Finley Middle School athletic program participation is set to soar next fall

Plan Ahead for Finley Fall Sports

Finley Middle School athletic program participation is set to soar next fall.

July 26, 2019

The J. Taylor Finley Middle School sports program is set for an explosion in participation as every effort is being made to get more seventh and eighth graders involved in both boys’ and girls’ athletics.

The fall season will officially kickoff with Finley football players participating in their first day of tryouts on Wednesday, September 4 from 3-5:30 p.m. That’s the first day of classes for the 2019/20 school year and it will be a busy day for the more than 70 young men expected to play on the two Finley gridiron teams.

All other Finley fall sports will begin tryouts/practice on Thursday, September 5 from 3-5 p.m. The fall season lineup of sports other than football includes girls’ tennis, field hockey, co-ed cross country, two boys’ soccer teams and two girls’ soccer teams.

With nine separate teams, there’s something for every Finley seventh and eighth grader to choose from.

An opportunity for Finley athletes to obtain a physical exam from the school doctor in the nurse’s office will be provided on Tuesday, September 3 at 8 a.m. Students must bring a completed and signed interval health history screening form to the physical exam. (This physical exam is for students who are not getting an exam from their private physician.)

No one will be allowed to participate without presenting an up-to-date physical exam report, signed parent/guardian permission/code of conduct slip and a current health screening form. These documents are available via downloading on the school district’s website at – click on the Main Navigation on the top left of the homepage and then on Fall Season under Athletics. Scroll down to Documents and click. A dropdown menu of items will appear.

Finley students who have obtained a private physical exam can re-qualify for fall participation on Wednesday, August 28 and Thursday, August 29 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and during lunch periods on Wednesday and Thursday, September 4-5. Physical exam forms completed by private physicians and signed interval health history screening forms should both be presented to the nurse when requalifying.