Athletics

In order to participate in any athletic team, students must have a minimum 2.0 grade point average
and their New 2021-2022 Sports Participation Forms on file in the Front Office.

Due to the assumption of risk associated with the Covid-19 virus, there has been an addition to our district's student Athletic Eligibility Packet. All student athletes must have this updated packet signed, dated and returned before being able to participate in athletics programs at your school.
The page below is in addition to our previous Sports Participation Forms.

Assumption of the Risk and Liability Relating to Coronavirus/COVID-19 Form

A separate 2021 Consent for C3Logix Concussion Baseline Testing form may be downloaded HERE.
See Baseline Concussion Testing information below.

Any student interested in trying out for a sport needs to have all their paper work turned in to the office before they may participate in practices or tryouts.

Please keep a copy of the forms for yourself, as well.

Ruckel Athletic Director: Ron Reece

Ruckel Athletes Baseline Concussion Testing
Okaloosa County School District strongly recommends a valid and complete neurocognitive baseline test be established for each high school and middle school student-athlete prior to "in-season" sport participation. However student-athletes are required to have a valid baseline test on file or an official form on file declining testing.

A C3Logix baseline test is considered valid for two years. Student-athletes who have never been tested, as well as those last tested prior to June 2019, need to be tested this year. Baseline tests are recommended for all sports' student-athletes (including golf, cross country, swimming, cheerleading, etc.).

Note: All student-athletes must have a SIGNED consent form to participate in baseline testing -- Download the 2021 BASELINE TESTING CONSENT FORM HERE

2021 Concussion Baseline Testing -- See Flyer HERE
The testing date for Ruckel Middle school will be Monday, June 28, 2021.
Students and/or guardians should contact the athletic trainer listed below to schedule an appointment time for the assigned testing day. The scheduling window closes 48 hours prior to the testing date. Athletic trainer Shelby Schmidt, may be reached by phone at 206-777-5328 to schedule an appointment between 9:00AM and 5:00PM. Calling multiple times may delay a response. Please leave a voicemail if necessary and the athletic trainer will return your call as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that the athletic trainers will be covering practices and baseline testing during this time and all calls will be returned within a reasonable amount of time.

Student-athletes need to be arrive no later than their assigned time. Student-athlete should not enter the testing line more than 5 minutes before their appointment time. No one arriving outside of their scheduled appointment time is guaranteed testing. For social distancing purposes, parents will not be allowed to accompany students during testing. We ask that parents please wait in their car or drop students off. If dropping a student off, parents can expect testing to take 45 mins to 1 hour.


Athletic Tryouts are closed to parents, guardians, visitors, and other spectators. Only students participating in tryouts will allowed on field or in the seating area. Thank you for following the guidelines.


A reminder to 6th grade parents that your child will need a Hepatitis B vaccine, a Tdap vaccine and their second MMR vaccine before he or she begins 7th grade. These can be obtained privately or at the Okaloosa County Health Department at no charge. Please bring proof of this immunization to the school so
it may be entered in the system before their 7th grade school year. You may wish to do this at the same time as your annual sports physical. See the Ruckel
School Nurse Page for details.

SUMMER/FALL SEASON : Cross CountryFootball Volleyball

FALL/WINTER SEASON : Basketball Soccer

WINTER/SPRING SEASON : Baseball GolfSoftballSwimmingTennisTrack & Field

YEAR 'ROUND : CheerleadingDance Team Strength & Conditioning



2020 County Volleyball Champs!Congratulations to the Ruckel Volleyball Team!
2020 County Champions!


2021 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Boys Cross Country Team
Ruckel Girls Cross Country Team • County Runners Up


2021 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Softball Team • Ruckel Baseball Team (shared title)
Ruckel Boys Swim Team • Ruckel Girls Swim Team
Ruckel Boys Tennis Team • Ruckel Boys Golf Team
Ruckel Girls Track Team • Ruckel Boys Track Team
Ruckel Boys and Girls Weightlifting Teams


2020 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Boys & Girls Cross Country Teams
Ruckel Volleyball Team • Ruckel Football Team


2020 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Boys Weightlifting Team • Ruckel Girls Weightlifting Team
2019 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Boys Cross Country Team • Ruckel Girls Cross Country Team
Ruckel Volleyball Team


2019 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Girls Softball Team
Ruckel Boys Swim Team • Ruckel Girls Swim Team
Ruckel Girls Track Team • Ruckel Boys Track Team

Ruckel Girls Soccer Team
Ruckel Girls Golf Team • Ruckel Boys Golf Team


2018 Okaloosa County Runners-Up
Ruckel Boys Soccer Team
Ruckel Girls Basketball Team

2018 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Boys Cross Country Team • Ruckel Girls Cross Country Team
Ruckel Volleyball Team


2018 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Boys Track Team
Ruckel Softball Team
Ruckel Boys Tennis Team • Ruckel Girls Tennis Team
Ruckel Boys Swim Team • Ruckel Girls Swim Team

2018 Okaloosa County Runners-Up
Ruckel Boys Golf Team • Ruckel Girls Golf Team
Ruckel Baseball Team

2017 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Boys Cross Country Team • Ruckel Girls Cross Country Team
Ruckel Volleyball Team


2017 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Baseball Team
Ruckel Softball Team
Ruckel Boys Tennis Team • Ruckel Girls Tennis Team
Ruckel Boys Swim Team • Ruckel Girls Swim Team
Ruckel Girls Track Team

2017 Okaloosa County Runners-Up!
Ruckel Boys Track Team
Ruckel Boys Golf Team • Ruckel Girls Golf Team

2016 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Volleyball Team

2016 Okaloosa County Champions
Ruckel Boys Track & Field Team
Ruckel Girls Golf Team
Ruckel Boys Baseball Team
Ruckel Boys Swim Team
Ruckel Boys & Girls Tennis Teams
Ruckel Boys and Girls Weightlifting Teams
2016 Okaloosa County Runners-Up!
Ruckel Girls Swim Team
Ruckel Boys Golf Team


2015 Okaloosa County Champions!
Ruckel Boys Baseball Team
Ruckel Girls Softball Team
Ruckel Boys Swim Team
Ruckel Boys & Girls Tennis Teams
Ruckel Girls Golf Team
2015 Okaloosa County Runners-Up!
Ruckel Boys Golf Team
Ruckel Girls Swim Team

2014 Okaloosa County Champions!
Ruckel Boys Track & Field Team
2014 Okaloosa County Runners-Up!
Ruckel Volleyball Team

2012-2013 Okaloosa County Middle School Championship List

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so we can see your Rams in action!
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Last Updated October 20, 2021