LEARNS After School Sports

Cross Country   |   Flag Football   |   Volleyball   |   Soccer   |   Tennis   |   Basketball   |   Softball & Baseball   |   Track & Field   |   Ultimate Frisbee  |   Schedule

Overview

 

ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST WEAR MASKS DURING ALL INDOOR AND OUTDOOR PRACTICES AND GAMES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!

Click here for the 2021-22 Schedule

 

Our King Athletic Program is run through our LEARNS Afterschool Program. All athletes MUST be registered with the LEARNS Afterschool Program once you have made the final roster. Those sports with "No Tryout" require students to already be registered with LEARNS prior to their first day of practice. 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). These forms are attached here and new forms must be completed each year. If your child had a physical after 6/11/2021, then you can simply attach a copy of that physical form to our BUSD Health Certification for Participation Form to satisfy the doctor requirement.

 

We are still in the process of hiring coaches. Those sports with a "TBD" will have their practice days/times announced once the coaches clear district onboarding. The practice schedule is built around the coach's school and/or work schedule, so please be patient and aware of the announcement of practice days and times. Practices are twice a week for 1.5 hours each, no weekends. No prior experience needed! Although we would like to take everybody on the team, the numbers can be too high to ensure safety, quality instruction, and playing time. Students and parents need to be aware of what a tryout entails and that there will be some who make the team and some who won't. We encourage all students to do their best, but you must also be prepared for either outcome.

 

Cross Country (XC)

 

No tryout!  Just a 2-week "trial period" to make sure XC is a good fit for the student and a good fit for the coaching staff.  No prior experience needed, just a great attitude!  Runners are required to attend a minimum of (2) practices a week.  The XC Meet Schedule will not be finalized until the end of August.  Meets will be run on Mondays and Thursdays.  Meets can count towards the 2-day a week minimum requirement.  Parent volunteer help will be needed when we host meets at King.

 

Tryout Days/Times:  No tryout!

Practice Days/Times:  M-F (3:30 - 5pm) *Wed (2:30 - 4pm)  

Where:  King Track

Attire:  mask, shorts/sweats, shirt, good running shoes, water bottle, wrist stopwatch

1st Day of Practice:  Monday, August 23rd @ 3:30pm

 

Co-ed Flag Football

 

Our Flag Football program consists of 2 teams, JV and Varsity. Our JV will be mandatory 6th graders with some 7th and our Varsity will be mandatory 8th graders with some 7th graders.  No experience required!  You CANNOT play Pop Warner (tackle) football and play flag football.  All players are encouraged to attend both tryout days.  Final roster to be decided on Friday, August 27th.    

 

Tryout Days/Times (JV):  8/24 and 8/26 @ 3:30pm 

Practice Days/Times:  TBD

Where:  King Lower Field (Track)

Attire:  mask, shorts/sweats, shirt, cleats, and water bottle

1st Day of Practice:  Week of 8/30!  Specific days/times TBD 

 

Tryout Days/Times (Varsity):  8/25 @ 2:30pm and 8/27 @ 3:30pm

Practice Days/Times:  TBD

Where:  King Lower Field (Track)

Attire:  mask, shorts/sweats, shirt, cleats, and water bottle

1st Day of Practice:  Wednesday, 9/1 @ 2:30pm  

Volleyball

 

Girls Volleyball

The 6th grade volleyball program is intramural and the 7th/8th grade program plays competitively.  There are no tryouts for the 6th grade team.  We split the overall number in 6th grade into two teams and they practice and compete against each other to get themselves ready for the following 7th and 8th grade years of competitive play.  The 7th/8th grade will have their tryouts the week of 8/23.  Specific days of the tryouts are TBD.  All players are encouraged to attend both tryout days.  Final roster to be decided on Friday, August 27th.  

 

Tryout Days/Times (6th):  No tryout!

Practice Days/Times:  M/F @ 3:30pm

Where:  King Gym

Attire:  mask, shorts/sweats, shirt, good indoor gym shoes, knee pads

1st Day of Practice:  Monday, August 30th @ 3:30pm

 

Tryout Days/Times (7th/8th):  Week of 8/23!  Specific days/times TBD 

Practice Days/Times:  TBD

Where:  King Gym

Attire:  mask, shorts/sweats, shirt, good indoor gym shoes, knee pads

1st Day of Practice:  Week of 8/30!  Specific days/times TBD 

Boys Volleyball (6th-8th)

Tryout Days/Times (6th):  week of 2/14

Practice Days/Times:  TBD

Where:  TBD

Attire:  TBD

1st Day of Practice:  TBD

Co-ed Soccer

 

TBD -Our soccer program is geared to instill the fundamentals and skills needed for competitive soccer, while providing an opportunity for the participants to have fun, learn the game of soccer, and develop life skills including a life-long love of the game.  We encourage ALL ability levels to come tryout and develop their fine motor skills.  We are able to coach the beginner, as well as the experienced and everything in between.  Look forward to seeing you out there!

Jr. Varsity Tryout Days/Times (6th/7th):  Week of 10/18

Practice Days/Times:  TBD 

Where:  TBD

Attire:  TBD

1st Day of Practice:  TBD

Varsity Tryout Days/Times (7th/8th):  Week of 10/18

Practice Days/Times: TBD

Where:  TBD

Attire:  TBD

1st Day of Practice:  TBD

 
 

Tennis

 

Our Tennis Program with Coach Carlton goes year round!  No experience needed.  Mondays are for "Beginners," "Intermediates" attend Wednesday sessions, and the King Tennis Team is mostly players from the Intermediate group and competes against other middle schools and tennis clubs on Fridays.  If your child has some experience and does not know what group they fit in, have them attend the first session on 8/23 and Coach Carlton will assess them and get them into the proper group. 

 

Tryout Days/Times (JV):  No tryout!

Practice Days/Times:  Mondays "Beginners" 3:15-4:15pm, Wednesdays "Intermediates" 2:20-3:20pm, and Fridays "King Tennis Team"

Where:  King Tennis Courts

Attire:  mask, shorts/sweats, shirt, good tennis shoes, and water bottle.  (Rackets and balls provided!)

1st Day of Practice:  Monday. 8/23 @ 3:15pm for "Beginners''

 

Basketball

 

6th Grade Girls

Our 6th grade girl’s basketball team stresses all players, from beginners to the experienced, to develop their fundamentals in practices and games against other middle schools within our Eastbay Middle School Athletic League.  There is a tryout for those girls interested in playing and developing their basketball skills.  Players enjoy the opportunity to play with their friends in a positive competitive environment.  We encourage ALL ability levels to come tryout.  We are able to coach the beginner, as well as the experienced and everything in between.

7th Grade Girls

The 7th grade girl’s basketball team is a little more advanced and encourages and helps players further develop and refine their game.  There is a tryout for those girls interested in playing and developing their basketball skills.  Players enjoy the opportunity to play against other middle schools in a positive competitive environment.  We encourage ALL ability levels to come tryout. We hope to see you out there!

8th Grade Girls

The 8th grade girl’s basketball team is the most advanced of our girls basketball teams and continues to stress fundamentals, as well as player skill development.  There is a tryout for those girls interested in playing and developing their basketball skills for the high school level.  We still encourage ALL ability levels to come tryout.  Hope to see you there!

Boys Basketball

All boys are encouraged to come tryout, regardless of experience.  These will be one-day tryouts only, so please check the schedule for each grade below and mark your calendars. 

All tryouts will be in the King Gym.

Equipment Needed: Shorts, shirt, basketball shoes, good attitude, and your A game!

Paperwork Needed: All students who are trying out for King Boys Basketball MUST have an athletic packet on file in the After School Program (ASLP) Office in B-1. Please make sure the doctor has signed and stamped in the appropriate box in the athletic packet.

Parent meeting: We will have a MANDATORY boys basketball parent meeting on the following two days.  Every player MUST have a parent/guardian attend one of the meeting dates, even if you have played a previous sport and have attended a previous parent meeting.  Any player who’s parent/guardian does not attend one of the parent meetings WILL NOT be allowed to play in any games until the parent/guardian meets with us in person.

Girls Tryout Days/Times:  Week of 10/18

Practice Days/Times:  TBD 

Where:  TBD

Attire:  TBD

1st Day of Practice:  TBD

Boys Tryout Days/Times:  Week of 12/13

Practice Days/Times: TBD

Where:  TBD

Attire:  TBD

1st Day of Practice:  TBD

 

Softball & Baseball

 

More info coming soon!

 

Track & Field

 

We offer Track Conditioning five days a week for those who want to continue their conditioning from the cross country season or for those looking to get in shape for the track & field season.

Paperwork Needed: All students who are trying out for King Track & Field MUST have an athletic packet on file in the After School Program (ASLP) Office in B-1. Please make sure the doctor has signed and stamped in the appropriate box in the athletic packet.

No Tryouts: WE TAKE ALL WILLING RUNNERS. THERE ARE NO CUTS!
 

 

Ultimate Frisbee

 

TBD - Grades 6th-8th. King Ultimate Frisbee is right around the corner! Ultimate, a growing sport here at King and across the country, will hold its tryouts in the spring.  No experience required!  Just a genuine attitude to learn the game and a willingness to embody the T.E.A.M. concept…Together Everyone Achieves More!

Tryout Days/Times:  Week of 3/21

Practice Days/Times: TBD

Where:  TBD

Attire:  TBD

1st Day of Practice:  TBD

 

LEARNS Athletics Schedule