Lincoln Middle School Athletic Facts 2011-2012
Athletic Department Administrative Staff
Eve Claar Athletic Director (734) 484-7058 (email@example.com)
Chris Roberts Middle School Athletic Director (734) 484- 7033 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Laurie Price Athletic Secretary (734) 484-7013 (email@example.com)
Chris Grajczyk Community Education/Facilities (734) 484-7007 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Kara Menzel Athletic Trainer (734) 646-5829 (email@example.com)
Website Address: www.lincolnk12.org
Practice Starting Dates — 2011-2012 School Year
Start Date Head Coach/Phone/ E-mail Start Date Head Coach/Phone/ E-mail
Cheerleading August 29 Yolanda Freeman/(734)945-3025Football (8th) August 29 Nathan Soos/(734) 320-6010
Volleyball (8th) August 29 Crystal Desselles/(734) 660-3284Football (7th) August 29 Ray Mott/(734) 787-0235
Volleyball (7th) August 29 Seta Keon/(734) 740-9101
C. Country August 29 Jenny Guziel C. Country August 29 Jenny Guziel
Athletic Training August 29 Kara Menzel/(734) 646-5829 Athletic Training August 29 Kara Menzel/(734) 646-5829
Basketball (8th) January 9 Mike Bargardi/(734) 649-9641 Basketball (8th) November 1 Gabe Crowner/(734) 904-0531
Basketball (7th) January 9 Gabe Crowner/(734) 904-0531 Basketball (7th) November 1 Mike Bargardi/(734) 649-9641
Cheerleading November 1 Yolanda Freeman/(734)945-3025Wrestling November 1 Cory Sanders/(734) 341-2469
Swim and Dive November 28 Seta Keon/(734) 740-9101 Swim and Dive November 28 Seta Keon/(734) 740-9101
Athletic Training November 1 Kara Menzel/(734) 646-5829 Athletic Training November 1 Kara Menzel/(734) 646-5829
Track & Field March 19 Jenny Guziel Track & Field March 19 Nathan Soos/(734) 484-7000 x2073
Athletic Training March 19 Kara Menzel/(734) 646-5829 Athletic Training March 19 Kara Menzel/(734) 646-5829
Please contact coaches directly for practice times, questions and locations.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What must be turned in BEFORE participation in an athletic program?
A: Student/parent must have submitted to athletic office PRIOR TO TRYOUTS:
Completed Athletic Physical form (must complete MHSAA form which is available online
at www.lincoln.k12.mi.us or in the Lincoln athletic office).
A: Student/parent must have submitted to athletic office PRIOR TO 1 ST CONTEST:
$140 High School or $100 Middle School athletic participation fee (payable to “Lincoln
Consolidated Schools”). Fee can be paid online (www.lincoln.k12.mi.us) or in Lincoln
Q: My child got a physical to play sports last year, and that physical was given in February
of this year. Does that physical still provide coverage?
A: No, that physical will not work. The MHSAA requires that each student-athlete undergo a physical
on or after April 15th of the previous school year. In order to participate in athletics during the 2011-
2012 school year, your child must have undergone a physical on or after April 15, 2011.
Q: How do I proceed if I have concerns about a coach?
A: Step 1: Start with the source. The student should talk directly with the coach, in private, face to
face, away from the practice site or game arena. Step 2: Parent contacting the source. Contact the
coach to talk directly, in private, face to face, away from the practice site or game area. Step 3: If
necessary, talk with the Athletic Director and the person who the difficulty involves.
Appropriate concerns for parents to discuss with coaches:
1. The treatment of your child
2. Ways to help your child improve
3. Concerns about your child’s physical health and welfare, academic progress, or violation
of the code of conduct.
Areas of control that belong to the coach:
1. Tryout procedures, team placement, team size, and selection criteria
2. Position(s) played, lineups, and playing time
3. Offensive and defensive strategies, play calling, and style of play
4. Practice plans, drills, and scrimmages
5. Coaching staff
Q: Is there a participation fee for Lincoln athletics?
A: Yes, the district has implemented a “pay-to-participate” program. The yearly cost will be $140 per
high school student and $100 per middle school student allowing the student to participate in as
many sports as they choose during that school year. If the family has more than two students
participating, the 3rd student (4th, 5th. etc.) is half price.
Q: Can the participation fee be waived if I am on free/reduced lunch?
A: If a student is on free/reduced lunch, his/her participation fee will be half of the original fee ($70 –
HS/$50 – MS) once verification is received from the district. Parents can also volunteer to work
athletic events to pay off any fees owed for their child.
Q: What type of commitment is necessary when playing for a school team?
A: Student-athletes need to be aware that athletics require a commitment to the team. Coaches may
allow a student-athlete to participate in another extracurricular activity, but the student-athlete must
first consider what the impact will be upon the team. Participation in another activity can result in
lost playing time or removal from the team.