BENOLD LADY EAGLE ATHLETICS
General Information for 2017-2018
Welcome to the Benold Lady Eagle Athletic program! This is an overview of our athletic program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time.
Paperwork/Physical Forms: Athletes must have ALL paperwork, including a current physical turned into the coaches before participating in Athletics. You must also pay $5.00 catastrophic insurance for the year….Reminder: We as coaches may review your paperwork, but the GHS trainers are the only ones who will CLEAR you for participation.
Practice/Workout Clothes: Workout clothes can be purchased through the Benold MS Girls Athletics program. You will need the Lady Eagle athletic work out t-shirt with your last name on the back and solid, royal blue shorts with a minimum 6” inseam. Athletes will not be allowed to wear any shirts that have been cut or Nike running shorts. Socks, tennis shoes, and a water bottle will be needed every day as well.
Teams: All athletes are encouraged to try out for any sport they are interested in. Tryouts for volleyball, tennis, basketball and soccer will be held prior to each season.
Volleyball: Volleyball tryouts will be held on August 21ST,22ND, and 23RD. Seventh graders will tryout at 7:15 a.m. on those days. Eighth graders will stay after school until 5:30 p.m. all three days. Matches for volleyball will be on Thursday evenings. We will participate in two tournaments.
Basketball: Basketball tryouts will take place after volleyball season. Tryouts will follow the same procedure as volleyball…7th grade before school, 8thgrade after school. Games will be on Monday/Thursday with a couple of games on Wednesday evenings. Teams will participate in two tournaments.
CrossCountry: Cross Country will begin August 24th. Most practices will be held at 6:45a.m. Races are on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. There will be one competition per week. Additional information about practices will be handed out the first week of school.Track: Track begins the week after basketball season is completed. All athletes are asked to participate in track. Positions for meets are earned through time trials/jumps/throws.
Soccer: Soccer tryouts will be held in April. Games will go through the middle of April through May.
District Competition: Our athletic district includes the Georgetown ISD (Benold, Forbes and Tippit) and will also include Elgin MS, Hutto MS, Hutto Farley MS, Liberty Hill MS, Taylor MS, Wagner MS
Tournaments: If you make a team in volleyball or basketball, you will compete in two tournaments. Attendance at tournaments is mandatory.
Missed Practices/Competitions: Missed practices and competitions must be made up. You will receive a copy of the GISD Lady Eagle Middle School Policy concerning missed practices and competitions. Please read it carefully. If you do not understand it, please see a coach. Remember that you cannot miss a practice or competition during volleyball or basketball to participate in an outside sport.
PLEASE go on-line to the GISD website and complete the volunteer background check. Any parents who volunteer in any way during games, tournaments, etc. must complete the form. All parents will be asked to help in some way during the year. This must be done every year, so if you did this last year, you must do it again for the coming school year, unless you are a GISD employee…The online check is located under Careers and Volunteers on the District Main Page.
Athletic Bags. Athletes are welcome to bring personal athletic bags to school. Your bag must be secured in your locker. You will not be permitted to leave bags unsecured in the locker room during the school day.
Bring Your Own Device
GISD has moved into the Bring Your Own Device program. We want to make sure all student property is protected while in Athletics. If a student must bring in their device, then it must be turned off and it is the student’s responsibility to secure it in their locker. The coaching staff and school are not responsible