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Summary of Sports and Clubs at Chapel Hill Middle School Sports Programs

Chapel Hill offers interscholastic teams in football, basketball, track, softball, soccer and cheerleading. Students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades may participate in competition. Players must meet grade requirements and have a current physical on file at CHMS. Students must meet all eligibility requirements in order to try out or participate in a sport. Football and softball tryouts begin on the second day of school. Basketball tryouts are held in October/November and both track and soccer begin in February. Cheerleading tryouts are held in May for the following year.


Note: Athletic Physicals are not the same as school immunization reports. Students interested in trying out for an athletic team must have the specific Participation Physical Evaluation form completed and on file with the office prior to trying out for the sport. The specific physical form is available from the CHMS office and on our web page.


Cheerleading-Basketball and Football

Cheerleading is a sport available for any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader who qualifies by having a physical evaluation and academic eligibility. Tryouts are held in May for the upcoming year. The clinic usually lasts two or three days with the fourth day being a tryout day. Students are judged on ability, enthusiasm, and teacher evaluations. The football season runs from August until October and basketball season runs from November until February with generally one or two practice days a week and one or two games a week. A full list of rules is available upon request.

Softball
Softball tryouts begin the 2nd day of school. Sixth, Seventh and eighth grade girls who are eligible and have a physical may try out. The season consists of 9 games and a tournament. The County tournament concludes the season in mid-October.

Football
Football tryouts begin the 2nd day of school. Sixth, Seventh and eighth grade boys who are eligible and have a current physical may try out. The season consists of 6 regular season games and play-offs. Participation in CHMS football builds both skills and discipline. The team practices 4-5 days a week and games are on Saturday.

Track and Field
Track at CHMS is offered to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. In order to be eligible, athletes can only fail one subject the previous semester. Athletes must also have a current physical on file (good for one year). Track tryouts are usually conducted in late February or early March. The first meet is usually run in mid-March. The team participates in seven regular season meets that include two invitationals and the Douglas County Middle School Championship Meet. Athletes making the team may purchase a uniform for a cost of $25 to $30. Athletes keep these uniforms at the end of the season.

Basketball
The basketball program consists of four teams. These teams are for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls. Academic eligibility requirements for participating are based on grades from the previous semester before tryouts. The student trying out must also have a current physical on file with an approval rating. Basketball tryouts start the middle of November. The season ends the last week of February. Eighth grade plays 14 games plus the tournament. Seventh grade plays 14 games plus the tournament. There is no cost to play on either team. However, players have the option to purchase a warm-up suit at an average cost of $50 which they get to keep.

Soccer
The soccer program consists of two teams. These teams are for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade boys and girls. Academic eligibility requirements for participating are based on grades from the previous semester before tryouts. The student trying out must also have a current physical on file with the front office. The season consists of 7 games played in early spring.