Athletics

ZIONSVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS

Welcome to ZMS athletics! Some important information is below, including coaches’ contact information. Fall sports will be getting underway soon, therefore if your child is interested in participating, please reach out to the respective coach to get information about tryouts and the season.

 

Track and Field (grades 6-8): Optional practices will be the week of the March 2nd through March 6th form 4:00 to 5:30. First official practice is March 9th 4:00 to 5:30 and will continue Monday through Friday. Parent meeting: North Gym at 5:30 March 12th. All athletes will need to purchase a Team Shirt that is going to display a key theme for our teams this season.  To purchase you will need to go to www.runzms.com  Follow the directions on the website for purchasing. Order Spirit Wear and Uniform – You can buy for your family or athlete as little or as much as you want. Link will be e-mailed in the first newsletter.

Girls Head Coach: Terry Rowe: trowe@zcs.k12.in.us

Boys Head Coach: Jared Urban: jurban@zcs.k12.in.us

 

Boy’s Golf (grades 6-8):

Tryout Target Dates: March 11th-17th, 2020 at Zionsville Practice Center or Zionsville Golf Course

Evaluations include putting, chipping, pitching/irons, and a driving station. Students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade are eligible to try out. 10 students will be selected for the team. Students who do not make the Varsity team will be eligible for the developmental team. Practices are Monday through Thursday (No Friday practices) from 4:30pm- 6:00pm.


Head Coach: Mike Wall- mikewall72@me.com


Developmental Coach (grades 6-8, potentially 5th grade if there are spots available):
Coach: Megan Foulke (meganswain4@gmail.com)



7th & 8th Grade Baseball:

2/24- 5:30-7pm @ ZMS South Gym

 

2/26- 5:30-7pm @ ZMS South Gym

 

2/28- 5:30-7pm @ ZMS South Gym

 

2/29- 8-9:30am @ ZMS South Gym

 

3/6- 5:30-7pm @ ZMS South Gym

 

3/9-3/10 (3/11 If Necessary)- Tryouts ZMS Field (Weather Permitting)

 

7th grade Head coach: Derek White (derekwhite115@gmail.com)

7th grade Assistant coach: Ben Shircliff (shircliffb@gmail.com)

8th grade Head coach: Brendon Saget (brendons@zpc.org)

8th grade Assistant coach: Tyler Zimske (tylerzimske1325@gmail.com)

 

Boys Golf (grades 6-8)

Match/Invitational Schedule:

April 14th               @ Zionsville West Middle School     Zionsville Golf Course

April 16th               @ Brownsburg West Middle School                TBD

April 20th               @ Brownsburg East Middle School  TBD

April 21st                @ Fall Creek Middle School                               TBD

April 23rd               Avon North Middle School                                Zionsville Golf Course

April 25th               Zionsville Invitational                                         Golf Club of Indiana – 12:45 pm shotgun start

April 27th               @ Bridgewater Country Club Team The Bridgewater Club

April 28th               Hamilton Southeastern Middle School          Zionsville Golf Course

May 4th                   @ Boone County Championship                      Ulen Country Club

May 5th                   @ Westfield Middle School                                Pebblebrook Golf Course

May 7th                   Avon South Middle School                                Zionsville Golf Course

May 9th                   @ NSC Conference Tournament                       Pebblebrook Golf Course – 9:00 am shotgun start

May 12th Zionsville Cup                                                      Zionsville Golf Course

May 16th @ Chief Bender Invitational                               Battle Ground Golf Club – 11:00 am shotgun start

Developmental Matches:

April 20th               Bridgewater Country Club Team     The Bridgewater Club

April 28th               OLMC                                                                     The Bridgewater Club

TBD

TBD

Fees:  ZMS pays for all green fees and range balls. 

 

All golfers are required to pay the program support fee of $125 for the Varsity Team and $25 for the Developmental Team.

 

Each season the team orders apparel (shirts, hats, etc.) - parents are responsible for this cost.  Typical costs range from $60 to $120; depending on items ordered.  ZMS provides each player with a golf bag to use for the season.

 

Meals/Snacks:  For road matches, the team will organize a schedule of meals/snacks.

 

Miscellaneous Items:  Team members are required to wear appropriate golf attire for practices, matches and other team functions.  Each team member must have their own golf clubs.

 

It is recommended (but not required) that each player utilize a push-cart for on course practices and team matches.

 

 

Girl’s Tennis (grades 6-8)

March 16,17,18- 4-5:30pm

March 23, 24, 25-4-5:30pm

April 6-9- 4-5:30pm

Monday April 13th-Practice from 4-5:30pm followed by Parent Meeting in Eagle Hall-cafeteria- 5:35-6:15pm

Head Coach: Rick Witsken (rick@teamwitsken.com)

Assistant Coach: Nancy Langevin

 

8th Grade Softball:

2/26 4:00-5:30 South Gym

3/04 4:00-5:30 South Gym

Tryouts:

3/9 – Outside 4:00-6:00, Inside 6:00-8:00

3/10 – 4:00-6:00 – no matter weather

3/11 – Outside 4:00-6:00, Inside 6:00-8:00

3/12 (E-Day) - 4:00-6:00 – no matter weather

 

Head Coach: Bailee Newton- bnewton@zcs.k12.in.us

Assistant Coaches: Jenna Snow, Rachel Gerrish, Megan Fry

 

Boys Lacrosse:

Zlax clinic from 1 to 3 pm Feb 22 at ZCHS field house 

 

Open gym 7 to 830 Feb 25 at ZMS 

Open gym 7 to 830 Feb 26 at ZMS 

 

First outdoor practice is March 2nd at 530 pm ZMS fields

 

Head Coach: Maxwell Leeds- mleeds36@gmail.com

 

Girls Lacrosse (grades 6-8):

Coaches: Rachel Ruoff – rruoff@zcs.k12.in.us; Maggie Owens – mowens@zcs.k12.in.us

Parent Meeting: Monday, March 3rd @ 7:30pm at ZWMS (right after practice)

Open Gyms: Feb. 9, 16, & 23 from 4-6pm at ZWMS

Practices: Beginning March 2nd – Every Mon-Thu from 6-7:30pm at ZWMS (Stadium or South Gym)

 

SPRING SPORTS

Specific details regarding practice/tryout start dates will be made over announcements once school begins!

Track & Field (grades 6-8). Season begins in March. A physical is needed to begin practicing.

Softball (grades 7-8). Season begins in March. A physical is needed to tryout.

 

 

Date

Time

Gym

01/16 – Thursday

 

5:30 – 7:00 pm

North Gym

01/22 – Wednesday

 

5:30 – 7:00 pm

South Gym

01/29 – Wednesday

 

5:30 – 7:00 pm

South Gym

02/05 – Wednesday

 

5:30 – 7:00 pm

South Gym

02/12 – Wednesday

 

4:00 – 5:30 pm

South Gym

02/19 – Wednesday

 

5:30 – 7:00 pm

South Gym

02/26 – Wednesday

 

4:00 – 5:30 pm

South Gym

03/04 – Wednesday

 

4:00 - 5:30 pm

South Gym

03/11 – Wednesday

*Tentative Date

4:00 - 5:30 pm

South Gym

Baseball (grades 7-8). Season begins in March. A physical is needed to tryout.

Boys golf (grades 6-8)
          *    Developmental boys golf (grades 6-8, only practices twice a week, only 2-3 matches throughout the season)

Girls Tennis (grades 6-8). Season begins in March. A physical is needed to begin practicing.

Girls Lacrosse (grades 6-8, combine with ZWEST girls). Season begins in March. A physical is needed to begin practicing.

Boys Lacrosse (grades 6-8, combine with ZWEST boys). Season begins in March. A physical is needed to begin practicing.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

Physicals & Online Signatures
All student-athletes MUST have a physical turned in on an IHSAA form (dated after April 1, 2019) prior to officially trying out for a team. The online signature form also needs to be completed.


Program Support Fees

Program Support Fees are $125 (just for $20 for developmental golf / $50 for boys and girls lacrosse). Fees can be paid online or via check (made out to ZCS). If a student is on free/reduced lunch then the fee acts as such (free/$62.50). The fee must be paid prior to the first official competition.

 

All physical and program support fee information can be found on the Athletics (forms) page on the ZMS website.

School-issued locks

Student-athletes need to purchase a school-issued lock for $7 (checks can be made out to ZMS). The lock can be purchased from myself or from our guidance assistants in the front office area. If the student-athlete cannot remember his/her combination to a lock purchased previously, we can look up that information from him/her.

 

 

More information about grade checks and conduct expectations can be found in our school’s handbook!

All student athletes MUST have a physical dated after April 1, 2019 on file, along with having the online signature form completed, prior to trying out for any sport.  Forms and information can be found here.