Tuesday, September 4, 2018, is the first day of "practice", and it will consist of only a player meeting and uniform handout for each grade. All prospective players are expected to be in attendance at this meeting...rules and expectations will be gone over and uniforms will be issued as well. Each grade-level's meeting time will be from 2:30pm-5:00pm. The following locations will be used for the meetings:
7th Grade meeting in Room 5088th Grade meeting in Room 703*** First games tentatively scheduled for To Be Determined ***Physicals are required of all student-athletes at LMS. They are good for a period of 2 years. Doctor's physicals may be obtained through a family doctor, or families may choose (this year) to take advantage of a PTN-sponsored physical by a local doctor for a $25 donation (donation money will be given back to the school). Physicals and fall sports sign-up night will be available on Wednesday, August 22, from 3:30pm-6:30pm at Lakeside Middle School. Athletes may choose to take advantage of this opportunity; however, they may also choose to use their own family doctor instead. Those who attend the school-provided physical night need to download and print off a copy of the WIAA Physical Form on the LMS Athletics "Eligibility Paperwork" link and take it with them the night of physicals.
The first actual on-field practice will take place on Wednesday, September 5, for both grades.
*** FALL 2017 TEAM PICTURE DAY is scheduled for To Be Determined ***Lakeside Middle School fields up to three (3) teams: 8th Varsity, 7th Varsity, & Combo (JV). Combo/JV team will carry more players than each of the other two teams and will more than likely have 2 coaches as well. This will be determined based on the actual Fall 2016 turnout of 7th and 8th graders.Softball at Lakeside Middle School is open ONLY to 7th- and 8th-grade girls.2018-2019 Coaching Staff8th Softball - To Be Determined7th Softball - Coach Matt Sturm (7th Varsity): email@example.com & (509) 340-4124Combo (JV) - To Be DeterminedRules/ExpectationsGeneral InformationSoftball season begins on the first day of school each year. The first day's "practice" is usually just a meeting day, equipment/uniform hand-out, and other general items.To be eligible to practice on the field on the second day, players MUST have all eligibility paperwork on file with the school office. All fees MUST be paid by the time of the first game for a player to participate in game action (ASB - $20, Activity - $60).Softball players MUST participate in 8 practices before being permitted to play in a game. Games are typically played on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4pm.Our teams typically each play an eight-game schedule (maximum allowed by the state association, WIAA - www.wiaa.com, is ten). We strive to have a balanced schedule of home and away games, but that does not always occur.All home games for all teams are played at Lakeside Middle School, unless noted otherwise.Teams return from away-game sites at various times, so please look at your athlete's schedule for an approximate return time, but those times can change.Schedules will be available on or after September 11, 2018