Football (Grades 7-8)

About 7th - 8th Grade Football

Middle school football is open to all 7th -8th grade boys and girls. Football will run approximately eight weeks in length starting Monday, August 21st, 2017. Practices will run 4-5 days a week after school at each middle school. Approximately six games/scrimmages will be held throughout the season. Transportation to out-of-district games will be provided when available.

Season Start & End Dates

Monday, August 21st, 2017 - Wednesday, October 18th, 2017.

Practice Schedule

East Middle School Practice Schedule

Week 1

  • Monday, Aug. 21st - Practice 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, Aug. 22nd - Practice 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, Aug. 23rd - Practice 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, Aug. 24th - No Practice, Bay City Western Home Game
  • Friday, Aug. 25th - Practice 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, Aug. 26th - Practice 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Noon)

Week 2

  • Monday, Aug. 28th - Thursday, Aug. 31st - Practice 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 1st - No Practice

Week 3 - First Week of School

  • Monday, Sept. 4th - No Practice, Labor Day
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5th - Practice 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday, Sept. 6th - Scrimmage, EMS hosting, 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, Sept. 7th - Practice 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 8th - No Practice, Patriot Game at Thirlby Field

Week 4 - Monday, Sept. 11th through Wednesday, Oct. 18th

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays - Practice 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesdays - Games (See schedule below)

West Middle School Practice Schedules

Preseason Conditioning (optional but highly encouraged)

  • Wednesday, Aug. 16th - Friday, Aug. 18th - Practice 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Week 1

  • Monday, Aug. 21st - Friday, Aug. 25th - Practice 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Week 2

  • Monday, Aug. 28th - Thursday, Aug. 31st - Practice 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 1st - No Practice

Week 3 - First week of school

  • Monday, Sept. 4th - No Practice, Labor Day
  • Tuesday, Sept. 5th - Thursday, Sept. 7th - Practice 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Friday, Sept. 8th - No Practice, Patriot Game at Thirlby Field

Week 4 - Monday, Sept. 11th through Wednesday, Oct. 18th

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays - Practice 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesdays - Game Days (see schedule below)

West Middle School Equipment Fittings & Pick-Up Information

  • 8th Grade - Monday, August 21st, 2017 after practice from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • 7th Grade - Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 after practice from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Game Schedules

7th grade games begin at 4:00 pm unless otherwise noted.

8th grade games begin 10 minutes after the conclusion of the 7th grade game, but not before 5:15 pm.

East Middle School Game Schedule

  • 9/6/2017 Scrimmages TBD
  • 9/13/2017 at SEAS
  • 9/20/2017 vs. Gaylord
  • 9/27/2017 at TC West Green
  • 10/4/2017 vs. TC West Gold
  • 10/11/2017 at Cadillac
  • 10/18/2017 vs. Petoskey

West Middle School Game Schedules

TC West Green

  • 9/6/2017 Scrimmages TBD
  • 9/13/2017 at Gaylord
  • 9/20/2017 vs. Cadillac
  • 9/27/2017 vs. TC East
  • 10/4/2017 7th Grade vs. Elk Rapids (7/8) & 8th Grade vs. Mancelona (7/8)
  • 10/11/2017 at Glen Lake @ 4:30 pm
  • 10/18/2017 at Kingsley @ 4:30 pm

TC West Gold

  • 9/6/2017 Scrimmages TBD
  • 9/13/2017 vs. Kingsley
  • 9/20/2017 at Benzie
  • 9/27/2017 at Petoskey
  • 10/4/2017 at TC East
  • 10/11/2017 vs. SEAS
  • 10/18/2017 vs. Glen Lake

Admission Prices

Admission will be charged for LEAP middle school basketball, football, volleyball, and wrestling activities. Admission may be paid at each event, or for the entire season with an All-Access Sports Pass. See prices below:

Single Event Admission

  • Adults - $3.00
  • Students - $2.00
  • Children 5 & Under - Free

All Access Athletics Passes

All Access Athletics Passes are available for purchase and include admission to all LEAP and TCAPS athletic events. TCAPS All Access sports passes are not valid for MHSAA-sponsored events. Prices are $100 adults, $70 students, and $30 for senior citizens. Prices remain the same all year no matter what season in which the pass is purchased. Passes can be purchased from the LEAP Office, located at Central High School as well both high school athletic offices.

Coaches

East Middle School

  • 7th Grade: Pablo Bocardo, pablobocardo@ymail.com or call/text to 231.313.8386
  • 8th Grade: Mark Klug, klugster@hotmail.com or call/text to 231.218.4389

West Middle School

  • 7th Grade: Dave Schuler, david.schuler46@gmail.com
  • 8th Grade: Dave Kenny, kennyda@tcaps.net

Helpful Information

  • Sports physicals are required for 7th-8th Grade Football. Physicals must be turned in to the Main Office at East Middle School or the North Wing Office at West Middle School before the start of the season. External LinkDownload sports physical form
  • Both middle schools will play a 6 week season.
  • Games will be played on Wednesdays. Unless otherwise noted, 7th grade games will begin at 4:00 pm and 8th grade games will begin 10 minutes after the conclusion of the 7th grade game, but not before 5:15 pm.
  • Eight minute quarters will be used with a 10 minute half time.
  • The dates below signify the start and end dates of the season and the game days. For practice information see the schedules above. Additional information will be sent separately by your coach, practice schedules are subject to change.

Location/Address of Away Games:

Benzie Middle School
9300 Homestead Dr.
Benzonia, MI 49616


     Gaylord High School
    90 Livingston Blvd.
    Gaylord, MI 49735


       Cadillac High School
      400 Linden St.
      Cadillac, MI 49601


Curtis Field Stadium
1650 Standish Ave.
Petoskey, MI 49770



     Glen Lake
    3375 Burdickville Rd.
    Maple City, MI 49664



       Rodes Field/Kingsley
      775 S. Clark St.
      Kingsley, MI 49649
      Admission: $3


East Middle School
1776 N. Three Mile Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49696


     St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
    1601 N. Three Mile Rd.
    Traverse City, MI 49696


      West Middle School
      3950 Silver Lake Rd.
      Traverse City, MI 49684



Equipment Needed

  • Cleats
  • Mouth Guard

Participation Fee

  • Cost: $125.00
  • Reduced fees are available to those who qualify for the free and reduced meals program. Participation fees for those that qualify are as follows:
    • Reduced Meals Participation Fee: $70.00 if registered by the deadline.
    • Free Meals Participation Fee: $40.00 if registered by the deadline.

Registration Deadline & Details

  • Deadline: August 18, 2017 (After this date, a $25 late fee will be added to the registration cost).
  • Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date.
  • Register for your school below.
  • If your child does not attend a TCAPS school, select the "Non-TCAPS" option.
    • In an effort to be a good community partner, LEAP will accept non-TCAPS students when possible. Space is limited and enrollment may be capped for various offerings. For high demand activities TCAPS students will receive priority.

Payment is required at the time of registration. To register online using a Discover, MasterCard, Visa, or ACH (via a checking or savings account) please register below. Payment with cash or check can be made at the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. Please use the main school entrance, the LEAP office is located just inside the doors to the right. Summer Office Hours are Mondays & Thursdays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. School Year Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.1758 for more information.

NOTE: Registration is not complete until your course appears in your dashboard. You will also receive an email from Eleyo confirming your registration. If you do not receive the confirmation email or see the course in your dashboard, be sure you have not left any course items in your shopping basket. If you need assistance please call the LEAP office (231.933.1758). If you did not receive an email from Eleyo or see your course in your dashboard, the payment did not process and the student is not registered.

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  Aug 21 - Oct 18
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