To All Students and Parents,
An up-to-date sports physical (current within one year of the try-out date) is required of every student who wishes to try out for afterschool sports. Each season, at least one month prior to try-outs, the deadline for sports physicals is announced daily. Additionally, an email is sent home to parents announcing the start of the new sports season and the deadline for all paperwork.
A current, valid sports physical is a mandatory requirement of the State of New Jersey for all student athletes. All students must submit a sports physical by the deadline date or he/she will be ineligible for try-outs. Due to the volume of physicals we receive and the review process, we cannot extend the deadline.
Students are responsible for ensuring their physical is current and are welcome to check their status with the nurse.
VOLLEYBALL - This fall program is open to all students. Scheduled meeting dates for the 2022-2023 school year are as follows: September 20, 21, 22, 29; October 4, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27; November 1, 2, 3. Meeting times are from 2:30-3:45pm. Students will learn the game of volleyball, practice skills, and play each other at the school. There are no tryouts. Sports physicals are required.
Coaches: Mr. Michaels and Mr. DeLia
BASKETBALL - This spring program is open to all students. It meets from 2:15-4:00pm. Students engage in small sided games. An optional 3 vs. 3 tournament is run during the program. Schedule to be announced. Students will play basketball in the school gym. Sports physicals are required.
Coach: Mr. Henry
LACROSSE - The lacrosse program at MMS is a coed sport offered during the spring season. This program does not require tryouts, and all students are welcome to join regardless of prior experience. This is a noncompetitive intramural sport. Students will learn the fundamentals of lacrosse and practice necessary skills to work towards gamelike scrimmages and simulations. Sports physicals are required to play. The practice schedule will be released in early spring.
Coaches: Ms. DeBlasio and Ms. Hart
SOCCER BOYS 6/7 AND SEPARATE 8TH AND GIRLS GRADES 6-8 - Games are arranged with other teams/schools in the MCISSL conference. There is one team for boys 8th grade and a boys 6/7 team and one team for girls, grades 6-8. Tryouts begin the first full week in September. Sports physicals are required. No payment is needed to try out.
Coach: Mr. Henry Grade 6-7 Boys
Coach: Mr. Jay Grade 8 Boys
Coach: Ms. Kearney Grade 6-8 Girls
CROSS COUNTRY BOYS AND GIRLS GRADES 6-8 - This is a NON cut sport; all runners will run at home meets (meets at MMS). Everyone is invited to join. Team members participate in a 1.5 mile run on an outdoor, measured course on natural terrain. The team competes against other schools in the MCISCCL conference. Practices begin early in September. Sports physicals are required.
Coaches: Mr. Conkling and Ms. Santaniello
GIRLS FIELD HOCKEY - Physicals are required. Most equipment will be provided for students. No payment is needed to try out. No experience is needed to try out. Games are arranged with other schools in the surrounding area. Athletes that make the team, will be required to get a mouthguard, field hockey shin guards, and biker shorts.
BASKETBALL BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS GRADES 6-7 & BOYS AND GIRLS TEAMS GRADE 8 - Schedules include games with middle school teams in Monmouth County. Athletic ability, sportsmanship, and academic proficiency are prerequisites for team selection. Tryouts will take place in early November. The season runs from December through February. Sports physicals are required.
Coaches: Girls Grade 6-7 Ms. Schifano Grade 8 Mr. Michaels
Coaches: Boys Grade 6-7 Mr. Conkling Grade 8 Mr. Henry
CHEERLEADING - GRADES 6-8 - Students interested in participating in cheerleading will attend a 3-day tryout in mid-November. Cheerleaders are required to attend all practices and all home basketball games; practices/games occur 3 to 4 times per week. The season runs through the end of January. Sports physicals are required.
Coach: Ms. Triozzi
WRESTLING - GRADES 6-8 - This is a competitive program, which meets five days a week. Wrestlers are taught all techniques and moves in a safe and supervised manner. All interested students may join the team which begins practice in early November. The team practices and holds meets at MMS and travels to other schools for meets as well. For away meets, students will always be bused back to MMS. Sports physicals are required.
Coaches: Mr. Collins and Mr. Jay
BASEBALL BOYS GRADES 6-8 - Baseball is a competitive spring sport that will have (1) team for all three grade levels. Tryouts for baseball will take place in March which will give athletes the opportunity to participate and showcase their talent in all aspects of the game. Games will be played after school on a competitive level against other schools in the area. Athletic ability, sportsmanship, being coachable, and academic proficiency are prerequisites for team selection. Boys in all grades are encouraged to try out. Forms will be available prior to tryouts in order to provide information on positions you want to try out for and strengths as a player. Players must be available to practice daily until 4:00pm, and to be at all games, following a predetermined schedule, until 6:00pm or later. Communication is key. Sports physicals are required.
Coach: Mr. Rogers
SOFTBALL GIRLS GRADES 6-8 - Tryouts will be held in March. There is one team that plays in the MCMSSC conference. Athletic ability, sportsmanship, academic proficiency, and work ethic are prerequisites for team selection. Sports physicals are required for participation. All girls are highly encouraged to try out for the team.
Coach: Ms. Vento
TENNIS BOYS AND GIRLS GRADES 6-8 - Tryouts for this very competitive team begin in March. Home matches are played at the Marlboro Swim Club. Students will be transported back to the school following competitive matches at “away” locations only. Sports physicals are required.
Coach: Mr. Conkling
TRACK AND FIELD BOYS AND GIRLS GRADES 6-8 - This year there are tryouts for Track and Field, as it is a cut sport, and tryouts will begin mid March. Practice is held daily from 2:30pm-4:00pm and starts in mid March and runs through the end of May. Time and distance trials, sportsmanship, and academic proficiency are prerequisites for team selection. Those on the team are expected to attend practice daily and ALL scheduled meets. Sports physicals are required. Track and Field consists of running, throwing, and jumping events. Meets will be scheduled beginning in April.
Coach: Ms. DeBlasio