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Paul R. Smith Athletic Information

Athletic Director:

Coach Rulison-Lange

From Pasco County Schools:

After careful consideration of the FHSAA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee recommendations, and with school starting on August 24th, we will start ALL Fall Sports on Sept 7th. More info will be released in the coming weeks. Therefore, at this time we will continue with Phase 2 of summer activities until further notice. This also means tryouts will not start until 9/7 for all fall sports, both Middle School and High School.

School Event Safety Protocols

Beginning in 2018, Pasco County Schools will have new safety procedures in place for all sporting events.  Only clear plastic , clear vinyl,  and clear Ziploc bags will be permitted at school athletic events.  Diaper bags and medically-necessary bags are permitted and are subject to search.  No other bags of ANY kind will be permitted, including backpacks, fanny packs, purses and duffle bags.  All bags are subject to search. Please click here for more information:

6, 7 and 8 grade students can participate, if eligible, in school athletics. Sports we play at Paul R. Smith include…

Football– one team 6-8 grade, begins in August
Girls volleyball– two teams; JV and Varsity
Cheerleading– one team 6-8 grade, begins in August
Boys soccer– one team 6-8 grade, begins in October
Girls basketball– two teams; JV and Varsity, begins in October
Girls soccer– one team 6-8 grade, begins in January
Boys basketball– two teams; JV and Varsity, begins in January
Girls track– one team 6-8 grade, begins in March
Boys track– one team 6-8 grade, begins in March


  • Athletic paperwork packet has to be fully completed before a student can participate or tryout. We can only take physicals that are from this packet; no other forms can be used. Paperwork is available in the front office or on the district webpage Use the Middle school forms
  • In order to be eligible to play a student must have a 2.0 grade point average in the previous semester, 6th graders are automatically eligible for first semester sports
  • Student athletes who do not behave in school can be removed from the team
  • Parents and athletes must recognize that coaches make the decisions over general team matters, including team selection, participation, and playing time,
  • There is a fee to participate in athletics; the fee must be paid in order to play. $50.00 1st sport, $30.00  2nd sport, 3rd sport is no fee