Multiple Teams · Spring Sports Information 2021


We are looking forward to the start of a great Spring Sports Season!

The spring sports season officially starts on Monday, February 1, 2021.

All students interested in participating in an athletic program for the 2020-21 school year are required to complete the online athletic registration through Family ID (if you haven’t already).

The registration includes:

  • selecting the sport your student-athlete wants to play
  • uploading the athlete’s physical form dated after April 1, 2020
  • signing several waivers and required SCISA forms.

If your son or daughter already participated in a fall or winter sport – you do not need not register again. BUT, please be sure the spring sport they want to play is selected in their Family ID registration. You can check this by logging into your Family ID registration. The Family ID registration must be completed prior to taking part in any try-outs, practices and/or workouts at Ben Lippen. Please contact the coach directly for sport-specific questions. If your son or daughter is participating in a winter sport, they must complete their season with the winter sport before participating in a spring sport. Please be sure to have your son or daughter let the spring coach know they would like to participate after they conclude their winter sport. Once the winter seasons have wrapped up, there will be tryout dates for those who were in-season during the original tryouts.

Spring athletic game schedules for teams will be posted on www.benlippensports.com as they become available (early February). Game dates and times are subject to change, so please review the athletics calendar weekly during the sports season.  COVID issues that arise can cause last-minute changes as well.  Please make sure that you have signed up for alerts for your specific team on benlippensports.com.  We will send alerts out for last-minute cancellations and changes.  Weather cancellations will also be communicated this way.  All changes will be posted to Social Media.

 

Baseball

Varsity Coach: Brian Larsen (Email: brian.larsen@benlippen.com)

JV Coach: Ray McElveen (Email: ray.mcelveen@gmail.com)

MS Coach: Michael Brewer (Email: brewerhomessc@yahoo.com)

  • Boys Grades 5-12
  • Tryouts: Feb 1-2  3:45 –5:30 pm
  • Location: BLS baseball field
  • Location for Middle School: Meadowlake Park 600 Beckman Rd (shuttle provided)
  • Practice Times: Mon.-Fri.
    • MS/JV 3:45-5:30 pm
    • Varsity 3:45-6:00 pm

 

Softball

Varsity Coach: Bryan Jones (Email: bryansjones@hotmail.com)

JV Coach: Jessica Shuford (Email: jessicashuford@gmail.com)

  • Girls Grades 5-12
  • Tryouts: Feb 1-3  3:45–5:15 pm
  • Location: BLS softball field
  • Practice Times: Mon.- Fri.  3:45-5:30 pm (will change as daylight changes)

 

Soccer Boys

Varsity Coach: Dominick Schleinitz (Email: Dominik.Schleinitz@ciu.edu)

Boys JV Coach: Corey Thompson (Email: corey.thompson@benlippen.com)

  • Boys Grades 5-12
  • Tryouts: Feb 1-2  3:45–6:00 pm
  • Location: BLS soccer field & practice field
  • Practice Times: 3:40-5:40 pm

 

Soccer Girls

Varsity Coach: Paul Grandacarpio (Email: mindandpowertraining@hotmail.com)

Girls JV Coach: Cameron Gates (Email: cameron.gates@mailbox.ciu.edu)

  • Girls Grades 5-12
  • Tryouts: Feb 1-2  3:45–6:00 pm
  • Location: BLS soccer field & practice field
  • Practice Times: 3:40-5:40 pm

 

Golf Varsity

Coach: Ted Dunn (Email: ted.dunn00@gmail.com)

  • Grades 5-12
  • Tryouts: Feb 1-2  3:45–5:30 pm
  • Location: Linrick Golf Course  356 Camp Ground Rd, Columbia SC 
    • Shuttle will be provided. Parents will pick up from practice location
  • Practice Times: Mon, Tues & Wed

 

Tennis – Boys

Varsity Coach: John Psomas (Email: psomasj1@gmail.com)
JV Coach: Dave Mitchell (Email: benlippendave@tammye.com)

  • Boys Grades 5-12
  • Tryouts: Feb 3-4  4:00-6:30 pm
  • Location: Saluda Shoals  6071 St Andrews Rd, Columbia SC
    • Shuttle provided. Parents pick up from practice location
  • Practice Times: Mon-Thurs  4:00–6:00 pm

 

Track & Field

Varsity Coach: Eric Hamner (Email: eric.hamner@benlippen.com)
JV Coach: TBD

  • Grades 5-12
  • No tryouts
  • Practice Times: M-F  3:30– 5:30 pm
    • Mandatory practices start Feb. 1
    • Excused absences from practice should be reserved for important events

 

Equestrian (Club Sport)

Coach: Jane Reese (Email: janesunbunny@yahoo.com)

Please email Jane if you are interested in participating in this club sport.

  • Grades 6-12

 

If you have questions, please contact the coach directly or the Athletics Operations Manager, Leigh Owens at 803-807-4197 or leigh.owens@benlippen.com.

We thank you for your continued support and prayers for Ben Lippen Athletics!

Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @BenLippenSports.

To God be the Glory,

BLS Athletic Department