2023-24 Parent Meeting Letter

Menomonie 8th Grade Football 2023


Greetings MMS 8th Graders,

Hopefully, you have enjoyed a restful, invigorating, and fun summer. As we get closer to the start of the school year, I can provide you with a few particulars about the start of our 2023 football season. If for any reason this changes, we will let you know as soon as possible.

There will be an informational and equipment handout meeting for parents and players the night of Thursday, August 17 from 4-6 pm.  Players may then attend the Mustangs home high school game vs Rice Lake at 7pm. The first week of practice is Monday, August 21 thru Thursday, August 24 (no practice on Friday, August 25) from 3:00-5:15 in the fields to the north of the middle school.  The remaining practices beginning August 28 will be after school until 5:15 pm each night.  We will have our first live action in the form of a controlled scrimmage at home on the MMS fields vs Ellsworth at 4pm on Thursday, August 31.

Because each of us grows at a different pace, we split into two squads (once we are in gear): a heavy weight and a light weight. There is no set weight that we use to establish what team you will play on, and in many cases, your body development plays a role in how we determine where you play. Our number one concern is your safety! Our first three days are without equipment (except a helmet).                         

Players will need a bi-yearly physical, $50 athletic fee, code of conduct and emergency card.  All paperwork can be received and filled out the night of August 17.  If you have not had a physical in the last two years, you will need to get one before you can practice. Forms can be found on our website or contact the school office at (715) 232-1673 ext. 30111. 


MMS Football Coaches:         Paul Bielmeier
                                                Brian Daniel
                                                Dwight McNaughton
                                                Zach Sample