Merrill Vandal Athletics
Merrill Community Schools are proud to provide strong athletic programs that instill the values of competition, leadership, teamwork and dedication within our student athletes. Our coaching staff are committed community members and dedicated leaders who help foster personal growth and the importance of sportsmanship. At Merrill, students are welcomed to participate in our athletic programs.
As the 2020-2021 Athletic Season begins please keep in mind that the health requirements are a little bit different this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. If you have a valid sports physical on file from the 2019-2020 School Year, you will NOT be required to obtain a new one. However, you will be required to complete the MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire prior to participation. If you do NOT have a valid sports physical on file from 2019-2020 School Year you will be required to obtain a new one. For access to official documents please visit https://www.mhsaa.com/Schools/Forms-Resources or click on the tabs below.
The schedules posted are fluid and subject to abrupt changes and cancellations.
Winter Sports will begin on Monday, February 8, 2021 as directed by the MDHHS and MHSAA.
Current guidelines require all athletes and spectators to wear a mask. Any refusal to comply to this rule will result in being removed from the event. Athletes are allowed two (2) spectators at each event.
Athletics Attendance Policy
Students are to attend school during the total school day in order to participate in athletic practices or events during the same day or evening. Should there be a situation whereby a student cannot attend school who would normally receive an excused absence, the student will be allowed to participate in the contest with approval of the building principal or athletic director.
In these cases, a prearranged excuse is required. Examples of excused absences are: funerals, doctor’s appointments, therapy sessions, and court appointments.
Parent/student/guardian must provide documentation for such appointments for it to be considered an excused absence.
As a school community, we believe in the importance of cultivating creative compassionate leaders prepared for lifelong success by fostering the intellectual, emotional, and physical well being of each individual.