Ooltewah Middle School

Owls Football

Contact: Gerald Williams Phone498-6910 Email Email: [email protected]



Ooltewah Middle School Football
Season July 17th through October 3, 2023
Sports/insurance/equipment fee- $100

July 17th – August 7th (Monday – Thursday ONLY) 6pm - 8pm

Starting August 9th 2:45pm – 5:00pm

  1. All athletes must have a Sports Medical Form completed and turned in BEFORE the first practice. This includes a sports physical dated after April 15, 2023. (Attached)
  2. First day of practice: MONDAY, July 17th FROM 6pm-8pm.
  3. Equipment Needed for first practice: shorts, T-shirt, cleats (no baseball spikes), Master combination lock.
  4. School Insurance Forms should be available at the first practice for those interested. You must have insurance to participate in athletics at OMS.
  5. Eligibility Requirements:
    1. 8th grade players may not turn 15 years of age on or before August 1, 2023.
    2. 7th grade players may not turn 14 years of age on or before August 1, 2023.
    3. 6th grade players may not turn 13 years of age on or before August 1, 2023.
    Grades: All players must pass 5 out of 6 subjects for the final semester of the grading period ending on May 28, 2023. (English, Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies.) Players must pass to the next highest grade.
    1. NOTE: ELIGIBILITY for football WILL NOT be based on yearly or semester grades. (Block classes count as 2 grades.)
    2. Students who have been promoted by administrative decision are INELIGIBLE to play.
  6. NO PRACTICE = NO PLAY!! Coaches must authorize missing practice.

    Please note the practice schedule below:

    1. July 17th – August 7th (Monday – Thursday ONLY) 6pm - 8pm
    2. Starting August 9th 2:45pm – 5:00pm
  7. Players must know assignments before they play.
  8. Financial obligations must be met in full prior to a player participating in their first game. Please see attached sheet.
  9. Grades and school behavior is expected to be at its best. Athletes are expected to set a positive example for the rest of the student body. Violations will result in extra running after practice. Violations may also lead to game or permanent suspension.
  10. Players are required to drink plenty of water. This is especially true when the weather is hot. Player safety is always of the utmost importance.
  11. Parents are welcome to attend practices; however, please do not come onto the practice field. Please remember: COACHES RUN THE TEAM! Please allow us to challenge and develop the players! Please be positive about our athletic programs!
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