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Dear Basketball Applicant and Parents,
The coaching staff would like to take this opportunity to express our enthusiasm for the upcoming basketball season. Spanish Fort Middle School has incredibly talented students and we look forward to nurturing their maturation as athletes and leaders in our school and community. We hope that the 2020 basketball tryouts will be a positive experience for all involved.
In order to be eligible to participate in all tryouts and practices, students must submit all AHSAA required documents electronically through Dragonfly MAX by Monday, October 12.
Those items include:
AHSAA 2020-2021Participant Agreement, Consent, Release, And Venue Form (Complete electronic form on DragonFly.)
AHSAA 2020-2021 Concussion Information Form (Complete electronic form on DragonFly.)
AHSAA Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Form (Complete electronic form on DragonFly.)
Physical Examination (back page of the AHSAA Physical Evaluation Form– Must be signed by an MD
or DO and include the physician’s address and date of examination. Upload to DragonFly.)
Certified Birth Certificate (Issued by the State Bureau of Vital Statistics in the state born. Upload to Dragonfly.)
NFHS Sportsmanship Certificate (Must be completed by the student. Course available at nfhslearn.com. Upload to DragonFly.)
Insurance Information (Upload to DragonFly.)
Students will be selected for participation after an open tryout period. There will be a separate 7th and 8th grade boys team. Once the season gets started, the 8th grade teams will play two games per week. The 7th grade teams will also play two games per week over the course of a split season. The 7th grade girls will play the first half of the season (11/02 – 12/03) and the 7th grade boys will play the second half of the season (12/07 – 01/21). These approximate dates are subject to change if additional games are added to our schedule. Practices will be held after school at Spanish Fort Middle School. A complete practice and game schedule will be discussed at the Pre-Tryout Parent Meeting and is also available under the Forms and Calendar links on the Boys Basketball webpage at spanishfortmiddle.com. Please note the following important dates concerning tryouts:
Basketball Pre-Tryout Parent Meeting:
Friday, October 9 – No in-person meeting due to COVID-19. Meeting notes and/or meeting video will be available on the Boys Basketball webpage at spanishfortmiddle.com.
Basketball Tryout Packet due in Dragonfly MAX (seven items listed above):
Monday, October 12 – No EXCEPTIONS!
Tryouts @ Spanish Fort Middle School (mandatory attendance all scheduled days):
7th Grade Boys – Wednesday, October 14 & Thursday, October 15 – Time: 5:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
*8th Grade Boys – Friday, October 30 – Time: 3:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday, November 2 – Time: 3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Posting of 2020-2021 Team Rosters:
7th Grade Boys – Friday, October 16 – at 5:00 p.m. online at spanishfortmiddle.com.
*8th Grade Boys – Monday, November 2 – at 7:00 p.m. online at spanishfortmiddle.com.
Basketball Practice Begins @ Spanish Fort Middle School:
7th Grade Boys Team – Monday, October 19 – 5:45 – 7:15 p.m.
*8th Grade Boys Team – Tuesday, November 3 – 3:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Basketball Team Parent Meeting @ Spanish Fort Middle School:
Wednesday, November 4 – No in-person meeting due to COVID-19. Meeting notes and/or meeting video will be available on the Boys Basketball webpage at spanishfortmiddle.com.
*All 8th Grade dates concerning tryouts and the beginning of practice are tentative and subject to change dependent upon the conclusion of the middle school football season. That schedule will be adjusted due to Hurricane Sally.
All tryouts and practices are closed to spectators. Thank you for your consideration and understanding in this matter. We look forward to working with you and your athletes.