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MS Athletic Sign Ups – 2017



Middle School Athletic Information

Winter I Athletic Starting Dates:


Below is very important information for Winter I athletics to be aware of before athletes can participate:

1.  Athletes must have an athletic physical on file dated April 15, 2017 or later in order to participate.  A physical form is attached.

2.  Athletes should register starting the week of October 9th.  Please read times and locations carefully:

  • Monday, October 9 – Macatawa Bay, Main Office 9-4:00 p.m.   7th & 8th Grade Lunches
  • Tuesday, October 10– Harbor Lights, Student Center 9 -4:00 p.m. & 5:00-7:00 p.m. Harbor Lights Gym Entrance   7th & 8th Grade Lunches
  • Wednesday, October 11– Harbor Lights, Student Center 9-4:00 p.m. & 5:00- 7:00 p.m. Harbor Lights Gym Entrance 7th & 8th Grade Lunches
  • Thursday, October 12-Macatawa Bay, Main Office 9-4:00 p.m.  Mac Bay Gym Entrance 5:00-7:00 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Lunches
  • Friday, October 13– Harbor Lights, Student Center, 9:00-3:30 p.m. 7th & 8th Grade Lunches

Athletes will need to pay their insurance fee $33. (Checks made payable to West Ottawa Public Schools), academic eligibility and physical form will be checked.  Students will be issued a Panther Card that will allow them to participate or tryout on the first day. No Panther Card = no participation.  Coaches will collect this card.

Students are welcome to register during their lunch hours.  For Mac Bay athletes, register during lunch hours on Monday & Thursday.  For Harbor Lights athletes, register during lunch hours on TuesdayWednesday, and Friday.  Insurance checks need to be payable to West Ottawa Public Schools in the amount of $33.00.

First Day Practice Information:

  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Swim:   Monday, October 16 3:00- 4:30 p.m., Harbor Lights Pool
  • 7th & 8th Grade Girls Dive:  Monday, October 16 3:00-4:30 p.m.,South HS Pool.  A shuttle will be available for athletes to the South Pool after school.
  • 7th Grade Competitive Cheer:  Monday, October 23 3:00-5:00 p.m., Harbor Lights Cafeteria
  • 8th Grade Competitive Cheer:  Monday, October 23 3:00-5:00 p.m., Mac Bay Cafeteria
  • 7th Grade Boys BasketballMonday, October 16 3:00-5:00 p.m. Harbor Lights Gym
  • 8th Grade Boys Basketball: Wednesday, October 18 3:00-5:00 p.m., HS South Gym.  A shuttle will be available for athletes to South HS from Harbor Lights at 3 p.m.  All 8th grades boys interested in basketball will need to board the bus at Harbor Lights bus loop.  Parent pick up is at South HS Gym at 5:00 p.m. For Thursday, October 19th and Friday, October 20th tryouts will be held at Mac Bay Gym starting at 3:00 p.m.

  At the conclusion of the first day, coaching staff will provide a practice schedule for the remaining tryout/team formation process.

  Basketball team formation will be completed at the conclusion of Day 03 of the tryout process. Contact Coach Kris Haglund, Middle School Basketball Coordinator,, with any questions.

  All swimmers and divers should be prepared to participate in the pool on the first day. 


Sign Ups:

Sports Physicals:

Students must have a physical examination, on file in the athletic office, before they may participate in athletics.  A physical dated on or after April 15, 2017 is valid for the 2017-2018 participate in athletics.  Physical forms can be downloaded at   


A check payable to WEST OTTAWA PUBLIC SCHOOLS in the amount of $33.00 is due on or before the first day.  Until this is received, athletes will not be allowed to participate. The Panther Fund can provide assistance with start-up costs for student athletes who want to participate but cannot afford those costs.  


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