Just like high schools, we now have an official, district-sponsored organization called the Middle School Athletic League (MSAL). Our students are able to compete against other schools within the Mesa League, which is one of two leagues that exist under the MSAL. These are the “official” school teams, and should not be confused with the school intramural programs.
Rancho del Rey Middle School Athletics will adhere to the six core principles of Pursuing Victory with Honor: Caring, Citizenship, Fairness, Respect, Responsibility, and Trustworthiness. In addition, we will instill good sportsmanship, promote leadership and independence on and off the field, require dedication and hard work, and our teams will seek to be competitive at all levels. In order to play sports at RDM a student must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 gpa in academics and citizenship grades.
All incoming and returning student-athletes are REQUIRED to have online consents completed as part of the clearance process. Here are the basic steps to follow when registering your athlete for the first time:
NO physical tests are needed for middle school athletes.
Go to ranchodelreyroyals.com
- Add a new athlete: The next step is to add an athlete. You can do so by clicking the “My Athletes” tab on the left-hand side of the page or by clicking “Add Athlete” underneath the “My Athletes” tab. This only needs to be done once during your athlete’s entire career at a school. The information entered here will carry over from year to year. This information includes your athlete’s contact information and medical information.
- The athlete’s profile: After you’ve created your athlete, you will be brought to their Profile page. This page is a summary of their info and involvement.
- Register for a sport: Click the icon “+Register For A Sport” to begin registration. You will be asked to choose which sport your athlete is registering for.
If you do not have insurance, a low cost ‘student accident coverage’ may be purchased using the following district approved coverage provider. Please note that ‘School Time Accident Plan’ for as low as $53 will provide the coverage your child needs to participate in our athletic program.
Currently the sports we offer are as follows:
Fall Season (Aug – Nov)
Clearances begin – 7/24/17
Softball tryouts will be held this Thursday August 9th from 3-5pm and Friday August 10th from 12:30pm-2:30pm on our fields at the back of campus. Bring any desired softball equipment you may have. Please make sure you are cleared through our online system otherwise you cannot try out. Again follow this link rdm.sweetwaterschools.org/athletics/and walk through steps 1-5 to register your student to try out.
For any questions please see Mr. Ruiz in room 1003 or email back.
Baseball Tryouts– Baseball tryouts will take place Wednesday Aug. 8th and Thursday Aug. 9th from 4:30pm-6pm @ OLYMPIAN HIGH SCHOOL. Please bring your gear if you have any. Again, you must be cleared online in order to try out for the team. Please follow the link: rdm.sweetwaterschools.org/athletics/ and complete steps 1-5 to get cleared. Please bring water if possible too.
Try outs will be Tuesday Aug. 7th and Thursday Aug. 9th from 3-5pm at the latest, we might be out by 4:30pm. Please make sure you are cleared through our online system otherwise you cannot try out. Again follow this link rdm.sweetwaterschools.org/athletics/ and walk through steps 1-5 to register your student to try out.
Bring plenty of water if you have some.
Cheer tryouts will take place Tuesday September 4th through Friday September 7th from 3pm-5:15pm in the CAC. It is recommended that you wear your HPWB attire, have your hair up and wear comfortable shoes.
You MUST be cleared before you can tryout. Follow the link: rdm.sweetwaterschools.org/athletics/ and complete steps 1-5.
No gum, no jewelry allowed. Please bring water and an extra hair tie. For more information please see Ms. Flatts in Room 503.
Cross Country Practice-
Our cross country coach is ready to go! On August 6th there will be an expectations meeting after school (2:50pm) in the amphitheater. Following this meeting any students cleared online will be allowed to begin practice that same day. Practices will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for one hour after school from that day forward. If your child is interested in running for the team please have them attend on August 6th. If you have not cleared your child please log into the site and complete all required files. Here is the link again: rdm.sweetwaterschools.org/athletics/
Football, Fast Pitch Softball, Baseball, Cross Country, Field Hockey Camps and Cheer Camp and Showcase.
Winter Season (Oct – Feb)
Clearances begin- 7/24/17
Girls Basketball Tryouts- TBA.
Boys Basketball Tryouts- TBA.
Girls Soccer Tryouts- TBA.
Boys Soccer Tryouts- TBA.
Boy’s and Girl’s Soccer, Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball
Spring Season (Feb- May)
Clearances begin – 7/24/17
Girls Volleyball Tryouts-TBA.
Boys Volleyball Try-Outs– TBA.
Boy’s and Girl’s Volleyball, Field Hockey and Spring Training Football