From the Athletic Director
Welcome back Madrone families! I am very excited about this upcoming year. Last year was an amazing year for our school with regards to expanding our clubs and school sport opportunities.
A note about fees:
Club fees will be $50 per club. Basketball, Dance, and Guitar in the fall, Soccer in the spring. (be on the lookout for more additions) We are also working on having Futsal again, which was super fun and very popular last year.
SOMSAC (Southern Oregon Middle School Athletic Conference) Sports
SOMSAC sports fee will be $75 (These sports are much more involved in regards to commitment levels as well as coaching and equipment needs)
These sports are actual school sanctioned sports where we compete against other schools. Last year we did track and field with our sports partner school Sacred Heart. Our Madrone kids did fabulous and are all over the record books. Our hope is to further our partnership and be able to offer more sport opportunities to our Madrone middle school students through SOMSAC.
Basketball Club will be 5 Saturdays beginning September 10th and ending October 8th and will take place at the Grace Elementary School. (Look for more detailed directions next Friday) The 6th grade will be split between A and B levels. A level is for players that have played 2 seasons or more. B level will be players just starting out or that have one season only of experience. This is really about putting students in the situation that is best for them and their progress. Participation forms will go out the first week of school.
10am-11:15am: 6th(A)- 8th
Also, similar to last year I will be seeking out community sport opportunities for our students that focus on skill development, work ethic, teamwork, and fair play. The primary programs I feel offer this the best are the YMCA and the Junior Comets program. Their mission is closely aligned with these goals in mind.
Current Community Opportunities
Junior Comets Kinder Soccer (Co-ed)
Registration closes September 3rd (Very soon)
Register at https://jrcometsports.leagueapps.com/leagues/soccer
Junior Comets Volleyball
Who: 3rd-6th Grade (Co-ed)
Registration closes September 9th
Register at https://jrcometsports.leagueapps.com/leagues (Scroll down to find volleyball)
Medford YMCA Flag Football
Who: 1st-6th Grade (Co-ed)
Registration closes September 8th
Register at https://rvymca.org/programs/120019/flag-football/#division_2300062
As always stay tuned for more details and Go Dragons!
If you have any questions or have a club idea (ultimate Frisbee anyone?), feel free to reach out.