Fall Athletics

Fall athletic teams begin practice during the summer months before school starts in most cases. The fall athletic seasons runs from the start of school until late October or early November.

SMS cheerleaders are dedicated to maintain enthusiasm, promote and uphold school spirit, develop good sportsmanship at all athletic events, as well as provide support and encouragement for all school related activities.

Expectations

Cheerleaders will attend all team practices and cheer at all games during the football season.

Tryouts

Cheerleader tryouts are held each spring for the following school year. A cheer clinic is held for two days, followed by tryouts in front of judges on the third day. There will be an informational Zoom meeting July 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM for any rising 6th, 7th, or 8th grader wanting to tryout out for cheerleading for the 20-21 season . Please email either Rachel Petric or Lacey Ruth to receive the Zoom link.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding SMS Cheerleading, please contact Coach Rachel Petric, or call the school’s front office.

The SMS cross country team loves to run! Cross country season begins in early August and ends with the county championship in mid-September.

Expectations

Meets usually are on Wednesday’s 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM at various middle schools. Regular season practices are on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM at Sunset Middle. Students must have a current sports physical and all online FinalForms completed by both parent and student. Students must have proper running shoes and a water bottle every day for practice and for meets. The school will issue uniform for meets – $100 replacement cost if lost or damaged. Practices and meets will be cancelled if the heat index is greater than 105 degrees; an email will be sent if this happens. The cross country fee is $80.00.

Tryouts

Cross country will have tryouts on Monday, Aug 3, 2020, at 7:00 AM. Meet at the football field with water, a small towel, and running shoes. The course is 1.5 miles. There are two suggested workout schedules—one for new runners and one for experienced runners. These are suggested options if you want to prepare before tryouts.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding Cross Country, please contact Coach Linda Bates, Coach Terri Rappe, or call the school’s front office.

Sunset Middle offers junior varsity and varsity dance teams. Dancers perform year-round.

Expectations

Players will attend all practices and perform at home games and during pep rallies.

Tryouts

Sunset Middle School will have our dance tryouts in early April at Legacy Dance in Nolensville. Dancers will learn a routine during a one-day workshop then tryout before a panel of judges on another day. Tryouts that had been scheduled for April will be rescheduled.

Interested students should complete the Dance Tryout Packet.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding SMS Dance, please contact Nicole Church, or call the school’s front office.

Sunset Middle has one varsity football team that includes all grades. No players will be cut from the team. Football season begins in early August and ends in late September.

Expectations

Football players should plan to attend daily practices.

Tryouts

All students who attend practices will make the team; there are no cuts.

Coach Lancaster is in the process of putting together next year’s team and he needs to know if your son is playing. If your son is a football player, please email Coach Lancaster with your son’s name, previous experience, and positions played, or contact him for any questions you may have about next season.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding SMS Football, please contact Head Coach Mitch Lancaster, or call the school’s front office.

Sunset Middle offers Girls and Boys Golf teams for all grades.

Expectations

Golfers will attend practice each day from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, as well as participate in each match.

Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2019 – 2020 season have occurred and the team is selected.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding SMS Golf, please contact Coach Jared Turner, or call the school’s front office.

Sunset Middle offers varsity and junior varsity boys soccer teams. The season begins in early October and ends before Thanksgiving.

Expectations

Players will attend all practices and matches.

Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2019 – 2020 season have occurred and the team is selected.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding SMS Boys Soccer, please contact Coach Bates, or call the school’s front office.

Sunset Middle offers varsity and junior varsity girls soccer teams. The season begins in early October and ends before Thanksgiving.

Expectations

Players will attend all practices and matches.

Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2019 – 2020 season have occurred and the team is selected.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding Sunset Girls Soccer, please contact Coach Paige Cardel, or call the school’s front office.

Sunset Middle tennis players compete as one team for all grades.

Expectations

Players will attend all practices and matches.

Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2019 – 2020 season have occurred and the team is selected.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding SMS Tennis, please contact Coach Caitlin VanKeuren, or call the school’s front office.

Sunset Middle offers three girls volleyball teams: 6th grade, junior varsity, and varsity. Volleyball season begins in mid-August and ends in late September. Meets are usually held on Tuesday and Thursday, but days may change due to scheduling conflicts.

Expectations

Players will attend all practices and meets.

Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2019 – 2020 school year are closed and the teams are selected.

Contact

If you have any questions regarding SMS Volleyball, please contact the appropriate coach:

6th grade volleyball: Coach Michael McKaig

JV volleyball: Coach Jade Jordan

Varsity volleyball: Coach Kim Slasor