Please contact Coach Wilkinson at [email protected] for details.
Middle School/Varsity Football Preseason Information
All students trying out for any fall sports team must be registered/enrolled for the new school year before they will be allowed to attend practice (this applies to any sport once the first day of try-outs has begun).
All athletes are required to visit the Family ID Website and fill out the forms online before the first official day of practice (July 23). The physical signed by the doctor can be uploaded to the Family ID website at registration.
The link to the Family ID website can be found on the school’s website under the “Athletics” link.
- Sports Physical Examination from a Doctor (MUST use TAACS form on website! Needs to be uploaded to Family ID website.
$185.00 playing fee for varsity football will be due upon registration at familyid.com.
$145.00 playing fee for middle school football will be due upon registration at familyid.com.
Athletes must have a current physical on file with the athletic office in order to participate in sports at Macon Road. Physicals are good for one year. All athletes must use the TAACS physical forms found on the school’s website.
All athletes must be passing all subjects and maintain a C average overall. For example, an athlete can have all A’s, but if he has one F he will not be eligible to play. Also, if a student is passing all classes but has 3 C’s and 3 D’s he will not be eligible to play because he is not maintaining a C average overall.
If a student is off for grades, he will still be required to attend practices and home games unless instructed differently by his coach. Ineligible players are not allowed to attend away games. Sometimes when an athlete is off for grades, he is required by the coach to not participate in practice. If the coach does not deem it necessary for an ineligible athlete to attend the game competition with the team, the athlete will not be allowed to attend the athletic function.
The football game season begins around mid-August and come to a conclusion in November. The Varsity football team will attend the NACA tournament November 6-9. Cost for this will be around $200.
As you know, the concession stand is a service we try and provide for our fans and visitors. For every time you work concessions your account will be credited $10.00. Thank you for your help in making concessions a success. More information will be sent home if your child makes the team.
Practice will be almost every day. The times for practices may vary.
Try-outs and Playing Time:
Please realize that the players exemplifying the best skills, attitude, and work ethic will be chosen for the team. Players chosen for the team will be given as much playing time as possible; however, these are competitive sports and there is no guarantee to the amount of playing time each athlete will receive.
Macon Road may provide transportation to most weekday games. Transportation back to the pick-up location will also be provided when possible.
Note to Parents:
If an athlete chooses to drive or ride with another person to an athletic event without his parents’ knowledge when the school provides transportation to an athletic event in the Memphis area, the school will not be held accountable or liable for the athlete’s decision. It is normally required or recommended that all athletes ride school transportation to athletic events when provided.
Athletes are expected to abide by the policies in the Athletic Section of the Student Handbook.
Once you have committed to the team, you are expected to complete the season. Students who do not attend practice for any length of time for any excuse other than a medical excuse when present at school will be dismissed from the team. Athletes who do not compete in the final games of the season will be considered dismissed from the team.
We look forward to a great football season. We appreciate your support and dedication to the MRBS athletic program.