2017-2018 Season: Roughly late October through April
Available To: 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Boys & Girls
Head Coach: Allison Wise, Email
What is Matchwits?
Think of Matchwits like team Jeopardy. The season starts out with all teams taking a written test, which determines their initial scores and seeding for the head to head rounds. Three teams of 3 to 4 student-brainletes are then asked questions from a variety of subject areas. If a team answers correctly they receive a point, and if not, the other teams get an opportunity to answer. If no teams can answer the question, the parents get an opportunity to answer (although their scores don’t actually count, it’s fun to raz the kids). After each round, the scores for each team are added to their season total. Team results are cumulative through the year, and a winner will be decided at the conclusion of the last meet. It is possible that not all participants will be able to be at all meets, but that’s OK! Students that have participated in this program have very much enjoyed both the practice time, and the meets!
Location: MA Classroom: TBD
Days/Times We would like to allow student-athletes that compete on our more traditional sports teams, to also have the opportunity to compete on our Matchwits team. Often we will practice during lunch, but we may also hold a practice at the end of the school day once a week. If a student cannot make the after school practice session they will not be penalized in any way. We’ll let you know specific room locations, days and times for practice as we move into the 2017-2018 school year.
|We will plan to have 4 meets throughout the year, rough time frames are given below.|
* Non-League Event
** Subject to change
Matchwits participants are not required to have an athletics physical on file, but we do need the rest of the paperwork filled out. Visit our Athletics Page to obtain information on all other necessary forms