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Eaton Rapids Public Schools


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Eaton Rapids Public Schools

greyhound athletics

Eaton Rapids Public Schools

greyhound athletics

Eaton Rapids Public Schools

Middle School

Middle School

Eaton Rapids Middle School Athletics

Eaton Rapids Middle School offers a number of school-sponsored sports programs to its students, as well as, non-school-sponsored sports.  General information about our seasonal sports at ERMS is outlined below.  For Specific Schedules select the season and sport on the menu bar at the top of the page.

All Middle School Student-Athletes must log in to their BigTeams/Student Central account.  Students must first log in with their school email and then password:  bigteams.  Once they log in, they can link a parent account and begin filling out/uploading pre-participation forms.  These forms must be completed prior to the of the first day of official practice.

Fall Sports for 7th/8th Graders

(Start day August 26th to the end of October)

School Sponsored Sports

7th grade Girl's Volleyball

8th grade Girl's Volleyball

Non-School Sponsored Sports (separate fee)

7th Grade Football

8th Grade Football

Boy's and Girl's Cross Country (6th grade also)

Middle School Sideline Cheer

Winter I Sports for 7th/8th 

(Begins October 28th thru December 18th)

7th grade Boy's Basketball

8th grade Boy's Basketball

Winter II Sports for 7th/8th 

(Begins January 13th thru March 4th)

Middle School Wrestling

7th Grade Girls Basketball

8th Grade Girls Basketball

Spring Sports for 6th,7th, and 8th 

(Starts April 2nd until the end of May)

Boy's and Girl's Track and Field- Begins April 2nd.

Youth Sports

Youth Football- 2024 Registration Dates: May 1st - June 30th.

Sideline Cheer-

New this fall! Youth Competitive Cheer

Youth Soccer Boys- and

Youth Wrestling- ER youth wrestling

Youth Girls and Boys Basketball- and

Youth Baseball-

Youth Softball-

Youth Soccer Girls- and

Sports Physicals

Eaton Rapids Middle School requires all students to have a current physical (completed on or after April 15th of the current year) on file in the MS principal's office before they can tryout/participate.  Physicals must be on the MHSAA Form and completely filled out or students will not be allowed to tryout/participate.  This policy is to comply with MHSAA Regulations regarding student eligibility. Once you have the physical, simply upload it into your account on Big Teams/Student Central

Athletic Code

The Eaton Rapids Middle School Athletic Code is established under the authority of the Eaton Rapids Board of Education.  The purpose of the Athletic Code is to establish standards of academic performance and behavior for students involved in interscholastic athletic programs and the penalties for failure to meet the standards.  The privilege of being permitted to participate in the Eaton Rapids Athletic Program is subject to compliance with these standards.  Eaton Rapids Middle School's interscholastic athletic programs are affiliated with the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).  We are also a member of the Mid Michigan Middle School League (MMMSL).

Coaches Contact Information

Please contact coaches directly for more information about a specific sport or to answer any questions you may have.

Coach Sport Email
Tony Cataline 7th-grade Football

Josh Onstott 8th-grade Football
TBA 7th-grade Volleyball  
TBA 8th-grade Volleyball  

Joni Schinkel

Constance Ellis

MS Cross Country

TBA 7th-grade Boys Basketball  
Ted Putnam 8th-grade Boys Basketball
Josh Onstott MS Wrestling
TBA 7th-grade Girls Basketball  
TBA 8th-grade Girls Basketball  
Constance Ellis MS Track and Field
Kayla Boehlke MS Sideline/Competitive Cheer

Eaton Rapids Athletics at a Glance

Family/Individual Sports passesFamily and individual sports passes are available at this link or you can navigate to the main page and click on the tickets/passes link.  Family passes are $200 and are available for immediate family only, up to 6.  Individual passes are $75.  The passes are good for all High School and Middle School regular-season sporting events.  

Ticket prices:  All tickets are $5 dollars for adults and $3 for students for regular-season home events. Tickets can be purchased through GoFan or cash will be accepted at the gate.  preschool and seniors over 60 are free

Attendance: Athletes will not be allowed to compete in an athletic contest or practice unless they have attended school ALL DAY on the day of the contest or practice.  Extenuating circumstances such as funerals, medical appointments, court appearances, etc will be given consideration.

Transportation: Athletes must use transportation arranged by the school for all contests away from home unless other transportation is approved in writing, one day in advance by the athletic director or ERMS office prior to such contests.  If the athlete rides home with a parent without prior consent they will be unable to participate in the next contest.

Weather:  If school is canceled due to inclement weather, all games will be canceled at the Middle School.  However, non-mandatory practices may still occur on days when school has been canceled.  It will be up to the parent to decide if they feel safe for their student to attend.  Parents who make the decision to not allow their students to attend will be supported by the coach and administration.

Extra-Curricular Conflicts: If there is a conflict with multiple school activities on the same day, the student may choose which event to attend without consequences provided the student communicates the conflict to the coach/advisor immediately.

Academics: School comes first.  If a student needs help in a class or must make up a test they will be allowed to do so without consequences.

Athletic Code: Students must follow the Athletic Code to maintain the privilege of participating in the Eaton Rapids Middle School Athletic program.

Eligibility: Eaton Rapids Middle School requires students to pass 6 of their 7 classes to be eligible to participate in athletics.  We will have weekly eligibility checks to ensure we are meeting this standard. MHSAA rules state that a first-year middle school student may compete in athletics without reference to his/her academic record in the sixth grade. Eighth-grade students who attended Eaton Rapids Schools in the seventh grade and wish to try out for a fall sport must meet all eligibility requirements during their last marking period of seventh grade.  All transfer students will follow the same requirements as incoming seventh graders.

Communication Procedures: Parent-to-coach communication shall occur before contacting the athletic director unless you have an extenuating circumstance.

Schedules: Updated schedules can be found on

Cancellations: Parents and students are encouraged to sign up at this LINK to get instant alerts about cancellations.  You can also follow our Facebook and Twitter page.

Athletic Department

Athletic Director: Jey Zubal


                               Phone number: 517-663-2217

MS Athletic Director: Devin Milheim


                                     Phone Number: 517-663-8151

Assistant: Samantha O'Connell


                  Phone Number: 517-663-5151

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Facebook: ER Athletics @erathletics

Twitter: @ERGreyhounds1