The 2017-2018 Season
Overlake enjoys a proud tradition of success - both on and off the field. The school athletic experience is unique compared to community-based athletics. In addition to the friendships, skill-development, community support, and leadership development which Overlake Athletics foster, Overlake student-athletes also earn high grades, develop healthy lifestyle habits, and experience one of the best opportunities at Overlake to bond with others through their team experience.
Registration for MS and US sports is now integrated into the online medical form required for sports participation. Parents should have received an email from SchoolDoc.com with a unique link to create a login for their website. If you have not received this e-mail, or it has been deleted, please contact Kim Chase at firstname.lastname@example.org for a reset e-mail. If you have already logged in, you can go directly to SchoolDoc.com. Only the sports available to your student based on age/gender will be available to choose for each season.
Parents will also need to download the Medical History Form (requires doctor's signature) and the Immunization Certificate. These need to be completed and signed, and then can be uploaded via scan or cell phone photo to the SchoolDoc.com portal.
Please see 2017-18 Medical Form Information for a complete listing of forms, due dates, and instructions.
Offerings & Dates
- US Start Date: Mon, Aug 21
Offerings: Boys & Girls Cross Country, Boys Golf, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, Boys Ultimate, Girls Volleyball
- MS Start Date: Mon, Aug 28
Offerings: Boys & Girls Cross Country, Girls & Boys Soccer*, Girls Volleyball
- US Start Date: Mon, Nov 13
Offerings: Boys & Girls Basketball
- MS Start Date:
- Boys: Mon, Oct 23 - Dec 8
- Girls: Mon, Oct 30 - Dec 8
- Boys: Tues, Jan 2 - Feb 9
- Girls: Tues, Jan 2 - Feb 15
Offerings: Boys & Girls Basketball*
- US Start Date: Mon, Feb 26
Offerings: Boys Baseball, Girls Golf, Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Ultimate
- MS Start Date: Mon, Mar 5
Offerings: Boys Baseball, Boys & Girls Golf, Boys & Girls Lacrosse*, Boys & Girls Ultimate
Game and Practice Schedules
Upper school practices will be two hours in length, two and a half hours is allotted for early season skills assessment (first three days of practice). Middle School practices will be one hour and fifteen minutes. Upper school practice is daily with occasional Saturdays. Middle school teams practice 3-4 per week.
Program specific game schedules, pre-season notices, and coach contact info is available on the team pages.
Our program is built around our student-athletes commitment to their teams. All athletes are expected to attend all practices and games. Any absence requests are to be directed to the head coach of the team. It is important to know that out-of-school activities (music lessons, tutor sessions, religion classes, club sport practices, etc.) are not excusable. Academic responsibilities such as homework are expected of each athlete and therefore are not a reason to miss athletics. If a student does not attend school because of illness, he/she is excused from athletics for the day and is expected to stay home.
Overlake's Inclusion Policy
Often referred to as "The No Cut Policy", Overlake believes that any student who turns out for a team should be placed on one, no matter the student's skill level or experience. We are proud of the fact that we have a wide range of athletes among our 55+ teams each year, each receiving a competitive experience and all of the benefits that playing sports provides. Athletes are placed on teams by skill level. Our league membership at both the middle and upper school levels offer rival schools who have similar philosophies, so finding appropriate competition for the most advanced, beginner, or those teams in between, is entirely possible.
Overlake's coaching staff is a talented group of experienced leaders who generally have had outstanding athletic experiences of their own and use sports as their classroom to teach the mission of our school. Though a few each year are new to Overlake, the vast majority are established role models on and off our campus who choose to coach here because of the character of the athletes, the quality of the facilities, and the support they receive.
Expectations of Parent Behavior
Overlake parents are certainly role models and that extends to their behavior at our athletic events. My advice: Release your child to the game, to his/her professional coach, and always remember that these are your child's athletic experiences, not your own. Don't try to fix everything -- your child's role on the team, team strategies, and player rotations - that is the job of the coach. It is your child who signed up to play, let your child work within the team.
Medical Forms, Concussions, & Heart Screenings
Athletic Trainer Kim Chase is in charge of medical clearance and care of our student-athletes. All student physicals are valid from one year of completion and need to be current for your student to participate in the upcoming season. Download and submit completed forms on the Forms Portal.
Kim will also be working to ensure new and returning upper school athletes have a current baseline test done as part of our concussion management program using the ImPACT system. She will be working our upper school students in contact sports and will also arrange for testing of our current 7th and 8th graders as needed at the middle school level.
Another issue to be aware of is sudden cardiac death in athletes. If you would like to find out more about this issue, and an option for screening, please see the Nick of Time Foundation. This group is involved in education around sudden cardiac death in athletes as well as providing low cost screening at local high schools throughout the Seattle/Metro area as a way to help detect and prevent this kind of event.
Practice Jerseys, Uniforms, Billbacks
Athletes will be issued practice gear, uniforms, and equipment based on their sport and team assignment. Athletes are expected to keep all items in good working condition and return all items (except billed "consumables") within one week of the end of their season.
Student accounts will be billed for any lost or damaged items at the following rates:
- Jersey - $150
- Practice Pinnie (Printed Reversible Practice Jersey) - $75
- Shorts/Kilt/Skirt - $50
- Jacket - $200
- Pants - $75
- Bag - $75
- Other items not listed – varied