The 2018-19 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

Registration for MS and US sports is integrated into the online medical forms portal. Parents can go directly to SchoolDoc.com and log into the account they have created. Sports registration is completed with the health history and sports physical submission. Only the sports available to your student based on age/gender will be available to choose for each season. Please select sports by season. You may change your registrations at anytime. If you are changing within two weeks of the start of the season, please contact Alicia Gold.

Parents will also need to download the Sports Physical Form (requires doctor's signature), complete the Health History Questionnaire on SchoolDoc, and complete the Immunization Certificate. These need to be completed and signed, and then can be uploaded via scan or cell phone photo to your child's SchoolDoc.com profile.  

Please see 2018-19 Medical Form Information for a complete listing of forms, due dates, and instructions.

Offerings & Dates

    Fall 2018
    • US Start Date: Mon, Aug 20
      Offerings: Boys & Girls Cross Country, Boys Golf, Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, Boys Ultimate, Girls Volleyball
       
    • MS Start Date: Mon, Aug 27
      Offerings: Boys & Girls Cross Country, Girls & Boys Soccer*, Girls Volleyball

    *Grades 5-8

    Winter 2018-19
    • US Start Date: Mon, November 12
      Offerings: Boys & Girls Basketball
       
    • MS Start Date:
      Season 1:

      • Boys: Mon, Oct 22 
      • Girls: Mon, Oct 29

      Season 2:

      • Boys: Wed, Jan 2 - Feb 9
      • Girls: Wed, Jan 2 - Feb 15

    Offerings: Boys & Girls Basketball*

    *Grades 5-8

    Spring 2019
    • US Start Date: Mon, Feb 25
      Offerings: Boys Baseball, Girls Golf, Boys & Girls Lacrosse, Boys Soccer, Girls Tennis, Girls Ultimate
       
    • MS Start Date: Mon, Mar 4
      Offerings: Boys Baseball, Boys & Girls Golf, Boys & Girls Lacrosse*, Boys & Girls Ultimate  

    *Grades 5-8

    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.

    Attendance

    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.

    Coaches

    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 Stevens is in charge of all medical clearance and care of our student-athletes. All student physicals are valid for 13 months from the date of the exam and need to be current for your student to be eligible for the upcoming season. Health History questionnaire must also be completed annually. Download and submit completed forms in your SchoolDoc profile under the Health History/Sports Registration Tab. 

    Kim will also be conducting baseline tests as part of our concussion management program using the (SWAY balance and ImPACT systems). Sports which require baseline testing include: Volleyball, Soccer, Ultimate, Basketball, and Lacrosse. 

    Overlake Athletics would also like to make families aware of the risks of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in athletics. Overlake offers baseline ECG screenings 3 times per year. Screening will occur prior to each athletics season. Overlake partners with the UW Center for Sports Cardiology and Dr. Jon Drezner. Cost is $25 billed to student accounts. Financial aid is available based on need.

    Please see 2018-19 Medical Form Information for a complete listing of forms, due dates, and instructions. 

    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

    Contact

    John Wiley
    Athletic Director
    jwiley@overlake.org
    425-868-6191 x624

    Contact

    Mike Fine
    Middle School Athletic Director

    mfine@overlake.org
    425-868-6191 x812