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 the end of March at the earliest.***
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. 
Prince William County Public Schools is continuously evaluating the middle school athletics program for the 2020-21 school year. The potential start date for all middle school athletics has been postponed until the end March at the earliest. Additional information will be provided as updates are available. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school's athletic coordinator or the Supervisor of Student Activities, Kelly Gardner, at 703-791-7353. 

**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