Ellington Middle School is a member of the Connecticut River Athletic League (CRAL)

The league includes: East Hartford, Tolland, Illing, Timothy Edwards, Sage Park, and JFK.


Winter sports sign ups will open up today, October 25th and will close on November 6th. In order to sign up students must be signed into their Ellington Public Schools Gmail account and complete the following form:

Winter Sports Sign Up -

EMS offers boys and girls basketball and cheerleading as winter sports. Tryouts for basketball will begin the week of November 18th and cheerleading tryouts will begin the week of December 2nd.

As a reminder, all athletes trying out for a sport at EMS must have a current physical on file with the school nurse. If you have not turned in an updated physical form for this year, you can use this sports physical form. Any questions regarding the physical can be addressed by the EMS School Nurse - Mrs. Aldrich.

Best of luck to all athletes trying out during our winter season! If you have any questions regarding EMS Athletics, please reach out to Danielle Vliet -


Sports Physical Form - REQUIRED to attend try-outs or practices

To be eligible to tryout or participate in any middle school athletics team a Sports Physical Form must be on file with the EMS School Nurse before tryouts or, for Cross Country and Track, before the first practice begins. Without a Sports Physical students will not be permitted to participate. There are no exceptions. Sports Physicals are good for 12 months.

Coaches will be handing out all other required forms at the first practice. Additional forms will be available in the main office or can be printed and turned in from this link. (Forms include pay to play, student athlete handbook, participation permission, concussion and sudden cardiac arrest)


Please view this video on Concussions and this one on Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

For more information about concussions visit:

**If you plan on taking your student home after an away event please sign your student out with the coach. If your student is going home with someone besides their parent or legal guardian you must provide a written note to the coach.