A modified program is available to all students in the seventh and eighth grades. Sport activities offered are determined by the existence of leagues, student interest, and the relationship to the upper division program. It is a competitive program designed to meet the developmental needs of its participants. At this level, the focus is on learning athletic skills, game rules, fundamentals of team play, socio-emotional growth, physiologically appropriate demands on the adolescent body and healthy competition.
Coaches are instructed to make every effort to provide each child an opportunity to play in each game or develop a rotation of players for different games that will ensure quality playing time in as many games as possible.
The modified program is designed to take place during the academic calendar. Normally, sign-ups occur the first few days of each trimester during physical education class with tryouts lasting three to five days immediately following. Once selected, student athletes in the modified program will practice during scheduled physical education class. Only contests take place after school.