Athletics Update: March 28, 2023

Spring sports have begun and we are well on our way with the biggest participation numbers of any sports season thus far!  Tennis has 32 signed up, Ultimate has 25 signed up and Track has 7 signed up.

Spring Sports sign-ups!
  • Tennis:  Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays with Coach Alex Ung and Terra Yara.  Practices held at Walt Hundley courts and Riverview courts. 3:45 - 5:00p.  Coaches will take vans to the practice sites.  Please bring athletic shoes, a jacket to keep warm and a water bottle.  Racquets will be provided if you do not have one.  We could use one or two parent volunteers to help transport the players to practice and games.  🙂
  • Track:  Practices Tuesdays and Thursdays with coach Trevor Kaine.  Practices held at school and at Southwest Athletic Complex.   3:40 - 5:00p.  Coach will take a van to Southwest Athletic Complex.  Please bring athletic shoes, a jacket to keep warm and a water bottle.
  • Ultimate:  Practices Wednesdays and Fridays with Terra Yara.  Practices held at Explorer West South Field.   3:40 - 5:00p.  Please bring cleats, a jacket to keep warm and a water bottle.

As you know, at Explorer West, students are encouraged to try a new sport or continue with one they already know. There is currently no charge for the Explorer West Athletics program, however, the costs to provide the program are growing. We are not charging a participation fee, but invite families who can to make a contribution to offset the costs of coaches, equipment, officials and transportation. A suggested amount for the season is $120, but any amount will help. The Athletics program has a no-cut policy and no previous experience is required - every student is encouraged to try Athletics!

For After School Athletics payments online, use this link:

https://forms.diamondmindinc.com/explorer-west/athletics?token=1287057355

This Week in Sports:
 
Tuesday -   3/28/23 - Tennis and track practice.
Wednesday -   3/29/23  -  Ultimate practice.  Explorer West South Field.  3:40p - 5p.   Please bring cleats, a jacket to keep warm and a water bottle.
 
Thursday -   3/30/23  -  Tennis and track practice.  Tennis will practice at the school gym. (unless we find a parent volunteer to drive the van to the Hundley courts and back for practice? Coach Alex is out of town.)
 
Friday -   3/31/23  -  No Practice (Student led conferences)
Next Week in Sports:
Tuesday -   4/4/23  -  Track practice.
  • Tennis match  vs  Eastside Prep.  3:45p - 5p.   (Lake Washington HS - 12033 NE 80th St. Kirkland, WA 98033.)  
Wednesday -   4/5/23  -  Ultimate practice.  
 
Thursday -   4/6/23  -  Tennis and track practice.
 
Friday -   4/7/23
  • Ultimate match  vs  Eastside Prep.  4p - 5p.  (Robinswood Field - 14915 SE 22nd St., Bellevue, 98007.)
Tennis Schedule 2023
Date Starts School Home/Away Address ED Return
Apr 4 3:45p Eastside Prep Away 12033 NE 80th St, Kirkland, WA 98033 2:50p 6:15p
Apr 25 4p Billings Away TBD 2:50p 6:15p
Apr 27 4p Eastside Christian Home Hundley/Riverview courts 3:10p 5:30p
May 4 3:45p Eastside Prep Away 12033 NE 80th St, Kirkland, WA 98033 2:50p 6:15p
May 9 3:45p SCDS Away 2701-2799 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 2:50p 5:45p
May 11 3:45p SCDS Away 2701-2799 1st Ave W, Seattle, WA 98119 2:50p 5:45p
May 18 4p Eastside Christian Home Hundley/Riverview courts 3:10p 5:30p
Ultimate Schedule 2023
Date Starts School Home/Away Address ED Return
Apr 7 4p Eastside Prep Away 14915 SE 22nd St. Bellevue, 98007 2:50p 6p
Apr 19 4p Open Window Home Explorer West South Field 3:30p 5p
May 3 4p Open Window Away 5808 Lakemont Blvd SE, Bellevue, WA 98006 2:50p 6p
May 5 4p Billings Away TBD 2:50p 6p
May 10 4p Evergreen Away 15401 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98133 2:50p 6p
May 31 4p Billings Home Explorer West South Field 3:30p 5p
Track schedule to be determined, depending on when the Cascade Middle School League can reserve a track facility.