Athletics

Interscholastic Sports

Athletic Supervisor:  Mr. Matthew Crater

Athletic Director:  Mr. Kevin Murphy

Telephone:  610-853-5900 x 5561

Schedule Website

The Interscholastic Sports teams at Haverford Middle School operate under the rules of the P.I.A.A. (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association).  Therefore, no sixth grade students are allowed on interscholastic teams.  We offer:

Fall          Field Hockey - 7th & 8th Grade Girls
                Soccer - 7th & 8th Grade Girls
                Soccer - 7th & 8th Grade Boys
                115 lb. Football
                Unlimited Weight Football
                Volleyball - 7th & 8th Grade Girls
                Cheerleading - 7th & 8th Grade Girls

Winter     Basketball - 7th & 8th Grade Girls
                Basketball - 7th & 8th Grade Boys
                Wrestling
                Cheerleading - 7th & 8th Grade Girls

Spring     Baseball - 7th & 8th Grade Boys
                Lacrosse - 7th & 8th Grade Girls
                Lacrosse - 7th & 8th Grade Boys
                Track - 7th & 8th Grade boys and girls

Physical examinations and parental permission are required. Please see P.I.A.A. regulations below.

Uniforms and equipment that are issued by the Athletic Director and are property of this school,, and must be returned at the conclusion of the season to the Athletic Director. No exchanging of uniforms or equipment is permitted. This means at practice, at games, at all times.  All equipment and uniforms must be returned at the end of the season (Fall, Winter, Spring). Students must pay for lost equipment and uniforms. Students who have neither returned nor paid for equipment and uniforms issued to them may not participate in the next season's sport. You will also lose your right to the student/parent portal.

NOTE: Spectators at Haverford Middle School are encouraged to actively support our teams, but within the guidelines of "appropriate conduct". Those persons violating these guidelines will be asked to leave the premises. Thank you for supporting Haverford Middle School athletics.

P.I.A.A. Physicals and Haverford Middle School

If your child wants to play sports at Haverford Middle School during the school year, he/she must have a physical dated AFTER June 1 of the academic school year and you MUST use the approved PIAA physical form. A student trying out for any sport, cut or non-cut, must have a physical BEFORE trying out. The parent waiver form is no longer valid. The P.I.A.A. physical is now valid for a school year, not a calendar as in previous years.

If your child wants to play:

  • a sport EACH season: physical must be dated between June and September of the current school year

  • a sport during the winter season or the winter and spring seasons: physical must be dated between June and November of the current school year.

  • a sport during the spring season: physical must be dated between June and March of the current school year.

What can you do if your child is not scheduled for a physical during the required dates?

If your child had a physical in May, you can ask your doctor would he/she feel comfortable dating the physical after June 1st. The doctor knows your child best and is aware of health concerns that could change since the date of their last physical that may effect your child's participation in a sport.

The doctor will not do this, if your anniversary date falls after the start of the season that your child wants to participate, we have made arrangements to give physicals at school in September. The physicals will cost approximately $25.00 and will cover the ENTIRE school year.

HMS Eligibility Program
Putting Academics First!

I. What is eligibility?

  • To be eligible to participate in an extra curricular school organization a student must be passing all classes and be in good citizenship standing. Good citizenship standing will be determined by the grade level administrator and athletic director.
  • Eligibility applies to all extra curricular school organizations (activities, clubs and sports)
  • Any student failing any of there classes will be ineligible for any sport or activity for the following week (Monday through Friday).
  • A student who has been deemed ineligible for academic reasons may attend practice during the week if he or she meets with a teacher for extra help or attends HW club prior to practice.
    • A practice is defined as a preparatory activity for a culminating event, such as, but not limited to, athletic or academic competition and performing arts.
    • The academically ineligible student must bring a note that documents attendance to the HW club or extra help from a teacher in order to attend practice each day.
    • To be reinstated for the following week, the academically ineligible student must provide written documentation that he or she has attended a minimum of 2 days of extra help (teacher or HW club) to their coach/sponsor.
  • A student who has been deemed ineligible for academic reasons may attend, but not participate in, the competition/performance at the coach's/sponsor's discretion.
  • A student who has been deemed ineligible for disciplinary reasons may not attend practice or competitions performance.

II.    How will eligibility be reported?

  • The athletic director will run academic ineligibility reports from PowerSchool at the end of the day on Wednesday of every week. 
  • The report will consist of all students that have one F in any class.
  • To ensure the validity of the report, teachers must update grades as regularly as possible.
  • The athletic director will also gather citizenship information from the grade level administrators during the previous week. (Thursday to Wednesday).
  • The list of ineligible students will be distributed via email by Wednesday afternoon to all teachers with ineligible students to proofread and communicate any corrections to the Athletic Director by the end of the day on Thursday.
  • The final eligibility list will be distributed via email by Friday morning to all coaches, building administrators, counselors and teachers.
  • The Athletic Director will contact all coaches/activity sponsors who are not building administrators, counselors or teachers directly with specific information.The coach/sponsor/athletic director will let the student know that he or she is ineligible for the following week by Monday.
  • Teachers with an ineligible student will inform a student that he or she has been reported ineligible by Monday morning and arrange additional help sessions. The student will be told to initiate this meeting, but teachers should ensure it happens.
  • Parents will be notified of this policy at the beginning of the school year and are encouraged to check the PowerSchool portal on a weekly basis for academic eligibility. 
  • The grade level administrator will communicate disciplinary ineligibility to parents by Monday.
III. How will a student earn reinstatement?
  • To be reinstated, a student must be passing all classes and be in good citizenship standing.
  • In addition, academically ineligible students must provide written documentation that they have attended a minimum of two days of extra help (HW club or teacher) to their coach/sponsor.
  • If a test or quiz is not given during the week, the teacher may decide that the student is ready to play again based on help sessions. The teacher should email the coach and Athletic Director to let them know the student is ready to participate. The student should still seek help until the next quiz/exam.
  • The coach/sponsor should keep a record of the written documentation.
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