Heritage Grove Athletics Mission Statement

Our middle school attempts to accommodate the large number of students who wish to participate in athletic competitions against other schools.

Sports which can handle a large number of students, such as cross-country, wrestling, and track, are operated on a no-cut, no tryout basis so that all who wish to join may participate.

Since only a limited number of students can participate in certain sports such as boys basketball (5), girls basketball (5), volleyball (6), or soccer (11) at one time, a limited number of players are selected for these teams, through a try-out process. To help accommodate more students, a seventh grade team and an eighth grade team are offered for boys basketball, girls basketball, and volleyball.

Our middle school offers a variety, of interscholastic sports throughout the school year for students in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade.

In order to participate in interscholastic athletics, students must maintain academic eligibility as outlined in the handbook.  (1 F equals ineligible) This requirement is maintained so that parents and teachers are assured that involvement in interscholastic athletics will not interfere with our students’ academic performance which, as noted earlier, is the primary purpose for their schooling.

Students may participate in one interscholastic sport during each season. To ensure safety, students must have a completed, signed sports physical on file in the school office, complete and return an insurance waiver form and the agreement to participate.  All 3 forms MUST be turned into the coach before participating in a try-out, practice, or game for any interscholastic sports team at our middle school. Physicals expire 365 days after the date on that physical. No exceptions!

Middle School Athletic Transportation Update Fall 23-24

Due to the continued shortage of charter drivers, transportation to/from MS athletic meets will NOT be available for the 23-24 school year.  It is the District's intention to closely monitor this situation, and make necessary changes when applicable. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

For more information please contact:

Athletic Coordinator, Eric Oesterreich
Office: (815) 439-4810