Skip to main content

High Desert Middle School

Welcome to High Desert Athletics!

HDMS Parent Guide: Coach Communication and Sportsmanship

High Desert Middle School Athletics will open Fall Athletic Registration July 29th till September 9th.

Fall Athletics include 7th and 8th Grade Football, 7th and 8th Grade Volleyball, and all grades for Cross Country.




Paying for Sports

Cost is $40 per sport. Payments can be made through Touchbase once in touchbase click the Pay-To-Play tab then select the sport you are interested in. Scholarship forms are available in the Athletic Office and Accounting Office.***YOU MUST CLICK PAY-TO-PLAY THEN SELECT THE SPORT***

Sport Registration Instructions

The following steps must be completed before your athlete will be eligible to participate in practices and events for the 2023-24 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. Please be aware that you cannot sign up through your phone or tablet, you must be on a desktop or laptop to register through FamilyID.

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


    • 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)

Students participating in extracurricular sports must have a current sports physical on file in the Athletics Office. Sports physicals expire 2 years from exam date and need to be renewed on a 2-year cycle to remain current. We encourage renewal between school years to avoid expiration during your sport season. ALL PHYSICALS MUST BE ON THE OSAA SPORTS PHYSICAL FORMS, or we can NOT accept it.

Please note that Bend Park & Recreation District (BPRD) may have different requirements.

3. Pay to Pay-To-Play Fee. The Pay-To-Play for the 2023-2024 school year is $40.00 each sport season. Please pay through the TouchBase program link located on the FamilyID registration page.


As a member of the Oregon School Activities Association, we remain committed to providing a positive environment for students, coaches, officials, and spectators. Athletics are a part of the educational experience that emphasizes fairness, respect, ethics, and good citizenship. As you support Cascade Athletics, please keep in mind that educationally-based high school athletics are friendly competitions grounded in sportsmanship and fair play. Positive comments, encouragement, and cheering for our teams are great ways to show support. Negative comments, taunting, berating, and booing opponents, coaches, and officials will not be tolerated as this will challenge the values we seek to teach our youth.

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.


We look to our opponents, officials, and stakeholders as complements to how hard we play, the way we go about our business, and how we conduct ourselves. Entering the field of play, during the course of competition, and how we leave the game, will define our respect of the sport, the opposing school, officials, our community, and ourselves. Demonstrating sportsmanship at the highest level is of the utmost importance. We have been given an amazing opportunity in athletics to represent ourselves, families, school, and community. We will remain committed to keeping this in mind while we grow together.

Other Sports

Other sports not available as a school sport at High Desert 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.

Incoming 6th Grade High Desert Student-Athletes

High Desert Athletics provides Cross Country, Wrestling, and Track and Field for all sixth grade students. Football and Girls Volleyball are only offered to 7th and 8th grade students in the Bend-La Pine School District.

6th Grade Sports such as football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis are also offered through Bend Parks & Recreation District or the various club programs in the Central Oregon Area.

If you have any further questions regarding athletics at High Desert Middle School please call 541-355-7203. 6th Grade Sports such as football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, lacrosse and tennis are also offered through Bend Parks & Recreation District.

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.

Eligibility and 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 regulations. All students who participate in athletics and extracurricular activities are expected to be positive role models for other students and members of the community at all times. This signed contract shall be in effect at all times during the contract period. “At all times" means 24 hours a day, every day of the week whether at school or away from school.

  • 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.

Email Us

If you are attempting to contact the coach of a team, or have a question for the Athletics office, please complete the below form. Your email will be forwarded to the correct contact person.

(Form is not to be used to report absences or request transcripts.)
Captcha Code

Contact Us

Athletic Director:
Mr. Lackey

Athletic Secretary:
Ms. Munch

HDM Athletics




  • Track and Field (6th, 7th, & 8th)

Other Sports