Akimel A-al Middle School Athletics
SPRING Sports UPDATE: 4/9/21
Tryouts for Girls Basketball begin on Tuesday, April, 20 after school.
Tryouts for Baseball begin Monday, April 12, after school.
Track practice also begins on Monday, April 12 @ 6:30 AM.
Athletics Update: 3/26/21
We are very excited to announce that competitions will resume March 24. After careful review of the updated guidance from the Maricopa Department of Public Health, we feel confident in offering cross country, softball, boys’ basketball and cheer with the specific modifications outlined on our Safe Return to Athletics page.
Schedules are posted on the District and School Site Athletics web pages. Cross Country will finish out their season with two regular meets and the Conference Meet on April 8 at Kyrene del Pueblo Middle School. The other sports will end around the middle of April.
Payments have already been collected for cross country. Dues for the other sports have been modified to half of a season, so rates will be half the cost (boys basketball-$75, softball-$75 and cheer $45). All athletes are required to pay before participating in competition. If you still need to make your payment, please follow this link and login to your account to complete payment.
Please contact your school site Athletics Department for specific practices, schedules and payment information.
Per our safety guidelines all spectators are required to wear a mask and to follow our 6-foot social distance requirements for all indoor and outdoor events. For indoor events only (Boys Basketball and Cheer) every athlete will be given 4 spectator passes as an entry to attend a game. The spectator will need this pass to enter the gym.
For additional information please contact your school site Athletics Department. We hope we can expand the number of spectators for future indoor events if community spread continues to decrease.
We will continue to monitor our mitigation strategies and offer our athletics programs in accordance with our Safe Return to Athletics Plan. Our safety of staff, student athletes and community are our highest priority.
***Practice and game schedules vary per school. In the event, that a team or school is impacted by
COVID-19, a game or meet may need to change locations or be cancelled and is not likely to be
able to be rescheduled. Schedules and the format of practices or games may need to be
adjusted mid-season if there is a shift in the level of community spread. Please be mindful of
these possibilities upon registration, we will not be able to issue refunds for athletics
participation fees as they are most commonly paid through non-refundable tax credits. ***
Kyrene offers both "cut" and "non-cut" sports for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.
Cut sports include: soccer, basketball, volleyball, cheer, softball and baseball.
Non-cut athletic opportunities include: cross country, wrestling, and track and field.
The goals for every participant are:
- Physical Skills necessary in the sport or activity
- An awareness of progressive skill requirements needed to continue in the growth of a specific sport or activity
- Respect for the efforts, abilities, and rights or others
- The awareness of leadership responsibilities in school, community, and life contacts, as well as on the field
- Active participation by all members of the team
**Athletic Registration & Tryout Information**
You can access try-out and online registration information from your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Our online registration system is now available for
Spring sports. REGISTER NOW! To register online CLICK HERE. A completed online registration must be done for student participation.
- Students must have health insurance coverage in order to try-out and participate in a school sport
If your student will be participating in a non-cut sport, payment is due at the time of registration. If your student is trying out for a cut sport, payment will be due once you have been notified your student made the team. You will need to pay the participation fee by the first day of practice.
1. Payment will be made for non-cut sports at the time of registration.
2. Payment for cut sports will be made online once you have been notified your student made the team.
** Please review KAP Middle School Athletics Participation Policies & Guidelines click here.
If you have any questions please call our Student Services/Athletic Secretary, Judy Cotharin, at 480-541-5805.
If you wish to apply for financial assistance, you will need to submit a Financial Assistance application PRIOR to the start date of tryouts. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Due to financial constraints, we are unable to provide 100% assistance.
Click HERE for a copy of the Financial Assistance application form. Financial Assistance forms must be turned into the Kyrene District Office.
Please click on the link next to the sport to view the coaches letter and game/meet schedule.
- Boys Baseball 20-21 Baseball Coaches Letter 20-21 JV & Varsity Baseball Game Schedule
- Girls Basketball 20-21 Girls Basketball Coaches Letter 20-21 Girls Basketball Game Schedule
- Track & Field 20-21 Track Coaches Letter (update) 20-21 Track Meet Schedule
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Dana Westermann 480-541-5805 firstname.lastname@example.org
ATHLETIC SECRETARY: Judy Cotharin 480-541-5805 JCotharin@kyrene.org