Lincoln Middle,

an IB World School

Athletic Eligibility

Lincoln Middle School believes that participation in athletics and activities is an important part of school life. Research shows that students do better in school when they participate in athletics and activities. Lincoln Middle School provides opportunities for students to participate in football, softball, wrestling, basketball, volleyball and track.  Tennis, Cross Country and golf are also offered.

The following eligibility policy applies to students participating in athletics at Lincoln Middle School:

1.  Students must have a physical examination each year, proof of insurance and all fees paid.  A Poudre School District Middle School Authorization for Athletic Participation form must be on file with the office before a student is allowed to practice. Find forms here, English. Find forms here, Spanish.

2.  The Poudre School District charges middle school athletes a fee to participate.  Fees pay for officials, transportation, uniforms and equipment.   This fee must be paid before the first game/match to participate. 

3.  A student will be declared academically ineligible if he/she is failing more than one class or has ANY discipline write-ups from a teacher.

4.  The eligibility report is created every Wednesday and communicated to coaches by that afternoon.  This report establishes the student’s status for the following week’s contest(s).  The Wednesday report is the final decision on eligibility, even if the student raises the grade the following day.

5.  Students who are academically ineligible the first time will not participate for the next game/match.  Students who are ineligible more than one time will not participate for one week, regardless of the number of games/matches scheduled for that week.  An ineligible student will not travel with the team to away games, meets or matches.

6.  If an athlete misses school and/or practice the day of or before a game, they shall be ineligible for that game.

7.  Coaches may determine additional requirements for their teams.  These additional requirements must be communicated in writing to parents, athletes and the athletic director.

8.  Quitting a sport during its season means you might not be able to try out for the next sport.  Students are expected to make a commitment and follow it through.