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    Playing Sports at Eckstein

    If your student is planning to play a fall sport, please be sure to complete the required physical early! It can be very difficult to schedule a physical in September. If you have any difficulty with paying for arranging transportation to a physical appointment, please contact Principal Sterk directly who will help figure options out confidentially as we are committed to ensuring all students have access to tryouts.

    School sponsored sports include Girls’ Soccer and Co-Ed Ultimate Frisbee. Seattle Public Schools works to include as many students as possible, however, due to limited facility space and safety concerns, ‘cuts’ are sometimes still necessary. The Eckstein PTSA has generously provided funding for an extra assistant coach each season to maximize our ability to serve students. We will work to do everything we can do to encourage participation, but we do ask that parent/guardians support students through this process, should they be cut.

    Finally, this year, all parent/guardians of students participating in a school sponsored sport will be required to attend a parent meeting regarding parent support, engagement and conduct. As we work to support our students in having a healthy, fun and engaging experience. The required Fall Sport Parent /Guardian Meeting will be on October 3rd in the Eckstein Library at 6:00 PM. If you have any questions, please email Renee Horton, who serves as our Athletic Coordinator. Kindly remember that Ms. Horton teaches full –time and will return emails and phone calls outside school hours.

    All athletes must complete the forms below. Print, complete and return to main office before tryouts begin in order to participate. See individual sports for more forms.

    Student Athletic Registration Packet (ignore high school parts) >>
    Physical Participation Forms >>

    Fall Sports (Sept - Dec)

    Girls’ Soccer​

    Practices: Mondays and Thursdays after school at the field
    Games: Saturdays starting September 22nd for Varsity - September 29 for JV

    Questions? Contact Mr. Kenyon at
    Varsity Soccer – Mr. Kenyon
    JV Soccer – Mr. Cavender
    Mr. Maher​

    Soccer Safety Guidelines - print, sign and return to main office

    Co-Ed Frisbee

    Frisbee Safety Guidelines - print, sign and return to main office

    Ultimate Frisbee Practices:
    • 6th Grade Teams: Wednesdays & Fridays 4:00-5:30 PM at the Eckstein Field
    • 7th Grade Teams: Tuesdays 4:00-5:30 at the Eckstein Field & Thursdays 4:15-5:45 PM at Green Lake CC Field*
    • 8th Grade Team: Tuesdays & Fridays 4:00-5:30 PM at the Eckstein Field
    Please email or call me at (206) 245-9042 if you have any questions.

    8th Grade Ultimate – Matt Tavis -
    7th Grade Ultimate – Morgan Wescliff -
    6th Grade Blue Team – Bill Reilly -
    Gordon Kushnick  -
    6th Grade Gold Team – Ryan Dean-
    Rebecca Einhorn -

    Winter Sports (Dec - Feb)

    Boys & Girls Basketball

    Boys Basketball

    Practices start on Monday, Dec. 10th
    Boys teams will practice Mondays (Varsity/JV), Wednesdays (Varsity/JV) and Fridays (JVC)
    Varsity - Mondays: 4 - 5:45 pm & Wednesdays: 4 - 5:30 pm
    JV Blue - Mondays: 4 - 5:45 pm & Wednesdays: 5:30 - 7 pm
    JV White - Fridays: 4 - 5:45 pm & Mondays: 5:30 - 7 pm (Monday's practice may vary week to week depending on coach's schedule)

    Games are on Saturdays starting January 12th.
    For questions about boys basketball, contact head coach Jon Wise at

    Girls Basketball

    Practices start on Tuesday, Dec. 11th
    Girls teams will practice Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    Varsity/JV will practice from 4:00-5:45 pm
    JVC will practice from 6:00-7:00
    Games are on Saturdays starting January 12th.
    For questions about girls basketball, contact head coach Tim Thiers at

    Remember that you need a completed physical signed by your doctor on file here at Eckstein in order to be able to try out for any sport.  Take care of your paperwork right away! 
    See forms on the right column on this site.


    Spring Sports (Mar - May)

    Boys' Soccer

    Due to snow on the field, turn-outs are now scheduled for Monday, March 11th & Thursday, March 14th - 4-5:30 pm.

    Practices: Mon/Thurs 4:00-5:30 on the Eckstein field starting March 11th.
    All forms are on the right column of this page
    Head Coach: Mr. Kenyon

    Co-ed Track

    Kick-off meeting on March 7th after school in Mr. Weyers classroom
    Practices: Tues/Thurs 4:00-5:15 on the Eckstein field starting March 12th
    All forms are on the right column

    Letter from Coach to Parents
    Off-Campus - Running Release Form (download, print, sign & return)
    Head Coach: Karen King
    Assistant Coach: Michael Weyers

    Girls' Volleyball

    Initial meeting will be on March 6th at 2:35 in the cafeteria.
    Turn-outs will be Monday, March 11th, 4:00-5:30, Tuesday, March 12th, 4:00-5:30, Wednesday, March 13th, 2:30-4:00, and if needed, Thursday, March 14th, 5:30-7:00 in the Eckstein gym.
    Practices starting March 18th
    Varsity: Mondays & Thursdays - 4 - 5:30 pm
    JV: Tuesdays & Thursdays - 4 - 5:30 pm
    JVC: Tuesdays - 4 - 5:30 pm & Wednesdays 2:30 - 4 pm
    Coach: Charlie Maher

    Co-ed Unified Soccer

     Special Olympics Unified Sports® is an inclusive sports program that combines an approximately equal number of Special Olympics athletes (individuals with intellectual disabilities) and partners (individuals without intellectual disabilities) on teams for training and competition. Team sports are about having fun, promoting physical health and bringing people together. Special Olympics Unified Sports® teams do all of that – and shatter stereotypes about intellectual disabilities in the process. Unified Sports is now offered throughout the world and has been a Special Olympics internationally sanctioned program since 1989.

    Mr. Goodwin and Ms. Paris will be coaching a Unified Soccer team for students with and without disabilities to practice and compete in soccer. Practices will be Tuesdays after school from 4:00-5:30pm, starting March 12th.

    Saturdays games will be at Ingraham High School starting at the end of March. There is no transportation provided. If you are interested in joining the team, please pick up a form from the main office or from Ms. Gedansky in room 111.

    Dan Goodwin:
    Jen Paris:

    ** All games and meets are on Saturdays**


    If this is your first Eckstein sport THIS YEAR – Complete ALL parts of ALL forms before turning this completed packet into the main office. The packet must include clearance by a doctor on pages 3-5 of the Athletic Registration & Physical Form. If you have a current physical on file from a previous year (physical date must be within the last two calendar years), but you have NOT turned in athletic forms for another sport THIS YEAR – Complete ALL parts of ALL forms, except pages 4-6 of the Athletic Registration & Physical Form. Please write “Physical on File” on pages 4-6 of that form.

    If you have already been cleared for another school sport THIS YEAR and there are current forms on file at Eckstein already (including a physical completed within the last two years), you only need to complete the first 2 pages of the packet:  PARENT/GUARDIAN RELEASE FORM – BASKETBALL SAFETY GUIDELINES.

    Students are not permitted to participate in tryouts or practices until ALL forms have been submitted and a current physical is on file at Eckstein Middle School. If you have questions about athletic forms, please contact Mary Williams at or 206-252-5010.

    Athletic Coordinator: Mary Williams


    Sport Forms

    1. Athletic Registration
    2. Athletic Physical Form
    3. Sport Specific Guardian Release & Warning Forms:
    4. Concussion & Sudden Cardiac Arrest Forms

    Students will not be cleared to participate in any tryouts, practices or competitions until all forms have been completed and approved by the Athletic Coordinator.

    Participation in athletics in Seattle Public Schools requires updated forms and registration each academic year and students must have a signed physician's physical every twenty-four months (two calendar years) on file with the school's Athletic Coordinator. Forms can be printed by clicking the links above and hard copies of the forms are available in Eckstein's the main office.

    Weekly Grade Reports

    All Eckstein student athletes must turn in a Weekly Grade Report no later than each Wednesday to be eligible to play in that Saturday's game.

    Middle school athletics are supported by levy funding that is tied to academics, so this procedure is a requirement for all SPS athletes in all sports.

    Students should pick up the form in the main office or print it HERE, have their teachers sign the form as they go to each of their classes and then turn the form into the main office by the end of the day each Wednesday. There will be all-school announcements each Mon, Tues & Wed morning to help students remember to complete their grade reports, and we encourage parents/guardians to remind your child about the requirement, too.

    The Athletic Coordinator provides the coaches with a “Cleared to Play” list each Thursday based on the completed grade reports and SPS does not permit late additions to the team rosters once they are completed.

    Players will NOT be eligible to play in a Sat game if they have not turned in an SPS Weekly Grade Report by the Wed deadline for that week.

    Weekly Grade Report Form - Due every Wednesday
    2018-19 PE Waiver