J.T. Moore Athletics

Athletics can be a highly positive experience for middle schoolers. As part of a well-rounded education, athletics provide opportunities for students to learn how to value physical education, work on a team, follow the leadership of a coach, and take on leadership roles themselves. There are ample options for students to become involved in the sport of their choice.

We wish to give a hearty welcome to Dana Johnson, our new Athletics Director! She is new to J.T. Moore this year as a member of the 5th grade teaching team, and we are delighted to have her. She comes with experience, having done this job previously for Two Rivers Middle School.

Below is information your family will need to know if your child is planning on participating in our sports program this year.
Students in 6th-8th grades may try out for official sports teams, and in order to try out, students must first bring the following to the relevant coach:
1. Athletic Physical (current as of June 1, 2016)
2. Parent Consent Form
3. Proof of Health Insurance
4. Concussion Consent Form
These forms can be obtained from the office, through the coaches or on the web site HERE.

To reach a coach, please email him or her at the addresses listed. You may also direct questions to Dr. Gary Hughes, executive principal and president of the MNPS Middle School Athletics organization.

Athletic Club and Recreational Opportunities

In addition to “try out” school sports, we have a number of club sports that impart the same benefits as official school sports and also are open to 5th graders. These sports are managed by parents and teachers, who determine and communicate practice schedules, fees, and other details. Our club sports for 2016-2017 include the following:

Girls and Boys Cross Country: A flyer with more information is available HERE. For all grades, the Cross Country club practices twice a week and competes in six races from September to October. Registration with Nashville Youth Athletics is required, and the cost is $45 for the 6 week season. Fifth graders run a mile, and 6th-8th graders run two miles in the weekly races. All ability levels are welcome! For more information, contact parent and coach Kristin Willocks at kristinwillocks@yahoo.com or 615-579-4916, or Coach Myr Wilson at Myr_Wilson@dell.com or 615-497-1072.

Boys Lacrosse: The JTM Lacrosse team will play its 11th season in the spring of 2017. There is frequently a Fall league with a few practices and games to shake off the summer cobwebs. Official team practice begins in late January, and the game season runs from the end of February through the first week of May. Boys in all grades are eligible to play, and there will be opportunities for experienced players to get on the field in the fall as well. For more information and to join the mailing list (and to volunteer for the Steering Committee – we need you!), send an email to JTMLax@gmail.com. Eighth grade literacy teacher Alex Kameen (Edward.kameen@mnps.org) is the on-faculty coach, and Kristen Thompson (kristenthompson@comcast.net) is the parent representative.

Girls and Boys Golf Team: Coached by 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher Todd Henderson, our golf team practices and plays in the spring, following wrestling season. For more information, email Mr. Henderson at todd.henderson@mnps.org.

Swim Team: JT Moore has had a swim team for many years now. However, our coach is stepping down, and so we are on the hunt for a new coach. If you are willing to take this on, please email Dr. Hughes at gary.hughes@mnps.org.

And finally, there are many teams of JTM kids that form to participate in recreational leagues, such as WNSL. Keep your ears and eyes open for these in your circle of friends and in Moore News to Know. Better yet, if you want to form a team, let us know and we will help you promote it!

JT Moore Athletic Director – Dana Johnson  dana.johnson@mnps.org


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How can you help with Matador athletics?

1. Sign up for a Concessions/Ticket Sales shift for our home athletic events. Parents and students are invited to help throughout the school year, and students can earn IB hours for this service. Most shifts last between 2-3 hours. Look for a Sign Up Genius link in Moore News To Know in the coming weeks.

2. Join the ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB! A donation of $250 will give a family of 4 free admission to all home games of every sport, all year long! Look for more information about this soon or contact Andi Parker at andi.parker@covidien.com.