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    DATES FOR THE DIFFERENT SPORTS SEASONS HAVE BEEN PUSHED BACK – EXACT DATES TBD

    If your child is interested in participating in one of our middle school sports teams, you can submit your paperwork online.

    All students must have the following items on file at the school prior to participating in athletics:

    • Current Physical (within the last two years) signed by a doctor
    • Completed Athletic Registration Packet
    • Completed Concussion/Cardiac Arrest form
    • Activity Participation COVID Waiver
    • Screening COVID Form

    Email all forms to Mary Williams at: mpwilliams@seattleschools.org

    The current plan for resuming middle sports at Eckstein is below. The first season will not start before March 29, 2021

    SEASON 1 - Dates TBD
    Boys and Girls Basketball
    Boys and Girls Soccer

    SEASON 2 - Dates TBD
    Volleyball
    Co-ed Track

    SEASON 3 - Dates TBD
    Co-ed Ultimate

    CURRENTLY, due to the high incidence of COVID in King County and the Return-To-Play Guidelines issued by the WIAA in accordance to health guidelines, athletic activities will likely be highly adjusted to allow for safety to all involved.

    • Team practices/trainings will place players into stable groups of 6 or less separated from other groups by a buffer zone.
    • Masks are required for all athletes/coaches at all times.
    • Competition between schools may not be allowed. Intra-team competitions may not occur for all sports.
    • No spectators are allowed except for one parent/guardian/caregiver for each student-participant in uniform.
    • Spectators must maintain a physical distance of at least 6 ft from others.
    • COVID screening will occur at every practice and competition.
    • Parents and spectators will not be permitted at practices at this time.
    • All players will be required to bring their own water bottle to practices/competitions.

    We want to get our kids back to athletics safely! Check back for updates!

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    REMOTE LEARNING ATHLETICS UPDATE:  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.

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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 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



    Co-Ed Frisbee

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    Winter Sports (Dec - Feb)

    Boys & Girls Basketball

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    Spring Sports (Mar - May)

    Boys' Soccer

    All forms are on the right column of this page
    Head Coach: Mr. Kenyon sakenyon@seattleschools.org
    Boys Soccer Schedule

     

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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

    1. COVID Disclosure & Release Form
    2. COVID Screening Form
    3. Athletic Registration
    4. Athletic Physical Form
    5. Sport Specific Guardian Release & Warning Forms:
    6. 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.