Athletics

The purpose of athletics and clubs at Lylburn Downing Middle School is to promote activities that will provide opportunities for boys and girls to develop teamwork, skills, and self-esteem.

Sports

The following sports are offered and available at Lylburn Downing:

Middle School Basketball Tournament At RCHS This Weekend, With Schedule Changes

Thursday, Jan. 26 – Youth basketball fans will have plenty of hoops to watch this weekend while supporting area middle schools in the 18th annual Domino’s Pizza/Alcova Mortgage Middle School Classic Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Rockbridge County High School.

Attached is a schedule for the remainder of our basketball season.  Please contact the LDMS office if you have any questions.

Middle School Basketball Tournament At RCHS This Weekend, With Schedule Changes

Thursday, Jan. 26 – Youth basketball fans will have plenty of hoops to watch this weekend while supporting area middle schools in the 18th annual Domino’s Pizza/Alcova Mortgage Middle School Classic Tournament this Friday and Saturday at Rockbridge County High School.

Attached is a schedule for the remainder of our basketball season.  Please contact the LDMS office if you have any questions.

  • Volleyball

*Updated schedule - January 18, 2017

Sports Physicals

New Requirement for Student Athletes

The State Department of Education now requires schools to obtain a signed permission form from a physician before a student may tryout for a sport. Please see the attached letter and sample permission form for details. Additional permission forms are available in the middle school office.
Note: See attachments below.

Clubs

The following athletic clubs are offered and available at our school:

  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Girls Tennis

Rules and Regulations

  • Any student in good academic and behavior standing at LDMS may try out for our sports or participate in our clubs.
  • 8th grade students may be invited to participate in sports at Rockbridge County High School if that sport is not offered at LDMS.

FAQ

What must I do to participate?

  • Students are expected to have a signed permission form on file at LDMS.
  • Insurance.  It is the responsibility of each parent/student to provide insurance for each activity.  LDMS is not responsible for individual insurance.
  • Physical Examinations.  The State Department of Education now requires schools to obtain a signed permission form from a physician before a student may tryout for a sport. The Sports Permission Form link is found below.
  • Students are expected to attend all practices and games unless they have personally notified their coach or sponsor.
  • Athletes are expected to be active members in the classroom, fulfilling all requests and assignments, at a satisfactory level. Behavior problems will not be tolerated.

Can I be taken off a team?

Failure to comply with the above expectations may result in temporary, long term, or permanent suspension from the team or club.

Teachers, coaches, and administrators will make the decision.