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Football (Grades 7-8)


Middle School Athletics / Football -
Fall 2021

About 7th - 8th Grade Football

Middle school football is open to all 7th -8th grade boys and girls. Football will run approximately eight weeks and begins prior to the start of the school year. 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 is not a guarantee to away games. 

All sports for the 2021-2022 school year are being planned as normal for a non-covid year. However, all activities are subject to change per MDHHS orders.

  • Safe Return to Play: All TCAPS sports will follow MHSAA guidelines for safe return to play.
  • Face Coverings: Per current MDHHS orders
  • Sanitization: Additional safety & sanitation measures will be in place.

Monday, August 23rd, 2021 - Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.


East Middle School Equipment Pick Up: 

7th Grade ~ August 18th   6:00pm  -  7:00pm

8th Grade ~ August 18th  7:00pm - 8:00pm

East Middle School Practice Schedule: 7th & 8th Grade     M   T   W  TH  from 5:30 to 8:00 (or until dark), once games begin, no Wednesday practices.


West Middle School Equipment Pick Up: TBD Thursday, August 19th 6-8 pm @ WMS Big Gym 

West Middle School Practice Schedule:

August 23rd - September 3rd, 2021    5:30 - 8:00 pm *NO PRACTICE, THURSDAY AUGUST 27th

Tuesday ~ September 7 ~ 3:00 - 5:30

Wednesday ~ September 8 ~ SCRIMMAGE

Thursday ~ September 9 ~ 3:00 - 5:30

Friday ~ September 10 ~ NO PRACTICE

Sunday ~ September 12 ~ 5:30 - 8:30 

Monday ~ September 13 ~ 3:00 - 5:30

Tuesday ~ September 14 ~ 3:00 - 5:00

Wednesday ~ September 15 ~ HOME GAME

Thursday ~ September 16~  3:00 - 4:30 Film & Recovery

SCHEUDLES AFTER THURSDAY ~ SEPTEMBER 16 ~ TO BE COMMUNICATED DIRECTLY FROM COACHES


Game Schedules:

Coaches:

2021 East Middle School

  • 7th Grade: Chris Wittke, 231-392-9646 call/text
  • 8th Grade: Pablo Bocardo, pablobocardo@ymail.com or call/text (231) 313-8386

2021 West Middle School

  • 8th Grade: Dave Kenny, kennyda@tcaps.net
  • 7th Grade: Adam Totten: totsstrong4424@outlook.com

Equipment Needed:

  • Cleats
  • Mouth Guard
  • Personal girdle
  • Water Bottle

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.

Sports Physicals:

Middle School Athletes must have an updated physical on file each school year. Sports physicals must be dated April 15th, 2021 or later, & can be used for the entire '21-'22 school year.

Final Forms:

  • ALL STUDENTS MUST REGISTER FOR A FINAL FORMS ACCOUNT IN ADDITION TO REGISTERING ON THIS SITE.
  • Please register at: https://traversecity-mi.finalforms.com and follow the prompts to create your account, create your students, and sign your forms.
  • If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support,” or feel free to contact our office. NOTE: During parent registration, you will need to input your students’ TCAPS email address. It will be helpful to have that info available ahead of time in case you do not know it!
  • ONCE YOUR STUDENT IS REGISTERED, PLEASE ADD HIM/HER TO THE SPORTS S/HE PLANS TO PLAY THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

Registration Deadline & Details

  • Deadline: Friday, August 20th, 2021.
  • Registration deadlines are final. Late registrations may not be accepted after the posted registration close date.

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 in the LEAP office located at Central High School, 1150 Milliken, Traverse City. The LEAP office is located near the Auditorium. Use the first parking lot on Milliken and enter through the first set of doors. Our office is the first office on the right. Office hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570 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 assistant, please call the LEAP office at 231.933.6570. 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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FB- EMS 7th Closed

  Ron Nowicki


TC East Middle School
Mon Aug 23 & Wed Oct 20
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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FB- EMS 8th Closed

  Pablo Bocardo Jr


TC East Middle School
Mon Aug 23 & Wed Oct 20
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   8th


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FB- WMS 7th Closed

  Adam R Totten


TC West Middle School
Mon Aug 23 & Wed Oct 20
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   7th


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FB- WMS 8th Closed

  David S Kenny


TC West Middle School
Mon Aug 23 & Wed Oct 20
12:00 - 12:01 AM

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Grades   8th


Online registration is over

FB~ NON TCAPS Closed
LEAP Office
Mon Aug 23 & Wed Oct 20
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