Please call the Athletics Hotline 610-240-1250 for the daily schedule and timely updates.
Colors: Garnet and Gray
Athletics Hotline (updated daily in-season): 610-240-1250
Athletics Office: 610-240-1204
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director: Mr. John Mull
The TEMS interscholastic program emphasizes safety, participation, fun and fundamentals. Our school offers athletic programs which provide for athletic and social developmental needs of our students. These are open to all7th and 8th grade studentsas per the PIAA guidelines. For many of our students, involvement in interscholastic sports is a very important aspect of school life.
Sports by Season
When and how does it start? Practices for the fall season typically begin during the first full week of school. Students should listen to the morning announcements for organizational meetings and first practices. Students can also informally sign up on sheets in the cafeteria during lunch. Questions about starting times can be directed to the athletic/main office or to the coach. To be eligible to attend practice, students must have all paperwork completed in the athletic/main office and they need to have taken an ImPACT baseline test.
Paperwork and Physicals: All student-athletes inPennsylvaniamust complete the PIAA forms to be eligible to participate and/or try out for any sport. Those forms can be found at piaa.org or at our school website under Athletics – Participation Paperwork. Sections 1-5 are to be completed by a parent/guardian. Section 6 must be completed by a physician after June 1 of that school year. Paperwork can be turned in at the TEMS athletic office. If a student-athlete is participating in a second or third sport during a school year, only Section 7, completed by a parent/guardian, is needed. Paperwork due dates: Fall – September 7; Winter – November 21; spring – March 12.
Season Schedule: The season schedule of games is available on our school website’s athletics page. Daily practice and game updates are available on the athletic hotline. Weekly schedule updates are also posted to our weekly bulletin. Weather-related updates are posted on the hotline.
Practices: The coach will give the players information on what they need to bring to practice (attire, equipment, etc.) at the team meeting before the first practice. Practices typically conclude between 4:30-5:00. Parents are responsible for picking up their student-athletes promptly. Teams that practice at the VFMS fields (Boys/Girls Soccer, Unlimited Football, Boys/Girls Lax) are transported back to TEMS by bus at the end of practice.
Parent pick-up: All parent pick-up from should be at TEMS. Please pull into a parking space while you wait for your son or daughter. Otherwise, the buses transporting our student-athletes can be blocked from entering our parking lot…a rather counter-productive situation for all.
ImPACT test: All student-athletes playing an “impact” sport (all except track and field) must have an ImPACT baseline test completed before participating. A baseline test is good for two years, therefore student-athletes typically take one baseline test during their athletic career at VFMS. Testing dates and times are offered at the beginning of every season. Those dates are posted on our school calendar and stated on the morning announcements. More information about the ImPACT test can be found at:
Academic Eligibility:To be eligible for interscholastic athletic sports in grades 7 and 8, a student must be passing at least four major (CORE) subjects. (See PIAA academic eligibility).
In a typical student schedule, that means the student may not be failing more than one (1) major subject or more than three (3) special areas. Eligibility is determined on a weekly basis.
Let’s Go Bulldogs!!
Last Modified on February 12, 2013