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Cedar Springs Public Schools

Purpose. Potential. Pride.
Middle School Athletics
Research shows student-athletes grow in confidence, and there is a direct correlation between improved homework completion and high attendance rates in athletes. At the middle school level, we are here to support fundamentals and introduce students to the game.  We hold our athletes to the same eligibility requirements and guidelines as our high school athletes.  

Together, we want to help our athletes develop new friendships, work as a team, develop effective communication skills, and excelling within sports they want to play.

Pay to Play Questions

All athletes are required to pay a participation fee. 
How much is the fee? $100 for High School Athletes, $50 for Middle School Athletes
Is the price per sport? Athletes are required a one-time fee, this covers all sports the athlete chooses to participate in.
Where do I bring the payment? High School pay at the athletic office, Middle School pay at the front desk
What type of payment is accepted? You may pay by cash or check (no credit cards)
When do I need to pay by? Payment must be made prior to the athlete's first contest.

Middle School Athletic Department

Middle School Athletic Director
John Norton
616-696-9100 x 6901
Athletic Secretary
Dana Hilyer
616-696-9080 x7907
Athletic Trainer
Mark Garnaat
Athletic Tryouts

Fall 22-23 Sports Information

If your student plans to play sports in the 22-23 school year, get a head start on completing everything they need to play on FinalForms. Once the account is created, you will also get communication on all sports information (summer workouts, fall sports, tryouts, etc.):
  • Create an account on FinalForms
  • If you have an account, be sure to update all information needed
  • Schedule a physical for your student (must be dated after 4/15/22)
  • Upload the physical to their FinalForms Account

If you have questions, reach out to our athletic department at 616-696-9080.
All athletes must have an account on FinalForms with an uploaded physical (dated on or after 4/15/22), and pay the pay to play fee of $50 completed before the first practice.

Middle School Football (coed) Summer Strength and Conditioning

For incoming 7th and 8th graders
Athletes should bring a water bottle, cleats, and gym shoes.
  • Date: June 6 - July 29 (Mon - Fri)
  • Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Location: Cedar Springs Middle School (enter via the weight room doors)
The first mandatory practice will be Monday, August 22, 2022 (time is TBD)
Follow CSMS Football Facebook page to receive updates and news from coaches.

Middle School Coed Cross Country (Fall 2022)

For incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders
First practice information:
  • Date: Thursday, August 25
  • Time: 2:30 - 4 p.m.
  • Location: Cedar Springs High School

Follow Cedar Springs Middle School Cross and Track Facebook page to receive updates and news from coaches.  

Middle School Volleyball Tryouts (Fall 2022)

For incoming 7th and 8th graders
Athletes should bring a water bottle, knee pads, and gym shoes for all dates.
Wednesday, August 24 - Friday, August 26  (Teams will be formed on 8/26)
  • 8th grade 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • 7th grade 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Follow CSHS Volleyball Facebook page on Facebook to receive updated information for summer open gyms, strength and conditioning, and fall events. 
Teams and Coaches

Fall Sports

Boys' Cross Country (Aug-Oct) - Coach Pat Weiler

Girls' Cross County (Aug-Oct) - Coach Julie Weiler

8th Grade Volleyball (Aug-Oct) - Coach Mary Frandsen

7th Grade Volleyball (Aug-Oct) - Coach Rachel Kulak

8th Grade Football (Aug-Oct) - Brad Austin

7th Grade Football (Aug-Oct) - Kevin DeWeese

Winter Sports

8th Grade Boys' Basketball (Oct-Dec) - Coach Brett Burns

7th Grade Boy's Basketball (Oct-Dec)- Coach TBD

Competitive Cheer (Oct-Jan) - Coach TBD

8th Grade Girls' Basketball (Jan-March)- Coach Brett Burns

7th Grade Girls' Basketball (Jan-March)- Coach TBD

Wrestling (Jan-March) - Coach Bill VanHam

Spring Sports

Boys' Track (March-May) - Coach Kevin Martens

Boys' Track (March-May) - Coach Jeff Myers

Girls' Track (March-May) - Coach Pat Weiler

Girl's Track (March-May) - Coach Julie Weiler

Boys & Girls Tennis (March-May) - Coach Dave Fleming