Forest Middle School Athletics
- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2020
VHSL cancels spring sports season
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The VHSL Executive Committee during its May meeting today voted (31-0-1) to cancel all spring sports and activities for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the ongoing threat of COVID-19.
“This extremely difficult decision was made knowing the great disappointment our student-athletes, academic activity participants, coaches, administrators, parents, and their communities will experience. We share those same feelings as well,” said VHSL Executive Director Dr. John W. “Billy” Haun. “We especially grieve with those senior athletes and activity participants who will not have an opportunity to represent their school or wear their school jersey one final time after years of hard work and dedication.
“Any options for the spring sports season would require that COVID-19 no longer be a threat and pose no health risks to our student-athletes or to the public. Sadly, the situation has not changed and has made it impossible to have a spring season without putting people at risk.
“While we recognize the importance sports has on our students and communities, we need to follow all the regulations and recommendations from the Governor, the Virginia Department of Health. And the CDC. Every decision we make, and will make looking forward, will be in the best interest of our student-athletes and the public. Safety will always be our number one priority.”
- Girls interested in B Team Volleyball should email Coach Mistretta, JF Varsity Coach, to be put on our program's email list at Kmistretta@bedford.k12.va.us
- B Team tryouts are scheduled for August 5th-7th. Times will be announced at a later date.
For the Athlete:
B Team sports are open to all 7th and 8th grade FMS students. In order to participate in athletic activities such as open gyms, conditioning, and try outs you must have a current VHSL physical. The VHSL physical form can be found in the FMS main office or on the VHSL website by clicking the link below:
Boy's Soccer PreSeason Info
Please see the letter below from Coach Ponder. Boys may pick up a form from the gym during PE class. A VHSL physical is required in order to participate.
Seminole District games (high school): $6
B Team games: $6
Activities Director: Janelle Trosper