•  Downingtown Middle School Athletic Page  

    Dr. Ryan Farrell
    Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director
    Phone:610-518-0685

    SPRING 2021 SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENT:

    Dear DMS and LMS Families,

     

    Downingtown Middle School and Lionville Middle School would like to provide an update in regards to our spring athletic programs.  

     

    Both middle schools will begin official spring tryouts/practices on Tuesday April 6th ; all practices, training, and competitions will be strictly adhering to our DASD Athletics Health and Safety Plan,.  We will not be offering sports physicals at school this year, so please make arrangements with your physician or area medical care facilities to get an updated physical.  We are committed to following the guidance of our local health officials and the most recent recommendations to provide a safe environment for our student-athletes, coaches, and staff.  Please below for important information. 

     

    Tryouts/Practice Schedules

    Coaches will provide specific information regarding tryouts, practice times, and practices procedures.  Please see below for coaching contact information or visit the DMS Athletics Page for a full list of coaches' contact information and Schoology codes. 

     

    DMS Head Coach Contact Information for Spring Sports: 

    Sport

    Head Coach

    Email 

         

    Baseball

    Derek Mastrangelo

     

    derekmastrangelo@dasd.org

    Softball

    Lisa Pershall

     lpershall@dasd.org

    Boys Lacrosse

    TBD/ Asst. David Hughes

     

    Girls Lacrosse

    Stacy Tukloff-Vansant

     svansant@dasd.org

    Track & Field

    Darryl Darlak

     ddarlak@dasd.org

    Sports Physicals and Family ID Registration- Due Friday March 31

    All families must create a Family ID account.  To create an account, please visit the DMS Family ID Page and click on Create Account in the top toolbar (please follow this LINK for instructions on how to create/update your Family ID account)..  If you have already created an account, please log in to your account and follow the prompts to select the appropriate winter sport.  All student-athletes must have a current physical (dated after June 1, 2020) to be eligible to participate.  If you do not have a current physical, you should still attend practices, but you will be unable to participate until you have a current Family ID account and current PIAA CIPPE Section 6 Physical Form uploaded to your account.  When creating a Family ID account, you must use a laptop or desktop computer; you will not be able to complete the registration process on a mobile device.        

     

    Practice Procedures

     

    Mandatory Pre-workout Screening

    Prior to arriving on campus, all student-athletes and coaches must complete the required pre-workout screen before each practice sessionAll student-athletes must contact the head coach to receive the link to the pre-workout screen, prior to attending their first practice.  All pre-workout screening links will be sent from our coaching staff.  For days in which your child is attending in-person instruction, the health screening must be completed prior to your practice time.  

         

    Mask Mandate

    Consistent with the governor's current mask order, masks must be worn at all times by student-athletes, including when involved in rigorous physical activity, transition times, and when entering and leaving the training facility.  Coaches and staff must wear masks at all times.  

     

    Arriving on Campus

    All student-athletes must wear a mask once they arrive on campus.  Please wear your mask and report directly to your team's designated training facility.

     

    What to Bring

    Athletes should bring all personal equipment, water and other hydration options, and be dressed ready to practice upon arrival.  Locker rooms will be available to those students attending in-person instruction to change or store athletic equipment for the day.  Locker rooms and team rooms will not be utilized by teams to store equipment at this time.   

     

    Health and Safety Procedures

    For the health and safety of our entire school community, if you are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, or had close contact with an individual with COVID like symptoms without another diagnosis, you should not attend workouts.  Additionally, if you are not able to pass the pre-workout screen, you should not attend training sessions.  If you have symptoms or have been exposed to a potential or confirmed COVID-19 case, please contact your coach or athletic trainer immediately to allow us to work with our local health department for guidance and next steps.      

     

    Athletic Trainers

    Athletic trainers will be on site.  Due to the recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic, any treatments and evaluations will take place by appointment only.  Athletic trainers will provide injury evaluations, recommendations for treatment, and return to play guidelines.  At this time, injury rehabilitation and other long term care will be subject to the current restrictions and the medical recommendations with regard to COVID-19 protocol.  Any athlete that requires an evaluation by an athletic trainer must wear a mask.  

     

    Activity Fees

    The activity fee portal is currently not open in our payment management system.  Once final rosters are determined, we will send further communication through our coaches to enable families to satisfy this fee.  All activity fees can be paid on Pay Schools; coaches will send an update when activity fees are open.