2015-16 Athletic Booster Club News and Meeting Schedule
WINTER SPORTS ARE HERE!
B-BALL SCHEDULE CHANGES:
Fri, Feb 5 at Garfield
6:00 Girls Varsity
8:00 Boys Varsity
Sat, Feb 6 at Garfield
1:00 Boys JVC
2:30 Girls JV
4:00 Boys JV
B-ball Senior Nights!
Don't miss Boys' Senior Night at the home game on Tuesday, Feb 2!
and Girls' Senior Night at the home game on Wed, Feb. 3 at 7:30 vs Blanchet.
GIRLS' & CO-ED SPRING ULTIMATE STARTING SOON: Come play Ultimate with the BUF Girls & CoEd teams. Ballard Girls' Ultimate is a no-cut sport. Captains' practices will start the week of Feb. 15 and official practices start on Feb. 29 after school at Interbay Playfield. For more information on how to sign up, contact BUF coordinator John Nobis at email@example.com.
BOYS' LACROSSE: Welcome Back, Meet-the-Coaches, and a Season Kickoff Potluck! It's time to gather together and kick off the season on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 in the BHS Commons. We ask that the boys come early to attend a mandatory athletes meeting with coaches at 5:45 pm in the Library. Please help them to remember!! Our new fearless leader (Head Coach Don Preston) and his team of returning coaches will be there to talk planning and strategy for the upcoming season. Not to mention, share some good chow! Families with the player last name of
A-B: Bring beverages (waters, juices, sodas)
C-F: Bring side dish or dessert
G-Z: Bring entrees
All plates, napkins, cups, and utensils will be provided. All family members are welcome! Can't wait to be together as a TEAM! Go Ballard LAX!
GIRLS' LACROSSE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN:Lacrosse is the number one growing sport in the Northwest and Ballard's team is no exception. We are excited to announce that we will field both a JV and a Varsity team for the first time since our team's inception. This a a great sport to start at any age and many of our current players never picked up a stick until 9th grade. Ballard Girls' Lacrosse is a no-cut sport. Practices and try-outs start on Feb 22. Come join this great group of girls! Registration is due by Feb 18. Captain's practices are already underway on Mondays and Thursdays right after school. For more information contact club president George Bergeron,
BOYS' SOCCER: Spring 2016 Boys Soccer Information Meeting scheduled for Wed, Feb 3 7pm in the (BHS) Commons. This meeting is for all new parents to the Boys Soccer Program. We will be discussing:
Tryout out Process
-Overview of Program
Answer your questions.
JOIN US! Come be a part of the Ballard High School Athletic Booster Club. Membership form can be downloaded here.
2015-2016 Dates To Remember
BALLARD ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB MEETING SCHEDULE
General Meetings (all BHS parents welcome)
Mondays, at 6:30 in the Staff Lounge
May 2 (Elections)
Board Meetings Mondays – October , December , February , April , June
Other Important Dates:
Spring Sports Paperword Due:(make sure you have a current physical or that the one you used last year is still valid)
Spring Sports Meeting – March TBD at 6:30pm in the Commons
Students: Before being allowed to try out you must complete the paperwork (including a current physical if one isn't on file*) for your sport and turn it into the athletic secretary in the main office!
Important Changes to NCAA Initial-Eligibility Standards
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Please help us reach your student-athletes with this information!
•Did you know that the NCAA’s initial-eligibility academic standards are changing for student-athletes enrolling at an NCAA Division I university on or after August 1, 2016 (this year’s high school sophomore class and younger)? A brief summary of the changes can be found here.
•To assist in getting this message out, we have developed the Initial-Eligibility Resource Index , a new electronic tool that contains links to the NCAA Eligibility Center’s resources and presentations available free of charge. Please share these materials broadly with students, parents, coaches, etc.
1.Additional high school-specific resources are available on the High School Portal Resources page. The NCAA Eligibility Center receives thousands of calls each year regarding hardcopy transcript receipt due to the two- to three-week processing time needed to mail, log, scan, and post transcripts to student accounts. You are strongly encouraged to submit transcripts through one of the approved e-transcript providers (Docufide/Parchment, Scrip Safe, ConnectEDU, National Transcript Center/Pearson Edustructure, USMO ET, and XAP) as these transcripts usually appear in student accounts within 48 hours.
2.Please verify that your school’s List of NCAA Courses is up to date by logging into your account within the High School Portal . This will help ensure that courses taken by your students can be matched to their transcript during the final academic certification process.
3.Catch us live at www.collegeweeklive.com at 11 a.m. Eastern time Thursday, October 24. The free webinar can be found under the Events tab titled "All Access Fall event through CollegeWeekLive" and the name of the webinar is "Path to the Student-Athlete Experience."