At the Middle School level, our primary objectives are to encourage participation while teaching skills, fundamentals and rules of the game. In the fifth and sixth grade, our teams practice during the school day with games after school once or twice per week. This minimal commitment allows our youngest athletes time to participate and explore the other opportunities and activities offered at EPS. As student-athletes get older, their commitment level increases. In the seventh and eighth grade, practices and games are held after school two to three times per week.