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William Annin Middle School Athletic Organization

This parent run non-profit organization sponsors athletic opportunities for WAMS students to develop athletic skills and compete against other middle schools in New Jersey.  This is a pay to participate organization and all students making a team are required to pay for the costs associated with the team’s expenses. All teams holding tryouts are offered to 7th and 8th graders only.  Teams without tryouts give preference to 7th and 8th graders but accept 6th graders as well (indicated by an “*” below).



WAMS-AO offers the following:


Fall:                                         Winter:                                   Spring:

Soccer (Boys)                          Wrestling*                                Baseball

Soccer (Girls)                           Basketball (Boys)                     Softball

Volleyball (Girls)                       Basketball (Girls)                      Lacrosse (Boys)

Field Hockey (Girls)                                                                 Lacrosse (Girls)

Cross Country (Coed)  *                                                          Track and Field (Coed)*

Field Hockey Clinic (Girls)*

Volleyball Clinic (Girls)*


Team Information Sheets containing the specific details of tryouts will initially be communicated via the Friday Folder and posted under WAMS-AO Sports at www.williamanninpto.com.  To register for a tryout or for participation, please follow the instructions.  Required forms can also be found on the website.


Please note: NJ State requires that any student intending to participate in an extracurricular activity have submitted a standard athletic physical form completed by the parent and examining physician. The exam had to have taken place within 365 days of the first practice/tryout. A nurse as well as a school-hired physician will then review the form. Faxed or photocopied forms are NOT acceptable.  Your child’s examining physician must sign the form with an original signature—no stamped signatures will be accepted. Forms will be returned for incompleteness.


The Athletic Coordinator, Rita Zarabara can be reached at wamsao@bernardsboe.com.

The WAMS Athletic Hotline can be accessed at 204-2610 ext 310 (for game day updates, weather updates or to leave a message). 

Game schedules are posted electronically at www.highschoolsports.net


Registrations for Fall sports are due by August 1st. All submissions should be dropped in the WAMS-AO mailbox in the school’s office.