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.


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 2021-2022 include the following:

Cross Country:

We are excited to announce the Cross Country team will be back in action for the fall 2021 season!  The Cross-Country Team is open to students from 5th-8th grades. Race distances are 1-mile for 5th graders and 2-miles for 6-8th grades. 

We will begin with optional trail runs in July.  Those interested will meet at the Edwin Warner Nature Center on Thursdays at 6:00pm, beginning on July 1st.  No running experience is required, participation is strictly voluntary, and families are welcome to join the 2.5 mile run.   Please contact coaches Myr Wilson (615-497-1072) or Kristin Willocks (615-579-4916) or at jtmxc@yahoo.com for more information and to RSVP. 

Boys Lacrosse:  The JTM Lacrosse team will play its 16th season in the spring of 2022. We also get together in the fall with a few practices, clinics 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 5-8 are welcome to play. For more information and to join the mailing list, send an email to William.West@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 – Zac Smith


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A History of Athletic Success

Since our doors first opened in 1969, JT Moore has built a legacy of success, winning numerous City Championships, Divisional Championships and more.

City Championships

Basketball (Boys)

1999, 1992, 1972

Basketball (Girls)

2002, 1998, 1996, 1992, 1977, 1976, 1972


2010, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 1982

Soccer (Boys)

2003, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1991

Soccer (Girls)

2019, 2018, 2017, 2015, 2014, 1999, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989

Track (Boys)


Track (Girls)

2011, 2010, 2008, 2001, 1999


2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2006, 2005, 2002, 2001, 1979, 1975, 1974, 1973


2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2000, 1999

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.  2. Donate to a sports team. Teams are funded by MNPS so inherently funds are limited. Talk to your student’s coach about how you can support their team directly. 3. Attend events! The Matadors are an athletic powerhouse. Whether it be our perennial city championship volleyball team or the finely tuned Matador wrestling machine, we show up to win. And we love our fans! Come and cheer us on!