Middle School Athletics

Middle School Athletics

The Middle School Athletic program is a program that promotes the development of fundamental skills, Christian Sportsmanship, and strives to be competitive with the intention of preparing our players for participation in high school.  This is a great opportunity for students to get involved and enhance their experience at OSLS.  All practices and games are after school.  With the exception of the basketball and the volleyball seasons, events are over by 5:30.

What to expect:

Varsity level (5th-8th Grade)-  Playing time is determined by how well a player is prepared which is assessed at practice.  Winning is the goal as the end of season tournament seeding is based on the win/loss record.  Each coach determines playing time differently which also means that every player may not see the playing field in every game. Season ending state tournament, some are out of town.

Junior Varsity (4th-6th Grade) -Every player will play in every game during the regular season, although the playing time is determined by how well the player is prepared based on the performance in practice.  Season ending state tournament, some are out of town.

– Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches are needed.  If you are interested in helping out in this way, please let me know by filling out the form below

– Junior Varsity – 4th – 6th grades

– Varsity – 5th – 8th grades

– Each season consists of about 3 events (practices/games) per week with an end of season tournament.  Some tournaments are out of town in places like Orlando, Ft Myers and as far as Jacksonville.  The seasons are approximately 8 – 12 weeks long.  Events are generally over by 5:30.

– Practices and games schedules are distributed at the beginning of the season and will be posted on the school calendar.

– Transportation
– to practice – School’s bus – occasionally parents are asked to help carpool to transport if a bus is not available.

– to games – School’s bus – occasionally parents are asked to help carpool to transport if a bus is not available.

–  Home Games are generally played at –

Soccer and Flag Football – Walter Fuller Soccer Complex
(corner of 26th Ave. N and 75th St.)

Volleyball and basketball – Thomas “Jet” Jackson Recreation Center (Wildwood Rec. Center)
1000 28th St South

– Registration Fee $100 per season.  There might be an additional fee for some sports.  You will be notified of any extra cost during registration.  All registered players will be billed the first week of practices.

I look forward to seeing you at the field.

Doug Meissner – Athletic Director

Link for Athletic Handbook

Registration Links