Effective immediately, both Fremont and Jo Lane will now be participating in the SOMSAC League (Southern Oregon Middle School Athletic Conference) for all sports. Beginning this fall, our volleyball, football, and cross country teams will be competing in this new league. Moving into this league has been an ongoing goal for many years in the Roseburg School District. Our athletic directors have been continually working on this and are in full support of the transition.
There are many benefits to this change. This league will allow Fremont and Jo Lane to play teams and schools that are similar in size to our middle schools. They also have a strategic plan in place for optimally developing athletes’ skills by grouping players with others who have similar skill sets. This allows coaches to have the opportunity to create practice plans specific to the needs of their team and game schedules will be created with skill sets of teams in mind.
Sixth grade students will still participate through our school programs in cross country, wrestling and track. All football, volleyball and basketball for grade six athletes will continue through outside agencies such as Roseburg Youth Football and the Boys and Girls Club.
Jake Hughes- Fremont Middle School Athletic Director
Darin Lomica- Jo Lane Middle School Athletic Director
Jo Lane Athletics
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year! We have some information we wanted to share out specific to opportunities regarding athletics. As you have likely heard, our middle school programs are in a transition period as we work to become a part of the Southern Oregon Middle School Conference for all our athletic programs. Because of this work, some of the details of our fall seasons of football, volleyball, and cross-country have been slow to become finalized. This includes the date for the official first day of practices. At this point, we believe that the first day of practice for all three sports will be Monday, August 23.
To make sure that your son/daughter is ready to go for the first practice of the 2021 season, please make sure that you reach out to Allison in the Athletics’ office at 541-440-4105 to get them signed up and all necessary paperwork completed. She can assist you in getting the required Sports Packet as well as their athletic physical as we do have paper copies available in the main office. This information is also available to you on our website by clicking here. All that paperwork must be turned in before they will be allowed to join practices. Even if your son/daughter has competed for Jo Lane last year, you still will need to get them signed up for this year. Once all paperwork and the physical has been completed and submitted to the athletics’ office, your son/daughter will be given their Red Card, which is essentially their participation pass.
Keep in mind that participating in any of our sports seasons is free of charge to all families again this year as our district is covering those costs. Please encourage your child to get involved and be part of the team.
Should you have any questions or concerns about the upcoming sports seasons, please feel free to reach out! Let’s make it a great year.