Modified Program Philosophy

This program is available to all students in the seventh and eighth grades between the ages of 12 to 15. A student reaching age 16 during a sports season may complete that season and must play freshmen, junior varsity or varsity the next sports season. Sports activities offered are determined by the existence of leagues, student interest and the relationship to the high school program. At this level, the focus is on learning athletic skills and game rules, fundamentals of team play, socio-emotional growth, physiologically appropriate demands on the adolescent body, and healthy competition.

The modified program is designed to offer students the opportunity to engage in more highly organized competitive experience than what is found in intramural/extramural programs but not as involved as those found in varsity and junior varsity interscholastic competition. It is expected that a competitive program such as this will not always guarantee each team member equal participation in contests.

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