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General Athletics Information

For up-to-date athletics information on try-outs, cuts, and weather cancellations, please join the OKMS Athletics group in Schoology. The access code for the group is 4278V-N4BRC. In order for parents to join the group, their student must join the group first. If you have any questions, please contact Oak Knoll Middle School.

Students interested in participating in sports during the 2023–2024 school year must have an updated athletics physical, dated May 1, 2023, or later, on file prior to tryouts. Please see below for more information and updated forms (revised May 2023). 

We offer interscholastic team opportunities every season to:

  • Safeguard the health and general welfare of the participants in the athletics program.
  • Provide opportunities for the largest possible group (number of students) to participate while ensuring the quality of the instruction and the safety of the athletes, within the limits of the appropriate supervision and facility usage.
  • Develop basic skills and continue previous skill development in physical activities that will serve the participant's present and future leisure time needs.
  • Establish and teach high standards of sportsmanship and the principles of fair play and mutual respect, which cultivate friendly relations at school.
  • Ensure that the activities sponsored are desirable; that they promote the concepts of team play as well as individual worth; that they emphasize healthy competition in which lessons are learned from both the winning and losing perspectives; and that they have educational value.

Sports Offered

Whether it is the snap of the football, the swoosh of the basket, or for the rush of the run, get in the game!


  • Football
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls Tennis
  • Boys Soccer
  • Cheerleading


  • Boys Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Gymnastics
  • Cheerleading


  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Girls Soccer
  • Boys Tennis

High School Athletics at HHS for 8th Graders

  • Golf (fall)
  • Field Hockey (fall)
  • Volleyball (fall)
  • Cross Country (fall)
VHSL Athletic Physical Forms for high school sports are required for middle school students to play high school sports. These are different from the Hanover County Middle School Athletic Participation Forms that are used for middle school sports. All athletic physical forms have been updated in 2021 and outdated forms will not be accepted. See the "forms" section below to download the appropriate form, based on the sport in which your student will participate. You may contact HHS Athletic Director, Bob Bollander with questions regarding high school athletics.


Student-athletes must meet the following requirements in order to participate:

Academic Performance

  • For first semester sports, students must be promoted from the previous school year according to HCPS policy 6-4.3.
  • Sixth graders are eligible for first semester sports with promotion from the fifth grade.
  • Seventh graders shall be eligible for promotion into the seventh grade if they receive passing yearly averages in at least four of the following required subjects: reading/language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and health/physical education.
  • Eighth graders shall be eligible for promotion into the eighth grade if they receive passing yearly averages in at least four of the following required subjects: reading/language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, and health/physical education and if they receive a passing grade in the equivalent of one full year of elective offering(s).
  • For second semester sports, students must have passed five subjects (language arts, math, and three others) at the end of the first semester of the current school year. This requirement is for all grade levels.


Students planning to participate in sports for the 2023–2024 school year will need an athletics physical form completed and dated May 1, 2023, or later.

These forms were revised May 2023, and include additional pages that previous forms did not have. Please see below for the new forms. Forms that do not include the signature page for Parts VII & VIII regarding sudden cardiac arrest and heat-related illness will not be accepted.

HCPS Athletics Physical Form for Middle School Teams (6th, 7th, or 8th Graders)
VHSL Athletics Physical Form for High School Teams (8th Graders only)

Student Spectators

If students wish to attend a sporting event as a spectator, they must go home at the end of the day and then they may return to school for the event. We do not allow students to stay after school as there is not supervision available.


OKMS Athletics Director:
Fred Shibley

OKMS Co-Athletics Director:
Alexis Tompkins

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