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Athletics

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Sport Offerings

Sign-Up Dates/Season Dates:

Cross Country
Sign up: Online at least two weeks prior to practice         
Start Date: August 29    
End Date: October 18

Girls Volleyball
Sign up: Online at least two weeks prior to tryouts      
Start Date/Tryout: August 29-31          
End Date: October 18

Boys Basketball
Sign up: Online at least two weeks prior to tryouts
Start Date/Tryout: October 30, October 31, and November 3
End Date: December 18

Girls Basketball
Sign up: Online at least two weeks prior to tryouts
Start Date/Tryout: January 17, 18, 19   
End Date: March 4

Wrestling (At Franklin High School)          
Sign up: Online at least two weeks prior to practice             
Start Date: January 17          
End Date: February 28

Track and Field
Sign up: Online at least two weeks prior to practice   
Start Date: April 1      
End Date: May 22

Contact

Art Colling III, Athletic Director

Emerson Middle School

734-744-2665 ext. 36117

acolling2@livoniapublicschools.org

Information

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, 2021, of the previous school year to be valid for the current school year. Physicals are mandatory for participation.  See the section on sport's physicals for more information (Sport's Physicals).

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.  The times for tryouts are 3:00-4:30.  All student athletes must sign up prior to tryouts.  If a student does not sign up, they will not be able to try out.  A Google Form will be emailed to all parents at least two weeks prior to the try-out date.  Also, all student athletes must be present on all three tryout dates.      

Practice

Practices begin at 3:00 and end at 4:30.  All games/meets will begin at 4:00 expect eighth grade basketball and volleyball, which take place directly following the seventh grade games when playing outside of Livonia.  Parents/guardians must provide transportation home from Emerson after practices and games. Please be prompt when picking up your son/daughter. 

Travel & Transportation

At this time, we are not able to provide transportation. Parents are responsible for driving their student athletes to all away games/meets. 

Equipment & Uniform

Athletes are responsible for all equipment issued to them during a sports 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 sports 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 $100 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 scholarships.  Students eligible for athletic scholarships may be instructed to pay $50 if eligible for reduced lunch, or $25 if eligible for free school lunches. 

KLMSL Information

Emerson, Frost and Holmes participate in 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.