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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
Sports Physicals: For the 2021-22 school year, an MHSAA pre-participation sports physical is required for all students who participate in sports. A physical examination must be completed on or after April 15, 2021, to be considered a valid physical for 2021-22. The MHSAA two-page physical form has not changed and remains here on

All athletes must have a sports physical on file prior to tryouts.

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 TBD

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 Roger Carr

Competitive Cheer (Oct-Jan) - Coach TBD

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

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

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