Welcome to the OMS Athletic Department
Direct Line: 803-631-
Email: Teresa England
The aim of our inter-school athletic program is to promote healthy competition, develop new relationships, improve playing skills and self-confidence, and create a strong sense of sportsmanship through a series of contests with neighboring schools.
To be eligible to participate in athletics, all students must be academically promoted from the previous grade, and must be passing all of their classes at each nine week interval. Additionally, a student must meet the same requirements at the end of first semester to be eligible for second semester participation. Students must also have parent’s permission and a release to participate; they must have an approved valid birth certificate on file at school; and they must have a physical examination by a doctor recorded on the SCHSL physical form. OMS students may also participate on athletic teams at the high school under special circumstances. All OMS athletics teams are subject to try-outs and there will be some students who will not make respective teams. Head coaches are solely responsible for holding fair try-outs and for choosing their teams. Their decisions will be supported by the school administration.
As representatives of our school, athletes are held to a standard of conduct. If a student receives a LD or ASD, the coach will determine if other consequences are necessary. ISS and OSS infractions may jeopardize a student’s ability to participate in athletics through suspensions or dismissals.
There are three sports seasons at OMS: Fall, Winter, and Spring. During the fall season, we offer 7th and 8th grade football, 7th and 8th grade Cheerleading, and 7th and 8th grade volleyball. During the Winter season, we offer 7th and 8th grade Cheerleading (same teams from Fall season), 7th and 8th grade boys and girls basketball, and wrestling. During the Spring season, we offer boy's baseball, girls softball, girls and boys soccer, and track.
Information regarding each respective sport will be shared by the head coach at appropriate times throughout the year.