Pershing Panthers Athletics General Information

Students interested in participating in athletics must have a completed the Annual Sports Physical, Notification of Risk and Emergency Treatment Authorization Card on file with Coach Dillon, Athletic Coordinator, prior to trying out for any team. Students must also have a 2.0 grade point average. Coaches will choose students for teams based upon their skill, sportsmanship, character, attitude, commitment, and academic achievement. Questions about athletics should be directed to Coach Cross at (407) 858-3160 ext. 3742268 or email at [email protected].  

Pershing school strives to offer as many sports as possible to both male and female students. All Athletic programs will stress academic success, physical fitness, character development, discipline, and good sportsmanship. Our athletes represent our Pershing School and the community.  Student athletes expected to be student leaders with positive behavior.

 Four sports (Soccer / Basketball / Volleyball / Track) are offered during the school year for both boys and girls. Students participating in interscholastic sports compete against other middle schools in our learning community. Dates for try-outs begin on or about the second day of each nine-week. Participating in interscholastic sports at Pershing is considered a privilege, subject to the approval of the Head Coach, Administration and the Athletic Coordinator.  All students shall abide by the Orange County Public School Code of Student Conduct, Pershing School rules and regulations, as well as the rules and regulations set up by the coach.

A student may be eligible to participate only after all the forms and sections are completed and turned in to his/her coach by the first day of try-outs. All forms must be completed each year and must be done only on the forms provided. The forms may be download here under the forms tab, the front office, or Coach Dillon.