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Message from PSD Athletic Director. Changes for 2022-2023

Message from our district Athletic Director:

The Poudre School District Athletic Department is excited to announce changes to Middle School athletic programming beginning in the fall of 2022.   


  • 6th graders will now have opportunities to compete in all individual sports.  This includes cross country, golf, track, as well as the additions of tennis and wrestling.   
  • Football, Basketball, and Volleyball will be moving to a mixed-grade Varsity/JV/C-team model as opposed to 7th and 8th grade teams (as currently constructed).  Softball and all individual sports referenced above are currently operating under the Varsity/JV/C-team model. 


  • Increased number of athletic opportunities for 6th-grade students. 
  • Allows athletes to compete and receive instruction at the appropriate level, regardless of grade. 
  • Provides flexibility for those schools with extremely high/low participation numbers.
  • Creates one consistent competitive model across all sports within the PSD Middle School Athletic League. 
  • Sub-Varsity competition opportunities will be increased.
  • The total program roster size will be increased in basketball and volleyball. 

Brandon Carlucci 

District Athletic Director

Poudre School District


1502 S. Timberline Road | Fort Collins, CO 80524

office: 970-490-3106 email:

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