All Waynesville Middle School and Waynesville High School athletes must have a new Missouri State High School Activities Association physical for the 2019-20 school year, according to the Waynesville R-VI Athletics Office.
MSHSAA recently announced that it will allow its physicals to be in effect for two years; however, the Waynesville R-VI Athletics Office is requiring all athletes to turn in a completed MSHSAA physical form to participate in athletics for the 2019-20 school year. Students also need to complete a participation form. Copies of both forms are available by visiting the WHS Athletics website at https://waynesvilletigerathletics.org and clicking on the “Important Info/Forms” link.
“We want all of our students to start with a physical this year to ensure the safety of all student-athletes as we transition to the new two-year model adopted by MSHSAA,” said Cory Ace, Waynesville R-VI Athletics director. “With the influx of new students, transition of MSHSAA rules, and volume of physicals per year, it is in the best interest of everyone.”
In June, the school district announced that free physicals for Waynesville Middle School and Waynesville High School student-athletes will be conducted at Mercy Clinic in St. Robert from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday for students with last names beginning with A-H, Wednesday for last names beginning with I-P, and Thursday for last names beginning with Q-Z. At least one parent must be present for the physical.
Fall sports for middle-school students include cross country for boys and girls, girls’ volleyball for grades seven and eight and seventh- and eighth-grade football. High school fall sports include boys’ and girls’ cross country, girls’ golf, football, boys’ soccer, softball, boys’ swimming, girls’ tennis and girls’ volleyball.
High school practices begin Aug. 12. Middle-school practices begin Aug. 19.
For more information, contact the district Athletics Department at 573.842.2450.