Student Life

Athletics

There are some required forms that need to be submitted in order to be cleared to turn out for any Eckstein sports this year. They include:

*Physical form (to be completed and signed by a doctor) – these are good for two years from the date of the exam
*Concussion/Cardiac Arrest Form
*Athletic Registration Form
*COVID Waiver
*COVID Screener

Find all the forms on the SPS Website: https://www.seattleschools.org/departments/athletics/forms/middle-school-forms/

Note the two additional COVID forms required for students to participate!

Once complete, you can email a scan/photo of them to Mary Williams at mpwilliams@seattleschools.org or drop off the hard copies into the front office of Eckstein when the building re-opens.

ATHLETIC COVID INFORMATION

IMPORTANT COVID-19 GUIDELINES (PLEASE READ!) >>

 *In addition to completing the two required COVID forms, all athletes will go through a check-in process prior to each practice and game which includes getting a touchless temperature reading and responding to a short attestation.

*All athletes and coaches are required to wear face masks when arriving at all practices and games. Face masks may be removed when players are actively engaged in athletic activity, but must be worn at all other times (on the sideline, while waiting in a cue, etc.).

*All athletic equipment will be cleaned and disinfected before each practice and game.

*Athletes need to bring their own water bottles (no sharing!) and practice social distancing. If practice jerseys are used, they may not be shared.

*Students cannot go back into the school building after exiting for practices. Coaches will have an area for players to keep their personal items stored during practice. The porta potty located outside the portable classrooms is to be used for restroom breaks. Hand sanitizer will be available at every practice and in the porta potty.

**In the case that a player has a temperature above 100 degrees or does not pass the attestation, families will be called to come pick up their child. While waiting, the player will remain in an area separate from the other players but close enough to the team event that the coach can supervise him/her/them.

We are excited to resume our athletic program safely!

Fall Sports (Sept – Dec)

Girls’ Soccer

Practices start Thursday, September 16 at 4 pm on the field.

*Practices will be on Mondays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:30 on the Eckstein field. Games are on Saturdays.

Practices – Mondays/Thursdays 4:00 – 5:30 on the Eckstein field
Coaches:
Coach Kenyon: sakenyon@seattleschools.org
Coach Cavender: pwcavender@seattleschools.org
Coach Mead: hkmead@seattleschools.org
Varsity Games (1st Three):

Date Time Location Opponent
Sep. 25th 9:30 AM Eagle Staff MS Eagle Staff
Oct. 2nd 11:00 AM Eagle Staff MS Whitman
Oct. 9th 9:30 AM Eagle Staff MS Jane Addams

JV Games will start on Oct. 2nd

What to Bring:
Water bottle
Appropriate clothes for the weather


Co-Ed Frisbee

*In addition to completion of paperwork by the September 8 deadline, coaches will use several other criteria to accept players to the Eckstein Ultimate program and place them on teams.

Team placement will be determined during tryouts.  Coaches will consider general team size limitations (teams may be limited to 20 – 25 players).  We will do our best to accommodate as many players as possible but due to the popularity of Fall Ultimate, coaches may not be able to accept everyone interested, and there may be cuts.  Please recognize we have coaching and field limitations. If cuts are necessary, we will look at:

    • Past and Current Behavior
    • Spirit of the Game – Positive Team Attitude
    • Commitment to attend most practices and games
    • Agility/Speed/Overall ultimate skills

If your child will have consistent conflicts with other activities on Tuesday, Wednesdays, Fridays and/or Saturdays, please notify the coach at the first practice.

8th Grade Ultimate: Practices are on Tuesdays/Fridays 4:00-5:30
Coaches: Andrea Schnee, Ian Schnee, Lucia Chung, Richard Chung, Bryan Fung
Varsity 1st Game: Sep. 25th at 11 AM at Ingraham: vs. Whitman
JV 1st Game: Sep. 25th at 11 AM at Ingraham: vs. Hamilton

7th Grade Ultimate: Practices are on Wednesdays 2:45-4:15 and Fridays 4:00-5:30
Coaches: Rebecca Einhorn, Mike Einhorn, Scott Miller, Eric Bertelsen
Varsity 1st Game: Sep. 25th at 9:30 AM at Ingraham: vs. Hamilton
JV 1st Game: Sep. 25th at 8 AM at Ingraham: vs. Salmon Bay

6th Grade Ultimate: Practices are Tuesdays/Wednesdays 4:00-5:30
Coaches: Morgan Wescliff, Martin Liermann, Rina Geoghagen, Thatcher Heldring, Rob Morse
Magenta Team 1st Game: Sep. 25th at 12:30 at Ingraham: vs. Salmon Bay AND 2 PM at Ingraham: vs.
JAMS Green (double header)
Fuchsia Team 1st Game: Sep. 25th at 12:30 at Ingraham: vs. Hamilton

All teams practice on the Eckstein turf field.

What to Bring:
Water bottle
Appropriate clothes for the weather

Winter Sports (Dec – Feb)

Boys & Girls Basketball

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Spring Sports (Mar – May)

Boys’ Soccer

Practices: Mon/Thurs 4:00-5:30 on the Eckstein field starting March 11th.
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Co-ed Track


Girls’ Volleyball


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.

** All games and meets are on Saturdays**

THERE IS NO TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED AFTER PRACTICES AND GAMES FOR THE SEASON

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 mpwilliams@seattleschools.org or 206-252-5010.


Athletic Coordinator: Mary Williams mpwilliams@seattleschools.org

Sport Forms

Access the following Athletics forms on the SPS district website.

  1. COVID Disclosure & Release Form
  2. COVID Screening Form
  3. Athletic Registration
  4. Athletic Physical Form
  5. Sport Specific Guardian Release & Warning Forms:
    • Basketball
    • Soccer
    • Track & Field
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
  6. Concussion & Sudden Cardiac Arrest Forms
    •  Sudden Cardiac Arrest & Concussion Acknowledgement form (download and sign)
    • Concussion Information Sheet
    • Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information Sheet

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 need to print out their current grades from The Source. The must turn in this printed sheet to the main office by the end of the day each Wednesday. 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 arecompleted.

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.