SMS Athletics

August 17, 2020
A note from Athletic Director Jim Coscarella:

I am happy to announce Salida School District, in cooperation with Tri County MS League, has developed a plan to offer all traditional sports at SMS. Salida Middle School sports will look different this year because of the pandemic. Instead of the traditional fall, winter, and spring seasons, we will offer the following sports in a non-traditional format.

Season A: Cross Country 8/19 – 10/2

Season B: Boys Basketball 1/4 – 2/1 (7 games) Girls Basketball 2/1 – 2/24 (7 games) Wrestling 2/1 – 2/24

Season C: Football 3/8 – 4/14 (5 games) Volleyball 3/1 – 3/29 (7 games)

Season D: Track 4/19 – 5/21 Club Baseball 4/19 – 5/21

This closely follows the Colorado High School Activities Association’s calendar. The number of games/competitions are reduced in order to allow all sports to have the opportunity to be played through the school year. Because of state data showing a likely resurgence of COVID-19 cases in late fall, a moratorium will be in place from October 1st through January 3rd. Due to the limited number of contests, state mandates, and shortages of officials, programs may not be able to guarantee actual competition for every student athlete. More information will be provided by the head coach at each parent meeting.

Please make sure you complete your student’s athletic registration on FamilyID. For your student to practice they must have a current physical on file and have completed the online registration- linked from the sports page on the school website at http://salida.ss13.sharpschool.com/about_the_district/activities/sports Feel free to contact Middle School AD Stephen Crane with general athletic questions or registration issues.

August 19th is the first official practice for cross country. We are excited that new 6th grade teacher Michael Lamond has accepted the head coach position. He along with assistant coach Matt Juba are looking forward to working with your kids. Bring running gear and your water bottle for each practice. Meet in the commons after school on Wednesday for the first practice. You can reach Michael at mlamond@salidaschools.org.

Thank you!

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