Dodd Middle School Athletics

Athletics Announcements as of 03/16/2021: Spring Sports will begin soon. Please check email and Dodd website for more information.

All athletes who would like to try out for any Dodd athletic team, must have a current physical on file in the Health Office. An online permission form which includes Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest information must be completed. The permission form may be found on the Athletics section of Dodd Middle School website.

List of Sports by Season:

Fall - Cross Country, Girls Field Hockey, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Volleyball

Winter - Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cheerleading

Spring - Baseball, Softball, Boys Track & Field, Girls Track & Field

Standards:

  • Students who wish to try out for a Dodd athletic team, must have a parent or guardian complete the online Athletics Registration Form which may be found on the Athletics section of the Dodd Middle School website. The online form includes important information regarding Concussion and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Consent forms which are mandatory.

  • Students who wish to try out for a Dodd athletic team, must have a current physical on file in the Health Office (physicals are valid for thirteen months after the dated physical). To verify that a student does have a current physical on file, please contact the Dodd Health Office or Main Office.

  • There is a $125 participation fee for each athletic team that is joined (payment via MySchoolBucks or check made payable to Dodd Middle School).

  • Students must have passing grades in each subject to participate.

  • Any student who is suspended from school during the season or who misses three practices and/or games shall be removed from the team. Please note that a hearing which may include the student, coach, Athletic Director, parent and an administrator may be requested.

General Policies:

  • Students are expected to attend all practices and competitions. At the beginning of the season, the coach will inform team members of the consequences of absences other than for illness or family emergency.

  • Students playing on any middle level school team should not play with an outside team in the same sport after participating in the first interscholastic game in that season. (CIAC guideline not mandate.)

  • Students are expected to attend all classes on the day of a competition. Students must be in school by 10:00 a.m. in order to participate in games held on that day.

  • Students are expected to travel to and from events on the team bus, accompanied by the coach. Any student wishing have an alternate ride home, must bring a written request from his or her parent or guardian. The note must be presented to the Main Office at the beginning of the school day. There is also a "transportation after game" request that is completed at the start of the season which allows athletes to go home with a designated party.

  • Students are to conduct themselves appropriately at all times. Standards of good sportsmanship should be demonstrated at all times.

  • Students who initiate fights or verbally abuse officials will be removed from the game and will be suspended for a minimum of one game.

  • Students are not allowed to have cleats, radios or juice onthe bus, in the gym or in the locker room.

  • Students are not allowed to go to their school lockers after games or practices. Therefore, all books, coats and personal items should be collected from lockers when school is dismissed.

Equipment:

  • Equipment and uniforms are on loan and are only to be worn when authorized by the coach. (Cross Country athletes may purchase a uniform to keep.) Uniforms or parts of uniforms may not be worn for P.E. classes.

  • If equipment is lost or stolen, the replacement cost will be charged to the student and collected by the coach.

  • Please note that no sporting equipment should be carried in the hallway during the school day. Equipment should be sorted in a locker, coach's classroom or in the Main Office.

Additional rules and regulations will be determined by each coach. Any student or parental concerns should be voiced to the coach first, to the Athletic Director if appropriate and to the Principal only when necessary.