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2021-22 BHS Athletics 

The BHS Athletic department staff is committed to do all we can to provide a positive experience for your student through our core PACT principles… Pride, Attitude, Compete, and Trust

Athletic Registration for Sports for the School Year 22-23

If you have not already registered your student athlete by completing the online FinalForms, they must be filled out by:

  • May 31 – Football, Summer Basketball
  • Aug 15 – Volleyball, Girls Swim/Dive, Girls Soccer, Cross Country, Golf, and Slowpitch Softball

The online registration process must be complete in order for Athletes to be cleared in time to participate in Summer practices and camps. Additionally, registration is now open for ALL Sports during the 2022-2023 school year. 

Athletics Updated Health & Safety Guidance

To help ensure that our student athletes can continue to excel in their sport and compete in tournaments, Seattle Public Schools continues to follow the guidance of the Department of Health for masking and testing.

There have been some updates to this guidance. Please carefully review the following changes. We thank you for your continued cooperation and commitment to keeping our students, athletes, and community safe and healthy.

Metro League Guidelines | Feb 2022

Sports: Baseball, Fastpitch Softball, Soccer, Tennis and Track/Field

The following Metro League guidelines are in place for all schools to follow starting Feb 28, 2022.

In response to final policies/procedures announced by the Governor today, the guidelines below may be modified after Sat, March 12, 2022 to align with the Department of Health, WIAA and Seattle Public Schools. Note: COVID protocols are evaluated throughout the season and are subject to change.

COVID Considerations

Athletes, coaches, umpires/referees, spectators, and any other paid or volunteer staff are required to stay home if they feel unwell, show any signs of COVID-19, or have been exposed to a confirmed case or close contact.

Note: Any person with symptoms of COVID-19 or who has been in close contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19 will not be admitted into the facility


Masks are not required for athletes while competing in low and moderate risk sports regardless of vaccination status

Masking is required universally by athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and other support personnel when traveling on a team bus and when inside weight/locker rooms

Masking is required universally by athletes indoors when not actively practicing or competing regardless of vaccination status

All coaches, athletic trainers, and other support personnel must wear a mask indoors regardless of vaccination status

Athletes, coaches, athletic trainers and other support personnel should maintain at least 6 feet to the degree possible when not playing (e.g., on the bench, in the dugout, on the sideline, in locker rooms and other outdoor spaces). Outdoor masking is recommended but not required.

Team Expectations

All teams shall observe all Governor, Department of Health, Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), Metro League and Seattle School District guidelines, policies, and procedures.

Note: A particular point of emphasis within these guidelines is an understanding by both team members and spectators that by being in attendance, they acknowledge and confirm they do not have COVID-19 symptoms nor have been in close contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19.

Spectator Expectations

In our best efforts to keep student-athletes, coaches, workers, officials, and fans as safe as possible, the Metro League is still evaluating its spectator policy and how to safely admit fans into facilities. More details will follow before the start of regular season contests.

Weight Room and Locker Room

Weight rooms and locker rooms will be available for team meetings and/or gathering. Face masks are required for athletes and coaches while in these indoor facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Practice physical distancing to the degree possible.


Each student must bring their own water bottle. Teams are encouraged to bring water jugs so players can re-fill their water bottles as needed.

Spring Athletics Updates

Stream Live Sports Events

Subscribe to the Ballard Athletics YouTube channel to watch live streamed events.

Fall Athletics 2022-23

  • Cross Country (B)
  • Cross Country (G)
  • Football
  • Golf (Boys)
  • Golf (Girls)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Slowpitch SB (G)
  • Swim & Dive (Girls)
  • Volleyball

You must have all your paperwork completed, a current physical on record, and have paid your ASB fee to participate in a sport. Visit the Athletics Registration page for information on how to sign up.  Any questions, please see Ms. Nielcen in the Main Office.

Club Sports

Club Sports are a valuable part of BHS but are not WA Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) sanctioned sports. Team funding comes from players, families, and donors, instead of SPS and WIAA. Scholarships are available.


Ballard Ultimate Frisbee (BUF)

Ultimate at Ballard HS has three season:

  • Fall Season | Boys Ultimate during Aug – Oct
  • Winter Season | Coed Ultimate during Nov – Feb
  • Spring Season | Girls Ultimate during Mar – May

High School Seasons & Metro Schedules

What is Metro League WA?

The purpose of the Metro League organization is to maintain and conduct a program of amateur sports competition and to promote and preserve a wholesome atmosphere of good fair play among its participating and member schools.

Visit the official Metro League WA website

On the Metro League WA website you will find the most accurate and up to date schedules, scores, and standings for the Metro League. All the information on the Metro League website is entered and maintained by league Athletic Directors and coaches.

You can also register and subscribe to important event change notifications for all of your favorite Metro league teams.

Select a Ballard sport below to view their schedule on the Metro League website.

Yearlong WIAA Activities Dance & Cheer

Year Round
Bethany Nielcen
Information on the BHS Dance Team site

Year Round
Amber Torres Program Director (Red Head Coach)
Samantha Burnstead aka: Coach Nieto (Black Head Coach)
Cheer Website

How to View and Print BHS Athletic Sports Schedules

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Review the instructions below to learn how to view or print the BHS Metro League schedules.

All BHS Weekly Athletic Schedules

  1. Visit the Metro League website
  2. Select the RED B at the top of the Metro League Home Page. The Ballard Home page will display.
  3. To view or print ALL Sports select the “printer icon” (if not displayed select another day on the calendar that has an event and the printer icon will display). Select the printer icon. Print and view options will display.
  4. From the Print Option page select either Today or This Week.
  5. Select the “Preview” button.
  6. The BHS Athletic Events for the current day or week will display. 

A Specific BHS Sports Schedule

  1. Visit the Metro League website
  2. Hover over the RED B at the top of the Metro League Home Page.
  3. Select a SPORT from the dropdown list.
  4. Select “Schedule” from the top red tool bar.
  5. The schedule for that Sport will display.

Schedules are subject to change, please check back to the Metro League WA website frequently.

Athletics News

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Spring Athletics & Club Sports Recap

Spring Athletics and Club Sports Information.

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Athletic Registration Information

If you have not already registered your student on FinalForms, they must be filled out by May 31 for Football and Summer Basketball.

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Beaver Duffle Bags

Duffle bag information and updates.

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Winter Athletics Recap

Ballard Beaver Athletics Recap!