child in at least two sports.  Gate prices for normal admission are $3 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens.  These tickets are NOT good at High School Sporting Events.  Also, High School All-Sports Tickets are not redeemable at Northridge Middle School Athletic Events.