• Mattawan Baseball


    Athletic Handbook

    Current Physical and Mattawan Consent Form

    Physicals must be dated on or after April 15 of the previous school year in order to be valid for following school year participation.  For example, a physical must be dated April 15, 2018, or later to be good for the 2018-19 school year.  All student-athletes must have a valid physical and consent form on file in the Student Activities Office prior to tryouts or participation.

    Requirements for membership and participation

    Prior to tryouts or practice

    • Current Physical and Consent form ON FILE in Student Activities Office
    • Academic and transfer eligibility per MHSAA guidelines
    • Annual Participation Fee

    Athletes must attend tryouts in order to be selected to a team!

    During the season:

    • Academic eligibility per Mattawan Consolidated School guidelines.
    • Daily attendance at school and practice
    • Adherence to student-athlete Code of Conduct

    Academic Eligibility

    The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) requires student-athletes pass four out of six classes at the end of the previous semester in order to participate the next semester. Mattawan Consolidated School requires passing five of six classes on a weekly basis. Transfer students should contact the Director of Student Activities to determine eligibility.

    Physical Pre-Examination

    Mattawan Consolidated School typically schedules physicals at the end of each school year at Borgess Bone & Joint on 11th Street in Kalamazoo.  Sports physicals are also available on short notice at the following locations:

    Borgess Bone & Joint Institute
    Kalamazoo Orthopaedic Clinic
    2490 S. 11th St
    Kalamazoo, MI  49009

    Hometown Urgent Care
    245 W. Centre Ave.
    Portage, MI  49002
    Phone:  269-323-2450
    Mon-Fri 8:00 to 8:00
    Sat & Sun 9:00 to 7:00

    Med Express
    6929 S. Westnedge
    Portage, MI  49002
    Phone:  269-329-0202
    Open Daily 8:00 to 8:00
    Walk-Ins welcome!

    Team Selection Criteria

    When tryouts must be held in order to select an appropriate number of team participants, coaches typically consider at least the following items in assessing individual players.  One aspect of the list is not necessarily more important than any other in the selection process.  Coaches must make discretionary judgments regarding players.  Such judgments will stand unless a substantial deviation from stated guidelines and procedures is evident.  Athletes must attend tryouts in order to be selected for a team!

    • Sport specific skill and/or overall athletic ability.
    • Attendance at practice/tryout sessions.
    • Cooperative attitude/work ethic towards coaches and other players.
    • Previous history of involvement in the sport.
    • “Coachability” as reflected by following team guidelines, accepting criticism and attempting to meet or surpass the coaches' expectations.
    • Positive communication with coaches and players.
    • Potential for development.
    • Desire as demonstrated through maximum effort in all team activities.


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    Greg Mickelson, Interim - Athletic Director
    269.668.3361 Extension 1282
    Email Mr. Mickelson

    Kara Sysol, Student Activities Secretary
    269.668.3361 Extension 1279
    Email Mrs. Sysol