Athletic Eligibility Requirements


ALL student athletes will register for eligibility through an online service called PlanetHS-BigTeam (the same service that is used at Hartsville HS). 

ALL HMS parents and student-athletes are required to set up their own personal accounts. 
These will be used from the 7th -12th grades (Parents who have already set up parent accounts for any Hartsville HS athletic teams for older student-athletes, will use their previously set up accounts).

Instructions for setting up accounts and completing the Athletic Eligibility Process are located in the ATHLETIC ELIGIBILTY REGISTRATION tab on the left side of this page.

Student-athletes are required to have an updated SCHSL Sports Physical each school year they participate. 
A copy of this form needs to be  printed, completed at a sports physical appointment and downloaded into the student-athlete's PlanetHS-BigTeam account.

Student-athlete's accounts that are missing paperwork will not be eligible for conditioning or tying out for HMS Athletics teams.  It is the Parent and Student-athlete's responsibility to make sure all paperwork is completed and approved by the school.


In order for an athlete to be eligible for participation, he/she must meet the requirements established by the South Carolina High School League (  Below is a summary of the eligibility rules for athletes:

1.  A student must furnish the Athletic Director a certified or original copy of the student’s birth certificate issued by the Heath Department or municipality.  (Immigrant students must furnish a State Department Form 240/250 or an alien registration card).

2.  Students must be age 15 and under for middle school. A student who becomes 15 after July 1st is eligible to compete for the remainder of that year.

3.  Students must not participate under an assumed name.

4.  Students must live with their parent(s) or legally appointed guardian(s) and attend the high school/middle school of their attendance area. (See Athletics Director for exceptions).

5.  Transfer students must meet with the Athletic Director before he/she can become eligible to participate.


1.  A student must be taking academic courses, for which no prior experience in the current grade level has been recorded (no grade level repeaters).

2.  To be eligible in interscholastic athletic activities, students in grades 7-8 must achieve an overall passing average in all core subjects.

3.  To be eligible in first semester, a student must have been promoted to their current grade level.

          A.  For athletics that begin in the first semester and continue to second semester, the student must be passing all core subjects preceding tryout and participation.

          B.  Credit earned in summer school approved by the State Department of Education may apply for first semester eligibility. A maximum of 2 courses may have been taken and passed.

4.  To be eligible in second semester, a student must have passed all core coursework during first semester and currently be passing all core coursework preceding tryout and participation.

5.  Students being served in a non-diploma program shall be considered eligible for participation in interscholastic activities if he/she is successfully meeting the requirements of his/her Individual Education Program (IEP). Those being served in a program leading to a state high school diploma must meet all eligibility requirements previously stated for participation in interscholastic activities.