Benton Middle School

7411 Hoadly Road

Manassas, VA  20112

Phone: 703.791.0727    Fax: 703.791.0859

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT 2020-21

***All Middle School Sports are postponed until December 14, 2020***
This year, 2020/2021, Online Concussion Training is open for 6, 7, & 8th grade students. Face to face Concussion Training Sessions are to be determined, TBD. 
In an effort to ensure the safety of our students and staff, Prince William County Public Schools has postponed middle school interscholastic athletics until December 14, 2020. This aligns with the beginning of the Virginia High School League athletics and will allow us to monitor CDC data as it relates to the Covid-10 pandemic. We are currently working on structuring a condensed athletic schedule and will examine all options to hopefully include all athletic programs we have previously offered. This will create challenges and require flexibility. We are exploring creative solutions to combat the many challenges. The availability of field space, transportation limitations, and scheduling conflicts with officials are a few examples of the challenges we will face. We are confident that as a team of stakeholders, we can all be flexible in our efforts to accomplish the goal of providing our middle schools students the opportunity to safely compete in interscholastic athletics. Please plan on your student’s participation by making sure they have a current physical dated May 1, 2020, or after, complete the online concussion training, and regularly monitor your school’s websites for updates. We hope to see everyone on the courts, fields, and playing surfaces on December 14, 2020. 

**Click here for PWC Middle School Physical Form**


**Click here for online Concussion Training**


Click here to see the  Athletics Web Page and Document Container 

 The Benton Middle School Athletic Department welcomes you!  We look forward to an exciting year of competition as the “Benton Cougars” in our school colors of purple and gold.  Benton Middle School will be competing in the Central Division, to include Beville MS, Hampton MS, Lake Ridge MS and Saunders MS.

 

All Participants MUST have a current Athletic Physical and a Concussion Training Card on file with the athletic department in order to try out for any sport. 

Guidelines for Academic Eligibility:

Middle School students who wish to try out for any athletic team must meet the county guidelines for academic eligibility. 

  • All grade six students are eligible for Season 1 try outs. 
  • All 7th & 8th grade students must meet the county’s academic eligibility standards for Season 1 try outs based on their 4th quarter grades for the 2019-20 school year.
  • All grade levels must meet county requirements to be eligible for try outs for seasons 2, 3 & 4.
  • A student is placed on academic probation and is ineligible for try outs/participation in sports if he/she has received an “F” in two or more subject areas.

Physicals:

  • To be considered as current, Athletic Physicals must be dated May 1 of the current school year to June 30 of the succeeding year. 
  • The 2020-21 REQUIRED Athletic Physical Forms are available in our middle school office and can be downloaded from the PWCS web site.

Concussion Training:

  • Policy 759 Middle school students who are trying out for a sport for their first time in middle school or are new to Prince William County Public Schools must attend a face-to-face concussion training WITH THEIR PARENT/GUARDIAN at one of the county's middle schools.
  • Take note of start times. Plan to arrive early and stay to complete the entire session. Doors will be closed once the training begins.  Late arriving parents and students will not be permitted in the training once it has started.

**Canceled until further notice --Benton Middle School will be hosting Face to Face Concussion Training on the following dates: 


August 20, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.

October 27, 2020 @ 6:30 p.m.

January 12, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.

March 17, 2021 @ 6:30 p.m.

 

Tryout Schedule for 2020-21

*Please refer to our web page as dates may be adjusted due to inclement weather, etc.

Try outs for all sports are limited to three specific days. Participants should attend all three days.  All try outs will be from approximately 3:05 p.m. to 5:05 p.m.  Students must be picked up PROMPTLY (no later than 5:30 p.m.). All Participants MUST have a current Athletic Physical and a Concussion Training Card on file with the athletic department in order to try out for any sport. 

 

SEASON 1

(Sept. - Oct.) 

 

                        Grades 6, 7, 8              Football, Volleyball, Boys Soccer         Tryouts 8/27/20

                        Grades 6, 7, 8             Girls Track    Tryouts 8/28/20*

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SEASON 2    

(Nov. - Dec. - Jan.) 

 

                        Grades 6, 7                  J.V. Basketball (Girls)             Tryouts 11/4/20

                        Grade  8                      Varsity Basketball (Girls)       Tryouts 11/4/20

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SEASON 3

(Jan. - Feb. - Mar.) 

 

          Grades 6, 7                  J.V. Basketball (Boys)           Tryouts 1/19/21

           Grade  8                     Varsity Basketball (Boys)      Tryouts 1/19/21

 

             Grades 6, 7, 8             Wrestling                                 Tryouts 1/19/21

 

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SEASON 4

(Mar. - April - May) 

 

 Grades 6, 7, 8              Baseball                                   Tryouts 3/22/21

Grades 6, 7, 8              Girls Soccer                             Tryouts 3/22/21

 

Grades 6, 7, 8              Softball                                   Tryouts 3/22/21

Grades 6, 7, 8              Boys Track                              Tryouts 3/23/21*

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CHEERLEADING

 (Season September - Mar.) 

 

Girls/Boys:      Grades 6, 7, 8                                      Tryouts TBA