Boys Basketball Pizitz has 7th and 8th grade basketball teams. Tryouts are in late October right after football season. Students must have a composite average of 70 or above. They must have a current physical, concussion, and insurance form on file to tryout. Pizitz plays in one of the most competitive leagues around, the Metro South. Practice times are anywhere from 8th period to 7:00 on school days.
Pizitz has a 7th and 8th grade team girls.. Basketball is open to any student with a composite average of 70 or above. Tryouts for the basketball teams are held the first part of November. Each team consists of 12-15 players. Pizitz plays in the Metro-South League and also plays other teams from the Birmingham metropolitan area. During school days, practices are held from 8th period each day until 5:00 P.M.
Girls Basketball Website
Contact: 8th David McKenzie 7th Michaela Spence
Cheerleading is a sport available to 32 girls, evenly divided in 7th and 8th grades. Students cheer at football and basketball games and attend a cheerleading camp during the summer. Tryout Clinic will be February 26th- March 2nd. Tryouts are Thursday, March 3rd and Friday, March 4th. Practices are from 3:15 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. during spring and fall. During the winter, practices are held during eighth period. To be a cheerleader, you must have a "C" in all classes, and have an "S" in conduct. You have to be a positive role model and cheerleading must come above all other extracurricular activities. Tryouts are intense so start practicing early!
Contact: Virginia Wharton
Volleyball and Wrestling Cheerleading
This cheerleading squad is available to a mixed group made up of seventh and eighth grade girls. Students cheer at volleyball and wrestling matches and some tournaments. Students will attend a stunt clinic, UCA summer camp and perform at all fall and winter pep rallies. Practices are held 8th period on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15- 4:30 beginning in the fall and ending with the wrestling state championship. Clinic and tryouts are in the spring.
Volleyball and Wrestling Cheerleading Website
Contacts: Virginia Jordan and Rebecca Haarrell
The Pizitz Pirate "Treasures" Dance Team is for seventh and eighth grade girls. Students dance at all pep rallies, football games, selected home basketball games, and attend a Dance Team camp during the spring, summer, and fall. Practices are held each Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays during eighth period, with the exception of Tuesday, when practices begin at the beginning of eighth period lasting until 5:00. To qualify for dance team, you must have an "S" in conduct, a "C" average in all subjects, and be a positive role model. Competition for the team is fierce so start practicing now!
Dance Team Website
Contact: Kim Hunton
Football at Pizitz is offered to anyone in the 7th or 8th grade with a composite average of 70 or above. No tryouts are held. The 7th grade team and 8th grade team practice separately and play separate schedules. Practice begins in mid-August. On school days, practice is held during 8th period each day and lasts until around 5:00 P.M. during the season.
Contacts: Tyler Tidmore, Mark Woodruff, and Dal Davis
Boys'and Girls' Golf
Pizitz has a 7th and 8th grade team for boys and girls. Golf is open to anyone in the 7th or 8th grade. Tryouts are held in late February or early March. A team consists of 10-12 players. Practices and home matches take place at the Vestavia Country Club. The team competes in the Jefferson County League. Practices are after school.
Contact: Boys: Malcolm Prewitt Girls: Kathie Knickrehm
Baton twirling is available to 7th and 8th grade girls. Students will participate in pep rallies, football games, and basketball games.. Practices are held each day during 8th period. On Wednesdays, prctice goes until 5:00.To qualify to be majorette, you must have an "S" in conduct, a "C" in all subjects. Baton twirling must come above all other activities. You must be a positive role model and a team player! Baton twirling is very competitive, so begin practicing early!
Contact: Erin Hunter
Girls in the 7th or 8th grade may tryout for the softball team at Pizitz. Games are played during the spring season at middle schools and junior highs around the Birmingham Metro area. Practices begin during 8th period and continue after school at the conclusion of basketball. Tryouts are held in October. Click the link for additional information.
Contacts: Tyler Tidmore and Haley Lushington
Students in the 7th and 8th grade may try out for the tennis team in mid-October. The Girls' and Boys' Teams consist of 10 members each. Practice usually begins in early February.
Contacts: Linda Spain and Audra Little
Track & Cross Country
Cross Country/Track & Field is open to 7th and 8th graders who are academically eligible. There are no tryouts.
Cross Country is a long distance sport, and is available during the fall. Practices are 8th Period – 4:30, Monday –Thursday, with a long run over the weekend.
Indoor Track & Field is available during the winter. Outdoor Track & Field is available during the spring. Students have a variety of events from which to choose during the Track & Field seasons. Track & Field athletes may enter up to three events. All practices are held from 8th Period – 4:30, Monday-Friday.
Track/Cross Country Website
Contact: Jason Williams
Girls in the 7th and 8th grade may try out for the volleyball team. Tryouts for the Volleyball Team are held each May. Practices are after school Monday through Thursday from 3:30 - 5:30 during volleyball season, which lasts from August to October. Team members also attend a volleyball clinic held in July.
Contact: 8th Michaela Spence 7th Shannon Barger
Wrestling is open to 7th and 8th grade boys with approval from the wrestling coach. During wrestling season, practice is held each school day beginning at 3 P.M. and lasts until 5 P.M. Pizitz competes in the Jefferson County League.
Contact: Malcolm Prewitt