The East Naples Middle School Athletic Program is now in full swing!The students of East Naples Middle will have the opportunity to participate in several different seasons of intramural play and to possibly take part in interscholastic competitions around the district.The seasons will be as follows:Fall Sports: Boys and Girls Cross Country and Boys and Girls VolleyballWinter Sports: Boys and Girls Soccer and Boys and Girls BasketballSpring Sports: Boys and Girls Track and FieldAs East Naples Middle begins the Fall Sports season with Volleyball and Cross Country, we would like to share some important details with you:
Fees Assessed—There is a $10 fee for students to participate in our after school program which is charged each sports season. Buses will be provided for those students who need assistance with transportation. Additionally, if a student is selected to play on the interscholastic team, it will be the responsibility of the parents to obtain a physical exam for the student and to provide the clearance certificate to the school.
Season Lengths—Each season is approximately nine weeks long, four weeks for intramural play and five weeks for interscholastic competitions. Intramural Play—Every student who desires to play the sport offered is ENCOURAGED to join a team during the intramural season. This means that we will create as many teams as necessary in order to allow for each student to get the opportunity to play. There will be competitive games conducted during intramural play only for East Naples Middle School students, and only during the after school hours. Interscholastic Competitions—Following the intramural portion of the program, a final team will be selected to represent East Naples Middle during competitions against other local middle schools at designated locations. Since there is only one final team allowed, it could possibly consist of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. However, whereas ALL students are encouraged to participate in the earlier intramural play, no student is guaranteed a position on the final team. Additionally, to be involved in this segment of the sports program, students must have participated in the intramural program, provide proof of health insurance and provide a completed release of liability and a physical exam form.We look forward to seeing your students in the East Naples Middle Athletic Program. Please keep in mind that after school programs are a privilege. The purpose of this program is to gain sports experience and to build character.For more information, please contact Ms. Roxberry at RoxberMe@collierschools.com.Have fun, and GO GATORS!