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Welcome to Wake Forest Middle School Athletics

Athletic Participation Information 2022-2023

In order to tryout for a sport at Wake Forest Middle School this year, parents must register and create an account through our new online registration system, DragonFly Max, which is now up and running! There will be NO PAPER documents accepted.
 
All 7th and 8th grade students must have a completed registration prior to trying out for a sport. (WCPSS does not allow 6th graders to try out, but managers may be asked to submit a registration) 
 
Registration will only need to be completed once and athletic participation will only be granted if all eligibility requirements (Academic & Attendance) have been met and an up-to-date physical exam has been uploaded for each student-athlete participating.  A physical exam is valid for 395 days from the date of the exam. If your physical exam expires during the 2022-2023 school year, a new physical exam must be uploaded before expiration to continue to participate. 
 
Parents, when registering, please create the account under your name. Once you have an account, you will be able to add your child(ren). Once you have added in your child(ren), you will see a "To-Do" list icon which will take you to all of the required forms. Your DragonFly Max account will also follow you to any WCPSS school you attend, and save all of your forms!
 
If you have any questions about DragonFly, please email Mrs. Carlyle

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

All 7th and 8th grade students interested in participating in athletics during the 2022-2023 school year should familiarize themselves with the following eligibility requirements and athletic policies. 
 
Listed below are the sports seasons and the athletic programs offered during each season.
 
ALL students who are interested in trying out for a Winter Sports (Cheer, Girls, or Boys Basketball) MUST have all the information uploaded into DragonFly by November 1st.  There are 2 layers of eligibility-
1- See Ms. Carlyle for academic and attendance eligibility,then she will let you know about moving to the next phase. 
 
2- All paperwork can be found here to complete in DragonFly. If a hardship letter is needed, all letters are due no later than Oct 28th.  These letters need to be emailed to Dr. Bradford. Mrs. Carlyle will go into further details with each student who comes to see me. Winter tryout will take place Nov 17th

 

Winter – Basketball, Cheerleading  TRYOUTS Nov 17th

Spring – Boys Soccer, Girls Softball, Girls & Boys Track  TRYOUTS Feb. 27th

All parents/students must create a Dragon Fly Max account and have all necessary forms submitted.

**Each of the following Eligibility Requirements must be met by all 7th and 8th grade prospective athletes.

In order to be eligible for any athletic activity, the athlete:
 

  1. Must meet all eligibility requirements prior to participating in tryouts for any sport.
  2. Must not participate if he/she becomes 15 years of age on or before August 31 of the current school year
  3. Must receive a medical examination once every 395 days by a licensed medical physician, physician’s assistant or family practitioner in the United States.
  4. Must meet promotion requirements to be eligible for fall semester.  The State Board of Education defines promotion as “progressing to the next grade.”  Students retained either by the school or the parents will be ineligible for the fall semester.
  5. 6 Semester Rule – No student may be eligible to participate at the Middle School level for a period lasting longer than 6 consecutive semesters beginning with the students’ first entry into 6th grade.  The principal shall have evidence of the date of each player’s entry into the 7th grade.
  6. Must earn passing grades (D or better) in a minimum of three core courses each semester to be eligible for participation during the succeeding semester. Must have a C or better in Healthful Living.
  7. Must not have more than 14 total absences (85% attendance requirement) in the semester prior to athletic participation.  This is a State Board of Education requirement.   According to Board Policy 6860, students who participate in interscholastic athletics must meet all requirements of the State Board of Education.
  8. Must not participate (practice or play) if ineligible.
  9. Must not participate (practice or play) in any athletic event if suspended or is actively serving in the in-school suspension program for that day or days.
  10. Must be present in school the entire day in order to participate in practices or games.
  11. Must live with a parent or legal custodian within the Wake County Public School System administrative unit.  (Must notify the athletic director if not living with a parent or legal custodian.)
  12. A player must practice a total of six (6) days before playing in a game in all sports except football, where a player must practice nine (9) days.
  13. A player injured requiring medical attention and/or absent due to illness must meet eligibility requirements and must have practiced the required number of days above (# 14). This player may not participate in practice or a contest without a doctor’s note. Students absent from athletic practice 5 or more days due to illness or injury shall receive a medical release by a licensed physician before re-admittance to practice or play.
  14. If school is not in session or school closes early, no practice or game will take place.  There will be no practice on Saturdays (this includes year round schools), holidays, or vacation days.

Wake Forest Middle Athletic Registration


Dragon Fly

DragonFly will be used for students' physicals starting in the 2022-2023 school year.  If you currently have a physical at the school, please make sure it is not expired.  
In order to sign up for an account you will need the following:
  1. Completed Physical Form (the actual form the dr fills out- all the other forms will be completed online)
  2. Insurance Card (Carrier Info, Policy/Group Number)
  3. Primary Care information (address and phone number)
  4. If you already have a student in High School that has an account you will need to add WFMS code FSTNLM
  5. The link:  http://dragonflymax.com/forms/FSTNLM
 
Drgaon Fly Academy- if you need help understanding how to set up an account
 

 


Sport Physicals

All physicals are good for one year.  There are 2 locations to choose from, and this is a walk in, and both places are 10.00, if you cannot get into your dr’s office.

 

OrthoNC

https://orthonc.com/services/sports-physicals

EmergeOrtho:

https://emergeortho.com/triangle-region/

 

Additional Health Insurance:

https://www.wakecountyathletics.com/page/show/1936216-athletic-insurance

 

Athletic Director Contact

Amy

Carlyle

Athletic Director
acarlyle@wcpss.net
(919) 554-8440 ext. 22414

School Information

Wake Forest Middle School
1800 South Main St. 
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Phone: 919-554-8440
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