Letter from the A.D.s: Welcome to Cardinal Athletics 2019-20!
At Seattle Academy, the athletic program is an integral part of the school community and student experience. Our program is built on a balanced commitment to Participation and Excellence, which means we have a “No-Cut” Policy while also offering a range of competitive levels within the Middle and Upper School programs. We work hard to place
student-athletes in the appropriate competitive level.
The program had another record high participation level from both the Middle and Upper School athletes in the
2018-19 season with 67 teams competing throughout the year.
We do our utmost to put together a talented coaching staff every year. Our 2019-20 coaching staff will be no
different. We work to offer a large number of in-house coaches who build relationships with students both in the
classroom and as athletes, alumni that are excited to give back, as well as experts from outside our faculty.
Together they make an amazing group of coaches, sharing their sports passions with our student-athletes.
Seattle Academy offers ten sports throughout the school year on both the Middle and Upper School levels,
including basketball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, ultimate, volleyball and
wrestling. All are open to both boys and girls, with the exception of Middle and Upper School volleyball (which is
only open to girls). SAAS will also offer various clubs throughout the year including squash, bouldering, co-ed
Ultimate and Futsol.
We will continue to have a Fall season split turn out schedule for Middle School. On September 3, 6th graders
will turn out to showcase their skills on the field and court (until 5:40 pm) while the 7th and 8th graders will
participate in a session with Athletic Directors (until 4:30 pm). On September 4, we will switch, and 7th and 8th
graders will turn out to showcase their skills on the field and court (until 5:40 pm) while the 6th graders will
participate in a session with Athletic Directors (until 4:30 pm). This gives coaches more time to get to know each
athlete individually and gives 6th graders their own turn out time with coaches.
The Athletic Overview will give you some of the details for participating in athletics at Seattle Academy.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions you might have. We look forward to meeting all of you in the
coming weeks for a very fun and exciting athletic year at Seattle Academy!
Mark your calendars. Upper School sports start on Monday, August 26. Middle School sports will begin on
Tuesday, September 3. Our fall sports offerings include Middle School boys’ and girls’ cross country, boys’ and
girls’ soccer, and girls’ volleyball. In the Upper School, we offer cross country, girls’ soccer, girls’ volleyball, boys’
golf, boys’ tennis, and boys’ ultimate.
We look forward to your athlete(s) participating in one or more sports this coming year. Go Cardinals!
We welcome you to follow us all year long