Winter Sports Information:
7th grade basketball tryouts - November 16-18
8th grade basketball tryouts - November 19, 20, 23
All winter practices begin Tuesday, December 1
ImPACT test link
Colors: Blue and Gold
Schedule Website: vfms.digitalsports.com
Daily Updates: @VFMS_Athletics or twitter.com/VFMS_Athletics
Athletics Office: 610-240-1311
Athletic Director: Ms. Jacquelyn Hickey
The VFMS interscholastic program emphasizes
participation, fun and safety. Our school offers athletic programs which
provide for athletic and social developmental needs of our students.
These are open to all 7th and 8th grade students as 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 need to have taken an ImPACT baseline test.
Paperwork and Physicals: All student-athletes in
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.
ImPACT test: All student-athletes playing an “impact” sport (all except track and field) must have an ImPACT baseline test completed before participating. Track and field athletes are permitted but not required to have a baseline test. 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:
ImPACT test: http://www.impacttest.com
District regulation on student injuries: http://www.tesd.net/cms/lib/PA01001259/Centricity/Domain/14/r5422.pdf
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.