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Winter Sports Enrollment Has Begun!


CRMS offers basketball for students in grades 7 and 8.  To enroll your child for basketball this season, please click below to complete the enrollment form. Remember to also ensure you have your health forms on file with us. For more details about health forms, see the information further down this page.
7th grade boys
8th grade boys
7th grade girls
8th grade girls

Here are a few details about our basketball season:

  • practice usually begins in early November
  • games usually begin either just before or after Thanksgiving
  • the season finishes in mid-late January
  • practices or games take place 5-days a week, usually with 2-3 games a week. We do not play on weekends except for the championship game.
  • practice times rotate during the week, and vary from an early practice immediately after school to a late practice that typically runs from 6:45-8:00pm. We have goal of making sure teams only have the late practice once per week. 
  • a practice and game schedule are published later in October
  • teams play a regular season followed by a playoff season. We ask coaches to get every player into every regular season game for some playing time. In the playoffs we do not require this, since that part of our season is much more competitive
Note for boys only:
CRMS usually enters one 7th grade and one 8th grade boys team into the Busline large school league (along with teams like Oceanside, Belfast, Medomak).  In the past few years our enrollment has increased across both boys teams, which has made it hard to get adequate playing time for all students.  Depending on final enrollment numbers, we may enter a third boys team into the Busline small school league this year. 
The small school league is a competitive league, and much like our coed soccer league, it involves the smaller schools in the league (e.g. Bristol, Hope, Appleton, Lincolnville, Nobleboro). If we choose this option, coaching staff will work with players to begin the season and make a decision on who plays on what team based on their first week of practices.  
We will communicate more about this as we get closer to the season but I wanted everyone to have ample notice of this plan as you consider enrollment.

Health Forms:  

Health forms are required in order to participate on a sports team.  If your son/daughter attends practice and does not have the necessary forms with them they will not be allowed to participate until the forms are passed in. Unfortunately, no exceptions are made to this rule.

The two required forms are:
- Physical form: The physical must be completed by a health care provider, and only needs to be completed once during your child's middle school years.
- Health history: This is an annual form, which means we need one from you every year. You can complete this form as a parent.

Information for Resident Students enrolled in Private Schools

Resident private school students and students who attend Hope, Appleton and Lincolnville schools may use MSAD #28 facilities and services, including athletic teams if enrollment permits, at the discretion of the Athletic Director. Please Fill out the following form in addition to registration if this applies to your student.
Private/Homeschool Participation Form

IMPORTANT: Health forms

We MUST have the following forms BEFORE students can begin any practice sessions. We do not make any exceptions for this.

Required health forms:

1. the Health History form (needed every year - print this and bring this as an "entry ticket" to the first practice)

Health History

2. an up-to-date physical - this means a report from your physician of one physical dated no earlier than one year prior to beginning at CRMS -

 Physical Form

3. The CRMS concussion policy. Please take a moment to read the policy and sign the bottom of the Health History form indicating that you have read and understand the new policy. You can find the concussion policy on the MSAD 28 website. 

 Athletic Program Webcast/Parent Meeting - **IMPORTANT**

For more information about the goals, rules, expectations and eligibility of our CRMS athletics program, please click below to watch a webcast containing the most important information.  

We use this webcast format in lieu of a parent meeting. At the beginning of the season I will hold a brief team meeting with the coach to explain more about that particular team and season.  We will let you know what time and day the "meet your coach" meeting will be once the season gets closer. Stay tuned!

To access the webcast click here:



If you have any questions about athletics at CRMS, please contact Matt Smith at CRMS.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click link for FAQ - CRMS Athletics Info



A student can withdraw their name if they decide not to participate in a sport. However, we ask that students only sign up for sports if they have a somewhat firm commitment to playing.

If a student has a conflict with another commitment during the season, we can generally accept a student onto a team. They may have reduced playing time if they cannot attend every practice, but they will be able to participate as much as possible.

Participation by students at private schools/homeschool:

Students from local private schools can usually play on CRMS sports teams if there is space and if they live in Camden or Rockport. However, if sign-up numbers are high, priority is given to CRMS students.

CRMS sports teams are not open to students from Hope, Appleton or Lincolnville unless there are special circumstances, where enrollment is low from the CRMS population AND the sport is not offered at any of the HAL schools.

Students from private schools or HAL must contact the Athletic Director to seek permission to plan on a CRMS sports team before their son/daughter attends practice.



"What is the Sportsline?"

Families new to the Schooners Athletics program may not have heard of the "sportsline" where you can call any time to hear a recorded message listing all that day's practice and game times.

To access the Sportsline, simply call 236-7805 and press option #2.

The sportsline is updated daily - in athletic seasons - by 12:00pm each day.

On days where rain or snow may affect the status of a game, we often have to wait to see what will happen with the weather and contact the opposing Athletic Director to make a decision about the games. Where possible, we try to make the decision before noon. During schooldays, Ms. Pierce or Ms. O'Farrell would be glad to connect you if you request the sportsline when you call the school office at 236-7805.

Contact the Athletic Director

If an issue has arisen that you need assistance with, please contact your team's coach directly, or call Matt Smith, CRMS Athletic Director, at: 236 7805 Ext 2147 or email at

Interscholastic Sports

The interscholastic sports program is designed primarily for students in grades 7 and 8, with a few sports allowing 6th and even 5th graders as well. We have been able to afford a “no cut” policy on school sports teams, at times creating additional teams to accommodate student interest. CRMS has the following interscholastic sports teams:

  • Girls Soccer (grades 7/8)
  • Boys Soccer (7/8)
  • Coed Soccer (two teams serving coed students in grades 6-8 (varies each year))
  • Developmental Coed Soccer (6)
  • Field Hockey (6-8)
  • Coed Cross Country (6-8)
  • Coed Golf (6-8 - we allow 5th graders if there is space)
  • Girls Basketball (7/8)
  • Boys Basketball (7/8)
  • Coed Wrestling (5-8)
  • Coed Track (6-8)
  • Girls Softball (7/8)
  • Boys Baseball (7/8)