Akimel A-al Middle School Athletics





    Sports, intramural, and camps will not be offered during Quarter 1. The Kyrene School District has 

    published a return date for in-person instruction on the first day of Quarter 2, October 13th 2020 for all

    Middle Schools.  Students who are participating in both the in-person and fle learning models will be able

    to participate in athletics programming at their school site during the 2020-2021 school year.  Information

    regardding Athletics offerings and schedules will be released as the are updated in alignment with the

    evolving state and federal guidelines.  The safety and health of our athletes, staff, coaches and officials is

    of the utmost importance to the Kyrene Athletic Program.  



    Kyrene offers both "cut" and "non-cut" sports for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students.  Cut sports include: soccer, 

    basketbal, volleyball, cheer, softball and baseball.  The 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 




    The following must be completed to participate:

    1.  Online registration for middle school sports CLICK HERE.

    •  When you complete the registration online, you will get a message telling you that the registration is complete along with an email telling you that you have completed the registration. 
    • If you do not receive the completion email, go back and check your registration to see if it is complete and not still in the cart or call your school to see if you are registered.
    • In order for a student to tryout for a sport, they must be registered online, and have turned in their sports physical and concussion forms to Mrs. Cotharin in Student Services. 
    •  Late registrations are not accepted as the registration website does close.

    2.  Mandatory Registration forms to turn in to Mrs. Cotharin/Akimel A-al Athletics.

    3.  Students must have health insurance coverage in order to try-out and participate in a school sport.  

    4.  Keep In Touch with Athletics

    • Sign up for the Remind messaging Service to get up to date announcements from Kyrene Athletics sent directly to your mobile device!  You'll get reminders about registration deadlines, game cancellations, rain delays, and special Kyrene Athletic events.  To sign up go to Remind 101 or download the remind app on your mobile device and join class code@7gbe376 (Kyrene Athletic Program).


    AIA Heat Acclimatization & Exertional Heat Illness Management Policy

    Hot Weather, Heat Stress & School Safety



    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.

    3.  You can call your payment in to the district office. Please call the District Office at 480-541-1500.

    4.  You can go to the Kyrene School District Customer Service Center at 8700 South Kyrene Rd, Tempe. (located at the NW corner of Kyrene & Warner Rds.)
    ** 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 consider making a tax credit donation for our student athletes.  Your contribution helps give all students an opportunity to participate in our three seasons of sports, as well as supporting costs for coaches, officials, facility rentals, uniforms and equipment.

    Game/Meet Schedules

    Fall Sports

    • Cross Country
    • Boys Soccer
    • Girls Volleyball

     Winter Sports

    • Cheer
    • Girls Soccer
    • Boys Basketball
    • Wrestling
    • Softball 

    Spring Sports  

    •  Boys Baseball
    • Girls Basketball
    • Track & Field




    ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:  Dana Westermann  480-541-5805        dwestermann@kyrene.org
    ATHLETIC SECRETARY:  Judy Cotharin          480-541-5805         JCotharin@kyrene.org





Last Modified on September 8, 2020