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MANDATORY CODE OF CONDUCT MEETING will be held on August 12 for all student athletes and at least one parent/guardian must attend. Meeting will be held at Lincoln High School Auditorium from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. For more information, contact Tom Martin, Gahanna Middle Schools Athletic Director.

Check out this information regarding free OhioHealth Sports Medicine physicals.


Fall Sports Photos will be on August 26th, after school. Student athletes will receive the sports photo ordering form from their coaches.

GMSW Cross Country
Coach Kevin James
Coach James will hold a voluntary practice on July 16, 17, 23, and 24 from 8:00 to 9:30 am. Meet at the track. Official practice will begin on August 4 from 8:00 to 9:30 am, Monday through Thursday. Starting August 11, practices will be immediately after school, Monday through Thursday.
Run early in the morning or later in the evening if the weather is hot. Drink lots of water and sports drink before and after running. Be sure to stretch before running and after to avoid injuries. If injuries do occur, ice the injury 20 minutes on; 20 minutes off - repeat as necessary until injury is better or seen by a physician. 

GMSW Football
Coach Fogel
Check out the 2014 calendar for information on conditioning, summer and mandatory practices, and games.

GMSW Volleyball
Coach Magers (7th grade) and Coach Grimm (8th grade)
Email Coach Magers or Coach Grimm for information on conditioning, summer and mandatory practices, and games.
Tryouts will be Aug. 1, 2, and 4 from 8:15 to 10:30 am at GMSW Gym. Possible first round of cuts will be on Aug. 2nd
Final cut and team selection  will be on Aug. 4.
First team practice August 5th from 12:00 -3:00
 Girl's Golf
Contact Steve Wenz- 286-3117

Boy's Golf -
Contact Coach Henry- henrym@gjps.org
Coach Caner at riccaner@att.net
Monday and Tuesday August 4th and 5th -Gahanna Golf Course - 9:30 am until 1:00 -nine hole match 

Girl's Tennis
Contact Coach Cumbow at dbcumbow@att.net
Monday August 4, Tuesday 5th and Wed. 6th -Gahanna LHS Tennis courts from 6:00 pm -7:30 

If you have questions about any of these sports opportunities, please contact Tom Martin, middle school athletic director, 614-479-1631.


Our formal after-school interscholastic team programs and our varied intramural programs are an extension of the Gahanna-Jefferson physical education curriculum offered in grades K-12.

Interscholastic Team Sports (girls and boys at the seventh- and eighth-grade level)

After-school interscholastic athletics provide an excellent forum for rigorous competition, while helping students develop a sense of loyalty, sportsmanship and teamwork. Interscholastic competitions provide an excellent compliment to the values outlined within the Gahanna-Jefferson Graduate Profile.

Intramural program (during the school day, traditionally during the lunch period)

The term “intramural” simply means “within the walls.” Such involvement is always under supervision and guidance of the intramural director and are age-appropriate. Students may participate in a variety of activities including kickball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, and other sports. Our intramural program is all-inclusive and open to every student. In addition to further developing a sense of community within the school, the program provides students an opportunity to practice and internalize the skills, attitudes, and knowledge acquired in their physical education class.

Important Notices

Driving Directions

Directions to Athletic Events (PDF)
** Schedules subject to revision.

Sports Calendar

View the View the GMSW Sports Calendar

Game Cancellation Notices

Questions

Contact Tom Martin, Gahanna Middle Schools Athletic Director, at martint@gjps.org or 614-479-1631.

Important Forms

MANDATORY CODE OF CONDUCT MEETING will be held on August 12 for all student athletes and at least one parent/guardian must attend. Meeting will be held at Lincoln High School Auditorium from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. For more information, contact  Tom Martin, Gahanna Middle Schools Athletic Director.

The following forms must be completed by parent, student-athlete, medical examiner, and returned to Mrs. Wilson:

SPORTS INFORMATION

Fall Sports
Cross Country - Contact Coach James 
Football - Contact Coach Fogel 
Volleyball - 7th grade - Contact Coach Magers 
Volleyball - 8th grade - Contact Coach Grimm 

Winter Sports
Boys Basketball 7th grade - Contact to be announced for 2014-15
Boys Basketball 8th grade - Contact to be announced for 2014-15
Girls Basketball 7th grade - Contact to be announced for 2014-15
Girls Basketball 8th grade - Contact to be announced for 2014-15
Wrestling - Contact Coach Melink 

Spring Sports
Track - Contact Coach James
Softball 7th grade - Contact Coach Troutman
Softball 8th grade - Contact Coach Nesbitt


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Gahanna-Jefferson is a member of the Ohio Capital Conference (OCC), one of the largest high school conferences in the country. The OCC was established in 1966 with five member schools joining the league. After 43 years of existence, the OCC currently has 32 member schools that compete in four divisions and sponsor 25 interscholastic sports.