Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What sports does BMS offer and when are
All BMS sports follow the academic quarterly calendar.
All Year Sport- Knowledge Bowl/Academic Team
Quarter 1, July- Oct, Girls Volleyball, Coed Cross Country
Quarter 2 Oct-Dec, Boys Basketball, Girls
Quarter 3, Jan-Mar, Girls Basketball, Wrestling
Quarter 4, Mar-May, Boys Baseball, Coed Track
BMS does not offer Cheer or Football. These are
provided by leagues in the Benson Community.
2. When can I expect sign ups/tryouts/practice
Signups/tryouts/practice for Quarter 1 will fall
in the first two weeks of school.
Quarter 2,3,& 4 signups will take place the
week before intersession break. Tryouts and practice may begin when the
previous season has ended. Example: Quarter 2 sports will sign up the week
before fall break. They may tryout the same week or the Monday back from break.
Due to rules in the CAC league we may only start a sport once the previous
sport has concluded. If a team makes it to the championships its extends the season
a week. We may not start the next quarter sport until the championship is
played. This creates a tight and fast paced transition. It’s important for
athletes to be observant of announcements and bulletins regarding sports at the
end and start of each quarter.
sports packets/paperwork due?
Paperwork is due by the start of tryouts.
The AD will set due dates and it is the parent
and athletes responsibility to ensure they have all the necessary requirements
and paperwork on file.
4. What if paperwork/physical is late?
All requirements must be met and on file before the
athlete may participate.
The Athlete must be cleared and insured to play.
5. How do I turn in paperwork or physicals?
Drop paperwork off in the office.
6. What paperwork/requirements must my athlete
have to participate?
here to be directed to the BMS website outlining the documents needed to be
completed before participation.
Visit or call the BMS office or Athletic
7. What equipment should my athlete bring to
tryouts or first day practice?
Athletes should wear attire in alignment with
their sport. Activity and participation starts on day one. Wear shoes appropriate
to the sport the athlete is trying out for. Bring water. Bring gloves, shoes,
pads or any equipment necessary for the sport.
After the first day the coach will communicate what
8. How are tryouts/practices/start of seasons
Daily announcements/ PowerSchool daily bulletin.
Signs posted in office bulletin board/locker
Announcements at assemblies and lunch.
Information sheets sent home prior to sign
9. When is practice for my athlete?
Practice is communicated by the coach to the
athletes. Typically practice is 3:00 PM-5:30 PM Monday-Friday
Coaches may deviate from the typical 3:00-5:30
time to accommodate their needs.
10. Where do athletes meet at the end of the
Coaches will meet on the first day at the Middle
School locker rooms. After the first day, coaches will advise where athletes
are to report.
11. Where can I find information on sports
The BMS website under athletics/activities.
12. Is the sports paperwork and physical good
for the whole school year?
Yes one packet covers the athlete for the
Physical must be dated after March 1st
and is good for the following school year in which the physical is dated.
13. When are sports physicals offered by the
Each year in March/April.
14. Where can I find the sports schedules?
The Benson District Website- Events Calendar
15. If I have a compliment or concern who do I
All compliments or complaints should be addressed
with the coach first at an appropriate time. Be courteous of coaches and do not
discuss complaints during game play or after a game. Please wait to address the
coach at an appropriate time.
16. Can my child ride a bus home from practice?
Yes. Visit the district website for route
information. The bus departs the loading zone on Patagonia Street at 5:30 PM.
17. Is there practice on early release days?
Yes and NO
Depending on the coach. Our district offers
professional development for our staff on early release days. If the coach is a
district teacher or employee they must attend the professional development.
Some coaches are not employees therefore not mandated to attend the
professional development. Non-Employee coaches may choose to practice their
teams. Coaches will communicate to their athletes if there is early release practice
and at what times. If you do not know if there is practice simply call BMS at
520 720 6800.