2017 Middle School Fall Sports

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Your child has expressed an interest in participating in a fall sport at Holland Public Schools. We hope that the information provided in this letter will help you to prepare for the upcoming season.

In order for your child to participate, the following requirements must be met:

  • A current physical examination form must be on file in the athletic office prior to the first practice or submitted to the coach on the first day of practice. In order to be valid for the 2017-18 school year, the physical must have taken place on or after April 15, 2017. Physicals completed prior to this date will not be accepted. The form must also be signed by the parent/guardian and the student. 
  • Insurance fee of $30 per SCHOOL YEAR must be paid to the athletic office prior to the first practice/tryouts or submitted to the coach on the first day of practice/tryouts. The insurance fee can be waived by submitting a waiver form to the athletic office prior to the first day. Waiver forms are available online at www.hollanddutchsports.com and in the main office at each school.

7th/8th Grade Football – Practice begins on Wednesday, August 16th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at West K-7 and will be held at that time on August 17th and August 18th. For the remainder of the season, practice will be held from 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. at West K-7. Players should bring cleats and wear shorts and a t-shirt for practice. Once school begins, a shuttle bus will transport 7th graders to West K-7 from their school each day and the 8th grade players will walk to West K-7 for practice.

7th/8th Grade Volleyball – Tryouts begin on Tuesday, August 22nd from 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. at East K-7 for 7th graders and at West K-7 for 8th graders. Players should bring gym shoes and wear shorts and a t-shirt for tryouts. After teams have been selected, the 8th grade will practice at West K-7 and the 7th grade will practice at East K-7. Once school begins, a shuttle bus will transport the 7th graders to East K-7 from their school each day, and the 8th grade players will walk to West K-7 for practice.

6th-8th Grade Girls Tennis – Practice begins on Tuesday, August 22nd from 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. at East K-7. Players should bring a racquet and wear shorts and a t-shirt for practices. All practices will be held at East K-7. Once school begins, a shuttle bus will transport team members to East K-7 from their school each day.

7th/8th Grade Boys Soccer – Practice begins on Tuesday, August 22nd from 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. at East K-7. Players should wear soccer cleats, shin guards, shorts, and a t-shirt to practice, and are also asked to bring water each day. All practices will be held at East K-7. Once school begins, a shuttle bus will transport team members to East K-7 from their school.

6th-8th Grade Co-Ed Cross Country – Practice begins on Tuesday, August 22nd from 3:45 – 5:30 p.m. at West K-7. Participants should wear running shoes, shorts, and a t-shirt for practices. Once school begins, a shuttle bus will transport 6th and 7th graders to West K-7 from their school each day, and the 8th grade players will walk to West K-7.

If you have any questions regarding this letter, please feel free to contact me at 616-494-2251 or bfarkas@hollandpublicschools.org. You can also learn more about the athletic program at HPS by visiting our website at www.hollandpublicschools.org and clicking on ‘Athletics’.

Sincerely,

Ben Farkas
Athletic Director
Holland Public Schools