Howard Athletics

Requirements for Participation

  • Before any student may try out, they must have an APS physical form packet on file with DT Howard Middle School. All forms need to be submitted to Coach Abernathy in order to try-out for a sport.  

    Required Paperwork: All paperwork turned in BEFORE trying out for any sports...No exceptions! Please email the following items to Coach Abernathy:

    1. All sections of the APS sports physical form
    2. APS athletics participation form for 2021-22.
    3. A copy of your child’s insurance card. We need to have both sides of the card on file.


    Academic Requirements: Student athletes must have passed 5 classes in the previous semester in order to be eligible for participation (ex. a 7th grade football player must have passed 5 classes in 2nd semester of 6th grade to be eligible).

    Complete explanation of all HMS Athletics Policies.

2021-22 E-Tickets & Clear Bag Policy

  • To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry into Atlanta Public Schools Athletic venues, the Office of Safety and Security will implement the Operational Clear Bag Procedure beginning August 20, 2021, that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into stadiums, gymnasiums, and other athletic fields. 

    The district is also implementing an e-ticket only initiative at all athletic events charging admission. This new process will be in place at Lakewood Stadium, Henderson Stadium, and the Walden Athletic Complex, as well as at all school-based athletic facilities hosting competitions where a ticket must be purchased for entry. 

    Through an agreement with GoFan, those wishing to attend games will be able to purchase tickets through the APS GoFan page. An e-ticket will be sent to the purchaser’s mobile device, which will be scanned at the stadium or school for entry into the game.

    PLEASE NOTE: We are listed as Inman Middle School




2021-22 Team Payments

Howard Athletics Announcements

  • Sports Updates: Week of January 24th 

    Weekly team practices/games can be found here.

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  • Howard Spring Sports 

    Updates for all spring sports can be found here. If your student is interested in trying out for a sport, please submit the following form.

    Spring Sports

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  • DTHMS Activities on Facebook

    We have graduated to a Facebook page! Please note that all social media updates on Facebook will be shared by us using the @DTHMSActivities Page.

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