We would like to thank you for your interest in MMS athletics. We would like to encourage participation from all students. MMS Athletics provides a 2-3 Week Intramural period where students can come out and participate in the specific sport of that season. During Intramurals students will learn various athletic and life skills connected to the sport like; sportsmanship, leadership, communication, rules of play, and specific sport related fundamentals. The coaching staff will work to provide all of these qualities in a safe and FUN environment. Following the intramural period our coaches will need to select student athletes for official rosters to compete against the other middle schools in the county. At MMS we compete in the Collier County Athletic Conference and have been very successful. Some of the sports such as Cross Country and Track do not have cuts for a roster so everyone is still encouraged to come out and participate. If you do not make the particular sports roster, you may choose to participate in the variety of afterschool enrichment programs provided at MMS. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact me. The fall, winter, and spring schedule/agenda will be available in PDF format for your viewing. Thank you so much for your time.
MMS Athletic Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Athletic Department at Manatee Middle School is to aid in the academic, and physical development of our students through the promotion of teamwork, sportsmanship and athletic competition. The athletic program at Manatee Middle School is believed to be a valuable asset to the total education process; therefore, the program operates within the same objectives and goals of the overall educational program. Research has shown that athletics at the middle school level help to foster team building skills, problem solving skills, self-discipline, and self-confidence. Through the development of these skills and the R.O.A.R. expectations, it is believed that our student athletes will become confident, contributing members of the school community.
Goals of the Middle School Athletic Program:
- The Collier County Middle School Athletic Program will provide opportunities for as many students as possible to participate in an intramural athletic setting.
- The Collier County Middle School Athletic Program will provide an opportunity for individuals and teams to pursue excellence in their sport through interscholastic competition.
- The Collier County Middle School Athletic Program will strive to promote in students an enthusiasm and positive perception of their school experience.
Matthew R. Huneke, M.Ed