Eckstein Middle School

Eckstein
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Athletics

Athletics at Eckstein Middle School

Athletic Registration

Eckstein Middle school is transitioning to FinalForms, an online system, that boosts compliance and safety. FinalForms allows you to complete and sign forms from your computer, table, or mobile device.

FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, meaning you will never need to enter the same information twice! FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your students, saving parents/guardians time if you have multiple children. It also saves us just under 10,000 sheets of paper as each packet is over 15 pages long and we have over 600 student athletes.

You may log in any time to update information including emergency medical contacts and information. You will be required to sign your forms once per year and anytime you make an update.

A parent must create their FinalForms account first before your student is able to create their account. We ask ALL parents/guardians of athletes to use FinalForms.

Register for FinalForms

Already have an account? Log in to FinalForms:

Log in to FinalForms

In order to participate in Eckstein sports, Before Tryouts, FinalForms must be completed.

FinalForms Support

If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support”. Thank you for your assistance in streamlining processes, boosting compliance and increasing safety at Eckstein Middle School.

Physicals

All students need a doctor-signed physical uploaded onto Final Forms before they can participate in sports.

Physicals are valid for two years from the exam date. Check with Derek Grandbois at djgrandbois@seattleschools.org to see if your student has a current physical on file at Eckstein. Both Roosevelt and Nathan Hale High schools have a Teen Health Clinic that can provide sports physicals for our students.

Download a Athletic Physical to give to your student’s physician. Athletic Physical


Weekly Grade Reports

Eckstein has decided to not require that grade check reports be turned in, though some coaches may still require it for specific teams. Administration will perform the grade checks via internal reports instead of requiring this step to take place.

Students are expected to maintain a 2.0 GPA with no more than 1 failing grade in order to be eligible to play in the game each week.

Please email the Athletic Coordinator for more information at djgrandbois@seattleschools.org


Fall Sports (Sept-Dec)

Girls Soccer will begin practice on September 25th and continue practices Mondays and Thursdays from 4-5:30

No Practice on 11/23 for Thanksgiving break.

All games are on Saturday.

Ultimate Frisbee will begin practices on September 26th and continue practices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

  • 6th Graders: Tuesdays 4-5:30 PM and Wednesdays 2:45 pm
  • 7th Graders: Wednesdays 2:45 -4pm and Fridays 4-5:30 PM
  • 8th Graders: Tuesdays and Fridays 4-5:30 PM

All games are on Saturday. We will post schedules when we receive them.


Winter Sports (Dec-Mar)

Basketball

Tryouts

  • There will be two robust teams per program this year, a JV and Varsity team for boys and girls. This is based on an SPS policy change. We will not add any other teams. 
  • There will be cuts to create teams.  Unfortunately, there is not a guaranteed spot on the team if your athlete played last year. 
  • The girls’ and boys’ teams will have a mix of all grade levels. Exception, there will be no 8th graders placed on JV. 
  • All paperwork and physicals must be completed and uploaded to FinalForms by December 4th at four o’clock to participate at tryouts on December 5th.   
  • If you need support for a physical contact Nyx our Social Worker: nclewis1@seattleschools.org 
  • There will be no late tryouts. 
  • Head coaches have final decision of who makes the Eckstein team. 

BOYS PRACTICES

Boys Varsity
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 4-5:30 pm
Fridays: 4- 4:30: 30 minute walk-thru

Boys JV
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5:45-7:15 pm

All games are played on Saturdays

Boys Coaches
Jean-Masse Buchanan
Max Rose
Ryan McGinn

Boys Basketball Game Schedule

Boys Varsity
Always check with the coach to confirm times and sites. Sometimes there are last minute changes.

DateTimeVisitorHomeSite
Jan. 69:30 amEcksteinEagle StaffHale
Jan. 2011:00 amMeanyEcksteinHale
Jan. 278:00 amEcksteinWhitmanCleveland
Feb. 39:30 amJAMSEcksteinRoosevelt
Feb. 108:00 AM Aki Eckstein Franklin
Feb. 179:30 AMMcClureEcksteinRoosevelt
Mar. 2TBD
Mar. 9
Championship
TBD

Boys Junior Varsity

Always check with the coach to confirm times and sites. Sometimes there are last minute changes.

DateTimeVisitorHomeSite
Jan. 208:00 AM Eckstein McClure JAMS 1
Jan. 2711:00 AM MercerEckstein JAMS 1
Feb. 312:30 PM Eckstein Denny Meany
Feb. 1012:30 PM Eckstein WhitmanJAMS 1
Feb. 178:00 AM HamiltonEcksteinJAMS 1
Feb. 24TBD

GIRLS PRACTICES

Girls Varsity
Mondays: 4 – 5:30 pm
Wednesdays: 2:45 – 4:15 pm
Fridays: 4 – 4:30 pm – 30 minute walk-thru

Girls JV
Mondays: 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Wednesdays: 4:15 – 5:45 pm

All games are played on Saturdays

Girls Coaches

Varsity– Errol Knight and Dori Bennett

JV– Trevor Clark and JV Assistant Coach unfilled – contact djgrandbois@seattleschools.org if interested

Girls Basketball Game Schedule

Girls Varsity
Always check with the coach to confirm times and sites. Sometimes there are last minute changes.

DateTimeVisitorHomeSite
Jan. 611:00 AM MadisonEcksteinHale
Jan. 2011:00 AM Eckstein WhitmanHale
Jan. 279:30 AM MercerEcksteinCleveland
Feb. 38:00 AM EcksteinHamiltonRoosevelt
Feb. 109:30 AM Eckstein Aki Franklin
Feb. 1711:00 AMHamiltonEcksteinRoosevelt
Mar. 2TBD
Mar. 9
Championship
TBD

Girls Junior Varsity
Always check with the coach to confirm times and sites. Sometimes there are last minute changes.

DateTimeVisitorHomeSite
Jan. 208:00 AM EcksteinEagle StaffJAMS 2
Jan. 2711:00 AM MeanyEcksteinJAMS 2
Feb. 311:00 AM EcksteinBlaine JAMS 2
Feb. 1011:00 AM Eckstein McClureJAMS 2
Feb. 179:30 AM Eckstein DennySouth Shore
Mar. 28:00 AM EcksteinJAMSJAMS 2

Spring Sports Information

Spring sports are on the horizon. Seattle Public Schools and Eckstein offer three sport options: Co-ed Track, Girls Volleyball and Boys Soccer. Track is a no-cut sport whereas soccer and volleyball are cut sports. As with the Fall and Winter sports there will only be two teams, a JV and Varsity. We will continue to have robust teams in order to develop our younger athletes.

Please use FinalForms for all athletic paperwork. WE WILL NOT COLLECT PAPER DOCUMENTS. Most important is having an updated athletic physical. Physicals last two years but if you turned it in last year, please notify athletic coordinator Derek Grandbois as soon as possible. All paperwork needs to be submitted by 4pm on March 13th for the first day of spring sports March 14th.
Submit athletic paperwork here: https://seattleschools-wa.finalforms.com/parents/registration

Track:

The Track team will hit the oval soon after mid-winter break, but your coaches are preparing now. The head track coach, Frank Field will hold a pre-season meeting on Tuesday, February 13, in the auditorium during homeroom. Frank can be contacted at frfield@seattleschools.org

Last year’s team finished third at the city meet and has a great shot at finishing higher this season. Get those physicals and registration forms in early! We’ll need parental help too (we have 140 runners and three coaches!), so NOW is the time to fill out the volunteer forms (including fingerprinting). It takes a couple of weeks after submitting to get authorized, so don’t delay.

All abilities are welcome! Track is a no-cut sport. And you CAN participate in track even if you’re doing a non-SPS sport such as baseball. So tell your student to come to the meeting to learn more about how to participate, and please consider volunteering! Fill out volunteer forms here: https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/volunteer/volunteer-application-process/
Submit athletic paperwork here: https://seattleschools-wa.finalforms.com/parents/registration

Boys Soccer:

“It’s almost time for the beginning of the Eckstein Boys’ Soccer season! We’ll be holding tryouts the second week of March right after school from 4:00-5:30 on our field, and so if you haven’t already done so, now is the time to get the required paperwork in to FinalForms. Contact Mr. Grandbois if you need support (late paperwork, in most cases, will not be accepted). This season will be different from those in the past, as we will only have two teams, the varsity and one JV, which, unfortunately, means that there will be cuts. We look forward to seeing you in March – Go Eagles!”
Submit athletic paperwork here: https://seattleschools-wa.finalforms.com/parents/registration

Girls Volleyball:

We will be holding coaching interviews soon. We are still looking for more coaches, if you are interested or know someone who is please reach out to Mr. Grandbois, djgrandbois@seattleschools.org. Tryouts and practice times will be communicated as soon as a coach is hired. 6th-8th grade girls are eligible to tryout. There will only be two teams, so cuts will occur.
Submit athletic paperwork here: https://seattleschools-wa.finalforms.com/parents/registration

Expectations:

  • It is expected that student-athletes will maintain 2.0 GPA with no more than 1 failing grade, coaches may have higher expectations for eligibility and play. Additionally, student-athletes need to be on-time and fully participate in all classes. Failure to adhere to classroom standards can lead to game or team suspension. 
  • It is expected that student-athletes will make Eckstein Basketball a priority over all other outside extra-curricular activities. 
  • Playing time is at the discretion of the coaches. Please do not approach the bench. 

This year, per district policy we will only have two teams for each program. There will be cuts. Coaches will make team decisions on or by December 8.

All athletes need to be cleared by December 1 to be eligible to tryout. There will be no late tryouts. All forms will be filled out through our online platform, FinalForms.

If you need support getting a sports physical or completing paperwork on FinalForms, contact Nyx Lewis. Email: nclewis1@seattleschools.org or Phone: 206-252-5010.


SPS Athletics

Seasons 2023-24

Start dates for each season in the 2023-24 school year. Contact your school to confirm when practices begin for your team.

High School

Fall
Football – August 16
Fall Sports – August 21

Winter
Bowling – October 30
Winter Sports – November 13

Spring
Spring Sports – February 26

K-8 and Middle School

Fall
September 12

Winter
December 6

Spring
March 11-13

Athletic Registration

We are using FinalForms for online athletic registration. If you previously had an account, you can log in and all your info will still be there!

If you have not created an account, please follow the instructions below. A parent/guardian must create their FinalForms account first, before the student is able to create their account.

  1. Parents/guardians, go to the FinalForms website
  2. Type your name, date of birth, and email and then click register
  3. Check your email for a FinalForms email, and click confirm your account in the email text.
    • You will receive an email within 2 minutes prompting you to confirm and complete your registration. Remember to check your spam folder. If you still do not see the FinalForms email, please email support@finalforms.com.
  4. Create your new FinalForms password and click confirm account.
  5. Click register student for your first child. Add your student and their email.

If you require any support during the registration process, scroll to the bottom of the FinalForms page and click “Use Support”.

Physicals are valid for 24 consecutive months

  • The History document (Page 1) should be completed and remain with your provider
  • The Exam document (Page 2) should be completed and remain with your provider
  • The Medical Eligibility document (Page 3) should be the only item submitted to your school

Student-athletes must have health insurance to play a sport. If not covered by a parent/guardian’s insurance plan, insurance can be purchased through SPS.

SPS Student Insurance Enrollment

Digital Tickets for High School Games

SPS home games (matches played at SPS high schools) can be purchased online via SPS HomeTown Ticketing Box Office.

This includes all regular season games for football and basketball. It also includes post-season games for volleyball, basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, baseball, soccer, softball (slowpitch and fastpitch), and track/field. Learn more about SPS Digital Athletic tickets.

Please note: tickets are posted under the HOST school (For example, West Seattle High School hosting Garfield High School would appear under West Seattle.)

Athletics Resources