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    August 19, 2020
    Recently, the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) put forth guidelines for schools to follow as a way to ensure student-athletes, coaches, and athletic support staff are in an environment that is safe.  

    As such, the WIAA has adjusted the athletic sports seasons (WIAA 2020-21 Season Calendar).  In alignment with WIAA guidance, Seattle Public Schools will move the start of its middle school athletic activities to January 2021. 

    We are not allowed to facilitate game competitions until our county reaches Phase 3 of the governors “Safe Start Plan.” Please continue to abide by state official safety guidelines as we look to return to middle school athletic operations later this school year.


    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 Rose 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.

    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

    Tryouts: All girls interested in trying out for girls soccer should come to the Eckstein field on:
    Thursday, Sep. 12th and Monday, Sep. 16th 4:00 – 5:30 P.M.

    *Make sure your athletic paperwork is turned in by Wednesday, Sep. 11th! Practices: Mondays and Thursdays after school at the field
    Games: Saturdays starting September 21st for Varsity - September 28th for JV

    Questions? Contact Mr. Kenyon at
    Varsity Soccer – Mr. Kenyon

    Co-Ed Frisbee


    Please subscribe to the Eckstein Eagles Ultimate Frisbee mailing list to receive the latest information about the upcoming season. Click to subscribe or email the Eckstein Ultimate Steering Committee.
    Ultimate Frisbee Practices: All practices held on the Eckstein field directly after school with the exception of 8th grade.

    • 6th Grade Teams: Tuesdays & Fridays 4:00-5:30 PM at the Eckstein Field
    • 7th Grade Teams: Wednesdays & Fridays 4:00-5:30
    • 8th Grade Team: Wednesdays 4:00-5:30 PM at the Eckstein Field

    8th Grade Ultimate – Morgan Wescliff -
    7th Grade Ultimate –  Gordon Kushnick  -
    6th Grade Ultimate – Ian Schnee  -
    Team Placement

    • Students must complete and return a physical form signed by a physician, an athletic registration form, a concussion/cardiac arrest form, and the Frisbee Safety Guidelines to the main office in order to be eligible for tryouts.
    • Tryouts dates and times will be posted the first week of school. To ensure you receive the latest information please subscribe to the Eckstein Ultimate Frisbee email list by clicking here.
    • In addition to completion of paperwork by the September 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 conflicts with other activities on Tuesday, Wednesdays, Fridays and/or Saturdays, we ask that you do not sign up for Ultimate in order to ensure space for kids who can participate fully in the season. *Turnout dates and times will be posted by the beginning of school. Frisbee Safety Guidelines - print, sign and return to main office ____________________________________________ 

    Winter Sports (Dec - Feb)

    Boys & Girls Basketball

     All tryouts and practices are in the Eckstein gym. Games are on Saturdays at various times and locations around Seattle.

    • Boys
      Varsity: Mondays 4-5:30 pm & Wednesdays 2-5 pm
      JV: Mondays 5:30-7pm & Wednesdays 5-7 pm
      JVC: Wednesdays 5-7pm & Fridays 5:30-7 pm
    • Girls
      Varsity & JV1: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4-5:30 pm for practice; 5:30-6:00 pm for optional all-team fundamentals.
      JV2 & JV3: Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:30-6 pm for optional all-team fundamentals then 6-7 pm JV2/JV3 practice.



    Middle School and K-8 Girls and Boys basketball tournament is canceled this coming weekend March 14, 2020

    Questions? Contact the coaches:

    Girls Basketball: Tim Thiers
    Boys Basketball: Bruce Bailey

    Notes for Boys Basketball
    • There will be a total of three teams consisting of Varsity, JV and JVC.
    • Cuts will be made after the 2nd, 3rd and final day of try outs.
    • Target number of players per team as follows: Varsity (10), JV (12) and JVC (12)
    • Starting the week of December 9th, practices will take place after school on Monday, Wednesday and/or Fridays. Specific days for each team TBD. No practices over winter holiday, but likely two open gyms that are optional.
    • Games are all played on Saturdays and likely to begin the second weekend in January.
    • Game locations are held at various middle schools. Several will likely be at Nathan Hale (Varsity) and Jane Addams (JV & JVC).
    • Number of games anticipated: Varsity – 9 games, plus playoffs held March 14th. JV and JVC – 8 games, no playoffs.
    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


    Boys Soccer Tryouts: Boys Soccer Tryouts will be Thursday, March 5th and Monday, March 9th from 4:00-5:30 PM on the Eckstein field.

    Boys Soccer Practice
    Practices will start on Thursday, March 12th and run on Mondays and Thursdays after school from 4:00-5:30 P.M.

    All boys interested in trying out for boys soccer should plan on attending both dates suited out with appropriate gear (athletic shoes and shin guards). All forms are on the right column of this page
    Head Coach: Mr. Kenyon
    Boys Soccer Schedule

    Co-ed Track


    Come be a part of the Eckstein track program! There will be a meeting in Room 209 on March 5th after school. Practices will tentatively start the following week. 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 10th
    All forms are on the right column

    Track schedule updated

    Girls' Volleyball


    Girls Volleyball Tryouts:
    Girls Volleyball Tryouts will be on the following dates/times in the Eckstein gym:
    Wednesday, March 11th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM for 7th & 8th graders
    Friday, March 13th from 4:00-6:00 PM for 6th graders
    Monday, March 16th from 4:00-6:00 PM by request

    Practices will start on Tuesday, March 17th, and follow these dates/times:
    Varsity: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:00-5:30 PM
    JV: Tuesdays and Fridays, 4:00-5:30 PM
    JVC: Mondays and Fridays, 4:00-5:30 PM

    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**


    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 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 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.