Get geared up for fall sports on Vashon

High school sports

Register for Vashon High School fall sports through Monday, Aug. 23. Stop by the office from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to register for football, girls’ soccer, cross country, cheerleading, boys’ tennis and volleyball. Athletes must submit all forms and have all fees cleared before their first practice. Football began today, and all other fall sports begin practice on Aug. 23. Forms are available on the VHS website at For more information, contact Susan Bakker at the VHS office, 463-9171 ext. 111.

Junior Crew

The Vashon Park District’s Junior Crew starts early this year and will be coached by Steve Full, who coached the University of Washington’s champion team. Register now to compete with Vashon’s champion rowers or simply learn to row for fun. Ages 13 through 17 and all skill levels are welcome. The season runs from Aug. 30 to Nov. 14. For more information or to sign up, visit or stop by the district office at Ober Park. Reduced fees are available.

Seals Swim Team

Swimmers ages 7 and up are welcome to try out for the Vashon Seals Swim Team on Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Vashon Pool. Swimmers should be comfortable in the pool and be able to swim 10 yards in any style. The Vashon Seals is a year-round competitive swim program. For more information, visit

Referee clinic

The Seattle Soccer Referee Association and Vashon Island Soccer Club (VISC) are offering a U.S. Soccer Federation entry-level referee clinic. Both players and parents are invited to take the course and become paid referees. Players must be at least age 12 or going into seventh-grade. VISC covers the cost of the class, and after the clinic mentors will continue to train referees on the field. The clinic will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, at McMurray Middle School. For more information or to register, visit or contact Liam O’Niel at

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