Emerson Athletics
2017-2018

Overview                                                                                                                   
The athletic program is an integral part of the extensive extracurricular activities offered at Emerson Middle School. The program offers seventh and eighth grade students a wide variety of opportunities to participate in athletic competition. The goal that participation in athletics is to enrich the life of each athlete so that they may be a better student and citizen. 

Sport Offerings - Sign-Up Dates/Season Dates

 Sport Sign Ups Start Date/Tryout End Date 
Girls Volleyball September 5
September 6
October 18
Cross Country September 5
September 6
October 18
       
Boys Basketball October 23
October 30
December 20
       
Girls Basketball
January 10
January 22
March 12
Wrestling January 10
January 22
March 8
       
Track & Field March 20 April 10
May 31
 
Physical Examination
You must have a completed physical on file in the athletic office before you can sign up or participate in tryouts or practice.  A physical must be dated after April 15 of the previous school year to be valid for the current school year. Physicals are mandatory for participation.

Tryouts
All teams other than track and field, wrestling and cross country have roster limits and will require tryouts and cuts if sign-ups exceed spots available.     

Practice
Practices begin at 3:00 and are over by 4:30.  All games will begin at 4:00 p.m., expect eighth grade basketball and volleyball, which take place directly following the seventh grade games when playing outside of Livonia.  Please take note that Thursdays are typically an off day for team sports; therefore please make every effort to schedule after school appointments on this day. Parents/guardians must provide transportation home from Emerson after practices and games. Please be prompt when picking up your son/daughter.

Travel & Transportation
All athletes are expected to leave on the bus as a team for all away contests. Although transportation will be provided to and from all away contests, students may be released after the game has concluded to travel home with parents as long as arrangements have been made with the coach.
 
Equipment & Uniform
Athletes are responsible for all equipment issued to them during a sport season.  Equipment must be maintained in a reasonable and clean condition. All athletes must compete in their issued uniform.  The issued uniform is not to be worn in school.  All equipment must be cleaned and returned to the coach at the end of the sport season.

Attendance
Participants are expected to be at all practices and games. Participation is a privilege. If a student does not attend or participate in practices, he/she may forfeit the opportunity to participate in one or more scheduled events.  In the unfortunate circumstance that an athlete must miss a practice, coaches expect a note, phone call or email from a parent/guardian. Three unexcused absences may result in dismissal from a team.

Pay to Participate
Participation in athletics is based on the individual interest, ability, and number of members needed for a specific team. The payment of a participation fee does not guarantee a particular role on a team or that a student will play in each/every contest.
· A one-time participation fee of $150 will be collected upon making a sports team.
· If a student quits or is dismissed for disciplinary/academic reasons, there is no refund.
· If a student is injured, any refund will be at the discretion of the athletic director.
· There is a cap of $700 per family for secondary athletics and activities.
· Families that do not have the ability to pay the fee, should contact the school office for information regarding athletic scholarship.  Students eligible for athletic scholarship may be instructed to pay $80 if eligible for reduced lunch, or $40 if eligible for free school lunches.

KLMSL Information
Emerson, Frost and Holmes participate within the Kensington Lakes Middle School League (KLMSL).  The KLMSL is the middle school branch of the KLAA, which is the league in which the three Livonia high schools compete. 
 
Contact Information                                                                                                    
Art Colling III
Athletic Director
Emerson Middle School
734-744-2665 ext. 36117
acolling2@livoniapublicschools.org