TBS Families,
Tacoma Baptist is excited for the start of school and to have the opportunity to work witth your kids again!  In regard to athletics, the 2020-2021 tentative schedules are set for High School and  Middle Schooll Sports so be planning for them!  
SMALL POD WORKOUT SESSIONS will be resuming again for our athletes!  During the time frame from Sept 28th-Nov 30th, the WIAA has approved for coaches to work with their athletes again.  The PODS will continue to be in groups of 5 while we are in Phase 2.  In Phase 3, the PODS will grow to groups of 10.  Alll COVID Protocol will continue to be folllowed to keep our kids safe.
Small athletic workout pods for our 9th-12th athletes (including 8th graders playing up to HS sports) will be organized first.  Once the high school PODS are in place, there wil lbe some MIDDLE SCHOOL POD opportunities as well.

How do you sign your child up for Athletic POD Sessions?
  • Send an email to the coach for each specific sport to request a spot.
  • POD sessions for athletes won't start until 3:00 or 4:00 in the afternoon when class session are over.  (Commuting time was also factored in.)
  • Once the coaches know what athletes are interested in a POD spot, more specific details will be sent.

HS Boys Basketball-        Rich Hamlin           rhamlin@tacomabaptist.org           (Tuesdays)
HS Girls Basketball-         Beth Wing             bwing@tacomabaptist.org              (Thursdays)
HS Football                      Rico Tipton            rtipton@tacomabaptist.org              (Daily sessions starting                                                                                                                                        Nov 5th for 13 days.)
HS Soccer  (Co-Ed)         Rob Sullivan          rsullivan@tacomabaptist.org           (Tuesdays)
HS Volleyball                    Myra Norman        mnorman@tacomabaptist.org         (TBD - Mon or Fri)

HS XC and Track             Daniella Olson      dolson@tacomabaptist.org              (Email coach Olson)                                                      Rico Tipton           rtipton@tacomabaptist.org               (Wednesdays)                         
HS Baseball                     Rob Sullivan          rsullivan@tacomabaptist.org          (Wednesdays)                                                                                     

Important Athletic Eligibility Reminders:


To meet eligibility requiremetns, all athletes must turn in the following items to the Athletic Office:
1.  Updated physical
2.  Required annual athletic paperwork   (Paperwork can be found on our TBS website under athletics or you can pick up in person during orientation at the Athletic table.   Link to Athletic Paperwork
3.  Athletic Transfer paperwork if you are a transfer student (9th-12th grade).

Grade Checks Dates for HS/MS Athletes:
  • Tue, Oct 13th
  • Tue, Nov 3rd
  • Tue, Nov 24th
  • Tue, Dec 15th
  • Tue, Jan 5th
  • Tue, Jan 26th
  • Tue, Feb 16th
  • Tue, March 9th
  • Tue, March 30th
  • Tue, April 27th
  • Tue, May 18th
  • Tue, June 15th

Tentative 2020-2021 High School Sport's Schedule

  • This is a tentative schedule and changes could occur based on COVID situation.
  • HS seasons will be 7 weeks of local competition and 1 week of culminating events.
  • Sports seasons will be about 70% of what a regular season would be. 
  • WIAA has reduced the required practices before a game to 5 practices and 10 for football.

Dec 28th-Feb 22nd-       HS Boys and Grils Basketball
March 1- April 26th-       Volleyball, XC, 1B Soccer,  Football                                                                                                   (Football starts Feb 17th and could go until March 3rd)

April 26th-June 21st-      Track, Baseball

Tentative 2020-2021 Middle School Sport's Schedule


-This is a tentative schedule and changes could occur based on COVID situation.
-MS seasons will be 5-7 weeks in length.
-Sports seasons will be about 70% of what a regular season would be. 
-WIAA has reduced the required MS  practices before a game to 4 practices.
I will reassess our number of athletes in all of our MS sports.  We will need a minimum amount of athletes in each sport in order to move forward with the sport.  


Jan 4th-Feb 5th -            MS Boys Basketball
Feb 8th- March 12th-      MS Girls Basketball
March 15th-April 30th-   Girls Volleyball, Co-Ed Soccer, Flag Fooball
May 3rd- June 4th-          MS Track, Baseball
Our hope and goal is that we can offer some of these activities for our youth programs.
1.)  During HS Soccer Season, offer  some youth soccer clinic opportunities.
2.)  During HS Volleyball Season, offer some volleyball clinic opportunities to 4th-5th graders.
3.)  If a shortened FUEL basketball season (3rd-6th grade) can happen after the New Year, that will be my goal.  I will keep you uppdated.

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