Sports

 

Contacts

Program Office: Room S-1
Phone: (510) 883-6511

Fred Sims
Athletic Director
fredsims@berkeley.net

Berkeley LEARNS King Visionaries After School Program Sports Teams

The Berkeley LEARNS Sports Program offers twelve different sports throughout the year.  The majority of the teams are competitive, but there are also intramural teams for some of the sports as well.  Intramural teams do not have a tryout process, but the competitive teams do.  Our Intramural (IM) teams are used to promote wellness and allow students who do not compete on our competitive teams an opportunity to be active, learn the fundamentals of a sport, and ultimately have fun. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Fred Sims, Athletic Director at fredsims@berkeley.net or (510) 883-6511.

 

I. TRYOUTS AND PARENTS MEETING

 

All tryout dates will be announced in the school bulletin and on e-tree and are posted on this website.  The most current schedule is available at this website link.  Tryout results will be posted outside King Visionaries Program office.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the intramural or competitive sports teams, please contact Fred Sims, Athletic Coordinator at fredsims@berkeley.net or by telephone at (510) 883-6511.

Please note and mark your calendars for the MANDATORY parent meeting dates for your respective sport.  No student-athlete will be allowed to practice or compete in any games without a parent/guardian attending your sport’s parent meeting!  Any conflicts with this, please contact me directly at fredsims@berkeley.net or (510) 883-6511.

Please go to the bottom of this page to see the parent meeting schedule and the tryout schedule.

 II. FORMS AND REGISTRATION

 

Students WILL NOT be allowed to tryout for any team without completion of the required documents:

  1. FORM: Assumption of Risk for Participation in Voluntary Sports Program Waiver
  2. FORM: Medical Treatment Authorization Waiver
  3. FORM: BUSD Health Certification for Participation (signed and completed by a doctor)
1. LEARNS REGISTRATION & FEES

All of our sports offerings require that you enroll in our LEARNS After School Program! The athletic program is a part of the LEARNS Program, which entails a fee, but also allows our student-athletes to take advantage of our enrichment classes such as Homework Center, Cooking & Gardening, Arts & Crafts, and Coding while playing a sport at King. Students must be enrolled in LEARNS prior to any joining a sports team.

There is a fee requirement to participate in a sport here at King! Students only participating in a sport pay the monthly LEARNS fee at the 3-day rate for the duration of the sport. All of our sports seasons are either 2 or 3 months long, meaning “sports only” families will pay a total of $250 or $375 in LEARNS fees. Some sports are offered year-round, and families only pay for the # of days your students participates (Tennis, Soccer Club, and Basketball Conditioning are 1-day/week, Cheer & Dance and Winter Conditioning are 2-days/week.)

If your family needs financial assistance for your student-athlete to participate in a sport, please contact us! You must show proof of income to be eligible for any fee reduction or scholarship. Please bring a copy of this proof of income for us to keep on file.

2. ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND PARTICIPATION WAIVER

All students must have a Assumption of Risk for Participation in Voluntary Sports Program waiver filled out.

This is available at

FORM: Assumption of Risk for Participation in Voluntary Sports Program Waiver

3. MEDICAL TREATMENT WAIVER

All students must have a Medical Treatment Authorization Waiver  filled out.

This is available at

FORM: Medical Treatment Authorization Waiver.

 

4. HEALTH CERTIFICATION

All of our student-athletes are required to have a current physical signed and stamped by their physician!  No student-athlete will be allowed to tryout for any sport without having a current physical on file in the LEARNS office (Room S1).  For the physical to be current, it must be signed, stamped, and dated.  Please make a copy of the completed Physical Packet for your records and turn it in all together, as the separate pieces tend to get lost.  Any physicals without the necessary physician stamp will not be accepted!

 If your in need of an immediate physical because time is of the essence, you can go to the following MD in Oakland and receive a same day physical for $20, regardless of your primary of secondary coverage.  Please call ahead and be sure to bring the LEARNS Physical Packet with you.
Dr. John Konstantin
Address: 2584 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94602

 

 

III. SPORTS OFFERINGS, PARENT MEETING, TRYOUT DATES

 

 *Students WILL NOT be allowed to tryout for any team without completion of the 3 required documents: (1) Assumption of Risk for Participation in Voluntary Sports Program, (2) Medical Treatment Authorization Waiver, (3) BUSD Health Certification for Participation (signed and stamped by a doctor).

Team: Try-outs: Parent Meeting: Practices: Season Dates:
Cross Country
6th, 7th 8th 2-week trial 9/10 9/6 @ 5:30pm M-F (3:15) / *W (2:30) 9/3 – 11/1
Girls Volleyball
8thGrade 9/4 & 9/5 9/6 @ 5:30pm W(3:30) Th(3:15) 9/6 – 10/18
7thGrade 9/4 & 9/5 9/6 @ 5:30pm W(2:30) Th(4:15) 9/6 – 10/18
6thGrade (IM) No tryouts! 9/6 @ 5:30pm M/F (3:15) 9/16 – 11/16
Flag Football (co-ed)
Varsity (7th / 8th) 9/5 & 9/6 9/6 @ 5:30pm Th(3:30) F(3:30) 9/6 – 11/2
Jr. Varsity (6th / 7th) 9/3 & 9/5 9/6 @ 5:30pm Tu/W (3:30) 9/6 – 11/2
Tennis 9/9 & 9/11 9/6 @ 5:30pm M/W/F (3:15) (*W-2:30) 9/9 – 6/8
Soccer(co-ed)
Varsity (7th / 8th) 10/16 (2:30) & 10/18 (3:30) TBD TBD 10/14 – 12/13
Jr. Varsity (6th / 7th) 10/15 & 10/17 (3:30) TBD TBD 10/14 – 12/13
Girls Basketball
8thGrade 10/15 @ 3:30 TBD TBD 10/14 – 1/24
7thGrade 10/16 @ 2:30 TBD  TBD 10/14 – 1/24
6thGrade 10/17 @ 3:30 TBD TBD 10/14 – 1/24
Boys Basketball
8thGrade TBD TBD TBD 12/16 – 3/20
7thGrade TBD TBD TBD 12/16 – 3/20
6thGrade TBD TBD TBD 12/16 – 3/13
Boys Volleyball – (6th-8th) Week of 2/10 TBD TBD 2/10 – 3/27
Ultimate Frisbee – (6th-8th) 2/19 & 2/21 (4:15) TBD Tu/Th (4:15) 2/17 – 5/29
Track & Field – (6th-8th) 2-week trial 3/4 TBD M-F (3:15) / *W (2:30) 3/2 – 5/29
Girls Softball – (6th-8th) 2/5 & 2/7 TBD Tu/Th (3:15) 2/4 – 4/30
Baseball – (6th-8th) 3/4,3/6, & 3/8 TBD M&F (3:15) / *W (2:30) 3/2 – 5/29

 

 

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