McCool School is a member of the Independent Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam. Students in grades 6-8 may participate in boys and girls volleyball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, girls softball and coed cross-country. Practice takes place after school from 3:00 to 4:00 or 5:00 depending on the sport and coach. Students compete several times a season against Andersen Middle School and private schools around Guam. Sports seasons vary from year to year.
Commander William C. McCool
Elementary/Middle School Sports Program
McCool Elementary/Middle School sponsors boys and girls basketball teams, boys and girls soccer teams, boys and girls volleyball teams and a coed cross-country team. Our coaches and administrative staff are dedicated to having our student athletes understand the importance of pride, change, sportsmanship, physical abilities, skills, and the establishment of a winning tradition through a team effort and high expectations.
Our philosophy is to provide our middle school students with an opportunity to participate in a competitive program that blends the middle school intramural program philosophy with the high school interscholastic program philosophy. With this basic premise, CDR William C. McCool Middle School will provide opportunities for students to work cooperatively, function as informed decision-makers, and understand the importance of being good problem solvers.
Our students in grades six, seven, and eight have the opportunity to participate in the CDR William C. McCool Middle School Seahawks Athletic Program. Prior to participation in the school sports program, all student athletes must have a sports physical on file with the school nurse and athletic director.
The Guam Middle School Athletic League is made up the following independent and private middle school teams: St. Johns , Santa Barbara , San Vicente, Bishop Baumgartner, St. Anthony, Southern Christian Academy (SCA), Guam International Christian Academy (GICA), Andersen Middle School , CDR William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School, Trinity School , and St. Francis School . Additionally, the basketball, volleyball, soccer, and cross-country teams are members of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Guam (IIAAG).
The IIAAG rules state that a student must have at least a cumulative 2.0 average of all grades on the previous quarter's report card to be eligible for sports participation. Additionally, a student cannot have a failing grade (F) or an unsatisfactory mark (U) for citizenship on the report card.
Eligibility standards are based upon criteria from DODEA Manual 2740.2, "Interscholastic Athletic Program," dated 19 August 1997. Dr. Nancy Bresell, Pacific Director of DODDS, recommends, in a letter dated 24 February 2000, that all DODDS and DDESS Pacific students, who take part in any extra-curricular activities, maintain a 2.0 grade point average. Students not maintaining this grade point average should be placed in a monitored intervention program.
Student athletes must pass a physical examination performed by a medical doctor. This exam must be recorded, signed, and dated by the doctor and parent/guardian on the DODEA Guam District Sports/Activity Form. The sport physicals are valid for one calendar year. Before a student may attend or take part in any sport program or activity, the form must be in middle school athletic director's possession. Additionally, the student athlete must have practiced for a minimum of 10 days prior to the first official game or match. The physical form can be picked up from the office of the school nurse or athletic director.
The athletic director or principal designee will monitor all student participants on a weekly basis throughout the athletic sport season. A student declared ineligible can practice during the week with the other team members. However, any ineligible student athlete will not be able to wear the school uniform, travel, or sit on the team bench at any of the weekly scheduled athletic events. Any student declared ineligible or exhibiting an unacceptable behavior notation on the weekly grade check will be declared ineligible for one calendar week.
The athletic director or principal designee will monitor grade eligibility and complete grade checks by 1100 A.M. on Thursday of each week. Additionally, any student participant who has been identified as ineligible for two consecutive weeks following receipt of intervention assistance will not be able to participate for the remainder of that sport season.