Athletics

Athletic Director: Lydida Cason
Contact at [email protected] 

Middle School Athletics 2020-21 COVID-19 Edition

As a school district we are committed to developing the whole child and believe participation in athletics, the Arts and other extra or co-curricular activities is an important component to a complete educational experience. To that end, we will offer middle school athletics second semester but have had to make modifications due to the pandemic. We will be implementing an intramural model where students will be able to participate in the four traditional middle school sports throughout second semester.

We will create teams from those Bridgewater Middle School students who are interested and attend tryouts. We will only play teams within our school and all games will be played at our school. By not going to other campuses it will help reduce the spread of Covid-19, yet still provide a fitness and wellness athletic program. The intramural format will allow any student on the campus (Launch ED or Face to Face) or (FLVS/OCVS) to participate in a sport. Each athlete will need a school sports physical completed and meet the requirements for participating in sports.

All tryouts and practices will be held after school. We will operate according to the OCPS COVID-19 Guidelines during all activities.

If you have any concerns feel free to contact Coach Cason at [email protected]

All students must have the proper paperwork completed and on file prior to trying out for the sport of their choice.

Volleyball
Girls Tryouts: Jan. 5-6, 2021
Boys Tryouts: Jan. 7-8, 2021
Games: Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 10
All games will start at 4 PM, girls will play first and boys immediately following. 
Masks are required for everyone and social distancing seating will be expected. 

Boys – Coach Antonio Gaetan [email protected]
Girls – Coach Lydida Cason [email protected]

Track and Field
Boys and Girls Sprints Tryouts: Feb. 10, 2021
Boys and Girls Distance Tryouts: Feb.. 11, 2021
Boys and Girls Field Events Tryouts: Feb.. 12, 2021
Meets: Feb 24, Mar 3, 10
All games will start at 4 PM, girls will play first and boys immediately following. 
Masks are required for everyone and social distancing seating will be expected. 

Boys - Coach Antonio Gaetan [email protected] 
& Coach Lydida Cason [email protected]

         Girls – Coach Mary Beth Petrino [email protected]
& Coach Jillian Aber [email protected]


Soccer
Girls Tryouts and Boys Tryouts:
March 10-11, 2021
Games: Mar 24, 31 Apr 7, 14
All games will start at 4 PM, girls will play first and boys immediately following. 
Masks are required for everyone and social distancing seating will be expected. 

Boys – Coach Joshua Kennedy [email protected]
Girls – Coach Anna Revenkov [email protected]

Basketball
Girls Tryouts: March 29-30, 2021
Boys Tryouts: March 31- April 1, 2021
Games: Apr 21, 28, May 5, 12
 All games will start at 4 PM, girls will play first and boys immediately following. 
Masks are required for everyone and social distancing seating will be expected. 

Boys – Coach Ronnell Thompson [email protected]
Girls – Coach Shannon Semien [email protected]


2020-2021 OCPS Physical packet (fillable).pdf


The Physical Packet has been updated for the 2020-2021 school year. This packet MUST be completed by a physician for a student to be eligible for any school sport. A new physical packet must be completed every year for each student. 

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Athletics FAQs

What does my child need to bring to tryouts? Every student will need to dress according to the specific sport and bring proper personal equipment i.e. shin guards, mouth guards, knee pads etc. The school will distribute jerseys for team members to wear during the season.

 

Does my student need to have prior experience? Middle school athletics is highly competitive. Each student should be aware that they will be in competition with others who may have prior experience. The Coach will choose those who will best benefit the team.

 

Does my child have to attend all 3 days of tryouts? Yes, during tryout days, Coaches evaluate and make cuts.

 

Where can I find the physical form? The School Sports Physical packet can be found on Bridgewater’s website. It is located under the Athletics tab. This packet is different from the annual checkup and shots record.

 

Can my child participate without the physical form being turned in?  No. This is an OCPS policy and it protects the student, Coach and school.

 

What time/days per week are practices? Practice times are set by each individual Coach as well as how many days per week practice will be held. That information will be communicated as it is updated. Practice slot times are 7-9 AM and 4-6 PM M-F.

Who do I turn the physical form in to? The forms can be turned in to the front office, your child’s PE teacher or the Athletic Director.

 

Do I need to turn in a new physical packet for each sport? No. The physical is good for one year, 365 days after the date displayed on the physical signed by the doctor.

 

How will my child know when tryouts will take place? As the time frame for the sport approaches, announcements will be made via Bobcat News. The athletics tab on the school website has all sports schedules and a student interest meeting will be announced prior to tryouts. You can always email the Athletic Director listed on the website for further information/clarification.

 



 

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