The Creekside Middle School Athletics Department would like to extend an invitation to all students to participate in the many interscholastic athletic programs offered. We believe that the mental, physical, and emotional growth of a student can be greatly enhanced by participating in a well-organized sports program.
We are counting on the support of parents and students involved in our athletics program as we assume the tremendous joint responsibility for the education of your child. We need the support of all parents in reinforcing that academic responsibilities come first and that each student-athlete must learn to manage his/her time, energy, and talents in such a way as to excel in the classroom as well as athletics.
I would also like to ask you to consider becoming a Wildcat Athletic Patron. Donations from patrons will provide a major portion of the funds to operate the athletics program since tax revenues cannot be used for most athletic expenses. Your support will be greatly appreciated by all the student-athletes at Creekside Middle School.
The Creekside Middle School Athletics Department is here to serve the students and parents of this community. Please let us know when we can be of assistance to you.
Carmel Clay Schools is exclusively using GoFan digital tickets for all athletic events that require a ticket for admittance (football, volleyball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, wrestling, softball, baseball, and track). To make your life easier, we encourage you to download the free GoFan app.
There is a $1 per ticket fee that GoFan charges. However, if you purchase a Creekside All Sports Pass, good for any Creekside home athletic event, that fee is drastically reduced.
If you feel your child’s coach has done a tremendous job with communication, putting students first, or just providing a great experience for your son or daughter, please consider nominating him/her for “Coach of the Month”. All coaches that are nominated will be recognized in front of his/her peers at a faculty meeting. The Coach of the Month will be given a Target gift card, the blurb of why they were nominated, and their picture will be posted in the athletic hallway for everyone to see. All nominations will be given to coaches so they all know just how much we appreciate their dedication
Carmel Clay Schools, in exclusive partnership with St. Vincent Sports Performance, provide comprehensive sports medicine care to the student-athletes of Carmel High School, Clay Middle School, Carmel Middle School, and Creekside Middle School.
Athletic trainers at all three middle schools provide services not only at all home athletic events, but work with our student-athletes Monday through Friday during our three athletic seasons.
Morgan Pipkin is the Licensed Athletic Trainer for the Wildcats. She graduated from Warren Central High School in 2010. Morgan went on to Indiana State University, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Athletic Training in 2014. During her time at Indiana State, Morgan also minored in massage therapy. She received numerous outstanding academic achievement awards, and graduated with honors. While at Indiana State University, Morgan worked primarily with ISU Football. However, she also has experience working at the high school level and with other collegiate sports. Morgan joined the St. Vincent Sports Performance team in December 2015.
Youth performance training
St. Vincent Sports Performance developed its Youth Performance class to provide younger athletes, ages 8-12 a jump start to acquiring the motor skills that underpin success as part of long-term athlete development. We bring the focus back to developing proper athleticism and making physical activity fun again by utilizing a combination of activities and games designed to teach speed, agility, and coordination. Visit definingsportsperformance.com. to see our full class schedule or call 317-415-5747 to register.
Eligibility is determined based on the most recent completed grading period. To be academically eligible, all student athletes must have at least a 2.0 grade point average, with no more than one failing grade.
To participate in Practices and Contests in IHSAA Recognized Sports during the 2020-21 school year on a school-sponsored team, a student who had a prior pre-participation physical examination completed and such examination was completed more than 90 days prior to the first day of official practice for the student’s sport, may, in lieu of having a 2020-21 Pre-Participation Physical Examination form completed, provide this Health History Update Questionnaire, completed and signed by the student’s parent or guardian, or by the emancipated student. Provided, should any question on this Questionnaire be answered in the affirmative (‘Yes’), then the student must have a 2020-21 Pre-Participation Physical Examination form completed.
The physical examination must be performed on or after April 1 by a Physician holding an unlimited license to practice medicine to be valid for the following school year– IHSAA By-Law C 3-10). All physical forms must be signed by the physician (MD, DO, NP, PA) along with his/her license number; Stamped signatures will not be accepted.
The physician signature must be hand-written. No signature stamps will be accepted
The physician signature and license number must be affixed on page two (2).
The parent signatures must be affixed to the form on page one (1).
The student-athlete signature must be affixed to page one (1).
Each athlete must have an athletic physical completed on or after April 1 on file with the athletic office to participate in CCS athletics.
Please submit the forms to Creekside’s main office at least one week prior to the start of the season.
The consent and concussion form, which is combined into one form, must be completed online prior to participation in CCS Middle School Athletics. The form only needs to be completed once. Please make sure it is done at least one week prior to the first athletic season in which your student chooses to participate. Please follow the directions in the link below to complete the online consent and concussion form.
Please wait to complete this portion until students have been enrolled into their new grade level, which usually happens at the beginning of July. You will receive an email during the summer when this process can begin.
Be sure to click through the form until status reads “SUBMITTED.”
Concussion Acknowledgment is line item “I” on the online consent form.
It is a policy of the Carmel Clay Schools that no athlete will be permitted to use his/her own safety equipment (including but not limited to: helmets, head gear, shoulder pads, fielder’s mask, shoulder pads, and catcher’s gear (helmet, chest protector and shin guards). The equipment will be issued by the Carmel Clay Schools.
The Cat Race is a 5K run/walk held in the Village of West Clay each year that raises funds for the Creekside Athletics and Activities department. Last year, we had over 1,000 individuals attend this event! Proceeds from this annual event provide funds for all extra-curricular programs at Creekside., help to recondition our athletic equipment, purchase team jerseys, maintain the facilities, hire event workers and officials, and provide resources to recognize our scholar athletes at the end of the year.