Cascade Middle School

Athletics

Collection of athletic equipment

See below for the Bend-La Pine Schools 2020-21 Middle School Athletics Plan.

As we receive updated information from our governing bodies, information pertaining to middle school sports and registration will be posted to this page.

We appreciate your patience.

Important Announcement

Updates regarding 2020-21 sports seasons will be posted here once they are available. Below is the most recent communication dated January 2021.


Bend-La Pine Schools 2020-2021 Middle School Athletics Plan

The Oregon State Athletic Association (OSAA) updated and released a plan for high school athletics & activities for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. With COVID-19 presenting many challenges Bend-La Pine Schools remain committed to providing access and opportunity for all student athletes in middle school sports. While our middle schools continue in distance learning we have been discussing changes to the athletic calendars moving forward in the 2020-21 academic year.

BLP middle school seasons largely follow our high school seasons, but athletic directors have made a few adjustments to the middle school timelines and offerings. With the OSAA adjusting all seasons into shortened time frames at various times of the year our regular middle school athletic seasons have adjusted as well. We understand there will be challenges along the way and with moving the seasons we are hoping to provide access for our students to their desired programs.

With the approval of our superintendent's team, school board, principals and athletic directors Bend-La Pine middle schools will follow the below calendar for the 2020-21 academic/athletics year.

Middle School season 2: February 22 - April 2

  • Track & Field
  • Additional BPRD Basketball camps

Middle School season 3: April 5 - May 7

  • Football
  • Cross Country

Middle School season 4: May 10 - June 11

  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
COVID guidelines will continue to present many challenges with some sport offerings. Our ability to offer: transportation, large team sizes, large event sizes, etc. will be affected. We very well could be forced into competitions that will be held completely within our school district with limited or no crowds. The ever changing landscape of academics and athletics in our state and district will continue to evolve as guidance around these issues are updated. With the safety of our athletes, coaches, and families being our number one priority, we will continue to adjust accordingly to guidance around the logistical concerns we will be facing.


2020-2021 Cascade Track & Field Information

The Bend-La Pine Middle School Athletic Directors have met a number of times regarding what the 2021 middle school track and field programs will look like this year. With guidance from the Bend-La Pine District Office and guidelines given to us by the State of Oregon, below is what the 2021 middle school track and field will look like.

#1 Goal - Be Safe & Have Fun!

Season Design:

  • The season will look a lot different than a normal year.
  • Athletes will practice with their cohorts on the days they are in school:
    • Monday/Thursday school cohorts will practice after school from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    • Tuesday/Friday school cohorts will practice after school from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
    • No practice on Wednesday's
  • The season will be more a camp style setting. Daily practice will be organized with social distancing and all safety precautions a top priority.
  • Coaches will teach each athlete the events they are interested in, prepare each athlete for next year, give athletes social time with their peers, and most importantly have fun!

Track Calendar:

  • February 22 - 26: Practice
  • March 1 - 5: Practice
  • March 8 - 12: Practice
  • March 15 - 19: Virtual Track Meet
  • March 22 - 16: Spring Break
  • March 29 - April 2: Virtual Track Meet

Upcoming Important Dates:

  • Sign-ups for Track & Field will run from Monday, January 25 through Wednesday, February 18.
  • Season will start Monday, February 22 and will run through Friday, April 2.

Participation Requirements:

  • All athletes will need to register online with FamilyID for their home school.
  • All athletes will need to have an updated physical on file with their home school. All 6th graders need an updated physical. All 7th graders need an updated physical with a date after May 2020. 8th graders only need a physical if they did not get one during their 7th grade year. Please contact your home school if you have questions about physicals.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is a virtual track meet? Cascade will be matched with 1-2 middle schools in the district for 1 week. During the athletes 2 days at practice, coaches will time and mark the athletes in 3 events of their choosing just like a real meet. Coaches will place the results on Athletic.Net. The results will be compared to the team we are competing against and the rest of the district.
  2. Dressing Down? Athletes will not be using the locker room to dress down. Athletes will not have access to the locker rooms like usual. Athletes need to take everything with them to the track. We will social-distance and limit the number of athletes in the bathrooms. Athletes will need to report to the track right after school.
  3. Practice will be similar than a normal year. Coaches will do their normal instructions. Coaches will set up their practice with all social distances and guidelines a top priority.
  4. Masks are required. We will have designated areas where athletes will be able to take off their masks if needed. Our workouts will be designed knowing kids are wearing masks.
  5. Weather: This is the first-time middle school has had track in February and March. Being prepared by bringing proper clothing to EVERY practice. Plan for cold and have many layers available.
  6. Pick-Up Time: Please be at the school on time for pick-up. Pick-up is at 5:30. Please do not get out of your car, as the students will be released to you in the front parking lot when practice is over.



Welcome to Cascade Athletics!

Students will find a connection to athletic activities in which they can participate and find enjoyment during their middle school years. We encourage parents to actively support their children in both their academic and athletic pursuits.

Registration

The following steps must be completed before your athlete will be eligible to participate in practices and events for the 2020-21 school year.

1. Register online through FamilyID - Please complete this step FIRST so your athlete is on the roster. FamilyID is a secure, user-friendly online registration platform that allows parents to enter information once for multiple family members and athletic teams.

2. Make sure the main office has a current sports physical on file.

All athletes need a current sports physical on file before the first day of practice.
    • OSAA Sports Physical Form - English / Spanish (Part 1 is to be completed by the guardian and Part 2 is to be completed by a Medical Provider)
      • 6th and 7th graders - sports physical must be dated May 1, 2020 or later
      • 8th graders - sports physical must be dated May 1, 2019 or later

Sports physicals are required for all 6th grade students competing in Bend-La Pine Schools athletics. Please note that Bend Park & Recreation District (BPRD) may have different requirements. Students who continue to participate in extracurricular sports after 6th grade must complete a physical exam in grades 7, 9, and 11, or if this is their first time participating with a Bend-La Pine Schools team. All physicals must be completed prior to the first day of practice, but not before May 1st of the summer prior to the start of the current academic year.

    • Need a Physical? Click here for medical providers in the community.


    3. Parent & Student Signed Waiver of Liability/ Participation Agreement - English / Spanish


There are no sport fees for the 20-21 spring sport season.


Contact the coach directly if you have specific questions related to your athlete and the sport. Contact info is provided in the table below.



Winter Sports Coach Phone, Email, Schedule
Wrestling Head Coach: Mr. Collins

Spring Sports Coach Phone, Email, Schedule
Track Head Coach: Mr. Lizza - Boys
Head Coach: Ms. Boon - Girls


Fall Sports Coach Phone, Email, Schedule
Cross Country (6th, 7th & 8th)

Head Coach: Ms. Morris
Asst. Coach: Ms. Boon
Website


Football — 7th Grade

Head Coach: Mr. Broaddus
Asst. Coach: Mr. Lyons



Football — 8th Grade

Head Coach: Mr. Collins

Volleyball — 7th Grade
Head Coach: Ms. Lyons

Volleyball — 8th Grade

Head Coach: Ms. Thomas

Other Sports

Other sports not available as a school sport at Cascade Middle School (such as 6th grade football, 6th grade volleyball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse, softball, baseball and tennis are offered through Bend Park and Recreation District (BPRD) or other club organizations.

Middle School Athletic Philosophy

We believe that athletic participation provides a unique opportunity to fulfill the personal, social and physical needs common to middle school youth. Participation in appropriate competitive athletics increases an individuals’ sense of personal worth, self-discipline, respect and fair play, which can carry over into daily problem solving through life.

Coaches, teachers and parents have a shared responsibility to help guide, nurture and support youth in developing the confidence, skills and attitudes that will enable them to make good choices on and off the playing fields.

Through dedication, effort and practice, our youth will develop athletic skills determination and attitudes that will contribute to personal success as well as team goals. Our goal is to develop lifelong learners who enjoy and participate in a variety of healthful activities.

Central Oregon Middle School Athletic Policies

Bend-La Pine Schools' middle schools compete with other middle schools in the Central Oregon areas. All Central Oregon middle schools use the guidelines outlined by the C.O. Middle School Standard Operating Procedures for Athletics. These procedures are available in the counseling office.

Code of Conduct

Any student who participates in school-sponsored athletics or activities must agree to abide by the School District Board Policies, Administrative Rules, Code of Conduct, building rules, and team participation/training contracts. All students who participate in athletics and extracurricular activities are expected to be positive role models for other students and members of the community. Students should demonstrate good conduct at school and in the community at all times.
  • Bend-La Pine Schools require students to attend school ALL day on the day of an athletic event (excluding an absence due to a doctor or dentist appointment) or they will not be allowed to participate. Athletes are also expected to be in school on time the day following an athletic event.
  • Violations of school rules and or behavior issues may result in the temporary or permanent suspension from the athletic team.



Contacts

Athletic Director:
Mr. Collins
541-355-7048

Athletic Secretary:
541-355-7004