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Sports Offered
  • Fall - Cross Country, Football, Volleyball
  • Winter - Basketball (October = Boys, January = Girls), Cheerleading (During Boys Season)
  • Spring - Baseball, Softball, Track & Field 
Athletics Timeline & Registration Deadlines (Click Here for Schedule Information) 
  • Football, Cross Country, Volleyball - First Practice Monday August 20 
  • Boys' Basketball & Cheerleading - First Practice Monday October 22 
  • Girls' Basketball - First Practice Wednesday January 7
  • Baseball, Softball, Track & Field - First Practice Monday April 1
How to Register for Junior High Sports

Step 1 – Have a Student Athlete Physical Exam completed and the MHSAA physical form filled out. Physical must be completed after April 15 of the previous year to be valid. This is an MHSAA rule and once on file is good for the entire school year.

Step 2 – Complete the GTA Athletic Pledge. A new Athletic Pledge is required for each season and asks students and parents to commit to the expectations of being an athlete and supporter.

Step 3 – Fill out the top half and backside of the Athletic Ticket. The top half is used to enter numbers into the Remind text service and the backside is used by the coach in case of an emergency throughout the season.

Step 4 – Bring the completed Physical Form, Athletic Pledge, Athletic Ticket and Athletic Fee $75(JH) $100(HS) to the Athletic Office before the season begins. Students can bring the three required pieces at any time throughout the day to finish up the registration process.

Step 5 - The Athletic Office will process the three pieces of required paperwork, check eligibility for the athlete, load cell phone numbers into the remind service and determine any transfer student issues. The Athletic Office will give the Athletic Ticket to the student to take home.

Step 6 – Student brings the Athletic Ticket to the first day of practice and gives it to coach to begin the season. This completes the registration process and athletes are ready to start the season!