January 2018

Dear Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Grade Students and Parents;


The spring season is just around the corner, and with it comes the excitement of Barnegat Athletics!  The Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Grade Interscholastic Spring Sports Program includes three (3) interscholastic sports and activities: Track and Field, Baseball and Softball.


Each Interscholastic Sports Program will include approximately two to three (2-3) games or matches per week and two or three (2 or 3) practice sessions per week.  Schedules can be located on the Brackman page of the website under Bulldog Athletics, and follow bengalpride67 on Twitter for daily updates or changes.  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 2017-2018 school year, you must make arrangements to have a medical examination conducted by a private physician no later than Friday, February 16th. As per board policy, such medical examination results must be reported on approved Barnegat Township School District forms, inclusive of all mandated information.  Forms can be obtained by going to www.BarnegatSchools.com (click on Bulldog Athletics and then Forms and Regulations).  Forms will also be available in the main office of the Russell O. Brackman Middle School.  Part A and Part B (Athletic Pre-Participation Physical Examination Forms) MUST be completed PRIOR to the physical exam.




         Monday, March 5th – 8th grade                         Monday, March 5th – 6th grade

         Tuesday, March 6th – 7th grade                       Tuesday, March 6th – 7th grade

        Wednesday March 7th – 6th grade              Wednesday, March 7th – 8th grade 

        Thursday, March 8th – Final cuts                    Thursday, March 8th - Final Cuts

        Friday, March 9th – Final cuts                  Friday, March 9th -  Practice begins    

        Monday, March 12th – Practice begins



 There are no tryouts for Track and Field.  The first day of practice is Monday, March 12th.


NOTE: Tryouts for Baseball and Softball will take place at the Russell O. Brackman Middle School

           from 2:30 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. 

           Track and Field practices take place at the Russell O. Brackman Middle School from 2:30 P.M. until 4:30 P.M.


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 are absent from school or have a doctor’s note for that day.  Please see Mr.Germano prior to attending any unscheduled tryout for your grade level.


All tryout candidates should bring a proper change of clothing.  They will be given an opportunity to change before and after tryouts.  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 UPDATE HEALTH QUESTIONNAIRE form must be picked up from the Main Office or printed from the website.  The form must be completed by a parent/guardian and signed by both the parent/guardian and student and returned to the Main Office prior to the tryout dates for the winter and spring seasons.


If you have any questions, please contact me at 660-7510 ext. 7002. Thank you.



                                                                                        John Germano

JG/kc                                                                             District Athletic Director