• The Broward County Middle School Athletic Association (MSAA) of Broward County Public Schools is committed to building leaders through sportsmanship, citizenship, and fair play. MSAA currently oversees 59 public and charter middle schools and 8 different sports. The MSAA sports are Soccer, Cross Country, Golf, Basketball, Track & Field Events, Flag Football, Volleyball, and Floorball.  

    All student-athletes must maintain a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.  Students who fall below this standard are ineligible to play.

  • Athletics plays an important part in a child's life. Team sports and activities promote good physical health, social skills, and communication skills. When students learn to work together as a team, they build a foundation for good sportsmanship. 

Athletics at Margate STEM Magnet Middle

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      Requirements

        • All students must maintain an Unweighted GPA of 2.0 or higher. No failing grades or unsatisfactory conduct in any subject will be allowed.
        • A student athlete cannot turn 15 before August 31, 2021.
        • A student athlete must also have a notarized Parental Permission form completed with a front copy of valid insurance card.
        • If you have no insurance, school insurance can be purchased through School Insurance of Florida (the forms are in the front office). The insurance policies start at $9.00.

      Team Member Information

        • Tryouts are held 2 weeks prior to the start of each sport.
        • Announcements will be made prior to tryouts, students need to listen to the announcements for information.
        • Generally, practices are held Monday through Thursday from 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM.
        • Student athletes are expected to be at every practice throughout the season.  
        • Students must be picked up from practice no later than fifteen minutes after practice is scheduled to end or they may forfeit their opportunity to be on the team.
        • Each sport has two games per week that usually last until approximately 6:30 PM.  
        • Transportation to and from Margate Middle School's away games is provided.
        • Parents need to pick up their student athlete from the school after each game.
        • Game schedules and directions to away schools will be available prior to each season.

      Soccer

      • Boys Coach:  Mr. Wiggins                    Girls Coach: Ms. Benbow           Assistant: Ms. Elijah

        Soccer Team Info

        • Season: August to October
        • Tryouts second week of school, open to everyone
        • Practice: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 PM
        • Games: 4:30 p.m.-6:15 PM
          • Open to everyone
          • Free Admission
        • Location of Practices and Games:
          • Home Field
          • Andrews Field - 500 N.W. 65th Ave, Margate, FL, 33063 - Adjacent to Margate Middle

      Basketball

      • Boys Coach:  Mr. Span                  Girls Coach: Ms. Benbow                 Assistant: Ms. Elijah

        Basketball Info

        • Season:  late October - December
        • Practice
          • Day: Monday through Friday
          • Time:  4:00 PM to 5:45 PM 
          • Location: Gym, or basketball courts, near the field
        • Games
        • Cost
          • Students attending games must have a valid student ID and will pay admission of $3. 
          • Adult admission to games is $3.

      Volleyball

      • Girls' Coach: Ms. Elijah                           Boys' Coach: Mr. Wiggins

        Volleyball Info

        • Season: October - December
          • Tryouts are held in the middle of October and all grade levels may tryout.  
        • Practice
          • Day: Monday through Thursday. 
          • Time: is from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
          • Location: in the gym, 
            Admission to games is $2 for students with a valid ID and $3 for adults. Games are from 4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

      Flag Football

      • Boys Coach: Mr. Lambert                      Girls Coach: Ms. Harrison

        Flag Football Info:

        • Students attending games must have a valid student ID and remain seated on the bleachers next to the field
        • Season:  begins with tryouts in November and runs through January.
        • Practice:
          • Time:  4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
          • Location: Andrews Field - 500 N.W. 65th Ave, Margate, FL, 33063 - Adjacent to Margate Middle
        • Games:
          • Time: 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM
          • Location: Margate Middle School

      Golf

      • Head Coach: Mr. Singer

        Golf Info: 

        • Golf season: January to May
        • Practice: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
        • All grade levels may apply
        • Tournaments are held at local public golf courses to be announced

      Track and Field

      • Girls Coach:  Ms. Benbow                  Boys Coach: Ms. Elijah 

        Track and Field Info

        • Season:  December to April
        • Tryouts:  late December 
        • Practice: 
          • Day: Monday through Thursday
          • Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
          • Location: Margate Middle Track
        • Track Meets:
          • Time: 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
          • Location: District High School - To Be Announced

      Cross Country

      • Cross Country Team Head Coach: Ms. Grabeau

        Cross Country Info

        • Tryouts open to all grade levels
        • Season: January to April
        • Cross Country Tryouts: early January
        • Practice
          • Day: Monday - Thursday
          • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
          • Location: Margate Middle School
        • Cross Country Team Meets
          • Location: Local Parks to be announced

      Cheerleading

      • Coach: Ms. Funches

        Cheerleading Info

        • Students at all grade levels may try out for the team.
        • Cheering for many school events and multiple teams.
        • Season: September - April
        • Practice
          • Day: Monday through Thursday 
          • Time: 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
          • Location: Margate Middle Gym and Fields 

      Covid 19 Game Procedures

      • In order to maintain appropriate social distance during the games, the following procedures will be in place:

        1. Only 50 tickets will be available online starting the Friday before home games. Tickets will not be available online the day of the games. Unsold online tickets will be available at the gate on game day. Each ticket costs $3.
        2. Once you purchase your online ticket, please do not redeem the ticket until you arrive at the ticket gate.
        3. Only parents/guardians will be allowed to attend the games.
        4. We have three sets of bleachers; one on the visitor’s side, and two on the home team’s side. Sitting areas on the bleachers will be clearly marked.
        5. Only 7 people will be allowed to sit in each set of bleachers.
        6. Brown folding chairs will be located on each side of the field for spectators. These chairs will be spaced six feet apart, and spectators are required to sit in the chairs.
        7. If you bring your own chair, please make sure you are sitting at least six feet from anyone else.
        8. Brown folding chairs will also be placed on the sidelines for the players, who are not on the playing field.