Middle School Athletics

Winter Sports

Mellon & Jefferson 7th & 8th Grade Boys Basketball - Start Date - October 23, 2017

Mellon & Jefferson 7th & 8th Grade Wrestling - Start Date - November 17, 2017

Mellon & Jefferson 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball - Start Date - January 3, 2018

 

The Mt. Lebanon School District is committed to providing each athlete with an enjoyable learning experience.  We understand the primary reason young athletes participate in sports is to have fun while competing with each other.  We believe that every athlete matters and should be given the opportunity to learn and improve his or her knowledge and skills, and we will provide that opportunity.  Finally, we believe that while competing to win is important, the greater value lies in competing with honor, practicing good sportsmanship and being generous in victory and defeat.

 

Philosophy: 

1.  Participation

  • Design of the Middle School Athletic program is to provide opportunities for participation as facilities and supervision will reasonably and safely allow.
  • Each student will receive meaningful minutes in every game. 
  • Goal of winning must be superseded by the goal of participation.  

2.  Develop skill and knowledge of game strategies, rules and fundamental skills        

  • All practices, scrimmages, and contests are to be considered teaching situations.
  • Basic skills should be taught in progression with safety being the prime consideration.
  • Collaborate with varsity coaches on fundamental skills necessary to move to high school level.

3.  Sportsmanship

  • Respect for Roots:  Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates, and Self
  • To accept any defeat like a true sport, knowing we have done our best, we must learn to treat others as we would have others treat us.  We need to develop desirable social traits, including emotional control, honesty, cooperation and dependability.
  • Expectation of high behavior standards for coaches, athletes, students, and parents. 

4.  Competition

  • Our tradition has been to win with honor.  We strive to win, but only with honor to our athletes, our schools and our community.
  • Our coaches should strive to become Double Goal Coaches
  • Winning is important.  Trying to win is essential.  Without the passionate pursuit of victory, much of the enjoyment as well as the educational values of sports would be lost.

  

MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS OPPORTUNITIES

 

Fall

Winter

Spring

7th and 8th Grade Cheerleading

7th and 8th Grade Cheerleading

Jr. High Softball

7th and 8th Grade Girls Cross Country

7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball

7th and 8th Grade Girls Track

7th and 8th Grade Boys Cross Country

7th and 8th Grade Boys Basketball

7th and 8th Grade Boys Track

Field Hockey

   

7th Grade Football

7th and 8th Grade Wrestling

 

8th Grade Football

 

 

7th and 8th Grade Girls Swimming

 

 

7th and 8th Grade Boys Swimming

 

 

7th and 8th Grade Girls Volleyball

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to participate in athletics, all students must register through FamilyId and complete a physical dated after June 1, 2017.  To register, please look under the registration heading at the top of the page for instruction and a copy of the physical form.