Botetourt County Public Schools (BCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Russ announced last week that county sixth graders “may now try out for some of the athletic programs available” at middle schools for spring sports.
In a press release posted on BCPS’s Facebook page, Russ went on to explain that current facility capacity allows BCPS to offer soccer and track at Central Academy Middle School and baseball, soccer, and softball at Read Mountain Middle School.
“It is important to note that we will not be creating sixth grade teams,” Russ said in the release. “The decision will simply allow sixth grade students to try out for a middle school team.”
More information about sixth grade participation in fall and winter sports will be shared at the end of the school year.
All students must have a physical on file prior to trying out for middle school athletic teams. Additionally, students and parent/guardians must also watch a video presentation on current athletic policies. Athletic directors will share more detail about the requirements.
~ Fincastle Herald staff report