Practice Info and Weekly Updates: Announcements & Sport Updates (via Schoology)
Game Schedule Website: vfms.digitalsports.com
Athletics Office: 610-240-1311
VFMS Athletic Director: Mr. Horace RooneyTESD Athletic Director: Kevin PechinMascot: Eagles
Colors: Blue and GoldPlease visit the PARTICIPATION FORMS link on the left for more information about how to join a team.
ABOUT VFMS ATHLETICS
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 Offered at VFMS
Boys Track and Field
Girls Track and Field
Note: there will be a RUNNING CLUB starting in the fall of 2023. It will be Monday-Thursday after school.
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.
The middle school years are a time for exploration. As a student's self-image crystallizes, exposure to a variety of experiences promotes prudent risk-taking along a pathway to a positive self-image. The interscholastic sports program at VFMS emphasizes the values of participation, team play and sportsmanship. As one progresses through the middle school years, this emphasis is augmented with a process of skill development.
We encourage all students to participate in any of the sports offered. However, certain teams select players through a try-out process. Currently, those teams are boys and girls basketball and boys baseball. The try-out schedule will be posted on the athletic bulletin board, outside the main office, and on the athletic page on the school website. They will also be announced on the morning announcements.
The season schedule of games is available on our school website’s athletics page. Daily practice and game updates (as well as weather-related updates) are available on Schoology (see links at top of page).
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 at 5:00. Parents are responsible for picking up their student-athletes promptly.
To be eligible for interscholastic athletic sports in grades 7 and 8, a student may not be failing more than one (1) major subject or more than three (3) special areas.
In the case where a student's work in any preceding grading period does not meet the standards provided for in this article, the student shall be ineligible to participate in interscholastic athletics for the first four (4) weeks of the next grading period.