Athletic News Detail

Join a Fall Sport

Welcome back Blazer Nation! Last call to sign up for Fall Sports.

The athletics department is encouraging Upper School students to sign up for fall sports. Below, you'll find short messages from some parents and coaches about their positive experiences.

Whether you are an experienced player, or a brand new to a sport, we hope to see you at one of the upcoming tryouts. Our coaches are committed to providing a fun, supportive, and challenging environment to any student who meets the attendance expectations, is willing to work hard, and who pledges to be a good teammate. Every year lasting memories and friendships are made by students playing high school sports—this is your chance to be part of the next chapter of the Blazers sports program. #bushblazersforever

If you are interested in participating in fall sports and haven’t signed up already, please review this important Start of Season Information. The season begins next week Monday, August 21—we look forward to seeing you on the playing fields!


"My son had a terrific time with golf this term and has learned so much. Golf is a great game that can be played for a lifetime!" —Golf parent


"Tennis is a sport that can and is generally played throughout a person’s life. People make friends, business deals, and even meet their future significant others on the court. It also has an influence on college admissions that favor well-rounded student athletes. Learning how to play tennis at a young age develops fundamental technique that is virtually impossible to learn as an adult. We have a great coach to player ratio of 1:3 guaranteeing individual attention and encouragement, and recently went from 0-9 to 4-8 on the girl’s team last year. I, with the help of our newest coaching recruit Andrew Carducci, a college level player, and veteran coach Rob Creighton expect to raise the bar for the boys as well. The US Tennis Association has more than 700,000 members.  Enter the world of tennis and you will always be part of a team." —Tennis Coach Ian Sweet

Cross Country

Dear Students and Parents, 

This year, we again have the opportunity to build an amazing, fun-loving championship cross-country team.  We hope your freshman will take this opportunity to consider cross-country as a fall extracurricular. 

Last year, the Bush cross-country team proudly sported white t-shirts that simply read “THE TEAM”. Those two words summarize the culture that James Batey (last year’s Washington Coach of the Year and Emerald City League Coach of the Year for the past two years) has created.  Batey has fostered a culture of inclusiveness that celebrates the team above all else—in a sport that is often known for individual achievement.

The boy’s cross country team won the Emerald City League and took third place at the Division 1A Washington State Championships last year in Pasco. The Bush girls’ team sent two out of five runners to the State Championships. 

It was an amazing year for the team. They learned the value of teamwork, discipline and leadership—and they had a blast. Cross-country has definitely been a highlight of our son’s years at the Upper School—so much so that he will most likely run cross-country and track in college. 

Practices start on August 21 with a retreat on Vashon Island from August 23 - 25. We hope you will consider joining the team!

Bob and Helen Widlansky, Cross Country parents