After school athletics begin on 3/8, although they will look a little different this year, we are please to be moving in the correct direction. As of 3/8, this will be the current schedule:
- Mondays and Thursdays: Track. This will be a competitive program in which we will compete against other schools following the guidelines as established by the California Health and Human Services Agency: Guidelines The coaches will be Mr. Friesen and Mrs. Bernard. Please contact them for more information regarding specific times regarding the duration of practices.
- Tuesdays: Flag Football. This will be an intramural program in which we will not compete against other schools, but we will still need to follow the guidelines as established by the California Health and Human Services Agency. Mr. Bynum will organize this. Please contact him for more information regarding specific times regarding the duration of this activity.
- Wednesdays: Ultimate Frisbee. This will be an intramural program in which we will not compete against other schools, but we will still need to follow the guidelines as established by the California Health and Human Services Agency. Mr. Natale will organize this. Please contact him for more information regarding specific times regarding the duration of this activity.
Here are some of the "General Requirements for All Sports," and these general guidance requirements must be adhered to at all times:
- Face coverings to be worn when not participating in the activity (e.g., on the sidelines).
- Face coverings to be worn by coaches, support staff and observers at all tim
es, and in compliance with the CDPH Guidance for the Use of Face Coverings.
- Observers maintain at least 6 feet from non-household members.
- No sharing of drink bottles and other personal items and equipment.
- Mixing with other households prior to and post any practice or competition must strictly adhere to current gathering guidance.
- Associated indoor activities for the team (e.g., film study) are prohibited if engaged in competition given evidence that transmission is more likely to occur in these indoor higher risk settings.
Limitations on Observers
- Limit observation of youth sports (age 18 years and under) to immediate household members. This includes observation of practices and competitions.
Students of Hickman Middle School are encouraged to participate in the after-school sports program. Hickman athletes compete with other schools in the area. The sports offered are track, volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, and flag football.
Requirements for Enrollment in After School Sports
• Signed Insurance Verification/Release form
• Signed Hickman Sports Policy and Competitors' Contract
• Transportation to and from games and practices
Students’ grades will be checked every two weeks on a predetermined schedule by administration to evaluate a student’s continuing eligibility. If a student’s GPA falls below 2.0 or if a student has an F in more than one core subject (ELA, Mathematics, History, Science), then the student will be ineligible to suit up and play with the team in competitions. The student will remain ineligible until the next grade check. If the student meets the HMS requirements after two weeks of ineligibility, then the student can suit up and play with the team in competition again. It is up to the individual coach to let the ineligible player continue to practice with the team during the period of ineligibility. If a student is suspended from school, he/she cannot participate in practice or an athletic event that occurs on the day(s) of the suspension nor can the student attend the event.