Getting Ready for Spring Sports

Memorial offers an amazingly large variety of spring sports to participate in. From track to softball, there is something for everyone (check out the full list below with coaches to contact!)


Before every season, prepping can be an extraneous task but is absolutely necessary. Who knows? Those extra hours of getting in shape might just be enough to get you a spot on varsity. Here are five tips to make getting ready for spring sports season a bit easier.


  1. Turn in all athletic forms early. Don’t stress out about whether or not you’ve turn in your forms for the first practice. Turn them in early. For every sport played at Memorial, students will need to turn in a Green Card (9th and 11th Grade) or a Yellow Card (10th and 12th Grade) that shows you are approved by your physician to play. There are also Athletic Eligibility Forms online at the JMM Spartan Athletics page that need to be filled out by you and your parent/guardian. See your coach to see if you need a filled out Tuesday card before season.
  2. Set reasonable goals. Let’s face it, when prepping for your sport’s season, you are not going to work out at the gym for six hours. Start off by running the treadmill for 15 minutes, 10 minutes of cardio, and/or 15 minutes of lifting and gradually increase that time. It may be a bit too chilly outside to take a morning jog, but that might just be what you need to focus on getting ready.
  3. Meet with your coach. It is always a good idea to know your coaches. If they work at Memorial, stop by and say ‘hi’ when you see them. If they don’t, make sure you ask them how they are doing before the first practice starts. Not only is this respectful, but you will feel more comfortable going into the season. If this is your first time seeing them, go introduce yourself with a firm handshake.
  4. Check your gear. Is your glove too worn out? Are your shoes losing their grip? Don’t wait until tryouts to find out! Have all your sports equipment ready before the season starts. This includes water bottles, duffel bags, travel gear, and those lucky socks of yours. Make sure everything fits just right so you are dressed your best and ready to win!
  5. Eat healthy. It is a bit cliche; however, all this getting in shape and filling out the forms are not the most important part of getting ready. The foods you eat extremely impact your performance. What you put in is what you get out! Especially during tryouts. Eating unhealthy can make it harder for you to have enough energy and even breath efficiently during a long practice.


Best of Luck for the upcoming season Spartans.

March on to victory!

– Rahma Mohamed



JMM Spring Sports

Sport Coach
Track & Field Boys: Bill Richardson

Girls: Drew Slempkes

Baseball Tim Richardson

Softball Amber Janssen

Boys Tennis Joe King

Girls Soccer Catherine Patton

Boys Golf Matthew Hartman

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