Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions:
General Questions in Regards to District and SCHSL Policy (Link to District Website)
Other general questions;
1. What paperwork do I need to tryout?
Student Athletes participating in tryouts need to have the complete Athletic Tryout packet in addition to a copy of their birth certificate and a copy of a bill for proof of residency. Students will also need to submit a signed copy of the E.L. Wright Athlete Warrior Contract.
2. What grades are eligible to participate in Middle School Athletics?
Eligibility is determined by the South Carolina High School League. They have determined that students under the age of 15 before July 1 for the upcoming school year and are in the 7th and 8th Grades are initially eligible to tryout for Middle School Athletic Teams.
3. What are the grade requirements in order to participate?
Students must meet the academic requirements as determined by the South Carolina High School League and the School District in order to participate. Students must be either academically promoted or on track to be academically promoted to the next grade per South Carolina High School League Rules. Students must also have had a "C" average for the previous semester in per district guidelines in order to participate. If you have questions about your child's academic eligibility please contact the school.
4. When are tryouts?
Tryouts for times for Middle School sports begin at different times throughout the year. Specific dates and times for sports are determined by the SCHSL. Generally, Football and Volleyball tryouts occur prior to school reconvening, while Basketball tryouts begin in the middle part of the year (October or November depending on the SCHSL calendar), and Soccer tryouts begin in the second half of the year (February or March depending on the SCHSL calendar). Informational meetings are held prior to tryouts for all sports to distribute copies of the Athlete Tryout Packet, convey specific times of tryouts, and expectations for participation in the tryouts.
5. What is the Athletic Department's behavior policy for student-athletes?
The E.L. Wright Athletic Department has created a Student Behavior Contract that outlines our expectations for behavior for our student-athletes. This contract is found in the Athlete Tryout Packet and must be completed prior to tryouts.
6. What paperwork do I need if I tryout for a sport only offered on the High School Level?
Current 7th Grade and 8th Graders can participate in High School sports only if that sport is not offered on the Middle School Level (ex. track, wrestling, baseball, and golf). Students must meet Middle School Eligibility requirements for sports as well as have the necessary paperwork found in the Athlete Tryout Packet.
In addition student athletes will need one of the two of the following depending upon which school you tryout for:
- If trying out for the high school you are zoned for you will need the following form: Middle School Zoned Form.
- If trying out for a high school you are not zoned for you will need this form: Middle School Waiver Form.
7. When are the games and how much do the cost?
Athletic contests begin after school on Mondays and Wednesdays depending upon the sport. (Please see our calendar on the home page for specific events). The contests begin around 3 pm (Football begins at 4:00 pm) and usually end around 5 pm. Tickets to all Football, Basketball and Soccer Games are $4, while Volleyball Games are $2. You may pay at the gate or purchase a home season pass through our Athletic Department.
8. If I am a home-school or charter school student can I participate in sports at E. L. Wright?
Yes, you can but each year you must complete the steps found here: