Oakridge Middle School Athletics Athletic Director – Interim Gene Gifford firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (231) 788-7317 At Oakridge Middle School, we sponsor several interscholastic sports. Seventh grade is the first opportunity for Oakridge students to experience interscholastic sports. The sports sponsored by the school are: Boys’ Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Football, Girls’ Basketball, Girls’ & Boys’ Track, and Volleyball. If you are interested in participating in Oakridge Athletics, please reach out to the Athletic Director for information. OMS Athletic Event Ticket Prices – 2017/18 School Year All Oakridge Middle School Athletic Home Events: Adult: $3.00 Oakridge Student: $2.00 Children under the age of five with an adult will be admitted for FREE. 201/18 Family Passes are accepted at all OMS home athletic events during the 2017/18 school year. Athletic Handbook To view the Oakridge Public Schools Athletic Handbook, please click here. Pay to Participate Oakridge Middle School athletes are required to pay $50.00 to participate in athletics in our district. This fee covers all sports played by the athlete for the current school year. An athlete must have the fee paid by the first athletic practice in his/her given sport or he/she will not be allowed to participate until the fee is paid. Please click the link below to open the Pay to Participate form. Pay to Participate Letter 2017-18 Athletic Physicals Oakridge Middle School requires that student athletes have a current physical on file before participating (meaning practice) with any athletic team. A current year physical is one given on or after April 15th of the previous school year. Sportsmanship The MHSAA and the West Michigan Conference have developed guidelines for our schools to follow to ensure good sportsmanship in our conference. Many officials feel that our conference is the best in the area for our sportsmanship, and we want to keep it that way. The guidelines listed below are not all-inclusive, but should give schools a good idea as to what is appropriate and what is not. The administrators in the West Michigan Conference encourage student groups in the stands, but we also have a duty to ensure that what is being done is appropriate. We hope that you will be loud and have a great time routing on your team in a positive manner. If you have a question whether something is appropriate or not, ask first. Please remember that the host has the authority to ask the fans to stop doing something that they feel is a distraction or not appropriate. We are trying to streamline the conference rules, but there are some things that some schools will allow and others will not. Click the following links to access the conference and state sportsmanship guidelines. West_Michigan_Conference_Sportsmanship_Guidelines www.mhsaa.com Conference Information Oakridge Middle School is a member of the West Michigan Conference. Hart Middle School 308 Johnson Street Hart, MI 49420 Directions Mason County Central 310 W. Beryl Street Scottville, Michigan 49454 Directions Montague Middle School 4700 Stanton Boulevard Montague, Michigan 49437 Directions North Muskegon Middle School 1507 Mills Avenue Muskegon, Michigan 49445 Directions Ravenna Middle School 2700 S. Ravenna Road Ravenna, Michigan 49451 Directions Shelby Middle School 525 N. State Street Shelby, Michigan 49455 Directions Whitehall Middle School 401 S. Elizabeth Street Whitehall, Michigan 49461 Directions MHSAA Oakridge Middle School is a member of and follows all the MHSAA rules of eligibility and competition. The MHSAA promotes a philosophy for junior high/middle school athletics that states that the program should parallel that of the academic philosophy of junior high/middle schools. Schools should encourage participation and experiences in a variety of activities. The goal of “winning” must be superseded by the goal of participation. Community-Based Athletics In addition to the interscholastic programs sponsored by the school, several community-based programs provide activities for our students. Those community programs include tackle football, soccer, baseball, softball, and cheerleading. Contact the individual association leader at for further information. These programs are not affiliated with Oakridge Public Schools.