Athletics

Sadie Mirick ~ Athletics and Activities Coordinator ~ smirick@yorkschools.org

Important Eligibility Info for Parents

For your child to be eligible for YMS sports, 3 items need to be completed:


  1. Complete the Activities Agreement and Emergency Information Form on the Rank One Parent Portal.


  1. Ensure your child has an updated sports physical on file. Physicals are valid for 13 months from the date of the exam. Proof of physical can be faxed to YMS at 207-363-1815, emailed to ymsphysicals@yorkschools.org, or dropped off at the main office. The York Walk in Clinic offers same day physicals.


  1. Download the Rankone parent app to view your child’s eligibility status. ( and schedule)


How can I sign my child up for a sport?

Generally, sign ups are completed by the student at school. Information about sign ups is shared during morning announcements, at grade level team meetings, in the school newsletter, and via student email. Sign ups take place 3 to 4 weeks before the start of each season and in the spring before fall sports. Not sure if your child has signed up? Contact Sadie Mirick- Athletic Director at smirick@yorkschools.org for more info.

Where can I find a schedule?

All information about game dates/ times, locations, and changes are published to the Rank One Parent Portal. We highly recommend you download the Rank One app for easy access to your child's schedule. https://www.rankonesport.com/content/Parent/Parent

I have questions about the season. How can I contact the coach?

A list of coaching staff for each sport can be found here: Coaches are the best people to contact regarding practices schedules, equipment advice, and team expectations.

Can my child do more than one sport/ activity?

No.

Daily attendance at practice and games is required. If participation in a second activity conflicts with your child's athletics schedule on a regular basis, we ask that you choose one or the other OR make attendance at school sports events a priority. This is the number one issue that creates conflict between parents and coaches, often resulting in a negative experience for students. The practice schedules for the year are listed below. Please take a look and plan your child's year accordingly. Also, this isn't a perfect science. In some instances we're able to be flexible, particularly between our "in-house" programs. Please reach out to Sadie Mirick if you have specific questions about your child's schedule. smirick@yorkschools.org

Are there tryouts?

Yes.

Teams that frequently select players though a tryout system include Basketball, Baseball and Softball.

Soccer, Field Hockey and Lacrosse may limit the number of players on a team occasionally.

Cross country, Wrestling, Volleyball (girls), and Track and Field are open to ALL athletes.

Are there opportunities for 5th/6th Graders?

Wrestling is open to 5th and 6th grade students.

Track, cross country, field hockey* and lacrosse* are open to 6th graders

Are you interested in leading a 5/6 intramural activity? Contact Sadie Mirick at smirick@yorkschools.org

*Depending on how many 7th and 8th graders sign up

What if I don't have insurance?

Student accident insurance can be purchased here: https://aliverisk.com/StudentAccidentEnrollment/

Boys and Girls Soccer

Sept 6th- Oct 31

Pete Webster (8th Boys) pwebster@yorkschools.org

Mike Luttrell (8th Girls) mluttrell@yorkschools.org


Soccer is available to boys and girls in 7th and 8th grade. Practices and games are held behind Village Elementary School. The student athletes that make the team will have practices 4 or 5 days a week and games two days a week once the season starts. Athletes will need cleats, mouth piece, shin guards, and a water bottle. Students have the option of purchasing their own navy colored athletic socks for $5

Practice Times: 2:15-4:00 @ VES

Cross Country (Co-ed)

Sept 6th- Oct 31


Coach: Kelly Ridley kridley@yorkschools.org


Cross Country is open to all students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Students have practice 3 or 4 days a week and a meet once a week. The races are a mile and a half in distance. During practice sessions students will work towards building enough strength and endurance to complete the course. Students that choose to participate in cross country will need to have a pair of running sneakers, athletic clothing, and a water bottle. Athletes of all abilities are welcome on the team. No cuts are made in this sport.

Practice Times: 2:15-3:15 @YMS

Girls Field Hockey

Sept 6th- Oct 31


Coach: TBD


Field Hockey is open to girls in 7th and 8th grade. In some years, 6th graders are invited to participate, depending on roster numbers. Practices are held daily at the middle school with games two days a week once the season starts. Girls choosing to participate in field hockey will need goggles, shin pads, cleats, mouthpiece, a field hockey stick, and a water bottle. Navy blue socks will be available to purchase for $5

Practice Times: 2:15-3:30 @YMS

Boys and Girls Basketball

Nov 1st-Jan 31st

Corey Melanson (8th boys) cmelanson@yorkschools.org

Nick Darby (7th Boys) ndarby@yorkschools.org

Randy Kinzley (8th Girls) rkinzley@yorkschools.org

Marquis MacGlashing (7th Girls) mmacglashing@yorkschools.org

Basketball is open to boys and girls in the 7th and 8th grade. Tryouts will take place for 3 days during the first week in November. Not all students who try out will make the team. Athletes playing basketball will need to have basketball sneakers and a water bottle. Practice will be held daily at the York Middle School Gym. Once the season begins, teams will have 2 games per week.

Practice times:

7th Boys 2:00-3:45

7th Girls- 3:45-5:15

8th Girls- 5:15-6:45

8th Boys- 6:45-8:15

Girls Volleyball

Feb 1st- March 31

Coach: Fred Bloise

fbloise@yorkschools.org


Volleyball is open to girls in 7th and 8th grade. This is a introductory program, designed to teach the fundamentals of the game. All students who sign up can participate. There are no cuts for this program. Practices are daily after school with 5 or 6 matches scheduled throughout the season. Students will need to purchase knee pads for this program and have the options of purchasing a York Volleyball T-shirt for game play.

Practice times:

7th Girls- 2:15-3:45

8th Girls- 3:45-5:15

Wrestling (Co-ed)

Feb 1st- March 31

Coach: Stashue Pawlendzio spawlendzio@yorkschools.org

Wrestling is open to boys and girls in 5th- 8th grade. This is a introductory program, designed to teach the fundamentals of the sport. There are no cuts for this program. Practices take place in the YMS Wrestling room. Athletes are encouraged to purchase their own headgear for the season.

Practice Times:

2:15- 4:00

Softball

April 1st- June 5th

Practice Time: 3:45-5:15


Coach: Marquis MacGlashing

mmacglashing@yorschools.org


Softball is open to Girls in 7th and 8th grade. Practices are held at the Village Elementary athletic fields. Participants will need to purchase protective gear including mouth guards and gender specific padding and equipment.


Track and Field (Co-ed)

April 1st- June 5th

Practice Time: 2:15-3:15


Coach: Kelly Ridley

kridley@yorkschools.org


Track and Field is open to boys and girls in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade. Track events include distance running, short distance sprints, jumping and throwing events. Practice is held daily after school at YMS or the York High School track facility. Students will be able to catch a bus over to the high school on track days. No special equipment is required for this sport.

Baseball

April 1st- June 5th

Practice Time: 2:15-3:45


Coach: Ed Gullison (8th)

egullison@yorkschools.org


Coach: Fred Bloise (7th)

fbloise@yorkschools.org


Baseball is open to boys 7th and 8th grade. Practices are held at Village Elementary athletic fields, 5 days per week. Participants will need to purchase protective gear including mouth guards and gender specific padding and equipment. Hats will also be for sale.

Boys and Girls Lacrosse

April 1st- June 5th

Britney Rowe (girls team) browe@yorkschools.org

Mark Ring (boys team) mring@yorkschools.org

Boys and Girls Lacrosse is open to students in 7th and 8th grade. Practices are held at York Middle School, 5 days per week. Boys and girls participating in lacrosse will need to purchase protective gear including mouth guards, goggles, and gender specific padding.