WCSD gets specific with participation minimums

The numbers are not written in stone, but there is a proposed chart for the number of participants required for Warren County School District’s athletics, marching band, and cheerleading programs.

The chart indicates minimum numbers and probation-level numbers. A green number is the “magic number” of participants and the district will offer that program. A yellow number indicates probation. That number is one or two below the green number. The district will offer a program at that number for one year. If the program doesn’t move into the green in the second year, the program will not be offered. Any registration level under the yellow number is in the red and the program will not be offered.

There are special conditions for cross country, golf, swim, track and middle school track — either the boys or girls team must meet the minimum team number.

The chart shows the list of programs, separated by season.

The programs, with the green number and the lowest yellow number, are:

Fall — cheer (8, 7); middle school cheer (8, 7); cross country (7, 6); middle school cross country (may participate with high school cross country if the high school numbers are met); football (22, 20); grades 7 and 8 football (16, 14); golf (7, 6); marching band — including color guard (15, 14); middle school marching band (may participate with high school marching band); pep band — instrumentalists (8, 7); middle school pep band (may participate with high school pep band); soccer — boys (17, 15); soccer — girls (17, 15); tennis — girls (12, 10); volleyball (12, 10); and middle school volleyball (12, 10).

Winter — basketball — boys (12, 10); grade 9 basketball — boys (8, 7); grade 8 basketball — boys (8, 7); grade 7 basketball — boys (8, 7); grade 7/8 one team basketball — boys (8, 7); basketball — girls (12, 10); grade 8 basketball — girls (8, 7); grade 7 basketball — girls (8, 7); grade 7/8 one team basketball — girls (8, 7); cheer (8, 7); middle school cheer (8, 7); swim (15, 13); wrestling (16, 14); and middle school wrestling (10, 8).

Spring — baseball (14, 12); softball (14, 12); tennis — boys (12, 10); track (20, 18); and middle school track (12, 10).