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Winter Athletics

All Winter Athletic paperwork is due in the Nurse's Office by Monday, November 5 at 9:00 a.m.

 

Basketball - Boys 

 

Meet our Coach

Coach Michael Francis is currently the boys basketball coach at Memorial Middle School, a position he has held that since 2013.  Prior to working in New Jersey, Mr. Francis coached in North Carolina and Michigan where he had been coaching football and basketball since 1976.

His basketball coaching experience includes coaching girls and boys teams of all levels.  Mr. Francis coached girls AAU basketball in Michigan forming his own organization called the Michigan Panthers for age ranges 10-18 year olds.  Throughout the years, he also coached varsity boys basketball at Grosse Pointe North High School, Cousino high school and varsity girls basketball at East Detroit High School.  In North Carolina, Mr. Francis coached middle school boys basketball and was the freshman boys football coach.

  • Team Expectations

    Eligibility

    In order to participate in the Basketball Program at Memorial Middle School, students must meet all eligibility requirements established by the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, and the Spotswood Board of Education.  As explained in our Student Handbook, students must meet eligibility requirements in four areas:  Academic, Attendance, Behavior, Medical; team rules also apply.  Please visit the eligibility tab on our Athletic page for more information.

    Basketball Try-Out Process

    In order to try-out for the Memorial Basketball team, students must have all paperwork completed on time and be eligible for participation.  Students will be given a minimum of 3 practice sessions to demonstrate their abilities/skills related to the sport.

    While all students are encouraged to try-out for our athletic programs, "cuts" are occasionally necessary. Coaches attempt to balance student interest with concerns regarding supervision, team management, student athletic ability, and playing time.  Students will be informed of the cut in person by the coach and/or other appropriate staff.

    Basketball Involvement Expectations

    • Players are expected to have all necessary paperwork completed, handed in, and approved on time.
    • All players are expected to attend all mandatory team functions beginning with the first official day of practice.
    • Players are expected to be on time for all games and practices
    • Any player who will be late or absent from a practice must notify a coach in advance in-person or by email.
    • Players are expected to arrive and depart from all away events on school-provided transportation unless previously approved by the district Athletic Director.

    Basketball Team Expectations/Conduct

    • Behave respectfully, obey all rules, demonstrate sportsmanship:  Be respectful of yourself and especially display respect for others.  Don’t do anything that will embarrass you, your teammates, the middle school, or the community.  Players are expected to follow all MMS rules.  Violations of these rules will result in consequences determined by school policy and the coach.
    • Be prepared:  Student athletes must be properly equipped to participate in practice and/or games.
    • Be committed:  If for any reason you cannot attend practice or a game, contact your coach well in advance.  If a practice or game is missed for a voluntary absence, playing time may be drastically reduced.  Family or other elective conflicts need to be discussed with your coach.  Make-ups of missed school-work need to be discussed and approved by the coach prior to missing practice.
    • Be responsible for your communication:  Students should talk to their coach directly regarding any conflict or situation involving the team; coaches are here to help you succeed.
    • Playing Time:  Playing time is earned and not automatic.  Coaches will decide playing time for student athletes based on meeting eligibility requirements, team expectation, and/or practice/game performance.

Basketball- Girls 

  • Meet our Coach

    Heather Rounds is beginning her second year teaching physical education and health in the High School and Middle School.  She is entering her second year of coaching the Spotswood Memorial Middle School Basketball team. While in high school, Heather was named captain of three sports including basketball.She was also name All-Division and All-GMC in three sports.

  • Team Expectations

    Eligibility

    In order to participate in the Basketball Program at Memorial Middle School, students must meet all eligibility requirements established by the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, and the Spotswood Board of Education.  As explained in our Student Handbook, students must meet eligibility requirements in four areas:  Academic, Attendance, Behavior, Medical; team rules also apply.  Please visit the eligibility tab on our Athletic page for more information.

    Basketball Try-Out Process

    In order to try-out for the Memorial Basketball team, students must have all paperwork completed on time and be eligible for participation.  Students will be given a minimum of 3 practice sessions to demonstrate their abilities/skills related to the sport.

    While all students are encouraged to try-out for our athletic programs, "cuts" are occasionally necessary. Coaches attempt to balance student interest with concerns regarding supervision, team management, student athletic ability, and playing time.  Students will be informed of the cut in person by the coach and/or other appropriate staff.

    Basketball Involvement Expectations

    • Players are expected to have all necessary paperwork completed, handed in, and approved on time.
    • All players are expected to attend all mandatory team functions beginning with the first official day of practice.
    • Players are expected to be on time for all games and practices
    • Any player who will be late or absent from a practice must notify a coach in advance in-person or by email.
    • Players are expected to arrive and depart from all away events on school-provided transportation unless previously approved by the district Athletic Director.

    Basketball Team Expectations/Conduct

    • Behave respectfully, obey all rules, demonstrate sportsmanship:  Be respectful of yourself and especially display respect for others.  Don’t do anything that will embarrass you, your teammates, the middle school, or the community.  Players are expected to follow all MMS rules.  Violations of these rules will result in consequences determined by school policy and the coach.
    • Be prepared:  Student athletes must be properly equipped to participate in practice and/or games.
    • Be committed:  If for any reason you cannot attend practice or a game, contact your coach well in advance.  If a practice or game is missed for a voluntary absence, playing time may be drastically reduced.  Family or other elective conflicts need to be discussed with your coach.  Make-ups of missed school-work need to be discussed and approved by the coach prior to missing practice.
    • Be responsible for your communication:  Students should talk to their coach directly regarding any conflict or situation involving the team; coaches are here to help you succeed.
    • Playing Time:  Playing time is earned and not automatic.  Coaches will decide playing time for student athletes based on meeting eligibility requirements, team expectation, and/or practice/game performance.

Cheerleading

 
  • Meet our Coach

    Miss Meyers has been a teacher of Social Studies at Spotswood High School since January 1993.  Obtaining the position of Varsity Cheerleading Coach in 1994, she has maintained the position as Fall Varsity Cheerleading Coach, has served in the capacity of Winter Varsity Cheerleading Coach from 1994-2015, and currently the Memorial Middle School Cheerleading team since the Winter of 2015.  Miss Meyers has also volunteered yearly as the head coach for the Middlesex County All-Star Cheerleading Squad for the annual Snapple Bowl since its inception.

  • Team Expectations

    Eligibility

    In order to participate in the Cheerleading Program at Memorial Middle School, students must meet all eligibility requirements established by the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, and the Spotswood Board of Education.  As explained in our Student Handbook, students must meet eligibility requirements in four areas:  Academic, Attendance, Behavior, Medical; team rules also apply.  Please visit the eligibility tab on our Athletic page for more information.

    Cheerleading Try-Out Process

    In order to try-out for the Memorial Cheerleading team, students must have all paperwork completed on time and be eligible for participation.  Students will be given a minimum of 3 practice sessions to demonstrate their abilities/skills related to the sport.

    While all students are encouraged to try-out for our athletic programs, "cuts" are occasionally necessary. Coaches attempt to balance student interest with concerns regarding supervision, team management, student athletic ability, and playing time.  Students will be informed of the cut in person by the coach and/or other appropriate staff.

    Cheerleading Involvement Expectations

    • Players are expected to have all necessary paperwork completed, handed in, and approved on time.
    • All players are expected to attend all mandatory team functions beginning with the first official day of practice.
    • Players are expected to be on time for all games and practices
    • Any player who will be late or absent from a practice must notify a coach in advance in-person or by email.
    • Players are expected to arrive and depart from all away events on school-provided transportation unless previously approved by the district Athletic Director.

    Cheerleading Team Expectations/Conduct

    • Behave respectfully, obey all rules, demonstrate sportsmanship:  Be respectful of yourself and especially display respect for others.  Don’t do anything that will embarrass you, your teammates, the middle school, or the community.  Players are expected to follow all MMS rules.  Violations of these rules will result in consequences determined by school policy and the coach.
    • Be prepared:  Student athletes must be properly equipped to participate in practice and/or games.
    • Be committed:  If for any reason you cannot attend practice or a game, contact your coach well in advance.  If a practice or game is missed for a voluntary absence, playing time may be drastically reduced.  Family or other elective conflicts need to be discussed with your coach.  Make-ups of missed school-work need to be discussed and approved by the coach prior to missing practice.
    • Be responsible for your communication:  Students should talk to their coach directly regarding any conflict or situation involving the team; coaches are here to help you succeed.
    • Playing Time:  Playing time is earned and not automatic.  Coaches will decide playing time for student athletes based on meeting eligibility requirements, team expectation, and/or practice/game performance.

Wrestling

  • Meet our Coach

    Dan Krainski enters his first year with the Memorial Colts as the Head Wrestling Coach. He has spent the previous 6 seasons working with the High School program, taking over in 2012-13 season as the Head Coach until 2017. He was a volunteer assistant last season. During his 5 seasons as Head Coach, the Chargers were able to advance wrestlers in the GMC tournament, placing as high as 10th in 2014 where the team had two finalist. 4 wrestlers were able to reach Top 4 and 12 wrestlers were in the Top 8.

    Dan Krainski has also coached the Boy's Tennis team for the past 6 seasons, coached football for 4 seasons (reaching the post season 3 out of 4 seasons) and the Girl's Tennis Team for the past 2 seasons.

    Dan Krainski has experience as a wrestler in High School and was also played Division III college football for Montclair State University.
  • Team Expectations

    Eligibility

    In order to participate in the Wrestling Program at Memorial Middle School, students must meet all eligibility requirements established by the New Jersey Department of Education, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association, and the Spotswood Board of Education.  As explained in our Student Handbook, students must meet eligibility requirements in four areas:  Academic, Attendance, Behavior, Medical; team rules also apply.  Please visit the eligibility tab on our Athletic page for more information.

    Wrestling Try-Out Process

    In order to try-out for the Memorial Wrestling team, students must have all paperwork completed on time and be eligible for participation.  Students will be given a minimum of 3 practice sessions to demonstrate their abilities/skills related to the sport.

    While all students are encouraged to try-out for our athletic programs, "cuts" are occasionally necessary. Coaches attempt to balance student interest with concerns regarding supervision, team management, student athletic ability, and playing time.  Students will be informed of the cut in person by the coach and/or other appropriate staff.

    Wrestling Involvement Expectations

    • Players are expected to have all necessary paperwork completed, handed in, and approved on time.
    • All players are expected to attend all mandatory team functions beginning with the first official day of practice.
    • Players are expected to be on time for all games and practices
    • Any player who will be late or absent from a practice must notify a coach in advance in-person or by email.
    • Players are expected to arrive and depart from all away events on school-provided transportation unless previously approved by the district Athletic Director.

    Wrestling Team Expectations/Conduct

    • Behave respectfully, obey all rules, demonstrate sportsmanship:  Be respectful of yourself and especially display respect for others.  Don’t do anything that will embarrass you, your teammates, the middle school, or the community.  Players are expected to follow all MMS rules.  Violations of these rules will result in consequences determined by school policy and the coach.
    • Be prepared:  Student athletes must be properly equipped to participate in practice and/or games.
    • Be committed:  If for any reason you cannot attend practice or a game, contact your coach well in advance.  If a practice or game is missed for a voluntary absence, playing time may be drastically reduced.  Family or other elective conflicts need to be discussed with your coach.  Make-ups of missed school-work need to be discussed and approved by the coach prior to missing practice.
    • Be responsible for your communication:  Students should talk to their coach directly regarding any conflict or situation involving the team; coaches are here to help you succeed.
    • Playing Time:  Playing time is earned and not automatic.  Coaches will decide playing time for student athletes based on meeting eligibility requirements, team expectation, and/or practice/game performance.