What programs do we offer at Memorial?
Fall Sports-football, volleyball, cross country, and football cheerleading
Winter Sports-boys and girls basketball, wrestling, and basketball cheerleading
Spring Sports-boys and girls track
What forms are required for athletic participation and where would I get these forms?
Mentor Schools is switching to an online form format. The physical form will still need be turned in to your coach or athletic director. These forms: athletic participation form, concussion form and Minutemen Commitment form will be completed online and must be completed before you may try-out for or participate in a sport at Memorial.
What are the eligibility requirements to participate in a sport at Memorial?
All incoming seventh graders are eligible for participation for the Fall. At the end of the first grading period, student athletes must receive passing grades in 5 of their subjects and maintained a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for participation in athletics. Student/athletes who fall below a 2.0 and not below a 1.0 GPA do qualify for probation and must attend mandatory student tables to remain eligible. Student athletes are not able to apply for probationary status in two or more consecutive grading periods
How much is the Pay to Participate Fee?
All athletes must pay the pay to participate fee of $150.00 for the first sport they participate in at Memorial. If they have an older sibling playing a sport in the Mentor Schools or if they are playing a second sport the fee is only $50.00. Please let the coach or athletic director know that an older sibling is or has participated in a sport so we can correctly put the fee on infinite campus. IT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED THAT PARENTS PAY THE FEE ONLINE.
Do I have to attend the player/parent meeting if I already attended the same meeting at the high school or earlier in the year?
Yes, the OHSAA mandates that players and parents must attend this meeting for every sport that their child will be trying out for or participating in. At this meeting we will show the OHSAA video, have a short presentation by Mr. Jeckel about key topics regarding athletics and then we will break up into individual team informational meetings where the coaches will discuss rules, expectations, try-out information, and they may also pass out other important information.(Font/>
Do I have to attend all practices if I go out for a team or make a team that I try out for?
Yes, all athletes are expected to attend all practices. Athletes/Parents are expected to contact the coach in the event that a practice must be missed. Any unexcused practices can lead to denial of participation in games.
How can I contact one of the coaches about information about a specific sport?
If you click on teams on the homepage of this site, go to the specific team you want information for and coaches email will be on that page
Where else can I find information about Memorial Athletics?
You can follow us on twitter @mentorMMSsports. Information is tweeted almost on a daily basis
Who do I contact if I have a question about athletics?
If you have any questions regarding athletics you may contact Mr. Jeckel at 440-205-2514 or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is best to email him since he checks his email on a regular basis. He cannot check his voicemail regularly during the school year because of his class schedule and during the summer he is not in the building and is unable to check his voicemail.
ONLINE FORMS!!!! IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
The Mentor Public Schools will be switching to an online form format called Final Forms. All forms will be submitted online except the physical form. The physical form will be the only form that you will need to turn in a hard copy of. Parents will be receiving a letter soon explaining the log in format and procedures for filling out all the forms online.
If you deleted the email or did not receive the email you can find the parent playbook for signing up for final forms in handouts.
All forms must be submitted by August 1st to participate in fall sports
Here is a link to the Final Forms parent playbook
Admission fee for athletic contests
The GCC MS East League requires that schools charge an admission fee to enter all athletic contests. The fee for regular season games is $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for students. The fee for league tournaments is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for students.
The " Pay to Participate" program is designed to help defray the costs of the athletic program. The cost is $200.00 for the first sport per athlete at the high school and $150.00 for the first sport per athlete at the junior highs. The cost per athlete for additional sports is $50.00 per sport. Participants must pay their fee prior to the first contest. Students, who pay the fee and then decide not to stay with the team, do get a refund if they leave the team prior to the first contest.
The money is used to pay coaches salaries and to purchase necessary supplies and equipment. The fee does not cover all of those expenses, the Board contributes some money to the athletic department, and other money is secured through gate receipts, fund raising activities, and donations.
The athletic program is expensive to operate. Last year the athletic program cost over 1 million dollars to operate. We have made cuts to the program this year to reduce the cost, but with the number of programs we offer the cost is still high. We believe extracurricular activities are important to the growth and development of young people and through the different funding programs (including Pay to Participate), we are continuing to offer a quality program to all who choose to participate
As family members of an athlete, you may have noticed that during HOME events the PTA sponsors a concession stand. The profits from the concession stand help fund the PTA budget. This budget is responsible for such things as: Whole School Assemblies, PTA Scholarships, PTA Reflections Program, Teacher/Staff Grants, 8th Grade Party and PTA's S.T.A.R Program. We're even there to host the fall and winter sports banquets!
The success of our concession stand relies on its dedicated and hard working volunteers. Please consider volunteering two hours of time (usually 4 - 6 p.m.) to work one HOME meet for the sport of your choice.
Please contact the committee chairperson, Dawn Kaderly or email her at email@example.com to set up an exact date and time for you to help. THANKS for being part of the Memorial Team!
ALL ATHLETES MUST COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING FOUR FORMS BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN ATHLETICS AT MEMORIAL. ALL FORMS WILL BE COMPLETED ONLINE EXCEPT THE PHYSICAL FORM.
Physical Form - needs to be completed and brought in by the first day of practice. Forms are good for ONE YEAR from the date of the physical and MUST be signed and dated by the physician, parent, and athlete. ONLY O.H.S.A.A. PHYSICAL FORMS ARE ACCEPTABLE.
Athletic Participation form - will be completed online and must be updated if any changes occur from season to season.
Concussion Form-will be completed online and both parents and athletes must electronically sign the concussion form as acknowledgement of reading the concussion rules.
Minutement Commitment Form-will be completed online and both parents and athletes must electronically sign the form as acknowledgement of all Mentor Schools Athletic Rules and Guidelines.
Pay-to-Participate Form - The " Pay to Participate" program is designed to help defray the costs of the athletic program. The cost is $200.00 for the first sport per athlete at the high school and $150.00 for the first sport per athlete at the junior highs. The cost per athlete for additional sports is $50.00 per sport. Participants must pay their fee prior to the first contest. Students, who pay the fee and then decide not to stay with the team, do get a refund if they leave the team prior to the first contest.
All forms are available in the main office at Memorial. You can also go to this link for the physical form: http://www.ohsaa.org/medicine/PPE_2016-17.pdf
Parents are expected to pay the fee online on infinite campus. The fee due date is one week before the first contest
-Eligibility is determined by the previous grading period. For fall sports we use the 4th grading period (summer school does not apply to eligibility)
-All incoming seventh graders are eligible for participation for Fall Sports. For winter and Spring sports they will follow eligibility requirements.
-At the end of each grading period, student athletes must receive passing grades in 5 subjects and maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible for participation in athletics.
-PROBATION-Student/athletes who fall below a 2.0 and are not below a 1.0 GPA and are passing 5 classes do qualify for probation for that season. They must sign a probation contract and attend mandatory study tables 3 days per week to keep their eligibility.
-Student athletes are not able to apply for probationary status in two or more consecutive grading periods.
-INELIGIBLE-Student-Athletes are considered ineligible for athletes if they are not passing 5 classes, have below a 1.0 GPA or will be on probation status for the second consecutive grading period.