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All students can participate in the festival program.
There are no cuts. Athletes will be placed on teams based on their experience and ability. They will play against teams of their similar ability level and from the other middle schools in our school district (PVUSD).
The participation forms and money, $65, are due the day before the first day of practice. Tax Credit is a payment option.
Students will need to dress out for practice in t-shirts and comfortable shorts or sweatpants depending and the season and the weather. The athletes will need to wear black shorts and the green festival shirts (provided) at the festival tournament.
Students who do not currently have PE will be assigned a PE locker and will need to provide their own combination lock. All belongings must be locked in a locker during practice.
Practices run from 2:40 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
All athletes must be picked up in the back parking lot off of Emile Zola by 4:15 p.m. on practice days.
Any athlete who will be riding the late bus will get picked up in the back parking lot.
Where are the Sports Festivals held?
Shadow Mountain High School
2902 E. Shea Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Shea Middle School
2728 E. Shea Boulevard
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Some of the sports have all-star seasons that follow the festival seasons. The coaches will pick the athletes for their all-star team following the festival season.
There will usually be about 12-15 athletes chosen and it will be based on ability, attitude and sportsmanship.
The fee for the all-star season is an additional $25. This needs to be paid the day before the first day of the all-star practice.
Girls' Softball & Boys' Basketball
Girls' Volleyball & Boys' Football
Seventh grade All-Star games begin at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Eighth grade All-Star games begin at approximately 5:30 p.m.
We have 8 middle schools in the district and play each school one time.
Yes, you can pick up your child from an away game, but you must sign them out with the coach. There needs to be an official release form filed at the school for a coach to allow this to happen.
No, you can only sign out your own child.
Your child will ride the bus, with the coaches, back to DSMS. You will need to pick him/her up in the back parking lot.
While the exact time will vary, we are usually return to DSMS by 6:30 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
There is a tentative schedule listed on the DSMS website under Athletics, although each coach will pass out a calendar at the beginning of their season. Occasionally, some practice days are changed.