Obsidian Middle School is proud to announce we are bringing back another season of Football for the spring of 2021. All athletes must be signed up on Family ID for Football under the Spring Sports registration on Family ID and a current physical must be on record or be submitted to the Obsidian Middle School Office.
Please see details below:
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:30 p.m to 3:30 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, February 23rd
Where: Obsidian Middle School Football Field
Safety Notes: All athletes must wear a mask at all times, bring their own personal water bottle, and will be expected to sanitize their hands upon arrival. All coaches will be masked at all times and will maintain social distancing requirements as much as possible. Additionally, prior to arrival at each practice, all athletes must complete the Daily Athletic Check-In, this is available on the OMS Athletics Webpage.
Coaches: Jeff Bowman, Jared Young, Steve Randall & Steve West
Obsidian Middle School Track 2021
Mon. Tue. Thu. & Fri.
(Wednesdays determined by your event coach).
Track pictures will be on Thursday, April 22, at 1:30 pm.
- Arrange for pick-up by the end of practice. Loitering in the commons after practice will not be allowed.
- Uniforms will be checked out to those who are cleared. Athletes will be responsible for the items checked out to them and will be fined for the items not returned.
- Spikes are not mandatory, but they are beneficial for running and jumping events. They should not be used during practice unless the coach requests them.
- We will be outside every day unless the weather forces us inside. This is Central Oregon…it is the athlete’s responsibility to be prepared with appropriate clothing for all weather conditions.
- Meet sign-ups (events) have to be in 2 days prior to the meet. Coaches and athletes will work together to determine what events to participate in.
- All athletes will ride the bus to the meet. For any meet in Redmond, we will not have a return bus so all athletes will need to be picked up at that school. On all other away meets, parents may sign their son/daughter out with a coach if they are not riding home on the bus after they have completed all of their events.
- Attendance will be taken daily and absences will affect your ability to participate in meets. If there is ever a question about missing practice, SEE YOUR COACH (not being able to “find” or contact a coach is not an excuse). Athletes participating in another spring sport may make special arrangements with their coaches in order to do both. Multiple absences during the week and an unexcused absence the day before a meet will keep the athlete out of that meet. Athletes must be in school all day in order to participate in practice or the meet.
Track Information and results can be found on athletic.net.
Brett Bordewick – Hurdles
Jacob Cuniff – Distance, 4×200 relay
Brian Marlowe – Long Jump, Javelin
Steve Randall – Shot Put, Discus
Jeff Bowman – Sprints, 4×100 relay
Obsidian Middle School Volleyball Spring 2021
Obsidian Middle School is proud to announce we are bringing a “regular season” of Volleyball. With new updates made by OHA and the Governor’s office, OMS and other local middle schools will be able to resume indoor volleyball with games! Our goal is to have 6 games during the 5-week season.
Please see details below:
When: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Beginning Monday, February 22nd
Who: 7th and 8th Graders
Where: Obsidian Middle School Gym
Cost: With games, fees will be $60. Reduced costs available for athletes receiving free/reduced lunch.
Safety Notes: All athletes must wear a mask at all times, bring their own personal water bottle and will be expected to sanitize their hands upon arrival. All coaches will be masked at all times and will maintain social distancing requirements as much as possible. Additionally, prior to arrival to each practice all athletes must complete the Daily Athletic Check-In, this is available on the OMS Athletics Webpage.
Coaches: Justin Montano, Sallie Nigg, Lindsey Denfield & Jamie Hemstead
Obsidian Middle School Cross Country
Head Coach: Bill Weaver
Assistant Coach: Jacob Cuniff
“Everyone’s a runner, they just don’t know it yet!”
“Are you worried about cold weather during Cross Country?We’ve got you covered! You can rent windbreaker tops or bottoms to keep yourself warm during the Cross Country Season!Email Coach Cuniff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in renting some cold weather gear to stay warm this Cross Country Season!”
What is cross country?
Cross country is the sport of running outside in the fresh air. Each practice we run 1-3 miles, play games, and do various workouts that help build endurance. We run on the OMS campus and in the Dry Canyon here in Redmond. Each of our races is 3 kilometers long (1.8 miles). Cross Country is a great way to get stronger and meet new people!
Why would you run for fun?
Becoming a stronger runner can help you in many areas of life. Cross country teaches you to persevere through challenges and to believe in yourself when you feel like giving up.
Will cross country help me if I play other sports?
If you play basketball, baseball, softball, ski, wrestle or any other sport, cross country will help build endurance to help you be better prepared for whatever sport you play.
Very little equipment is needed for cross country. For practice, all you need to do is clothes you can run in, extra clothes (we will always be outside so bring a sweatshirt or windbreaker), a snack, running shoes, and a water bottle.
There are many different styles of running shoes to choose from, but anything that is lightweight will do fine. You can find running shoes at your local Fred Meyer, online, or at specialty running stores.
To avoid injury and to help preserve the life of a running shoe, coaches encourage athletes to have a dedicated shoe for cross country that is separate from a student’s everyday shoe. Please speak with a coach if you would like support finding a running shoe.
Cross country meets after school to run and be active. Each practice is 1 hour and 30 minutes long. Athletes are expected to arrive to practice on time with all of their equipment.
We travel by bus to all of our meets. We are fortunate to have 3 races at each meet. Whether the race is here in Redmond or in Madras, each athlete is expected to stay for the duration of the meet. Cross Country is a team sport and we want to make sure that each of our team members has someone cheering for them when they run. We understand that things come up, but please do your best to have your athlete stay for the whole meet.
This sport is available for grades 6,7 & 8
2020-21 Schedule TBD
Unexcused/Excused Absences from Practices
Unexcused absences include, but are not limited to suspensions, not telling a coach personally they will miss a practice, or being in school and not showing up at practice. Extensive absences will result in a loss of playing time and could lead to dismissal from the team. Absences, whether excused or unexcused may impact the students’ ability to participate in games/contests at the discretion of the coach and the Athletic Director.
Excused absences could include things such as family emergencies, family vacations, or a player is sick. Coaches need to be notified if a player is not coming to practice by the parent or player. Sending word with someone other than these people is not acceptable, and will be considered unexcused. If the absence is extensive, there may be a reduction in playing time due to the nature of competitive team sports. A player must be in school the entire day in order to practice or play in a game. Sleeping in or not feeling well and then coming to school late will not be “excused”. Athletes that cannot participate in P.E. because of illness or injury the day of a game or practice may not participate that day. Athletes sometimes must miss some school due to a doctor/dentist appointment. Medical reasons ARE excused if it causes the athlete to miss a partial day and will not result in sitting out a practice or game.