8th Grade



Basketball Player/Student Rules

8th Grade Boys Basketball starts Monday, October 9th.  Paperwork is also available in the athletics office located in counseling or at the main office.  Please return all paperwork to Mrs. Willms’ office (athletics office) located in counseling and please submit athletic fees to the main office.  You can also pay online via   All paperwork must be filled out correctly and turned-in before athletes will be able to participate in practice.  Any paperwork turned in early is very much appreciated!

We realize that the beginning of basketball will overlap with the end of the Football season for our athletes.  Our basketball coach has already communicated with both light and heavy-weight coaches and they are on the same page.  If student-athletes want to play basketball, they are expected to be at practice and participate in all drills and conditioning.  Athletes will need 5 practices for basketball before they can participate in any games.  Basketball practice will end at 5:00pm so players that participate in both sports will still be able to be at football practice.  Please review Coach Chirdon’s player and grading policy in his paperwork.  Our Athletic Director, Mrs. Willms, will be out of the office from Oct. 2-6.  Please direct all basketball questions to Coach Chirdon at or 970-254-6720 and he will return any phone calls after school.

There will be a player meeting after school in Room 100 (Coach Chirdon’s classroom) on Monday, October 2nd  for any players that are interested in playing.  Coach Chirdon will go over paperwork, and practice and player expectations.  The meeting will last approximately 10-15 minutes.   If players cannot attend the meeting, please get the paperwork online or from the main office. 



Volleyball Schedule

Students are required to be covered under an insurance program.  If you do not carry insurance, a low cost option through the school district is linked below.

Voluntary Insurance Enrollment:  Click Here

Voluntary Insurance Rates:  Click Here   



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8th Girls Volleyball

August 21st


8th Girls Basketball

November 27th


8th Boys Basketball

October 9th


8th Boys Wrestling

January 29th


8th Track & Field

March 19 or 26th TBD


Elyza Willms- 8th Grade Athletic Director

254-6720 Ext 34161




Fruita Football Interest Link (9th-12th)


FMHS Athletic Website


9th Grade Athletic Registration


High School Sports Season start dates:

Fall Sports:  August 14

Winter Sports:  November 10

Spring Sports: March TBD

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FMHS Athletic Website

If you need information regarding freshman sports, please contact FMHS Athletic Office @ 254-6600 Ext 23107

Denny Squib-Athletics Director