Athletics (Middle Grades)

Athletics are an integral part of NEST+m Middle School—we take great pride in our teams and after-school clubs. The NEST+m Eagles sports program has grown over the past three years to include seventeen boys’ and girls’ sports teams and clubs. Students who want to participate must be passing all subjects and demonstrate good behavior. Practices are either in the morning, from 7 to 8am, or in the afternoon, from 3:30 to 5:30pm. Games and meets are generally held after school.

Middle School athletes play in citywide public-school leagues, and the NEST+m teams have been very successful making it to the playoff or championship rounds. Middle School Athletic Director Jaclyn O’Connor and the fellow coaches at NEST+m coach year-round to provide great opportunities for students to become physically active and learn valuable teamwork skills.

Fall Sports

  • Boys/Girls Soccer
  • Boys/Girls Cross Country
  • Boys/Girls Flag Football
  • Boys/Girls Table Tennis
  • Boys/Girls Tennis
  • Girls Volleyball

Winter Sports

  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Boys/Girls Track & Field

Spring Sports

  • Boys/Girls Track and Field
  • Boys Baseball
  • Girls Softball

Winter Sports 2021

Winter Sports Schedule

TEAM NAME Boys Basketball Girls Basketball  
SEASON DATES 11/16 - 2/7 11/16 - 2/7  
COACH Scott McLaughlin George Gottschalk  
NEST+m TRYOUT DATES Tues. 11/16 & Wed. 11/17 7am-8am Tues. 11/16 & Wed. 11/17 7am-8am  
PRACTICE DATES/TIMES Tues/Wed 7am-8am Mon/Wed 7am-8am  


COVID Vaccination Status for Basketball

Please note ALL basketball players must be vaccinated in order to practice and compete in games this winter. If your child has one vaccination and is waiting for the second PLEASE communicate this with the coach(es) listed above. Middle School Athletic League ( MSAL ) has asked parents to provide proof of COVID 19 vaccinations. Coaches must travel with a binder that includes proof of vaccination status for every student/athlete, manager, and coach who show up to opposing schools. If you are not comfortable providing a copy of the vaccination card, you may email the coach with the dates your child was vaccinated, a screen shot of the excelsior pass, or the confirmation email you receive after you get your COVID 19 vaccine. This is a league requirement and not an option on the school level. In addition to the vaccine, MSAL does require all basketball players to wear a mask at practice and competitions for the safety and well being of our school community and the MSAL league. 

Permission Slips & Forms

Every athlete must have a permission slip when they show up at try outs or practice. 

Questions? Contact Coach O'Connor at