fall tryout letter

Dear Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade Students and Parents;


The Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Interscholastic Sports Program includes fourteen (14) interscholastic sports and activities.  Field hockey, cross-country, boys’ and girls’ soccer, football, girls’ volleyball, cheerleading and dance will be offered in the fall; wrestling, boys’ and girls’ basketball will be offered for the winter season (cheerleading and dance continue in the winter season); and baseball, softball, and track and field in the spring.


Each Interscholastic Sports Program will include approximately two to three (2-3) games or meets per week and two or three (2 or 3) practice sessions per week.  Schedules can be located on schedulestar.com or on the Brackman page of the website under Bulldog Athletics. Practice sessions will vary by sport, with the possibility of an occasional weekend session.  Game schedules and times will vary due to the traveling distance and the location of Barnegat opponents.  No transportation will be provided for students at the end of practice. Parents MUST provide transportation home when practice is completed.



If your child has not yet had a physical for the 2018-2019 school year, you must make arrangements to have a medical examination conducted by a private physician as soon as possible.  As per board policy, such medical examination results must be reported on approved Barnegat Township School District forms, inclusive of all mandated information.  Forms are available on the district website or in the Brackman main office. When complete, please return to the main office of the Russell O. Brackman Middle School.  The Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation forms MUST be completed PRIOR to the physical exam.


Candidates who miss their respective grade level tryout day because they have not returned their required paperwork will not be given additional tryout dates.


No student will be allowed to make up a tryout unless they have a doctor’s note for that day.   


All tryout candidates should bring a proper change of clothing.  They will be given an opportunity to change before and after tryouts.  Only rubber-molded spikes may be worn for field hockey and soccer.  No metal spikes!   Students are encouraged to lock all their belongings in the locker room with the school lock they are issued.  They should be sure that the lock is properly engaged before leaving the locker room.


One sports physical is required per school year; however, if a student wishes to participate in another sport, an Athletic Eligibility Form, a Code of Conduct form, as well as a Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Health History Questionnaire, must be picked up from the Main Office.  All forms must be completed by their parent/guardian and signed by both the parent/guardian and student and returned to the Main Office prior to the tryout dates for the fall, winter and spring seasons.



2018-2019 Athletic Physical Dates at Barnegat High School

June 26 – 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

July 17 –  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

July 31 –  9:00 AM to 1:00 PM


To print physical paperwork, please follow these steps:

  1.  Go to www.barnegatschools.com
  2. On the right side of the screen, click on “Brackman Middle School”
  3. Under Bulldog logo, go to drop down menu for “Athletics” and click on “Bulldog Athletics”
  4. Click on the link for “Forms and Regulations” on the left hand side of the page.
  5. Once on the “Forms and Regulations” page, you will see the following links:
  1. Athletics Form – New Physical
  2. Athletics Form – Physical on File

*One or the other of these packets must be turned in by July 18, 2018 for Fall Sports


If you have any questions, please call Karen Cavell, ROBMS Athletic Secretary @ 609-698-5880 ext. 4006, or e-mail:

ROBMS Football: Head Coach Brian Fitzpatrick, bfitzpatrick@barnegatschools.com

ROBMS Boys Soccer: Head Coach Jon Gordon, jgordon@barnegatschools.com

ROBMS Girls Soccer: Head Coach Joseph Tagliavia, jtagliavia@barnegatschools.com

ROBMS Boys & Girls Cross Country: Head Coach James Rivers, jrivers@barnegatschools.com

ROBMS Field Hockey: Head Coach Samantha Burke sburke@barnegatschools.com

ROBMS Girls Volleyball Coach:  Tom Teator, tteator@barnegatschools.com


Tryout Schedule*(To be held at ROBMS)


Thursday 9/6/18   2:30 PM – 4:30 PM   Early Dismissal  Responsible for own transportation back to school at 2:30 PM

                                                                Boys and Girls Soccer       7th and 8th Grade

                                                                 Girls Volleyball                6th 7th and 8th Grade

      Girls Field Hockey            6th 7th and 8th Grade


Friday 9/7/18       2:30 PM – 4:30 PM    Early Dismissal  Responsible for own transportation back to school at 2:30 PM    

                                                          Boys and Girls Soccer          6th Grade

                                                             Girls Field Hockey               6th 7th and 8th Grade

                                                             Girls Volleyball                   6th 7th and 8th Grade


Monday 9/10/18    2:30 – 4:30

                                                          Boys and Girls Soccer           6th 7th and 8th Grade

                                                             Girls Field Hockey                6th 7th and 8th Grade

                                                             Girls Volleyball                    6th 7th and 8th Grade 


                                                        There are no tryouts for Football or Cross Country.


Football Practice begins Wednesday, August 15th     5:00 PM – 7:30 PM at the Edwards School


            Cross Country Practice begins Monday, September 10th    2:30- 4:30 PM at ROBMS



                                                  John J. Germano

                                                  Director of Athletics

                                    Barnegat Township Schools