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MS Fall Athletic Information & Sign Ups – 2017



Middle School  Fall Athletic Information

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Fall Athletic Starting Dates:

7th & 8th Grade Football:  Athletes are still welcome to Join!  

  • First Practice, Wednesday, August 16
  • Practice schedule week of August 21st, Monday- Friday 4:00- 6:00 p.m.
  • Padlock is required
  • Players must have their own cleats. All other equipment will be provided.
  • ​School provided equipment MUST be returned at the conclusion of the season.
  • ​Insurance & Physical will be collected prior to participation.  Contact athletic office for more information.

6th- 8th Grade G&B Cross Country**:  August 21–> 9:00- 10:30 a.m. MS Campus Track 

7th & 8th Grade Volleyball:      August 21 –> 6:00-8:00 p.m. Harbor Lights Gym 

Girls Tennis :   August 21 –> 5:30-7:00 p.m. –  MS Tennis Courts 

Boys Soccer:   August 21 –> 5:30-7:30 p.m. – MS Soccer Fields 

 ** 6th Graders can participate Cross Country


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   You may scan your physical to or bring them to the first day of tryouts/teamformation on Monday, August 21st.


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.  

If you would like to pay this fee prior to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 21st,  the athletic office is open Monday, 8:00 A- 5:00P at ​ Harbor LIghts Middle School, ​and onsite at your practice location start time until 7 p.m.   Students will be given a panther card indicating athletic physical and the insurance fee has been received prior to participating.    Coaches will collect this card.  Cross Country  athletes please contact coach Dan Blake for more details at 

Middle School Athletic Office Hours – Week of August 21 

Monday- Thursday, 8:00- 7:00 p.m.

 Middle School Athletic Office -616-786-1019

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