Welcome to Athletics
Middle School Track for both boys and girls will begin on Monday, September 28th. In order to participate, you will need to complete the athletic eligibility packet which can be found just to the right of this message. You will turn the packet in to one of the coaches once complete. Please contact either Coach Missy Landmesser or Coach Mike Drake if you have questions.
COVID-19 POLICIES FOR ATHLETIC EVENT SPECTATORS - WEST SHORE HOME GAMES/MEETS/MATCHES
Due to COVID-19, Brevard Public Schools has released guidelines for all schools to follow regarding spectators:
- Spectators are required to wear face coverings when social distancing between other family groups cannot be maintained. They should always practice physical distancing with those outside of their direct family parties.
- Spectators are restricted from direct competition areas and from visiting with student-athletes and personnel before, during, and after events. They will not congregate in walkways, hallways, common traffic areas, or gymnasiums.
- Also, we can only allow 25% of a facilities capacity. Athletes, coaches, scorekeepers, referees, and other staff are included in the 25% limit.
Here is how these guidelines affect each of our fall sports HOME contests. Away competitions have different capacities. It is up to the schools we are visiting to determine their standards:
We can only allow parents and siblings of West Shore and visiting school players to attend games in order to maintain the 25% guideline. Unfortunately, extended family, friends, and students will not be allowed to attend.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow any spectators on the pool deck. Between the swimmers, coaches, timers, scorekeepers, and other staff, we are at the 25% limit. Spectators are able to sit/stand outside of the pool fence.
Policies for spectators will be up to the Viera East Golf Course, the bowling alley, and the visiting school. If spectators are allowed, they will need to wear masks and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from the athletes, coaches, and any other people on the course/alley.
All High School Sports tryouts (including dance and cheer) can be found by clicking on the link to the right. The district has not made a decision about Middle School Basketball at this point. If you would like information concerning a specific sport, please contact the head coach of that sport. A list of all of our head coach's contact info can be found by clicking the link to the right titled "Head Coach Contact List".
Also, due to COVID-19, if you are planning to tryout for Volleyball, Swimming, Golf, Cross Country, or Bowling, YOU NEED TO GET YOUR ELIGIBILITY PAPERWORK TO THE COACH OF THE SPORT YOU ARE TRYING OUT FOR BY THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH. Coaches need to know how many athletes will be at tryouts, so they can create a plan for social distancing. Thank you!
Brevard County School Board passes policy requiring heart-screenings for student-athletes
The School Board of Brevard County has passed a policy that makes electrocardiogram (ECG) tests mandatory for all student athletes.
Electrocardiograms help identify athletes who may be at risk for sudden death from loss of heart function. An ECG may also assist with diagnosing several different heart conditions that put athletes at risk.
To make testing accessible to more students, BPS has partnered with Who We Play For (WWPF), a nonprofit organization committed to protecting student athletes through heart screenings. It also published lists of doctors and urgent-care centers that provide ECG testing.
ECG Testing is now required for all sports. BPS has added an ECG-related form to all 2020-2021 athletic packets. All student-athletes in grades 7-12, who plan on participating in sports, will need a completed ECG form. The ECG form requires students and their parents to take one of the following options:
- Record that testing has been done in the past and is on file at West Shore;
- Give WWPF consent to administer an ECG at one of numerous school-based screening events;
- Record that testing has been done by a private health provider;
- Acknowledge the risks from sudden cardiac arrest and not being tested, but opt out of testing for personal reasons.
Students who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch at schools are eligible for free screenings through Who We Play For.
If a students’ test results – sent directly to parents, not BPS – indicates they need “follow-up” or have a “high risk” designation, they will not be allowed to participate in athletics until they obtain medical releases indicating that they met with a doctor and have been cleared participate in athletics.
If parents/guardians have a previously completed ECG or would like their child to have an ECG completed by their personal physician, documentation should be included as part of the required physical forms. If an ECG has been performed by Who We Play For, a copy of the email from WWPF confirming the test will need to be submited with the rest of the eligibility packet.
Parents can find a listing of upcoming dates and locations for ECG screenings by visiting WWPF’s website at: https://www.whoweplayfor.org/screening
The following is a public service announcement created by the athletes from the Cape Coast Conference. The student athletes in the Cape Coast Conference pride themselves on sportsmanship and fair play. What athletes and spectators do and say during sports events is a reflection on your team, school, community, and most importantly yourself. Good Luck and enjoy the event.
All High School sports tryouts (including dance and cheer) can be found by clicking on the link. The district has not made a decision about Middle School Basketball at this point. If you would like information concerning a specific sport, please contact the head coach of that sport. A list of all of our head coach's contact info can be found by clicking the link below titled "Head Coach Contact List". Thank you!