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.

Level:

One team (5th grade through 8th grade)

Season:

Start:  Beginning of the school year

End:  Late October

Practices:

1 hr. daily

Meets:

Begin at 4:15 pm

Other:

The Cross Country team participates in the Illinois Elementary Schools Athletics 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.

Level:

One team (5th grade through 8th grade)

Season:

Start:  Beginning of the school year

End:  Mid October

Practices:

40 minutes three days per week beginning at 7:00 am

Games:

TBD

Tournament:

Jefferson Jr. High in Woodridge TBD

Note:

This is a “no-cut” sport

 

Volleyball – Girls

Volleyball is offered at two levels, J.V. and Varsity. As members of the Southeast DuPage Elementary Athletic Association, the goal of our season is to be competitive within our conference. Players will work continually on the basic skills of the game and concentrate on drills utilizing the skills of passing, setting, serving as well as team strategies.

Level:

J.V. (6th and 7th grades) and Varsity (8th grade)

Season:

Start:  Beginning of the school year

End:  Late October

Practices:

2 hrs. daily

Matches:

Begin at 4:15 pm

Other:

Varsity Team participates in a Saturday conference tournament at the end of the season.