At Derby Middle School, we strive to offer a wide variety of athletics. We offer intramural and interscholastic sports for both boys and girls that begin in early fall all the way through the spring marking period. There are 4 athletic seasons. Click on the sport below to find out more about each sport!
Fall: September 5, 2017 - November 3, 2017
Cross Country (6, 7, & 8)
Football (7 & 8)
Girls' Basketball (6, 7, & 8)
Girls' Tennis (6, 7, & 8)
Winter I: November 6, 2017 - January 21, 2018
Boys' Basketball (6, 7, & 8)
Girls' Swimming (6, 7, & 8)
Winter II: January 22, 2018 - March 25, 2018
Boys' Swimming (6, 7, & 8)
Girls' Volleyball (6, 7, & 8)
Wrestling (6, 7, & 8)
Spring: March 27, 2018 - May 26, 2018
Boys' Tennis (6, 7, & 8)
Girls' Soccer (7 & 8)
Track and Field (6, 7, & 8)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the difference between Interscholastic and Intramural sports?
A: Interscholastic sports are where our student-athletes compete against other middle schools. Seasons usually last 8-9 weeks and students practice daily. Intramural sports only compete against other classmates from Derby. Practices are usually held 3 times a week before school.
Tennis Club operates as an interscholastic sport in that athletes in all grades usually practice every day at the Birmingham Racquet Club. However, only 7th and 8th grade will compete against other schools.
Q: When and where will I get specific information about each sport?
A. Before each season, check for information on this website, in the Derby Enews that is emailed home on Friday, and from your child.
Q: Is there an exemption for paying for a 3rd sport?
A. There is no longer an exemption for paying for a 3rd sport. Students are required to pay for every sport that they participate.
Q: Where can I get game schedules for Derby Athletics?
A: Click on the sport above you wish to view and the schedule can be found within that page.
Q: If my child decides not to participate, will I be refunded the registration fee?
A: Students who are cut from a team during tryouts will receive a full refund of their registration fee. Any student who decides not to participate during the first week of practice (tryout week included) will also receive a full refund. Any student who removes themselves or is removed from a team after the first week of practice for any reason will not be eligible for any refund.
Q: If I have a question and am not sure who to contact, what do I do?
A: Call either Jill Morrison, Athletic Secretary at 248-203-5008 or Carman Smith, Athletic Director at 248-203-5006