Welcome to the Pound Middle School Athletic website. We are the Pound Squires-"Knights in training." Our colors are green and gold.
The following are the topics covered in this website.....
-Middle Level Philosophy -Intramural Sports Offered -Teams -Practices -Games -Schedules -Announcements -Coaches -Athletic Director -Game Results -Expectations of Participants, Coaches, & Spectators -Practice & Game Absences
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Middle Level Intramurals (Activities) Philosophy:
The goal of activities is to provide a supportive environment for students to enhance academic pursuits and to achieve goals pertaining to increased success, social development, physical development, cooperation, positive self-concept, and personal worth and integrity. Further, activities should enable students to explore interest areas, develop new interests, and apply new knowledge through participation in individual and group activities. The intent of activities is for students to gain a sense of pride in accomplishments, to maintain the proper perspective of losing and winning, and to do one's best at whatever that level may be.
Approved by Activities Council January 8th, 1992
Pound offers the following sports for athletes to participate in intramurals....
FALL SPORTS beginning the 1st week of September include:
-7th & 8th grade Cross Country
-7th grade Soccer
-8th grade Soccer
-7th grade Volleyball
-8th grade Volleyball
FALL SPORTS beginning in October include:
-7th grade Girls Basketball
-8th grade Girls Basketball
WINTER SPORTS beginning in January include:
-7th grade Boys Basketball
-8th grade Boys Basketball
WINTER SPORTS beginning in February include:
-7th & 8th grade Wrestling
SPRING SPORTS beginning in March include:
-7th & 8th grade Track
*Please note: 6th graders are not allowed to participate in interscholastic athletic contests due to Nebraska Department of Education Rule 10.
Volleyball and Girls & Boys Basketball have tryouts for 3 different levels of teams. Coaches conduct tryouts and choose teams. Teams are chosen based on skill level and effort. Please don't request teams for transportation purposes or friendships. We are trying to prepare our athletes for high school sports as best as we possibly can. Athletes and parents don't make team requests at the high school level. We have 3 different teams-A, B, & C.
"A" team participants have a higher skill level
"B" team participants have an average skill level
"C" team participants have a beginning skill level
Cross Country, Soccer, Wrestling, & Track do not conduct tryouts for teams. Athletes participate against other athletes at their grade level.
Practices are held after school at Pound from 3:00 to around 4:30. They may end earlier or a little later. However, rides should be arranged for pickup by 4:30 on most days. Rides should pick up athletes out in front of the building. Coaches will handout practice schedules or announce practice schedules. *No practices are conducted on PLC days or Parent Teacher Conference days or days school is not in session. *Also note, Lincoln Public Schools has a closed practice policy.
Volleyball: Practices will begin Tuesday Sept. 2nd from 3:10-4:30.
7th grade: TBD
Mon.=A & B teams
Tues.=B & C teams
Cross Country: Practices will begin Tuesday Sept. 2nd from 3:10-4:30. Cross Country runners go to practice everyday.
Soccer: Practices will begin Tuesday Sept. 2nd from 3:10-4:30. Exact schedule will be determined after we know how many athletes are out for soccer.
7th grade & 8th grade
WRESTLING 7TH & 8TH
TRACK 7TH & 8TH
Everyday-Long Distance (800 & 1600)
Wednesday- Everyone for conditioning
Sprints- 100, 200, 400, 4x1, 4x4
Field- Long Jump, Hugh Jump, Shot Put, Hurdles
All games are held on Saturday mornings.
Uniforms are provided by each school.
Transportation to and from games is the responsibility of the athlete.
Cross Countrymeets are held at Roper Park and Pioneers Park. Runners run the short course in weeks 1 and 2 (2,400 meters) and the long course in weeks 3 & 4 (3,350 meters). Week 1, 2, & 3 races are run at Roper Park. Week 4's race is at Pioneers Park.
Race time is 8:30 for 7th & 8th grade girls which run together. The 7th & 8th grade boys race will follow the completion of the girl's race.
Volleyball games are held at the various middle schools. Team A games are at 8:30; Team B games are at 9:30; and Team C games are at 10:30.
Soccer games are held at the various middle schools.
Girls Basketball games are held at the various middle schools. Team A games are at 8:30; Team B games are at 9:30; and Team C games are at 10:30.
Boys Basketball games are held at the various middle schools. Team A games are at 8:30; Team B games are at 9:30; and Team C games are at 10:30.
Wrestling matches are held at Lux or Park Middle Schools. Matches will begin at 8:30.
Track meets are held at the various high schools. High Jump begins at 8:00. Long Jump and Shot Put begins at 8:30. Running events begin at 9:30.
*For game cancellations listen to am radio stations 1240 or 1400 beginning around 7:00am the day of the game.
Saturday Sept. 13=At Roper Park
Saturday Sept. 20=At Roper Park
Saturday Sept. 27=At Roper Park
Saturday Oct. 4=At Pioneers Park
Saturday Sept. 13=Lefler @ Pound
Saturday Sept. 20=Lux @ Pound
Saturday Sept. 27=Pound @ Mickle
Saturday Oct. 4=Pound @ Park
Boys Basketball-7th & 8th
Wrestling-7th & 8th (all meets begin at 8:30)
Track: 7th & 8th
Track Meet Schedule for Saturday Mornings:
*High Jump begins at 8:00
*Long Jump and Shot Put begin at 8:15ish
*Running Events will start at 9:30 am.---------------
*Order of Grades: 7th Boys; 8th Boys; 7th Girls;8th Girls
*Order of Running Events: 1600 Run 75 hurdles 100 Dash 400 Dash 200 Dash 800 Run 400 Relay 1600 Relay
Sign up for fall sports: Soccer, Volleyball and Cross Country is Mon. 8/25 in the cafeteria right after school.
7TH & 8TH GRADE VOLLEYBALL TRYOUTS ARE WED. 8/27 AND THURS. 8/28. TRYOUTS ARE FROM 3:10-4:30. EXPECT TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS OF TRYOUTS.
*This year 2 of our coaches are staff members at Pound. So we have 2 staff members, one parent as a coach, the rest of the coaches are college students. The staff members coaching can be reached by calling the school or their school email. Since the other coaches are not staff members,it is up to them how they would like to be contacted, ie. phone calls, email, etc. All coaches can be contacted by leaving a message with the office. Office staff will get the messages to the coaches and they will answer messages as soon as possible.
Cross Country: Nelson Petersen (parent of former Pound student); Chris Kenney (6th grade teacher.
7th grade=Coach Drew Beyer (college student)
8th grade=Coach Sheena Rancourt (LACCA teacher at Pound)
7th & 8th grade=Cole Genrich (College Student
7th grade=Coach Chris Kenny (6th grade teacher)
8th grade=Coach Drew Beyer (college student)
Coach Cole Genrich (college student)
7th grade=Coach Chris Kenny (6th grade teacher)
8th grade=Coach Drew Beyer (student)
Coach Kellon Johnson (UNL student)
Name & Contact Info
Chris Kenny-staff member at Pound (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Christina Kubicek-staff member at Pound (email@example.com)
Cole Batenhorst-college student (leave a message at Pound in coaches mailbox)
Amy Baumert-college student (leave a message at Pound in coaches mailbox)
Kellon Johnson-college student (leave a message at Pound in coaches mailbox)
Connor Shields-college student (leave a message at Pound in coaches mailbox)
Nelsen Petersen-parent (leave a message at Pound in coaches mailbox)
Brad Siedel is the AD at Pound. He can be reached by phone at 402-436-1217 and leaving a message with the office staff or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brad is also a 6th grade math teacher at Pound.
Expectations of Participants, Coaches, & Spectators:
*Parents are reminded that Saturday morning activities are open only to those students who are participating in the activity.
*Family members are encouraged to attend these events to support students who are involved.
*Due to space limitations, non-participating students are not welcome to attend events at their home school or at other Lincoln Public Middle Schools.
*Food & Beverages are not allowed in the gyms.
*Exhibit only positive verbal and non-verbal gestures toward the activity.
*Refrain from using abusive or inappropriate language.
*Demostrate an accceptance of all participants regardless of skill level.
*Maintain a proper perspective of losing and winning.
*Model appropriate behavior toward game officials.
*Encourage behaviors that bring credit to you, your child, your community and your school.
*Let the athletes play.
*Let the coaches coach.
*All school rules still apply.
Practice & Game Absences:
Pound has a one unexcused absence policy. A note or message left in the office for coaches is required for all practice/game absences. After one unexcused absence, the next unexcused absence will result in the athlete being removed from the team for the remainder of the season. Of course school comes first. If teachers request athletes stay after school, that is a priority over any practice. Students must get a pass from the teacher to avoid an unexcused absence. Also, participating in other after school activities is encouraged. Practices missed due to attending these events will also require a teacher pass or note. Athletes that miss practices may have their game time reduced. This decision is on a case-by-case basis determined by the coaches.