Athletics & Intramurals
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. Attached you will find our athletic registration link. For the fall sports season at GMS we will be offering Boys and Girls Soccer along with Boys and Girls Cross Country. Anyone interested in participating in one of these sports must register and be approved prior to the start of the season. Students are only allowed to participate in one sport during each sports season.
We will also be offering a Fall Intramurals Program as well. There will be more information sent out in the middle of August to register.
There will be a GMS Fall Sports/Intramurals Parent Night on Thursday, September 1st at 6:00pm at Fitch High School in the Auditorium.
Please let me know if you have any further questions and enjoy the rest of your summer.
Director of Athletics
Groton Public Schools
Welcome to Groton Middle School Athletics/Intramurals Registration!
Before any student may participate in athletics/intramurals, the following requirements must be met.
1) A completed registration- Partial or incomplete registrations will not be accepted.
2) A current Physical- All participants must have a current physical on file in the School Nurse's office which will clear them for participation in athletics/intramurals. The physical must be on file prior to participation in athletic try-outs, practice or games. A physical is current if it has been less than 13 months from the date of exam. Students with physicals that expire during the season, will not be able to continue until a current physical is on file with the School Nurse.
The parents/guardians are responsible for filling out this form completely and ensuring that any and all medical information concerning your child's health, medical concerns, injuries, medications, and allergies are reported to the School Nurse.
3) Academic eligibility- Students must meet the academic requirements of Groton Middle School (passing all classes).
All registrations must be approved prior to the first day of practice/tryouts for that season. Coaches will be notified as to which students have met all registration requirements.
Travel Release Policy:
If parents choose to transport their son or daughter to and/or from away contests they must complete the Transportation Waiver Form (click to open link) and turn it in to their coach prior to the contest. Athletes must be picked up by their own parent/guardian or FamilyID authorized pickup person. No parent is allowed to transport another individual child to or from GMS athletic away competitions.
Eligibility Rules for Participation in Sports:
In order to be eligible for Groton Middle School Athletics and Intramurals, students must be passing all of their classes at the end of the first quarter on 11/13/21.
GMS School Based Health Center:
There is a School-Based Health Center (SBHC) located at GMS. The SBHC provides comprehensive physical and behavioral health and well care to students. An APRN (Advanced Practice Registered Nurse) and a Behavioral Health Clinician are experts in adolescent health and employed by UCFS Healthcare offers services. SBHC services and care will supplement and coordinate with services and care provided by private pediatricians. Services are billed to insurance carriers, and assistance is available for those who are not insured. SBHC’s services include yearly well-child examinations, vaccinations, sports physicals, and acute and chronic care visits. The GMS SBHC is a convenient way for student-athletes to obtain a physical when they are unable to obtain a physical in a timely manner with their pediatrician. You must be enrolled in order to use the SBHC services.
Please feel free to contact us at 860-437-4555 or 860-446-9543.
Reminder: Physical Requirements
In order to be eligible to participate in sports and intramurals, students must have an up-to-date physical on file with the nurse. For information on the School Based Health Center click here.
Updated for the Winter sports season, beginning November 29, 2021.