Sports Physicals for the 2016-2017 School Year
Sports physicals for the 2016-2017 school year may be done any time after May 1, 2016. You may fill out the form on line, but then you will need to print it out and turn it in to the front office or Office 601, Athletics & Activities. Please click here for the physical packet. All pages of this packet are required for participating in sports, cheerleading, and dance team.
BVSW also offers impact testing for head injuries (concussions) free of charge. It is optional, but highly recommended. If you would like to read more about the testing and/or to give consent to have your child tested, please click here. The consent form should also be returned to the front office or Office 601.
Congratulations to the BVSW Boys Soccer Team - State Championship Runner-up!
The boys soccer team played St. James Academy in the State Championship game, losing by a score of 3-1. The team is pictured below with their State Championship Runner-up Trophy. Congratulations on a great season!!
Congratulations, McKenzie Weber!
McKenzie Weber was selected as the 2016 HS Student-Athlete of Character Award Winner. The award was given to McKenzie on Monday, November 7th at the Kansas City Convention Center Grand Ballroom in Kansas City, Missouri during the Champions of Character Foundation Awards Luncheon. McKenzie was selected based on her character and likeness to the NAIA's Champions of Character program: Integrity, Respect, Responsibility, Sportsmanship and Servant Leadership. Pictured below (L to R): Kate Schnitta, BVSW Asst. Varsity Volleyball Coach; McKenzie Weber; Shari Schaake, BVSW Head Softball Coach; and Gary Howard, BVSW Athletic Director.
2016 EKL Sportsmanship Summit
The students pictured below took part in the EKL Sportsmanship Summit held on November 9, 2016 at the District Office. Students from each school in the Eastern Kansas League came up with a school action plan for acceptable and unacceptable fan behaviors.
Congratulations to the Varsity Girls Tennis Team, winners of the Pittsburg HS Tennis Tournament!
Sports Signings 2016-2017
An all-school athletic signing celebration will be held in the Gym on Wednesday, May 3rd at a time to be determined for any athlete that is signing a letter of intent for next year. Families and friends will be invited to celebrate with our student athletes. More information will be sent out closer to the date.
NCAA ELIGIBILITY UPDATE
For Division I Athletes
It is important to note that all seniors who graduate in May 2016 will be subject to the new Division 1 Initial-Eligibility Requirements entitled “Initial full-time collegiate enrollment on or after August 1, 2016.” Significant changes as follows:
· The first significant change for this year’s senior class is that ten (10) of the core courses must be completed before the seventh (this fall) semester; seven (7) of the 10 must be in English, math, or natural/physical science. Note that these courses will be “locked in” at the start of the seventh semester and cannot be repeated for GPA improvement to meet NCAA initial-eligibility requirements.
· The other significant change is a new NCAA Division 1 Sliding Scale (relation of ACT or SAT with the GPA).
For Division II Athletes
It is important to note that all juniors (class of 2017) and seniors (class of 2016) will be subject to the existing Division II Initial-Eligibility Eligibility Requirements. All freshman (class of 2019) and sophomores (class of 2018) will be subject to the new Division II Initial Eligibility Requirements.
This link, https://web3.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/links?linksSubmit=ShowActiveLinks, will take you to the NCAA Eligibility Center High School Portal which contains great information on the initial-eligibility requirements, core course information, various student resources, etc.
This link, https://web3.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/hsAction?hsActionSubmit=searchHighSchool, will take you to the list of approved core courses for the Blue Valley School District.
To see the NCAA Eligibility Quick Reference Guide, please click here.
Blue Valley Southwest letter jackets may be purchased at Nill Bros Sports or for information about letter jackets from Balfour, please click [here].
We will include updates and links to this site, as athletic information develops at Blue Valley Southwest. Go Timberwolves!