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Junior High Athletics

Sam CoatesJunior High Athletic Director
s.coates@runnels.org

Students in grades 6-8 participate in our Junior High Athletics program. We normally field teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, and volleyball. Coaches are selected by the Junior High Athletic Director based on ability to provide instruction in the fundamentals of their sports at all skill levels and their suitability as excellent role models for our student athletes.

The Junior High Athletics program has multiple goals, including developing all students’ skill levels; helping students recognize the role of competition in athletics; allowing all students to achieve a measure of success; sustaining the tradition of athletic excellence at Runnels.

Cheerleading is offered as a club activity (Junior High Cheerleaders do not compete in athletic leagues and are not under the supervision of the athletic department).

Below is a schedule and some preliminary information regarding our Junior High Athletics program. An email is sent to all parents prior to the start of each sports season. It includes a link for team registration. The physical form (LHSAA Medical History and Evaluation) requires a hard copy that may be turned in to the Junior/Senior High office (This form remains valid and on file for one calendar year from the date of completion). 

Download Junior High Athletics Packet

Online Sports Signup


Eligibility Meetings (students only):  These meetings are scheduled at least one week prior to the start of each sports season, and your child must attend a meeting for each team he or she wishes to join.  During the session, the coach will meet with players, get uniform sizes, and verify that your child’s paperwork is complete. (Fees are billed through Smart Tuition.) The meeting times/days are announced at school and are held during the lunch/activity period. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Junior High Athletic Director, Sam Coates, at s.coates@runnels.org or 225.756.8728.

 

Sport & Coach

First Practice & Season Length

Practices

Leagues/Competitions

Added Fees / players need to have…

Cross Country

Boys and Girls

Julie Fink

Mon., Aug 22

Aug- Nov

 

XC runners asked to attend at least 3 times/week:

Sun, Mon, Wed: Highland Road Park from 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Tues and Thurs: Runnels Trail 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Most meets are on Saturday Mornings

$65.00 to Runnels XC

Swimming

Boys and Girls

Hope Swetledge

Mon., Aug 22

Aug to Nov

Tues & Wed 3:30 - 5:00 at Pennington YMCA; optional Mon/Thurs at Southern Oaks

Most meets are on Friday Afternoons at Crawfish Aquatics

$100 to YMCA

$10 to Crawfish Aquatics

Softball (girls)

Brent Lax

Mon., Aug 22

Aug - Nov

Mon, Tues, Wed 3:30 - 5:00  at RHS softball field

Scheduled by BRGAA league-games during week/weekends

Cleats and glove

Baseball (boys)

Brent Hoeprich

Mon., Aug 29

Sept - Oct

Mon, Tues, Thurs 3:00 - 5:00

Conditioning and skills development- no games

Cleats and glove

Tennis

Boys and Girls

Kathrin Sieberth

Wed., Sept 7

Sept - Oct

3 x week TBA after school at BREC’s Forest Park Courts

Conditioning and skills development- no matches

Tennis racquet

Basketball (boys)

Sam Coates

Mon, Oct 24

Oct - Feb

3 - 4 x week TBA at RHS in afternoons/evenings

(none required during Thanksgiving or Winter breaks)

Both PSAL and non-league--games during week and on weekends

Court shoes

Basketball (girls)

TBA

Mon., Nov 14

(tentative)

Nov - Feb

2 - 3 x week TBA at RHS,  in afternoons/evenings

(none required during Thanksgiving or Winter breaks)

BRGAA League-games during week and on weekends

Court shoes

Soccer (boys)

Fred Parker

Mon., Nov 14

Nov - Feb

2 - 3 x week after school  at RHS

(none required during Thanksgiving or Winter breaks)

BRSA league  and fields--games usually on weekends

Cleats, shin guards, royal blue socks, ball

Soccer (girls)

Callie Allbright

Mon., Nov 14

Nov - Feb

2 - 3 x week after school at BRECS Kathy Park

(none required during Thanksgiving or Winter breaks)

BRSA league  and fields--games usually on weekends

Cleats, shin guards, royal blue socks, ball

Volleyball (girls)

Jean Martinez, Emily Arceneaux

Mon., Feb 13

Feb - Apr

2 -  3 x week TBA at RHS in afternoons

BRGAA league- games during week and on weekends

Shorts and Knee pads

Baseball (boys)

Brent Hoeprich

Mon., Feb 13

Feb - Apr

2 – 3 x week TBA after school at RHS

Scheduled by YMCA American Legion-games during week and on weekends

Cleats, glove, royal blue socks and belt, grey pants