Summer Strength and Conditioning
More information is available on the strength and conditioning website.
The 2020-21 school year brings lots of new challenges and a break from the "normal" way we prepare for athletics. The biggest change is that the UIL has suspended new physicals for some of the athletes for one year. The following athletes will need NEW physicals:
- Incoming 7th graders
- Students who did NOT participate in athletics for the 2019-20 school year
- Athletes with medical conditions which they are under a doctor's care (These will be identified through the digital medical history by the high school athletic training staff and a parent will be notified)
- For more information go to the EMS ISD Online Athletics Registration page.
Rank One Online Paperwork
Parents, the Rank One Online Paperwork is very important. This paperwork needs to be completed online in order for your child to participate in any athletic sports program. There are three documents that need to be completed are the Medical History Form, Sports Participation Packet and the Emergency Card. Please see attachment of Rank One Instructions. It is recommended to complete the Rank One Online Paperwork by the parent meeting date.
Your child must purchase an athletic uniform. The athletic uniform consists of 1 shirt and 1 short. The cost for the athletic uniform is $30.00. It is recommended to purchase two sets of athletic uniforms. Athletic uniforms will be sold at the parent meeting and throughout the school year at the school. Purchase can be made with cash or check. If purchasing with a check, please make the check out to Ed Willkie Middle School. Please provide student’s name in memo section as well as date of birth and driver’s license number.
Equipment Fees & Game Day Dress Code
EMS and EWMS Athletic Handbooks (Agreement) – The EMS ISD athletic handbook is online and the EWMS handbook will be available at parent meetings. Agreement Forms for both will also be available at meetings.
Information regarding our parent meeting will be sent out as soon as decisions are made for how we return to school.
PLEASE NOTE THAT FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT WILL BE ISSUED OUT TO ONLY PLAYERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED ALL OF THE PAPERWORK:
- Medical History
- Rank One Online Paperwork
- Equipment Fee Agreement
- EMSISD Athletic Handbook Agreement
- Ed Willkie Athletic Handbook Agreement
At Ed Willkie Middle School, we offer the following sports:
- Cross Country
We recommend that your child participates in as many sports as possible.
All sports have a try-out procedure (except for football). That means that your child must try-out to make a team in that sport. As stated before, the exception is football. There are no cuts in football. Your child will be on a football team if he tries out for the football team.
If your child participates in football, volleyball, or basketball, then he/she needs to be enrolled in the athletic class.
Cross Country and Track
Cross-country and track are sports that are either before school or after school. Your child does not have to be in the athletic class to participate in these two sports, but we do highly recommend that your child be in the athletic class to improve their chances to make the team and to try-out for other sports while in athletics.
Soccer and Tennis
Soccer and tennis have their own athletic period. If your child is solely going to play either soccer or tennis, then they should be in one of these classes. However, if your child is planning to try out for other sports like football, volleyball, basketball, then we highly recommend that your child be enrolled in the athletic class.
Golf and Gymnastics
Golf and gymnastics are unique sports for your child to try-out and participate. Both sports are done at Chisholm Trail High School. High school coaches will coach your child at the high school. You must take your child to CTHS and a bus will bring them back to Ed Willkie. If you have a child participating in golf, they must have your own set of golf clubs. In addition, your child will not be able to participate in our athletic class if he/she is in golf or gymnastics.