GOWER

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Fall Sports

Cross Country (Boys and Girls)

Cross Country is a distance running sport.  Practices enable runners to develop cardiovascular conditioning.  Members learn to pace themselves, monitor their workouts and adapt to the differing environmental conditions.  The team’s goal is to have runners improve their race times throughout the season.

 

Coaches:

Mr. Greg Hey

Mr. Kyle Mengarelli

 

Level:

One team (5th grade through 8th grade)

Season: 

August-October

Practices:

1 hr. daily, 3:00-4:00, Monday-Thursday and 7:00 AM on Fridays

Meets:

Begin at 4:15 pm

Other:

The Cross Country team participates in the Illinois Elementary Schools Athletics (IESA) Program.  Through this program runners may qualify for the State Meet via sectional and regional competition.  The team also runs in a Saturday conference meet at the end of the season.

Note:

This is a “no-cut” sport.

 

Flag Football

Flag Football teaches basic skills of football. Students will practice throwing, catching, route running, defensive coverage, offensive and defensive footwork, running, cutting, and being illusive, proper pursuit angles, blocking, disengaging from a block, and proper offensive and defensive stances for each position. Students will be exposed to a variety of offensive and defensive strategies. Students will engage in training and conditioning to improve their speed, strength, agility, quickness and overall athleticism.

 

Coaches:

Mr. Kyle Mengarelli

Mr. Steve Prorok

 

Level:

One team (5th grade through 8th grade)

Season:

Fall

 

Practices:

40 minutes three days per week

Games:

TBD

Tournament:

Jefferson Jr. High in Woodridge,  TBD

Note: 

This is a no cut club sport

 

Golf

The Gower Golf Team offers our students the opportunity to demonstrate their golf skills in both a SDEAA conference tournament and the IESA state tournament series.

 

Coach:

Mrs. Jill Graves

 

Level:

One team (5th grade through 8th grade)

Season:

August-September

Events:

3 events held at Zigfield Troy Golf

Meets:

Begins at 4:15 pm

Other:

The Golf team participates in the SDEAA Conference Match  Illinois Elementary Schools Athletics (IESA) state tournament program.

Note:

This is a no-cut sport.