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Gator Sports

Boys' Basketball

All boys in grades 5 through 8 are eligible to play basketball. The boys' season starts in October and continues through November. The boys' and girls' teams rotate every two years for which group will start in the fall. Games are played at home and away, with the Gators playing teams throughout the Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas. Boys who participate at this level will be prepared for high school try-outs if they wish to continue after middle school. 

Cheerleading

All students in grades 5 through 8 can join the cheering squad. Cheerleaders attend all home boys' basketball games to support the Gallatin Gateway Gators! Go Gators!

Girls' Basketball

All girls in grades 5 through 8 are eligible to play basketball. The girls' season starts in January and continues through February. The boys' and girls' teams rotate every two years for which group will start in the fall. Games are played at home and away, with the Gators playing teams throughout the Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas. Girls who participate at this level will be prepared for high school try-outs if they wish to continue after middle school.

Track & Field

All students in grades 5 through 8 are eligible to participate in track & field. the track season starts in late March and continues until mid-May. Track meets are held throughout the Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas. Students have the opportunity to compete in several different events as individuals and in small teams. Students who participate at this level will be prepared for high school try-outs if they wish to continue after middle school.

Volleyball

All girls in grades 5 through 8 are eligible to play volleyball. The girls' season starts in early September and continues until mid-October. Games are played at home and away, with the Gators playing teams throughout the Gallatin Valley and surrounding areas. Girls are taught the basic fundamentals of volleyball and then apply these principles in practice and during games. Girls who participate at this level will be prepared for high school try-outs if they wish to continue after middle school. 

Wrestling

All students in grade K through 8 are eligible to participate in wrestling. The wrestling season starts in February and continues until mid-March. Students are divided by age and weight to wrestle during competitions. The Gators wrestle in tournaments throughout southwestern Montana. Wrestling is an individual sport which requires tremendous support of other team members, parents and friends. 

To participate in Sports at GGS the following requirements must be met:

1. Athletic Handbook

Athletes must complete a Gallatin Gateway School Athletic Handbook available at the school office.

 2. Sports Physical

  • Athletes may not participate in practice or games without a current sports physical.
  • Sports physicals can be completed with a family physician or by appointment at GGS by Kristine Hodgson, Nurse Practitioner.

3. Health Insurance

  • Athletes may not practice or play in games without proof of health insurance.
  • Provide health insurance carrier and policy information on page 13 in the Athletic Handbook.
  • Families without health insurance may use Special Markets Insurance Consultants (SMIC). Forms available below or online at www.k12specialmarkets.com.

4. Uniform Agreement/Booster Fee

  • All athletes will be loaned a uniform. Players must provide their own shoes (knee pads for volleyball, shorts for track).
  • A $35 Booster participation fee is required per sport and is payable to Gateway Booster Club. Assistance is available, please fill out the registration form. 

5. Parent Meeting:

  • Parents and athletes must attend a parent meeting for each sport either before the season begins or following the first practice to understand policies, expectations, and schedules for the season. An email will be sent regarding day and time.
  • Boosters will collect participation fees. In addition, uniforms will be checked out to those who have paid registration fees at or before the meeting.

6. Transportation:

  • As a small school district we do not have the ability to transport athletes using a school bus. We depend upon parents to transport student athletes to and from athletic events. In order for your student to ride with an approved parent driver a Student Transportation Liability Release form must be completed for the school year. 
  • If you are willing to become an approved parent driver please fill out the Volunteer Driver Auto Insurance Request form, and provide copies of required documents for retrieval of your driving record.
All paperwork should be returned to Ms. Clark at the school office.

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