• Fort Couch MS Athletics: 2022 - 2023

    Winter Sports Line-Up: see below for more details

    Girls Travel Basketball starts January 4, 2023

    Girls Intramural BasketBallers - starts January 9, 2023

    Wrestling - season is underway

    Boys Travel Basketball - season is underway

    Boys Intramural BasketBallers - season is underway

    If you have any questions regarding middle school sports, contact Mr. Garrett Beard, Ft Couch Athletic Coordinator, at gbeard@uscsd.k12.pa.us.  

    Important notes regarding the start of the winter season:

    ~  Signing your child up for a team is done exclusively through HEALTHY ROSTER.  

    ~  Please make sure to have your student-athlete registered into HEALTHY ROSTER before your team's deadline, which is indicated below.

    ~  The annual middle school sports fee of $50 for the 20022-23 school year can now be paid online. Click the link below.

    https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  

     

    Girls Travel Basketball 

    Thursday, January 5- Travel Team Tryout; Day 1 of 2 - 3:30-5pm @ FCMS Gym

    Friday, January 6 - Travel Team Tryout; Day 2 of 2 - 3:30-5pm @ FCMS Gym

    There will be two separate teams, one 7th and one 8th grade team will be decided during tryouts; all players that do not make this team will be encouraged to play in the Basketballers intramural program- see details below.  The travel team will practice and play at Boyce MS and compete in a 15-game schedule. This team will be created by USC's head varsity coach, Pete Serio, and is intended to be a feeder program into the HS girls basketball program. 

    Head Coaches7th Grade Coach: Jen Cramer - jcramer@uscsd.k12.pa.us    8th Grade Coach: Caren Falascino -cfalscino@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Equipment:  All basketball players will need to have basketball shoes and a water bottle. A USC uniform will be provided for games; however, this uniform must be returned at the end of the season.

    ~  Make sure to have your athlete registered in Healthy Roster before January 4, 2022. Healthy Roster   

    ~  Returning athletes from the fall season must update their Healthy Roster account by completing Section 8 and uploading it onto your account before January 4, 2023.

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic $50 fee for the entire 2022-2023 school year and allows your athlete to play in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.  

     

    BasketBallers (Girls Intramural Basketball Program)

    Monday, January 9 - 7th grade evaluation practice; @ FCMS Gym; 3:45- 5:00pm

    Tuesday, January 10  8th grade evaluation practice; @ FCMS Gym; 3:45- 5:00pm

    The 4 to 6 girls basketball teams are organized by the FC Athletic Department and the games are played exclusively in the Ft Couch gymnasium.  The teams, which are created by our coaches, will compete in a regular season which will run from January through February. The season will conclude with a tournament to decide who is the BasketBallers Champion.  Each student will be assigned to a team and compete 2-3 days per week, Monday - Friday, from approximately 3:30-5:30 each day.  No weekend commitment.  

    Head Coaches:  Dana Mellinger - dmellinger@uscsd.k12.pa.us 

    Equipment:  All BasketBaller players will need to have basketball shoes and a water bottle. A uniform jersey will be provided for games. However, this uniform must be returned at the end of the season.  In addition, we ask each BasketBaller player to wear black shorts and a white t-shirt under their jersey for all games. 

    ~  Make sure to have your athlete registered in Healthy Roster before January 9 2022. Healthy Roster   

    ~  Returning athletes from the fall season must update their Healthy Roster account by completing Section 8 and uploading it onto your account before January 8, 2023.

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic $50 fee for the entire 2022-2023 school year and allows your athlete to play in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.  

     

    Wrestling 

    Wednesday, October 26 - Coaches meeting with all interested wrestlers during period 8; LGI 2:45- 3:10

    Wednesday, November 16- (optional) Conditioning Practice @ FCMS (cafeteria); 3:45- 5:15pm
    Thursday, November 17- (optional) Conditioning Practice @ FCMS (cafeteria); 3:45- 5:15pm
    Friday, November 18-  Practice @ FCMS (cafeteria); 3:45- 5:15pm
    Monday, November 21- Practice @ FCMS (cafeteria); 3:45- 5:15pm
    Tuesday, November 22- Practice @ FCMS (cafeteria); 3:45- 5:15pm
    Wednesday, November 23- No school; No practice
    Thursday, November 24- No school; No practice; Thanksgiving Day
    Friday, November 25- No school; No practice
    Monday, November 28- Practice @ FCMS (cafeteria); 3:45- 5:15pm
     
    Learn the art of wrestling from our experienced team of coaches and participate on a team that has a wide range of weight classes for all student-athletes.  Also, gain life-building characteristics such as: stamina, max strength, speed, power, core strength, grip strength, proprioception, balance, physical toughness, flexibility. This team will flourish when it has athletes competing in all of the weight classes. Weight classes are as follows; 80-85, 86-91, 92-97, 98-103, 104-109, 110-115, 116-121, 122-127, 128-133, 134-141, 142-149, 150-159, 160-171, 172-204, 205-245.
     
    Head Coach:  Corey DelMastro- cdelmastro@uscsd.k12.pa.us / Zoltan Toth- ftcouchpanther@gmail.com  

    Equipment:  All wrestlers will need to have the proper wrestling shoes, practice clothing, and water bottle.   A USC uniform will be provided for matches; however, this uniform must be returned at the end of the season.

    ~  Make sure to have your athlete registered in Healthy Roster before Nov. 17, 2022. Healthy Roster   

    ~  Returning athletes from the fall season must update their Healthy Roster account by completing Section 8 and uploading it onto your account before Nov. 17, 2022.

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic $50 fee for the entire 2022-2023 school year and allows your athlete to play in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.  

    Boys Travel Basketball 

    Monday, October 17 - Coaches meeting with all interested basketball players during period 8; LGI 2:45- 3:10

    Monday, October 24 - Travel Team Tryout; Day 1 of 2 - 3:30-5pm @ FCMS Gym

    Tuesday, October 25 - Travel Team Tryout; Day 2 of 2 - 3:30-5pm @ FCMS Gym

    Wednesday, October 26 - No Practice

    Thursday, October 27 - 1st Team Practice @ Boyce MS; 3:30 daily bus transportation from FC to Boyce; 3:45- 5:00pm

    Friday, October 28  Practice @ Boyce MS MS; 3:30 - 5:00pm

    7th & 8th grade teams will be decided during tryouts; all players that do not make this team will be encouraged to play in the Basketballers intramural program- see below.  The travel team will practice and play at Boyce MS and compete on a 15-game schedule. This team will be created by USC's head varsity coach, Danny Holzer, and is intended to be a feeder program into the HS boys basketball program. 

    Head Coaches:  7th Grade Coach: Tyler George - tgeorge@uscsd.k12.pa.us    8th Grade Coach: Sam Klein - samk1514@gmail.com

    Equipment: All basketball players will need basketball shoes, shorts, a t-shirt, and a water bottle for practice each day.  At the start of the season, a USC uniform will be issued. However, this uniform must be returned at the end of the season.

    ~  Make sure to have your athlete registered in Healthy Roster before Oct 23, 2022. Healthy Roster   

    ~  Returning athletes from the fall season must update their Healthy Roster account by completing Section 8 and uploading it onto your account before Oct. 23, 2022.

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic $50 fee for the entire 2022-2023 school year and allows your athlete to play in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.  

     

    Basketballers (Boys Intramural Basketball Program)
     

    Monday, October 17 - Coaches meeting with all interested basketball players during period 8; LGI 2:45- 3:10

    Thursday, October 27 - 7th grade evaluation practice; @ FCMS Gym; 3:45- 5:00pm

    Friday, October 28  8th grade evaluation practice; @ FCMS Gym; 3:45- 5:00pm

    Monday, October 31  No School for Students (Teacher Inservice); Teams will be created and posted on the BasketBallers Canvas page by 4:00pm

    Tuesday, November 1  Practice for Team Levine

    Wednesday, November 2  Teacher Meetings; No practice

    Thursday, November 3  Practice for Team Bowers

    Friday, November 4  Practice for Team Ali

    Monday, November 7 & Tuesday, November 8  No School for Students (Teacher Inservice)

    Wedsnesday, November 9  Start of the Regular Season

    This 9-team Intramural basketball league is organized by the FC Athletic Department and played exclusively in the Ft Couch gymnasium.  The nine teams, created by our three coaches, will compete in an 8-game regular season which will run up until the winter break. The season will conclude with a tournament to decide who is the Basketballers Champion.  Each student will be assigned to a team and will compete Monday - Friday from approximately 3:30-5:30 each day.  No weekend commitment. 
     
    Head Coaches: Rich Alirali@uscsd.k12.pa.usAndrew Bowers - abowers@uscsd.k12.pa.us / Steve Levine slevine@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Equipment:  All BasketBaller players will need to have basketball shoes and a water bottle. A uniform jersey will be provided for games. However, this uniform must be returned at the end of the season.  In addition, we ask each BasketBaller player to wear black shorts and a white t-shirt under their jersey for all games.

    ~  Make sure to have your athlete registered in Healthy Roster before Oct 31, 2022.   Healthy Roster  

    ~  Returning athletes from the fall season must update their Healthy Roster account by completing Section 8 and uploading it onto your account before Oct. 31, 2022.

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic $50 fee for the entire 2022-2023 school year and allows your athlete to play in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.  

     

    Healthy Roster Instructions for New Users 

    If you are a new user to Healthy Roster, please email the following information to our USC Athletic Trainers (listed below), so they can set-up your account information.

    • Student’s name

    • Student’s DOB

    • Student’s graduation year

    • Student’s sports for the school year

    • Guardian’s name

    • Guardian’s email address

    USC Athletic Trainer: Brittney Halbig: brittney.halbig@ahn.org

    USC Athletic Trainer: Robert Smith: Robert.SMITH@ahn.org

    USC Athletic Trainer: Kelsey Wallace: Kelsey.Wallace@ahn.org

     

     

    2022-2023 Fall Sports Line-Up:  

    Boys Football (7th and 8th grade team)
    Girls Travel Volleyball (7th and 8th grade team)
    Girls Intramural Volleyball- Ft Couch Volleyball League
    Co-Ed Cross Country 
    Co-Ed Swimming
     
     

    Important notes regarding the start of the fall season:

    ~  Signing your child up for a team is done exclusively through HEALTHY ROSTER.  

    ~  Please make sure to have your student-athlete registered in Healthy Roster before your team's deadline that is indicated below. Click Healthy Roster for more information.

    ~  The annual middle school sports fee of $50 for the 20022-23 school year can now be paid online. Click the link below.

    https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  

     
     

    Boys Football (7th and 8th grade teams)

    Wednesday, August 17 (4:00- 6:00pm): Heat Acclimation Practice #1   

    Thursday, August 18 (4:00- 6:00pm): Heat Acclimation Practice #2   

    Friday, August 19 (4:00- 6:00pm): Heat Acclimation Practice #3 & Equipment Distribution   

    Monday, August 22 (4:00-6:00pm): 1st full pad practice will begin

    USC football has a great tradition of excellence over the years with multiple WPIAL and PIAA championships and our Ft Couch middle school football program is where it all begins.  So join in on the winning ways and learn from our team of experienced coaches.  Due to the high registration for 8th grade, Ft Couch will have two 8th grade teams during the 2022 fall season.  7th grade will compete with one team.  

    8th grade Head Coach: Rick Murphy - murphjr77@gmail.com

    7th grade Head Coach:  Jared Nicholson - jnicholson@uscsd.k12.pa.us 

    Equipment: all football equipment (excluding cleats) is issued by USCSD and every USCSD helmet is reconditioned and certified for the current school year.  If you plan on using your own helmet, you must get it certified for the upcoming 2022 season.  Century Sports of Peters Twp can certify your own personal helmet, but you must call Century Sports to schedule a drop off.     

    ~  Make sure to have your athlete registered in Healthy Roster before Aug 15, 2022. Healthy Roster   

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic $50 fee for the entire 2022-2023 school year and allows your athlete to play in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.  

       

    Girls Travel Volleyball (7th and 8th grade team)

    Wednesday, August 24: Coaches informational meeting during Period 8 (2:47- 3:10) in the FC Gymnasium

    Friday, August 26 (3:30-5:00pm):  TRYOUT Day #1 (FCMS)

    Monday, August 29 (3:30-5:00pm): TRYOUT Day #2 (FCMS) note: teams will be determined 

    Tuesday, August 30 (3:45-5:15pm): 1st team practice @ Ft Couch

    Wednesday, Aug 31 (3:45-5:15pm): Practice @ Ft Couch (practice/game will move from FCMS to BoyceMS)

    Thursday, September 1 (3:45-5:15pm): Practice @ Boyce   

    Note: daily transportation will be provided to Boyce MS for practice and home events.

    Friday, September 2 (3:45-5:15pm): Practice @ Boyce 

    USC girls volleyball is one of Ft Couch's most popular sports to play during the Fall season.  In years past, we have had over 100 girls come into the program to learn the basic skills and, for the majority of them it's their first time playing competitive volleyball.  This year we plan to develop a new travel volleyball team that will be hand-picked by our USC varsity coaches.  The teams will compete on an 18-game schedule that travels to play teams all around the South Hills.  There will be two separate teams, one 7th and one 8th grade team that will be decided during try-outs. All players that do not make this travel team will be encouraged to play in the VolleyBallers intramural program- see details below. 

    8th grade Head Coach: Karen Martini - kmartini@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    7th grade Head Coach:  Noah Mickey - nodmicke@gmail.com

    Equipment:   All volleyball participants should have tennis shoes, black volleyball shorts and knee pads. A USC game jersey will be provided for each player and must be returned at the end of the season.

    ~  Make sure to have your athlete registered in Healthy Roster before Aug 30, 2022. Healthy Roster 

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic $50 fee for the entire 2022-2023 school year and allows your athlete to play in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.  

     

    Girls "VolleyBallers" Intramural Program 

    Wednesday, August 24: Coaches informational meeting during Period 8 (2:47- 3:10) in the FC Gymnasium

    Thursday, September 1: 1st Evaluation Practice @ FCMS (3:30-5pm)

    Friday, September 2: 2nd Evaluation Practice @ FCMS (3:30-5pm)

    Tuesday, September 6: The eight VolleyBaller teams will be posted on Canvas by 7:00pm; Season begins on 9/14

    Wednesday, September 7: No Practice- Teacher Meetings After School

    Thursday, September 8: Team Practice for team COBRA, CHAOS, DYNAMITE, DIAMONDS

    Friday, September 9: Team Practice for team SPIKES, STARS, WILDCATS, WARRIORS 

    USC girls "VolleyBaller" intramural program will play exclusively in the Ft Couch gymnasium.  The teams will be organized by the athletic department and our team of coaches will run a regular-season schedule through the months of September and October.  The VolleyBallers intramural season will conclude with a tournament to decide who is the 2022 VolleyBallers Champion.  Each student will be assigned to a team and compete or practice 3-4 days per week from approximately 3:30-5:30 each day.  No weekend commitment.

    Coach: Jennifer Cramer - jcramer@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Coach: Abbey Digregorio - adigregorio@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Coach: Jane Schlichting - jschlichting@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Coach: Samatha Wilhelm - samwilhelm13@hotmail.com

    Equipment:   All volleyball participants should have tennis shoes, black volleyball shorts and knee pads. A USC game jersey will be provided for each player and must be returned at the end of the season.

    ~  Make sure to have your athlete registered in Healthy Roster before Sep 1, 2022. Healthy Roster 

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic $50 fee for the entire 2022-2023 school year and allows your athlete to play in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.  

     

    Co-Ed Cross Country

    Wednesday, August 24: Coaches informational meeting during Period 8 (2:47- 3:10) in the FC Cafateria

    Monday, August 29: Ft. Couch (3:25-4:45)

    Tuesday, August 30: Ft. Couch (3:25-4:45)

    Wednesday, August  31: Gilfillan Trail (3:25-4:45)

    Thursday, September 1: Gilfillan Trail (3:25-4:45)

    Click here to view the parents' informational handout guide

    Head Coach Steve Levine has been helping Ft Couch runners for over 25 years and has been one of our winningest MS coaches of all time.  His experience and love for the sport plays a big part in making cross-country an enjoyable experience for roughly 80 boys and girls each Fall.  Along with most practices, each cross-country home meet will be held on the 1.95 mile CC course at Gilfillan trail in the heart of USC.  Students will practice 2 days at Ft Couch and 2 days per week over at the Gilfillian trail.  USC busses will commute the students to the trail and parents will be required to pickup at Gilfillan.  Come join in on the fun and compete against eight schools from across the South Hills who will run for top honors. 

    Head Coach: Steve Levine -  slevine@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Equipment:   All cross-country participants should have running shoes and black running shorts. A USC game jersey will be provided for each player, but must be returned at the end of the season.

    ~  Make sure to have your athlete registered in Healthy Roster before Aug 29, 2022. Healthy Roster 

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic $50 fee for the entire 2022-2023 school year and allows your athlete to play in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.  

     

    Co-Ed Swimming

    Wednesday, August 24: Coaches informational meeting during Period 8 (2:47- 3:10) in the LGI

    Tuesday, August 30 (3:45-5:00pm): 1st practice at the HS swimming pool

    Wednesday 8/31 - Friday 9/2: No Practice

    Tuesday, September 6 (3:45-5:00pm): Practice at USCHS

    Wednesday, September 7 (3:45-5:00pm): Practice at USCHS

    Note: daily transportation will be provided to the high school swimming pool for practice and swim meets.

    Click here to view a message from head coach, Alex Hardwick 

    Practice and compete at USC's newest and finest competitive high school swimming pool in Western PA.  This new facility will give our Ft Couch swimmers a chance to experience swimming at its best.  Plus, each participant will individually learn from our elite coaches and gain experience while taking part in a fun and healthy team sport. During swim meets, race and set yourself apart in your favourite events such as freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly, as well as the individual medley.  

    Head Coach: Alex Hardwick -  coachalex@peaqpgh.org

    Equipment:   All swimmers will need to have their own goggles and a black swimsuit.  A USC swim warm-up jacket will be provided for each athlete, but this jacket must be returned at the end of the season. 

    ~  Make sure to have your athlete registered in Healthy Roster before Aug 29, 2022. Healthy Roster 

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic $50 fee for the entire 2022-2023 school year and allows your athlete to play in the Fall, Winter, and Spring seasons.  

     

    Healthy Roster Instructions for New Users 

    If you are a new user to Healthy Roster, please email the following information to our USC Athletic Trainers (listed below), so they can set-up your account information.

    • Student’s name

    • Student’s DOB

    • Student’s graduation year

    • Student’s sports for the school year

    • Guardian’s name

    • Guardian’s email address

    USC Athletic Trainer: Brittney Halbig: brittney.halbig@ahn.org

    USC Athletic Trainer: Robert Smith: Robert.SMITH@ahn.org

    USC Athletic Trainer: Kelsey Wallace: Kelsey.Wallace@ahn.org

     

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    2021-2022 School Year Announcements

    Spring Sports Line-Up:  

    Girls and Boys Track & Fieldstarts March 14th

    Girls Fast Pitch Softball - starts March 14th

    Boys Volleyball - starts March 3rd

     

    Girls and Boys Track and Field 

    Monday, March 14th - Team Meeting; FCMS Cafe; 2:50- 3:20pm

    Our Fort Couch USC track and field program is open to all athletes from all kinds of prior athletic backgrounds.  Athletes geared at improving speed can take part in running events such as 100m hurdles, 1600m and 800m run, 100m - 200m and 400m dash, 4x100m relay and 4x400m relay.  Athletes looking for more technical events may choose to learn field events such as the triple jump, long jump, or high jump.  And lastly, the athlete looking to show off their strength could throw the shot put or discus.  We will have all of these events available for both boys and girls in 7th and 8th grade.  All track practices will take place at the USCHS stadium field immediately after school and busing will be provided each day.  

    Head Coach: Greg Calvetti - gcalvetti@uscsd.k12.pa.us 

    Equipment:  All track participants will need to have running shoes, solid black shorts (if possible) and a water bottle. A USC track shirt will be provided for games; however, this uniform must be returned at the end of the season.  

    ~  New Users to Healthy Roster- make sure to have your athlete registered before March 10, 2021. See Instructions Below.

    ~  Returning 2021-22 athletes to Healthy Roster- you must complete Section 8 before March 10, 2021. See Instructions Below. 

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic fee for the entire 2021-2022 school year.  

     

    Girls Fast Pitch Softball 

    Monday, March 14th - Team Meeting; FCMS LGI; 2:50- 3:20pm

    Take your softball game to the next level and join our 7th and 8th grade girls softball team!  Our 16 game schedule will have you competing against teams from all around the South Hills area.  Practices and games will be played at the former varsity field over at Boyce MS and when inclement weather "strikes" this Spring, our FC team will have access to the Boyce gym for practice.  Busing will be available to transport our FC students over to Boyce each day.  Lastly, the USC Athletic Department would like to welcome Coach Makayla Munchinski to our USC team of coaches as she helps guide our Panthers to victory this season.  Go Lady Panthers!      

    Head Coach: Makayla Munchinski - makmunchinski@gmail.com

    Equipment:  Each softball participant will need to have a glove, cleats, a helmet (preferred), a softball bat (preferred), and a water bottle. A USC softball uniform will be provided for games; however, this uniform must be returned at the end of the season.  

    ~  New Users to Healthy Roster- make sure to have your athlete registered before March 10, 2021. See Instructions Below.

    ~  Returning 2021-22 athletes to Healthy Roster- you must complete Section 8 before March 10, 2021. See Instructions Below.

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic fee for the entire 2021-2022 school year.  

     

    Boys Volleyball 

    Thursday, March 3rd - Team Meeting; FCMS Cafe; 2:50- 3:20pm

    Bump, set and spike! Come join the fun this spring season on the volleyball court while taking part in this high-energy team sport that will surely test your athleticism.  Volleyball programs are starting to pop up everywhere and it's a great time to learn how to play competitive volleyball.  Because boys volleyball starts for most athletes in the region at the middle school level, our team of coaches will teach the fundamental skills necessary to learn, develop, and excel in this rising sport.  On game day there will be two separate teams competing.  Both 7th and 8th grade students will play together during a 17-game schedule, and all practices will take place after school in the Fort Couch gym.      

    Head Coaches: Jace Palmer (Varsity)- jpalmer@uscsd.k12.pa.us /  Eric Magliocca (JV)- emagliocca@uscsd.k12.pa.us

    Equipment:   All boy volleyball participants should have tennis shoes, solid black (if possible) volleyball shorts and knee pads. USC game jerseys will be provided for each player and must be returned at the end of the season.

    ~  New Users to Healthy Roster- make sure to have your athlete registered before February 28, 2021. See Instructions Below.

    ~  Returning 2021- 22 athletes to Healthy Roster- you must complete Section 8 before February 28, 2021. See Instructions Below.

    ~  The Fort Couch Athletic Registration Fee of $50 can now be paid online: https://webinfo.uscsd.k12.pa.us/middle-school-athletic-registration/  Please note: This is a one-time athletic fee for the entire 2021-2022 school year.