Frequently Asked Questions
1. Can I use my own helmet?
Athletics - May 31, 2011 1:26pm
I'd rather you use one of ours, but you may use your own helmet. It must be the same quality of helmet that we currently use. I must inspect it first. The only problem with using your own helmet is that it's hard to match the exact color of purple we use on our helmets.
2. Do I have to run Track if I'm in Athletics?
Athletics - August 19, 2016 6:16pm
Athletes love to compete. Track is competition.
3. Do I need to be in athletics to play sports?
Athletics - April 25, 2012 8:34am
No. An athlete can still participate in all sports without being in athletics.
4. Do I need to purchase any equipment for football?
Athletics - May 31, 2011 1:23pm
We hand out all necessary equipment. I even have a few pairs of cleats for those who want to use them. I will issue a t-shirt and shorts to all football players as supplies last. It is a good idea to bring extra purple or black shorts and gray Cougar T-Shirts.
5. How does my athlete get to the game?
Athletics - December 14, 2010 8:59pm
Football-Players must take the bus to and from all games not played at Small MS.
Basketball-Players players will ride the bus to away games. Parents will be notified if we are going to use Private Transportation. Players will take all belongings with them to the game. After the completion of the B team game, players may ride home with their parents. A Team players may stay and watch the B team game. Players returning on the bus to Small must have parents waiting there to pick them up. We will not be entering Small upon return to the campus.
Track-Athletes will ride the bus to an away meet. Athletes are allowed to leave with their parents upon completion of their events. There will be no bus back to Small.
6. If I wear Black Athletic shorts to school do I still have to change shorts for PE?
Unfiled - August 20, 2016 6:56pm
NO. As long as your Athletic shorts are black, you will be good. You will always need to change out of your school shirt and into a PE shirt for PE class. You cannot wear your PE shirt to school.
7. Snacks after school on game day?
Athletics - December 14, 2010 9:03pm
You are allowed to bring food to your athlete after school on the day of the game. Please have all food to your player by 4:00. Coaches will not be providing snacks for the teams. Parents are encouraged to organize some type of snack system for the teams.
8. Track and Field Information
Athletics - January 20, 2012 10:54am
Track Season will start in Late March or Early April. Practices will be from 3:50 - 5:00, M - Th. Every athlete who comes to practice will be allowed to participate in the home track meets. The travel squad is open to the top 3 athletes in each event. We will take a bus to the track meets that are not held on campus. Parents are required to pick up their athlete from the track meet. We will not be returning to Small from the meet.
Track Uniforms-We provide shorts and a top. We have a limited # of running spikes to give out.
Coaches are J. Moore and D. Johnson
9. What do the players wear on game day?
Athletics - December 14, 2010 9:08pm
Athletes must wear a collared shirt and tie along with nice pants on the day of the game.
10. What Times are the Football Practices?
Athletics - May 31, 2011 1:21pm
7A, 8A, 8B Football Practices are after school, M- F, from about 3:50 -5:30.
7B will practice before school.
11. When are basketball practices?
basketball - December 14, 2010 8:50pm
7th A and B will start practice before School at a time to be announced. Practice will run through 1st period athletics.
8th A and B will start practice during 8th period athletics and run until about 5:00.
C Teams for 7th and 8th will practice together on dates to be determined later. More information on C team practice will come soon.
12. When are Football Tryouts?
Athletics - May 31, 2011 1:33pm
Tryouts for football start the first day of school. We keep everybody who wants to play. The athletes are trying out to make the A and B teams.
13. When are games?
Athletics - December 14, 2010 8:52pm
Football games are played on Mondays, Tuesdays, and sometimes Wednesdays. The schedules can be found on this website under classroom handouts and on the calendar.
14. When are the boys sport seasons?
Athletics - April 25, 2012 8:36am
Football - Aug - Nov.
Soccer - Nov - Dec
Basketball - Jan.- March
Track - March-April
Tennis - March -April
Golf - March - April
15. When do I turn in my physical?
Athletics - May 31, 2011 1:34pm
Your physical must be turned in to the coaches before you can tryout for any sport.
16. When does Football Practice Start?
Athletics - May 31, 2011 1:20pm
Football practice will start the first day of school.
We will hand out equipment the week prior to school starting.