Athletics

ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION

As a member of the French Broad Conference, teams compete in: football, volleyball, soccer, tennis, basketball, wrestling, softball, baseball, track, golf, and cheerleading. The opportunity to be a member of these teams is open to all students. Tryouts will be conducted at the beginning of each season and participating students should attend all tryout sessions.

For up to date information about tryouts, practices, schedules go to the Erwin Middle Athletics webpage found at:   https://caems.buncombeschools.org/athletics_

Before a student athlete can participate in workouts or try outs they must have:

  • physical examination on file
  • Family ID completed

Information about both is available at the bottom of the Erwin Middle Athletics website.

Before the first athletic event all team members must pay a one-time fee for athletic insurance and transportation charges.  This fee is paid once per year regardless of how many sports your student participates in.

ATHLETIC ELIGIBILITY

A student must meet academic and attendance standards to participate in athletics:        

All new seventh graders are eligible for fall sports.
A student who fails two or more core classes (ELA, SS, Science, and Math) on a nine week   
   report card becomes ineligible for the next nine weeks.
Students must be in attendance 85% of the previous semester.
Students must have a completed and signed physical/participation packet and Family ID on file.

ATHLETE DISCIPLINE POLICY

Students are not allowed to participate in games or practices on any day they serve in ISS.
OSS 1st offense: 2 game suspension after the return from OSS; may return to practice   
   after suspension is served.      

OSS 2nd Offense-Off the team.
Admin has discretion for any offenses where SRO is involved.