Kamiak and Mariner athletes need to complete all necessary forms

Aug 14, 2019

It’s about to get real busy at Kamiak and Mariner high schools.

The start of the fall prep sports season is just days away, and both schools’ athletic departments are gearing up for an influx of student-athletes.

Football practice kicks off Wednesday, Aug. 21, and all other sports – cross country, boys tennis, girls soccer, girls swimming, volleyball and Unified bowling – begin turnouts Monday, Aug. 26.

The biggest change for returning athletes and their parents is a new online registration website. The school district has switched over to FinalForms, a forms and data management service.

“There will be a learning curve for our athletes, coaches, parents, and kids,” Kamiak athletic director Sean Monica said. “We’re confident that it will be an improvement.”

FinalForms saves data from season-to-season and year-to-year, so athletes and parents won’t need to enter the same information twice. The website also pre-populates information whenever possible to save time.

Athletes will need to have a current physical to be eligible. Both schools hosted physical nights last spring. Physicals are good for two years.

Monica said that returning athletes at Kamiak generally are good about understanding the system and what they need to do before the year starts.

The opposite seems to be the case at Mariner. New students usually do a good job of filling out all the forms they need in order to be eligible, Mariner athletic director Kyle Axelson said. He added that some returning athletes wait until the last minute to complete their registration.

Axelson encouraged all athletes go online as soon as they can, since the athletic department still has to process the online forms.

Both schools do outreach in the spring and summer to let incoming freshmen and their parents know about requirements.

“We have an eighth grade parent night during the spring and we talk about those activities,” Monica said. “We try and be as proactive as possible.”

Links to FinalForms can be found on each school’s athletic pages under athletic registration, on each school’s Wescoathletic.com pages, or directly at https://mukilteo-wa.finalforms.com/.

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