KIDS FIRST/OMS Athletics
KIDS FIRST/OMS Athletic program is for local 6th, 7th and 8th graders. The program is administered through Owatonna Community Education, which allows participants from OMS, St Mary's, Owatonna Online, home school and other local schools. It is supported largely by participant fees, with subsidies from Owatonna Community Education.
Fall 2022 Sports
Girls and Boys Cross Country - Grades 6-8
Football - Grades 7-8
Girls Volleyball - Grades 7-8
Registration opens up online on Monday, July 18.
Girls Tennis for 7th/8th Graders, Girls Swim & Dive for 7th/8th Graders, Boys & Girls Soccer for 8th Graders, Cheerleading for 7th/8th Graders must sign up with the High School programs.
Fall Sports - Monday, August 22 at OMS - Cafeteria at 6:00 PM
The objective of holding Parent/Athlete meetings is to enhance communication between KIDS FIRST athletes, parents and coaches. All aspects of the program will be covered during these meetings. This is a mandatory meeting. Families unable to attend should notify OMS Activity Coordinator in advance. Coaching staff from each sport will meet with athletes and parents to cover team rules, expectations, and complete registration materials.
Fees & Scholarships
Participation fees will be $140.
Families with an approved application for the School District's Educational Benefits are eligible for these scholarships - Owatonna Youth Scholarship Foundation-$35, Owatonna Community Education-$35. These scholarships automatically attach to registrations when Educational Benefits form has been completed online.
Families enrolled in UCare or South Country Health Alliance health plans may be eligible for a $15 scholarship. For more information or questions about this scholarship, please contact Sean at 444-8504 before starting the registration online.
Season Start Dates
Football-Monday, August 22
Boys & Girls Cross Country-Monday, August 22
Girls Volleyball-Monday, August 29
All athletes participating in KIDS FIRST athletic programs will have equal opportunities to participate in practices and games. There are no tryouts. Athletes may be separated by abilities in practice and game situations. This will help coaches to enhance instruction at a more acceptable rate of progression. The exception to equal opportunities may be due to disciplinary reasons.
All students participating in the KIDS FIRST athletic program will need to have a MSHSL sports physical on file with the school district before the student is allowed to register online.
Sports Physical forms can be found here.
Items of Special Note
1. All programs will run Monday through Friday.
2. Practices run 2:50—5:00 p.m. immediately following the dismissal of classes at OMS. Parents will need to pick up at completion of practice.
3. Parents are responsible for promptly picking up at OMS/practice site after practice.
4. Event schedules can be found here.