• Athletic Updates

    Dear Thompson School District Families:

     We are reaching out today to provide you with information regarding
    TSD's middle school athletics schedule. Through work with CDPHE,
    Larmier County, and CHSAA we are excited to have an approved variance
    for girls' basketball and wrestling starting on Monday, 1/18.

    The above message is what the district wanted sent out regarding
    middle school athletics, and then schools are to add school specific
    things below it. SOOOOO, here is what you need to know about Turner
    athletics! I will go sport specific about what you need to know
    regarding practice times, game schedules, etc. so you can skip to the
    section that is most pertinent to you and your child! All of this is
    subject to change, if Larimer drops below Orange again!

    Girls Basketball:
    -We will start on 1/19 at TMS. The variance is for the 18th, but that
    is a holiday, so we are going on the 19th
    - We are allowed to have NO MORE than 12 students on each team (6th,
    7th and 8th).
    -There will NOT be an intramural program this year. We couldn't make
    it work as a district with gym space, cleaning requirements, and
    coaching requirements. However, in the past we may have kept only 7-10
    kids on a team sometimes. This year we will keep as many as we are
    allowed to (12 per grade) to keep as many kids playing as possible
    - Practice times! For tryout week, if we get more than 12 kids trying
    out at any given grade level, we will have to split tryouts into
    different time slots. This is why it's IMPERATIVE you get your
    paperwork in now. If you turn in paperwork the day of tryouts, your
    child might not get to try out because there may not be space for your
    child in the gym. Athletic packets and COVID waivers are on the TMS
    athletics website. They NEED to be turned in before the first day of
    tryouts (1/19). After tryouts, if your child was one of the final 12,
    we will practice after school daily from 4:30-6:00 PM (all 3 grades).
    - Practice locations: we are allowed to drop the curtain, and that
    counts as a separate gym. HOWEVER, we need all kids to enter and exit
    from different doors so that they aren't mixing cohorts. I will send
    out a map next week of which doors your child should enter and exit
    from practice every day
    -Masks: Masks will need to be worn AT ALL TIMES by players and
    coaches. We are STRONGLY encouraging bringing water bottles WITH
    straws so that they can put the straw under the mask. Because
    otherwise, they need to leave the gym to even take a drink.
    - Spectators: Larimer county has not allowed ANY spectators, so we
    will not have any spectators at home games. HOWEVER, Weld county HAS
    approved 2 spectators per player. 2 schools in our league (Windsor and
    Severance) are in Weld County, so if your child's team has an away
    game at one of those schools, we will be giving each player 2 tickets
    to give to anyone in their family they would like to attend. Because
    we will not be allowed to have spectators, we are working with the
    district on how to put the games on Facebook live so that you can
    watch.
    -Transportation: there will be NO transportation provided for any
    games this year because of the protocols drivers are needing to use to
    clean their busses after and in between routes. If your child is the
    first game playing, you will be expected to get your child to the game
    location by 4:15 PM. if your game is the second game, you will be
    expected to get your child to the game location by 6:00. You will have
    to wait in your car until you are signaled by your coach or athletic
    director that your child can come in.
    -Gym cleaning: there will be 30 minutes in between games (from the
    moment there are no people in the gym) set aside to clean the gym
    between games. This means when your game is finished, your child needs
    to leave as soon as possible so we can get the next game going.
    -6th grade games: Some of these games may be at a location of a team
    that isn't your opponent (example: Turner vs. Bill Reed @ Walt Clark).
    This is because as a league, we had to consolidate locations to try
    and get refs at every game. So double check the location of EVERY game
    to get your student to the right location.

    Wrestling:
    -We will start on 1/19 at TMS. The variance is for the 18th, but that
    is a holiday, so we are going on the 19th
    - We are allowed to have NO MORE than 25 students on the mat at any time.
    - Practice times! For tryout week, if we get more than 25 kids trying
    out at any given grade level, we will have to split tryouts into
    different time slots. This is why it's IMPERATIVE you get your
    paperwork in now. If you turn in paperwork the day of tryouts, your
    child might not get to try out because there may not be space for your
    child in the gym. Athletic packets and COVID waivers are on the TMS
    athletics website. They NEED to be turned in before the first day of
    tryouts (1/19). After tryouts, if your child was one of the final 25,
    we will practice after school daily from 4:30-6:00 PM (all 3 grades).
    - Practice locations: we are allowed to drop the curtain, and that
    counts as a separate gym. HOWEVER, we need all kids to enter and exit
    from different doors so that they aren't mixing cohorts. I will send
    out a map next week of which doors your child should enter and exit
    from practice every day
    -Masks: Masks will need to be worn AT ALL TIMES by players and
    coaches. The ONLY exception is during 1 on 1 grappling. We are
    STRONGLY encouraging bringing water bottles WITH straws so that they
    can put the straw under the mask. Because otherwise, they need to
    leave the gym to even take a drink.
    - Spectators: Larimer county has not allowed ANY spectators, so we
    will not have any spectators at home games. HOWEVER, Weld county HAS
    approved 2 spectators per player. 2 schools in our league (Windsor and
    Severance) are in Weld County, so if your child's team has an away
    game at one of those schools, we will be giving each player 2 tickets
    to give to anyone in their family they would like to attend. Because
    we will not be allowed to have spectators, we are working with the
    district on how to put the games on Facebook live so that you can
    watch.
    -Shifts: we will be hosting meets in 2 separate "shifts." First shift
    will be lightweights, and second will be heavyweights. This is because
    we can only have 25 total at the mat. So when we are hosting a
    different school, that means we can only have 12 of our kids by the
    mat at any given time.
    -Transportation: there will be NO transportation provided for any
    games this year because of the protocols drivers are needing to use to
    clean their busses after and in between routes. If your child is the
    lightweight class, you will be expected to get your child to the game
    location by 4:15 PM. if your child is in the heavyweight class, you
    will be expected to get your child to the game location by 6:00. You
    will have to wait in your car until you are signaled by your coach or
    athletic director that your child can come in.
    -Gym cleaning: there will be 30 minutes in between shifts (from the
    moment there are no people in the gym) set aside to clean the gym
    between shifts. This means when your shift is finished, your child
    needs to leave as soon as possible so we can get the next shift going.
    -JV matches: all students will not be allowed to wrestle more than 3
    times per dual. So if your child is a JV wrestler, or if the other
    school has a JV wrestler, your Varsity student may wrestle them to get
    more practice.

    Boys Basketball:
    -See all girls basketball rules.
    -No official start date yet. Planning for late Feb. Stay tuned when
    official start date is announced. Get paperwork turned in Feb. 1

    Girls Volleyball:
    -Planning on Late March Start. Stay tuned for official start date. Get
    paperwork in by Mar. 1

    Boys and Girls Swimming:
    -Planning on Late March Start. Stay tuned for official start date. Get
    paperwork in by Mar. 1

    Boys and Girls Track:
    Planning on a Late April Start. Stay tuned for official start date.
    Get paperwork in by April 1.

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