Middle School Athletics Department

The San Diego Unified School District is proud to announce the launching of:

FAQ For Middle School Parents.docx – Google Docs

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Be on the lookout. Middle School Athletics 2024 Fall Season registrations will open in late July. Follow us on all social media for updates.

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MSA Spring Season Week 7 Highlights

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MSA Spring Season 2024

Congratulations to our MSA Flag Football teams that won the Championship.

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Sports Physical Opportunity

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MSA Spring Season 2024

Congratulations to our MSA Wrestling teams that made the podium.

Flag Football Playoff Brackets
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MSA Week 5 Highlights

 

(Updated April 24, 2024)

MSA Spring Season 2024
Week 3 Football Scores
Week 4 Football Standings
Week 4 Football Schedule
Week 4 Wrestling Schedule

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(Updated April 16, 2024)

MSA Spring Season 2024
Week 2 Football Scores
Week 2 Football Standings
Week 3 Football Schedule
Week 3 Wrestling Schedule

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MSA Spring Season 2024
Week 1 Football Scores
Week 2 Football Schedule
Week 2 Wrestling Schedule

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(Updated March 19, 2024)

The Chargers, in collaboration with the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD), hosted the 2nd annual kickoff event for the SDUSD middle school flag football program. The event, attended by 250 student-athletes, marked the beginning of the upcoming flag football season in SDUSD middle schools. Chargers legend Corey Luiget was on hand, sharing his wisdom and coaching expertise with the young athletes.

As part of their ongoing partnership with SDUSD, the Chargers contributed by providing essential startup flag kits for participating schools and helped purchase customized team jerseys. This collaborative effort supports the involvement of over 1,600 middle school boys and girls from 60 schools in the SDUSD middle school flag football program.

Article provided by Chargers.com Read the full article here.
Photos provided by SDUSD Middle School Athletics

Middle School Website

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(Updated March 18, 2024)

GAME/MATCH WEEK
Middle School Athletics Spring Season
Games/Matches begin Saturday, March 23, 2024
See the schedules here:
Flag Football & Cheer Game Schedule
Wrestling Match Schedule

(Updated March 13, 2024)

Middle School Athletics Spring 2024 rosters are being submitted and they can be found here.
Middle School Athletics Spring game schedule will be available March 18.

(Updated March 8, 2024)

Middle School Cheer tryouts / practices are now posted.
Please check the spring tryout dates here to know when your school’s cheer tryouts are.

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(Updated March 4, 2024)

Just a reminder,
Middle School Cheer has been postponed until next week beginning Monday, March 11.
Please check the spring tryout dates here to know when your school’s cheer tryouts are.

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(Updated March 4, 2024)

Great Job!!
The Flag Football Kickoff Camp is full and will no longer be accepting registrations. For those who have registered, we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, March 16 at 9:00am.

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(Updated March 1, 2024)


Middle School Athletics Spring Season
Tryouts begin March 4.
Please check the spring tryout dates here to know when your school’s tryouts are.

(Updated February 24, 2024)

MSA Winter Season 2023-2024 Week 6 Highlights

Soccer Playoff Bracket
Volleyball Playoff Bracket
SDUSD Athletics Photo Gallery

(Updated February 12, 2024)

MSA Winter Season 2023-2024 Week 5 Highlights

Middle School Athletics has just wrapped up an incredible regular season for the 2023 – 2024 Winter Season! Playoffs begin 2/24/24 and there will NOT be any games on 2/17/24. Congratulations to all the amazing participants who made this season truly memorable. You all deserve to be celebrated and applauded for your hard work and dedication.

Soccer Schedule Week 6
Soccer Playoff Brackets
Volleyball Schedule Week 6
Volleyball Playoff Brackets

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(Updated February 8, 2024)

We would like to inform you that there has been a change in the location for Middle School Athletics-SOCCER ONLY. Games that were originally scheduled to take place at KEARNY High School on February 10, will now be held at HOOVER High School. ALL GAME TIMES & OPPONENTS will remain the same. To ensure that you have the accurate information regarding the location of your games, we kindly request that you visit the Middle School Athletics website. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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(Updated January 26, 2024)

Middle School Athletics 2024 Spring Season Registration Is Now Open

We are excited to announce that SDUSD Middle School Athletics will now be expanding its offerings for the spring season to include cheerleading and wrestling, in addition to flag football.

Practices for flag football and cheerleading will be held at the middle school site.

As part of our pilot program, wrestling will be offered in a cluster format. For example, students attending Kearny High School’s feeder middle schools of Taft and Montgomery who are interested in wrestling will attend tryouts and practices at Kearny High School. Both middle schools will come together to form one team, known as Komet Wrestling.

For questions, please contact our Middle School Athletics Coordinator Lonnie Jones at ljones3@sandi.net

Wrestling Registration
MSA Wrestling Registration – Spring

 

Flag Football/Cheer Registration
MSA Flag Football/Cheer Registration – Spring

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(Updated January 24, 2024)

MSA Winter Season 2023-2024 Week 2 Highlights

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS PHOTO GALLERY
Week 2 Soccer Schedule/Scores
Week 2 Volleyball Schedule/Scores
Soccer Standings
Volleyball Standings

 

(Updated January 20, 2024)


Attention!

We regret to inform you that all Soccer games scheduled to take place from 1 pm onwards (Saturday 1/20) have been canceled. This decision has been made in consideration of player safety due to inclement weather conditions, specifically heavy rain. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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(Updated January 18, 2024)

MSA Winter Season 2023-2024 Week 1 Highlights

Week 1 Soccer Schedule/Scores
Week 1 Volleyball Schedule/Scores

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(Updated December 4, 2023)

New Middle School Athletics Photo Gallery

https://sdusdathletics.smugmug.com/SDUSD-Middle-School-Athletics

 

Photos are routinely updated. Please check back often. Feel free to download images, and be sure to tag us @sdusdathletics if you post them.

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(Updated October 30, 2023)

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 MSA BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS

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Middle School Athletics 2023 Fall Season Finals
Logan Memorial Educational Complex
2875 Oceanview Avenue, San Diego, CA 92113

Middle School Basketball begins at 8:00 am
Middle School Track & Field: Long Jump begins at 9:00 am & Running events at 11:00 am

(Updated October 25, 2023)

23-24 SDUSD MSA Boys Basketball Western Division Bracket
23-24 SDUSD MSA Girls Basketball Western Division Bracket
23-24 SDUSD MSA Boys Basketball Pacific Division Bracket
23-24 SDUSD MSA Girls Basketball Pacific Division Bracket

23-24 SDUSD MSA Track & Field Championship Finals Qualifiers Alternates

We had some technical difficulties with the timing system during the 8th grade girls 400 and the times for heat 3 were not captured.  In the interest of competitive equity, all 23 athletes (click here) who ran this past weekend will be allowed to run in the finals at LMEC this weekend (10/28).  The 3 fastest times will medal regardless of where an individual finishes in their heat. THIS ONLY APPLIES FOR THE 8th GRADE GIRLS 400 ATHLETES.

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(Updated October 24, 2023)

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2023 MSA TRACK & FIELD TEAM CHAMPIONS

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(Updated October 13, 2023)

MSA Basketball Schedules/Scores Week 5

MSA Track & Field – Division I Team Championships – Meet Program

MSA Track & Field – Division II Team Championships – Meet Program

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(Updated October 9, 2023)

MSA Basketball Schedules/Scores Week 4

MSA Basketball Standings Week 4

MSA Track & Field Overall Team Standings Week 4

MSA Track & Field Results Week 4

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(Updated October 2, 2023)

MSA Basketball Schedules/Scores Week 3

MSA Basketball Standings Week 3

MSA Track & Field Overall Team Standings Week 3

MSA Track & Field Results Week 3

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(Updated September 29, 2023)

MSA Track & Field Schedule Week 3

9/30/23 Meet Program – SDUSD Invite (LMEC)

9/30/23 Meet Program – SDUSD Invite (Scripps Ranch)

 

MSA Basketball Schedule Week 3

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(Updated September 22, 2023)

MSA Fall Season Week 2 Highlights

MSA Basketball Schedule Week 2

MSA Track & Field Schedule Week 2

9/23/23 Meet Program – SDUSD Invite (Hoover)

9/23/23 Meet Program – SDUSD Invite (Patrick Henry 2)

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(Updated September 20, 2023)

MSA Track & Field Order of Events

Long Jump

4x100m Relay

400m Dash

100m Dash

800m Run

200m Dash

4x400m Relay

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(Updated September 18, 2023)

MSA Fall Season Week 1 Highlights

MSA Basketball Schedules/Scores

MSA Basketball Standings

MSA Track & Field Overall Team Standings

MSA Track & Field Results

MSA Track & Field Schedule

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(Updated September 13, 2023)

MSA Basketball Schedule 2023-24

MSA Track & Field Schedule 2023-24

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(Updated August 26, 2023)

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students of Middle School Athletics teams,

Your school site has enough students to form a team this fall season in boys & girls basketball, and track & field.

Tryouts will begin next week on your school’s assigned days. Please have your students from both sports meet the coaches at the basketball courts on campus.
This is the schedule that we have committed to for the first two weeks of the season that include tryouts/practice: MSA Fall 2023-2024 Tryout/Practice Schedule.  In preparation for next week’s tryouts here are few suggestions for students athletes.  Be on time, bring plenty of water, and wear comfortable athletic attire.  Day 1 of tryouts is always the busiest with checking in the student athletes which will cut into instruction time.  Please remember these tryouts are closed to the parents/guardians as the coaches have limited amount of time with the athletes. Thank you for your understanding.

There will be two weeks of tryouts/practice where students are still able to sign-up and participate before coaches need to submit a final roster to the Athletics Office.

As we have looked at sign-ups, we’ve noticed that some of the school sites have extremely large sign-ups so I ask parents to really consider if their student can make the commitment to practice twice a week and commit to two games (basketball) and one track meet (track &field) on Saturdays at high school sites.  We realize that families have multiple options for their child’s health and athletic well-being. Many students participate on outside organizations and while I appreciate that, I also would hate to have a child not make a team because a spot was taken by a student who may have been more talented but can’t actually make the necessary commitment.

I understand that communication with you is critical and until teams are finalized and coaches take over the responsibility of communication with their teams, the communication about matters such as weather conditions/cancellations/game schedules, etc. has to go through our office.

If you’re interested in coaching middle school track & field please complete the interest form.  Track & Field Coaching Interest

We will update districtwide changes/expectations/rules/etc. on our Middle School Athletics district website located at https://sdusdathletics.com/middle-schools/

We appreciate your participation in Middle School Athletics and look forward to the start of year two of SDUSD Middle School Athletics. Thanks.

Best,
Lonnie Jones
SDUSD Middle School Athletics Coordinator
4100 Normal Street, Room 2140
San Diego, CA 92103
P (619) 725-7440
F (619) 725-7127
Ljones3@sandi.net

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(Updated August 1, 2023)

“RUN IT BACK!”

We’re excited to announce Fall sign-ups are now open for Basketball and Track & Field. Scan the QR Code below or click HERE to register.

For more information please follow @sdusdathletics on all social media platforms.

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(Updated June 14, 2023)

Dr. Lamont Jackson Presents Pershing Middle School With the Overall Sports Champion Trophy

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Middle School Athletics Spring Season Week 7 Recap

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Middle School Athletics Flag Football Champions

Western Boys Champions
Western Girls Champions
Eastern Girl Champions

Playoff Brackets HERE

 

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(Updated May 25, 2023)
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Middle School Athletics Flag Football Semi-Final/Championships Times Are Out

Semi-Final/Championship Schedule HERE

(Updated May 24, 2023)

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Middle School Athletics Spring Season Week 6 Recap

Semi-Final/Championship Schedule HERE

Playoff Brackets HERE

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(Updated May 17, 2023)

Middle School Athletics Spring Season Week 5 Recap

Week 5 Standings HERE

Week 6 Schedule HERE

Playoff Brackets HERE

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(Updated May 10, 2023)

Middle School Athletics Spring Season Week 4 Recap

Week 4 Standings HERE

Week 5 Schedule HERE

(Updated May 1, 2023)

Screen Your Teen

Sports Physical Opportunity

What: Sports Physicals & Heart Screenings

Where: San Diego High School (1405 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101

When: June 10th, 9:30am – 2:30pm

Any 8th grader looking to participate in high school athletics for the 2023-2024 school year MUST have a physical completed AFTER June 5, 2023, to be covered for the entirety of the 2023-24 school year. Please refer to the district athletics website regarding physicals here.

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(Updated April 26, 2023)

Middle School Athletics Spring Season Week 2 Recap

Week 2 Standings HERE

Week 3 Schedule HERE

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(Updated April 19, 2023)

Middle School Athletics Spring Season Week 1 Recap

Week 1 Standings HERE

Week 2 Schedule HERE

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(Updated April 14, 2023)

Middle School Athletics Flag Football Kicks Off 4-15-23

Click HERE to see the week 1 schedule.

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(Updated March 27, 2023)

SDUSD IS PARTNERING WITH THE LOS ANGELES CHARGERS FOR A FLAG FOOTBALL KICKOFF EVENT

THIS EVENT IS OPEN TO SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS ONLY.

Register Here

Participation Waiver Here

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MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS WINTER SEASON WEEK 8 RECAP

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(Updated March 20, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS SPRING SEASON UPDATE

Our policy for SDUSD Middle School Athletics (MSA) is to usually try to wait until the morning of to make decisions about the weather and then let school sites make individual decisions because every geographical area and playing surface is different throughout the District. With rain forecasted for the rest of the week throughout the City, the SDUSD Athletics Office has made a unilateral decision to postpone all middle school flag football tryouts for the duration of this week due to anticipated bad weather. We will resume tryouts upon our return from Spring Break on April 3. Coaches are being alerted that they must still have a minimum of two days of tryouts before deciding on teams. Those two days of tryouts will be the next two scheduled days per this schedule upon our return from Spring Break: Spring 2023 Practice Schedule. Until coaches/teams are set, decisions as it pertains to practices/tryouts, including weather decisions, will be made centrally from the SDUSD Athletics Office. A message is being sent to all parents/guardians of students who registered as we have those emails from the sign-up form.

The start of the Flag Football season remains April 15th and our office anticipates having the first two weeks of the flag football game schedule released by the end of this week.

For any questions, please check our Middle School Athletics District website located at https://sdusdathletics.com/middle-schools/ or contact Lonnie Jones, our SDUSD Middle School Athletics Coordinator at Ljones3@sandi.net.

We appreciate your participation in Middle School Athletics. Thank you.

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Middle School Athletics  Soccer Champions

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(Updated March 16, 2023)

Hello Parents/Guardians,

Thank you for your interest and patience with the SDUSD Middle School Athletics (MSA) spring flag football season.  In preparation for next week’s tryouts, here are a few suggestions for student-athletes:

  1. Bring plenty of water
  2. Wear comfortable athletic attire
  3. Rubber cleats (no metal) are suggested but not mandatory
  4. Mouthpiece is suggested but not mandatory

Day 1 of tryouts is always the busiest with checking in the student-athletes which will cut into instruction time.  Please remember these tryouts are closed to the parents/guardians as the coaches have a limited amount of time with the athletes.

Thank you for your understanding.

Please see the message below from Scott Giusti, Director of Athletics for the San Diego Unified School District: 

 This email is being sent to the email addresses that were submitted via the Google Form application for student sign-ups. We will also post the information on the SDUSD Middle School Athletics website.

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students of Middle School Athletics teams,

Your school site has enough students to form a team this spring season in either boys flag football or girls flag football (or both teams). 

Tryouts will begin next week on your school’s assigned days. 

This is the schedule that our coaches have committed to for the first two weeks of the season that include tryouts/practice: 2022-23 MSA Spring Flag Football Practice Schedule

There will be two weeks of tryouts/practice where students are still able to sign-up and participate before coaches need to submit a final roster to the Athletics Office. 

 Here is a current update on where the two programs (boys and girls flag football) are: 

  • Girls: We are seeking coach candidates that are not only interested in coaching our girls middle school flag football team, but could also potentially coach the newly approved CIF sport of girls flag football at the high school level next year. We are extremely excited to see this program grow and to look at the development of our girls middle school flag football teams as a key component to growing the sport at the high school level. We are developing the program but may adjust some things once CIF releases their official rules.
  • Boys:The high school football coaching staffs of your local high school football teams will be coming down to teach/coach flag football as a part of our middle school programs. I would currently consider this a more established program based on that experience.

 Flag football will definitely be different from any sport that we have previously fielded with larger team rosters, more teams, higher expectations for students to commit to practices, possible time changes for practice, as well as some practices possibly being moved on certain dates to the high school, etc. The game itself will not be a traditional flag football game. 

This will be the single largest sports season we have had. We’ve had over 2000 students sign up for flag football and this allows us to have 46 middle school flag football teams.

 As we have looked at sign-ups, we’ve noticed that some of the school site boys programs have extremely large sign-ups so I ask parents to really consider if their student can make the commitment to practice twice a week and commit to two games on Saturdays at high school sites. In the spring we realize that students have multiple options for their child’s health and athletic well-being. Many students participate on outside organizations in the spring seasons and while I appreciate that, I also would hate to have a child not make a team because a spot was taken by a student who may have been more talented but can’t actually make the necessary commitment.  

I understand that communication with you is critical and until teams are finalized and coaches take over the responsibility of communication with their teams, the communication about matters such as weather conditions/cancellations/game schedules, etc. has to go through our office.  

We will update districtwide changes/expectations/rules/etc. on our Middle School Athletics district website located at https://sdusdathletics.com/middle-schools/

Lonnie Jones, our SDUSD Middle School Athletics Coordinator, will be emailing your Middle School Site Principals with the name for the coach(es) at your site as well as other information about the upcoming season so they are informed, but if you have specific questions, please refer those to Mr. Jones at Ljones3@sandi.net

We appreciate your participation in Middle School Athletics and look forward to our most successful season yet. Thanks.

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MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS WINTER SEASON WEEK 7 RECAP

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(Updated March 13, 2023)

Middle School Athletics  Volleyball Champions

 

 

Middle School Athletics  Soccer Brackets

Boys Western Soccer Bracket: Click Here

Boys Eastern Soccer Bracket: Click Here

Girls Western Soccer Bracket: Click Here

Girls Eastern Soccer Bracket: Click Here

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(Updated March 7, 2023)

Middle School Athletics Soccer & Volleyball Playoff Brackets

Boys Western Soccer Bracket: Click Here

Boys Eastern Soccer Bracket: Click Here

Girls Western Soccer Bracket: Click Here

Girls Eastern Soccer Bracket: Click Here

 

Boys Western Volleyball Bracket: Click Here

Girls Western Volleyball Bracket: Click Here

Girls Eastern Volleyball Bracket: Click Here

(Updated March 2, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS WINTER SEASON WEEK 5  INTERVIEWS

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

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(Updated February 26, 2023)

Middle School Athletics Volleyball Playoff Brackets

Boys Western Bracket: Click Here

Girls Western Bracket: Click Here

Girls Eastern Bracket: Click Here

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(Updated February 23, 2023)

Middle School Athletics Update- Sat 2/25 Soccer Games Postponed

Dear San Diego Unified Families,

The health and well-being of students is our first priority and is of utmost importance. The Athletics, PE and Health Department regularly monitors weather conditions for San Diego County and within each of our cluster school areas. Due to the expected rain and as a precautionary measure, we have decided to postpone the outdoor Middle School Athletics soccer games scheduled for Saturday, February 25th. Please refer to communication from your coach and to your team’s practice schedule for next week’s events.

The decision to postpone Middle School Athletics soccer games scheduled for Saturday, February 25th does NOT impact middle school volleyball or high school athletic programs.

As it pertains to rescheduling this week’s postponed soccer matches, we will continue to monitor weather conditions and will notify coaches and families as soon as a decision has been made.

Thank you,

Athletics, PE and Health Department

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(Updated February 21, 2023)

THIS IS IT! DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS FLAG FOOTBALL TRYOUTS BEGIN THE WEEK OF MARCH 20, 2023.

REGISTER FOR FLAG FOOTBALL HERE

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(Updated February 16, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS WINTER SEASON WEEK 4 PLAYER OF THE GAME INTERVIEWS

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

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(Updated February 15, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS WINTER SEASON WEEK 4 RECAP

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(Updated February 13, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS SCHEDULE/STANDINGS UPDATES

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(Updated February 10, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS SPRING SEASON REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. SCAN THE QR CODE BELOW OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

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(Updated February 8, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS WINTER SEASON WEEK 3 PLAYER OF THE GAME INTERVIEWS

CLICK HERE TO WATCH

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(Updated February 7, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS WINTER SEASON WEEK 3 RECAP

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(Updated February 6, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS SCHEDULE/STANDINGS UPDATES

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(Updated February 2, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS WINTER SEASON WEEK 2 RECAP

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(Updated January 31, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS SCHEDULE/STANDINGS UPDATES

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(UPDATED JANUARY 26, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS

VENUE CHANGE/GAME SCHEDULE UPDATE FOR 1/28/23

 

(Updated January 25, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS WINTER SEASON WEEK 1 RECAP

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(Updated January 23, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS GAME/SCHEDULE/STANDINGS UPDATES

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(Updated January 19, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS GAME SCHEDULE UPDATES

 

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(Updated January 16, 2023)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS SCHEDULE AND ROSTER UPDATES

Middle school athletic team rosters of the schools that completed two (2) days of tryouts are posted on the San Diego Unified Middle School Athletics website under the rosters tab. Schools that were only able to complete one (1) day of tryouts will have their rosters posted within 24 hours of completion of their second tryout. Weeks 1 & 2 pool play game schedules with times and locations are currently posted on the middle school athletics website under the schedules tab for each sport. We are looking for an additional high school to host soccer games and we will notify teams directly if their game is impacted with a move to a different time/location.

Each team will have two regularly scheduled practices per week: Middle School Winter 2023 Practice Schedule. If you do not see your middle school listed, it means there were not enough sign-ups to field a team. If you see a box with an “X” in it, that indicates there is no practice on that day.

Practice in the first week will include a review of the following:

  • Plans for uniform distribution and return of uniforms
  • Team expectations from the coach
  • Commitment to game and practice schedule

Finalizing a roster is always a challenging time for every coach. If you have a specific question about the team roster, please reach out to Lonnie Jones, San Diego Unified Middle School Athletics Coordinator at ljones3@sandi.net.

We have the following sports currently scheduled:

Winter: Boys & Girls Soccer and Boys & Girls Volleyball

Spring: Boys Flag Football & Girls Flag Football

We look forward to your student(s) participating throughout the year.

 

In partnership,

Athletics, PE and Health Department

Lonnie Jones

SDUSD Middle School Athletics Coordinator

4100 Normal Street, Room 2140

San Diego, CA 92103

P (619) 725-7440

F (619) 725-7127

Ljones3@sandi.net

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(UPDATED January 9, 2023)

All middle school tryouts Postponed for Tuesday (1/10) due to anticipated bad weather

Our policy for San Diego Middle school athletics is to usually try to wait until the morning of to make decisions about the weather because it changes quickly. With a 90+% chance of rain for Tuesday our office has made the decision to postpone  all middle school tryouts for Tuesday (1/10) due to anticipated bad weather. Coaches are being alerted that they must still have two days of tryouts before deciding on teams. Those two days of tryouts will be the next two scheduled days per this schedule: middle school tryout practice schedule Until coaches/teams are set weather decisions as it pertains to practices/tryouts will be made centrally from the SDUSD athletics office out. A message is being sent to all parents of students who registered as we have those emails. As an FYI there is rain in the forecast for early next week that may cause some challenges so please continue to check the website for updates.

 

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Dear San Diego Unified Families,

The tryout times at your middle school for the week of January 9, can be found on this middle school tryout practice schedule. If you do not see your middle school listed, it means there were not enough sign-ups to field a team. If you see a box with an “X” in it, that indicates there is no practice on that day.

Please have your students meet their coaches in the PE area.  Students should wear comfortable attire and closed-toed shoes.  Please have your students bring a water bottle as well.

Based on the adjusted timeline, the announcement of teams will be posted on the SDUSD Middle School Athletics website at https://sdusdathletics.com/middle-schools/ on Monday, January 16th.

The full season of scheduled contests with times and locations will be released on January 16th with our first contests taking place on Saturday, January 21st. 

There are 15 spots per volleyball team & 20 spots per soccer team thus finalizing a roster is always a challenging time for every coach. We encourage you to have your student attend both days next week thus giving the coach a chance to assess each player’s ability. 

We are looking forward to an exciting year of Middle School Athletics. For questions, please contact Lonnie Jones at Ljones3@sandi.net or by phone at 619-725-7440.

 

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(UPDATED December 28, 2022)

MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETICS IS HIRING!

• We would love to have you coach at your middle school, all certificated and classified staff are invited to apply.
• You can apply today using the QR code included in this flyer, where you can also find the dates and schedule.
• You will receive a $1,600 stipend (before taxes) for the season, which will run from January 3rd to March 11th.
• Questions? Contact Lonnie Jones at ljones3@sandi.net 619-725-7440

 

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Middle School Athletics

(Updated November 7, 2022)

Click here to register.

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Middle School Athletics Update 10/31/2022:

Basketball Playoff Brackets (Semi-Finals) and Track & Field Championship Finals Qualifiers/Alternates are released:

 

2022 Fall CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM PHOTOS

Western League Champions: Pershing Middle School

Pacific League Champions: Wilson Middle School

Girls Mountain West Champions: Marshall

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Middle School Athletics Update 10/24/2022:

Basketball Playoff Brackets and Track & Field Championship Prelims Qualifiers/Alternates are released:

Basketball Playoff and Track & Field Prelims/Finals Procedures:

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Marshall Mustangs – 2022 Boys

SDUSD MSA Track & Field Champions


Marshall Mustangs – 2022 Girls

SDUSD MSA Track & Field Champions

Marshall Mustangs – 2022 Combined Team

SDUSD MSA Track & Field Champions


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Middle School Athletics Update 10/11/2022:

Week #4 Saturday 10/15/22:

  • Team points will be calculated from the results of weeks 1-4 by gender (boys, girls). The teams with the most points accumulated over that time span will be crowned team champions for boys and girls.
  • The total team points for a school’s boys and girls teams will be combined at the end of week #4. A new combined total that includes rankings will be utilized for week #5.
  • Teams ranked 1-13 (based on total points scored weeks 1-4) will compete for the Division I SDUSD MSA Combined Team Championship @ University City High School in week #5.
  • Teams ranked 14-26 (based on total points scored weeks 1-4) will compete for the Division II SDUSD MSA Combined Team Championship @ La Jolla High School in week #5.
  • Current point totals from weeks #1-3 can be found here

Week #5 Saturday 10/22/2022:

  • Schools start week #5 at zero points.
  • Boys and girls scores will be added together from week #5 for the overall champion.
  • Most points scored during week #5 will be crowned Division I and Division II SDUSD MSA Combined Team Champions.

Points are calculated as follows:

  • Points are calculated as follows:
  • Top 6 overall places from each event score points (including relays)
  • Only relay teams marked “A” may score points
    • 1st Place = 10 points
    • 2nd Place = 8 points
    • 3rd Place = 6 points
    • 4th Place = 4 points
    • 5th Place = 2 points
    • 6th Place = 1 point
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Middle School Athletics Update 10/4/2022:

REVISED BOYS BASKETBALL DIVISIONS & SCHEDULES POSTED:
The Boys Basketball divisions and the updated schedules with game times have been revised and are posted: Basketball Schedules

GIRLS & BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS:
All teams play a 10 game schedule and the top 8 teams in each division will advance to playoffs.

For seeding purposes ties are broken via the following criteria: head to head, common opponent, least amount of total points scored by opponents for season (Team A allows 156pts, Team B allows 140 = Team B takes the spot)

TRACK RESULTS:
Track results will be posted on the SDUSD Middle School Athletics website on Monday following each meet: Track Results

TRACK REMINDER FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS:
Parent/guardians and other unauthorized personnel are NOT allowed on the infield (unless for injury).

GRADE ELIGIBILITY:
Following the expectations and standards for of our High Schools, all Middle School Student Athletes must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA in academic and citizenship to be eligible. Please see this link for more details: MSA Grading Periods

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Middle School Athletics Update 9/27/2022:

TRACK LOCATION CHANGE FOR SATURDAY 10/1 (WEEK #2):
There is a track & field change of venue for this Saturday, October 1, 2022. The track meet scheduled to be held at Patrick Henry High School on Saturday, October 1, 2022, has been moved to San Diego High School. Patrick Henry High School is NOT hosting a track meet on Saturday.
Please verify below where your team is competing on October 1st:

CHANGES TO BOYS BASKETBALL DIVISIONS AFTER WEEK #2:
The heat wave that occurred during the opening of MSA forced us to revise tryouts which resulted in a cancellation of the scrimmages. We had hoped to use the “scrimmage week” to help define what schools should be playing in what divisions.
In the spirit of good sportsmanship and in trying to have competitive games, the MSA Office will be adjusting the boys leagues after week #2. The record that a team has earned the first two weeks will transfer with them as they move divisions. While there is no perfect league where every team is equal, we are trying to establish contests that can be competitive and fun for all.

CHANGES TO BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULES:
Based on the changes to divisions after week #2, there will be a revised game schedule that comes out on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. The MSA Office will strive to minimize the current game time impacts to as many schools as possible.

Please contact the Middle School Athletics Coordinator, Lonnie Jones, with any questions ljones3@sandi.net 619-725-7440.

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“We’re Next”…MSA rosters have now been released (9/18/2022)

Middle School Athletics (MSA) are here and middle school student athletes want us to know, “We’re Next”, as they look forward to the fall season and their time in the spotlight.

The team rosters for the fall 2022-23 San Diego Unified Middle School Athletics season have officially been released.

Please click on this link and locate your school: Middle School Athletic Rosters

If you have a specific question about the team roster, please reach out to Lonnie Jones, SDUSD Middle School Coordinator at ljones3@sandi.net.

Each team will have two regularly scheduled practices per week: Middle School Fall 2022 Practice Schedule

  • If you see a box with an “X” in it, that indicates there is no practice on that day.
  • If you do not see your middle school listed, it means there were not enough sign ups to field a team at your school.

Due to the large number of middle schools that have teams, additional high school facilities are needed and currently being reserved.  The full season of scheduled contests with times and locations will be posted on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 (and not on Monday, September 19th as previously communicated), at MSA Basketball Schedule or MSA Track & Field Schedule

The Middle School Athletics Coordinator will work with sites and coaches on eligibility, but the expectation for all student athletes is that they are role models on their campus.  A student athlete’s participation in middle school athletics is a privilege, not a right, and a student athlete’s eligibility can be revoked by the school for not representing themselves, the school, or the community in a positive manner.

The same expectations as high school athletics are in effect for middle school athletics in that you prioritize and attend your school’s team practices and games over club or travel ball.  We understand if you aren’t able to commit but if that is the case, we ask that you let your coach know so that they have the opportunity to fill that spot on the roster with someone who can make the full commitment.

As we move forward towards the start of the regular season, we ask our families to click on the link and watch this brief video from the State CIF Commissioner, Ron Nocetti, on expectations for parents/guardians and spectators as we continue to Be the Change.

Thank you for your interest and support of Middle School Athletics and good luck with the season.

FAQ for Middle School Parents/Guardians

In partnership,

Athletics, PE and Health Department

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Middle School Athletics Update (9/9/2022)

Dear San Diego Unified Families,

Due to the challenges with regards to the heat temperatures this past week, the Athletics Department has adjusted the timeline for the fall middle school athletics season. To ensure all sites/coaches are given equitable time to evaluate student athletes, we are allowing an additional week of tryouts/practices during the week of September 12th through the 16th. This time will be utilized as extended evaluation time by coaching staffs to select the team that will represent your middle school in its respective sport of basketball or track.

The practice times at your middle school for next week can be found on this Middle School Tryout Practice Schedule. If you do not see your middle school listed, it means there were not enough sign ups to field a team. If you see a box with an “X” in it, that indicates there is no practice on that day.

Based on the adjusted timeline, the announcement of teams will be posted on the SDUSD Middle School Athletics website at https://sdusdathletics.com/middle-schools/ on Sunday, September 18th.

By announcing teams on that date it allows each middle school to have two regularly scheduled practices with their teams the week of September 19-23rd.

The full season of scheduled contests with times and locations will be released September 19th with our first contests taking place on Saturday, September 24th.

There are 15 spots per team and thus finalizing a roster is always a challenging time for every coach. We encourage you to have your student attend both days next week thus giving the coach a chance to assess each player’s ability.

We are looking forward to an exciting year of Middle School Athletics.

In partnership,

Athletics, PE and Health Department

 

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Registration for our 2022 Fall Sports has CLOSED

Winter Registration for Soccer and Volleyball will start in October. More information coming soon.

 

The newly formed Middle School Athletics Department has partnered with ATHLEAD Advantage to offer Middle School sports within the San Diego Unified School District. We are looking to provide On-Campus structured athletics with the purpose of building physical fitness, team bonding and communication skills. All athletics teams are available to SDUSD students in grades 6th-8th free of charge.

 

Congratulations to the Spring 2022 Soccer Champions

Boys Platinum – Pacific Beach    Girls Platinum – Pacific Beach    CoEd Platinum – Clark

Boys Gold – Muirlands    Girls Gold – Roosevelt    CoEd Gold – Wilson

Boys Silver – Logan Memorial    CoEd Silver – Knox    CoEd Bronze – Dana

 

Congratulations to our Spring 2022 Academic Team Champions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on Schedules, Scores, Standings or Updates please view the Middle School Athletics menu on the front page.

FAQ For Middle School Parents.docx – Google Docs

 

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For more information, please feel free to contact:
Lonnie Jones
Coordinator, SDUSD Middle School Athletics
619-725-7440
ljones3@sandi.net