Athletics

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.

Athletic Eligibility

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.

  1. Go to ranchodelreyroyals.com

  2. Click create an account: Now begin creating your account by clicking the “Create An Account” button. After filling in the required information the system will automatically log you in and you will be required to accept the terms of use.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6.  PRINT your athlete profile, SIGN, and RETURN the summary form to Mr. Ruiz-Barrientos room 1003.

Below is an example of the steps to completing this process in your account.

Step #1: Select ‘Print Student Profile’

Step #2: Next. Check all boxes and select Print

Step #3:  Sign and RETURN the summary form to Mr. Ruiz-Barrientos room 1003

INSURANCE REQUIREMENT

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.

https://www.myers-stevens.com/

Currently the sports we offer are as follows:

Fall Season (Aug – Nov)
Clearances begin – 7/24/17

 Softball Tryouts– August 8 & 10 from 3-5pm on our softball fields. LAST day to submit clearance forms will be August 7 (If submitted after 4pm athlete will not be on the list to try out).  Please bring athletic attire and water. You must show up on day 1 of try outs to be considered for day two of try outs.

Baseball Tryouts–  August 15 & 16 from 3:15-5:30pm on our baseball fields. LAST day to submit clearance forms will be August 14 (If submitted after 4pm athlete will not be on the list to try out).  

Football Tryouts– August 14th and 15th from 3:00-5:00pm on our fields. LAST day to submit clearance forms will be August 13 (If submitted after 4pm athlete will not be on the list to try out).

Cheer Tryouts- 7th grade Aug 21-23; 8th grade Aug 29-31 in the CAC from 3- 5:15 pm.

Cross Country Practice- NO TRYOUTS. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 2:50-4:00 pm. Meet in the amphitheater.

 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- November 6th from 3:15-5 pm on blacktop courts. Call backs on November 7th.
Boys Basketball Tryouts- Nov. 1st 7th grade from 3-5 pm,  Nov. 2nd 8th grade from 3-5 pm , Nov. 3rd call backs only from 12:30-2:30 pm.
Girls Soccer Tryouts- Mondays and Thursday Oct. 23rd-Nov. 30th from 3:45-5:00 pm on the lower fields.
Boys Soccer Tryouts-Nov. 17th from 12:30-3:30. Dec. 1st by invitation only from 12:30-3:30 on the lower fields.
Boy’s and Girl’s Soccer, Boy’s and Girl’s Basketball
Spring Season (Feb- May)
Clearances begin – 7/24/17
 Boy’s and Girl’s Volleyball, Field Hockey and Spring Training Football

 

Questions? Contact the athletic director at joel.ruiz-barrientos@sweetwaterschools.org or (619) 397-2500.