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Try Out Information

Winter Try-outs are scheduled for 11/14 and 11/15 4-6

ALL PAPERWORK MUST BE CORRECTLY COMPLETED AND PRESENT TO SIGN UP FOR TRY OUTS. STUDENTS WITH INCORRECT, OR INCOMPLETE PAPERWORK WILL BE ASKED TO RETURN WITH CORRECT INFORMATION.

  • No late paperwork will be accepted due to checking eligibility status, and try out preparation.
  • Try out specific information will be handed to students at sign ups to inform them on what is needed, assessed, expected, and details on the process.
  • There will be a tryout information assembly for students during Academic Enrichment
  • NO PAPERWORK can be turned in at the front office or Faxed in; it must be handed to coach Rose during arrival or at sign ups
  • Coaches reserve the right to closed tryout sessions. No photography or filming is permitted at try outs. Any of those in violation will be asked to leave.
  • Physicals must be within 395 days of completion of sport season. Students may use their Primary Healthcare provider, or if insurance has calendar limitations, are suggested to use the CVS Minute Clinic with no appointment for an out of pocket fee of $40.
  • Contact Coach Rose with any individual questions/inquiries.

Required forms include:

  • CMS Athletic Pre-Participation Form
  • SCMS Athletic Discipline Policy
  • Travel Release Form (golf only)
  • Athletic Honor Code
  • Notice and Release Form (football only)
  • Notice and Release Form (all other sports)
  • Concussion Statement
  • Participation Fee Waiver (if applicable)

A required forms packet is attached below.

Responsibilities of Parents and Student-Athletes

Must adhere to all North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and CMS athletic eligibility regulations.

• Must sign all CMS required athletic eligibility participation forms.

• Must provide proof of medical or accident insurance.

• Must pay the participation fee ($50 per sport season) or meet the waiver criteria when named to the team roster. The participation fee does not guarantee playing time.

• Must receive a medical examination each year (365 days) by a duly licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant.

• Must attend a required pre-season meeting at the school prior to the sport season (fall, winter, spring).

• Must not accept prizes, merchandise, money or any item that can be exchanged for money as a result of athletic participation.

• May not, as an individual or as a team, practice during the school day or on a Saturday or Sunday.

• Official school sponsored camps are not permitted by CMS.  Summer training is the responsibilty of the student/parents.  For conditioning/preparation ideas please feel free to contact the sports coach with inquires.

Only students in grades 7-12 may participate in interscholastic athletic competition (State Board of Education Regulation). No student may be eligible to participate at the middle school level for a period lasting longer than four (4) consecutive semesters beginning with the student’s entry into the seventh grade. The principal shall have evidence of the date of each player’s entry into the seventh grade and monitor the four (4) consecutive semesters. In order to qualify for public school participation, a student must meet the following requirements, but is not limited to the following requirements:

7th Grade

A student who is promoted from the sixth grade to the seventh grade
automatically meets the GPA, attendance and minimum load
eligibility requirements for the first semester.

Must have earned a 2.0 GPA from previous semester (beginning second semester)
Must have passed a minimum load of work during the previous semester (beginning second semester)
Must be currently enrolled in at least one-half of the minimum academic course load
Must be in attendance at school for at least one-half of the instructional day
May participate at the school where he/she is enrolled
Shall not participate if he/she becomes 15 years of age on or before August 31 of said school year

8th Grade

• Must meet local promotion standards
• Must have earned a 2.0 GPA from previous semester
• Must have passed a minimum load of work during the previous semester
• Must be currently enrolled in at least one-half of the minimum academic course load
• Must be in attendance at school for at least one-half of the instructional day
• May participate at the school where he/she is enrolled
• Shall not participate if he/she becomes 15 years of age on or before August 31 of said school year

Exceptional Children
(Grades 7-12)

• The 2.0 eligibility rule will be waived if (1) I.E.P. goals are being met;
(2) satisfactory progress is being made in mainstreamed classes, and
(3) has the principal’s recommendation.


*Middle School: A minimum load is defined as passing six out of eight courses in the A/B format of block scheduling during the traditional school day.