Athletics

Hello Byron Center Bulldog Families!

I am excited to inform you of the upcoming fall practice schedule for Byron Center West Middle School.  Included below are the first practice/tryout days and times for sports.  Your student-athlete will be given a full schedule from their coach and games/meets are always available on schedulestar.com.  Also included is basic helpful information for families at West Middle School.  Together, we are going to make this another great school year!  Thank you always for your continued support of West Middle School and Byron Center Public Schools as a whole!

The following list appears in chronological order for the 2022/2023 school year.  Please also refer to the important note at the end of this flyer regarding an important MHSAA rule for middle and high school athletes:

All schedules can be found at: bcwmsathletics.com

Sports Physicals: Be sure to obtain a copy of our sports physical form available at the middle/high school or online at www.byroncentersports.com, under Bulldog HQ drop down menu to athletic forms, and the information for the form will be on the right of the screen. Please fill out the form completely including signatures, and then have your child’s physician fill out their portion. All physicals must be turned into the middle school main office before a student is allowed to participate in any sport. Please note, any physical given on or before April 15, 2022 will not be accepted for any sports in the 2022/20023 school year.

Pay-to-participate: The fee at Byron Center West Middle School is $50 per season.  If a child receives free/reduced lunch the fee is waived.  If an athlete plays three sports at the middle school, the fourth is free. The district family max is also $300 if there are children playing at both the middle and high school.

Final​Forms:
Parents will need to sign up through FinalForms.  A link is provided below. All forms and sports physicals must be turned in before your child can try out for any sport.

FinalForms Link:  https://byroncenter-mi.finalforms.com/

Summer Camps: When they become available, a list of all summer camps can be found on the athletic website www.byroncenterathletics.com.

Fall Sports: Cross Country (6 th – 8 th Grade), Football (7 th & 8 th Grade), Boys’ Tennis (6 th – 8 th Grade),
Volleyball (7 th & 8 th Grade)
All fall sports begin August 22, 2022.  
Tryouts will be held for volleyball and Tennis, while the first practice for cross country and football will be held this day.

Winter I Sports: Competitive Cheer (7 th & 8 th Grade), Girls’ Swim & Dive (6 th – 8 th Grade),
Boys’ Basketball (7 th & 8 th Grade)
All Winter I sports begin October 20, 2022.  
Tryout information will be sent out closer to this date.

Winter II Sports: Boys’ Swim & Dive (6 th – 8 th Grade), Girls’ Basketball (7 th & 8 th Grade),
Wrestling (6 th – 8 th Grade)
All Winter II sports begin January 9, 2023.  
Tryout information will be sent out closer to this date.

Spring Sports: Girls’ Tennis (6 th – 8 th Grade) and Track & Field (7 th & 8 th Grade)
All spring sports begin March 20, 2023.  
Tryout information will be sent out closer to this date.

There is an MHSAA regulation that is termed the “Limited Team Membership” rule, which states that students may not play a club sport in the same season as the same school sport (i.e. a basketball player who plays for Byron Center could not play for an AAU basketball team at the same time as the school season). However, there are some new exceptions to this rule, which may allow students to compete in a certain number of events outside of their school sport. If you have any questions regarding a specific sport, please contact the athletic office.

GO BULLDOGS!!
Joe Rodriguez
Athletic Director


 Schedules for each season can be viewed at schedulestar


Please remember that your child MUST have a sport physical on file in our office prior to trying out for any sport.

Physical forms are available in our office or can be downloaded from this site.

 Go Bulldogs!

QUICK LINKS

Athletic Physical Form  
FinalForms
Byron Township
Community Pool
Transportation Release Form