Middle School Athletics

Middle School Athletics Department

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

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Middle School Athletics (MSA) Changes to Track & Basketball as of 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.

 

“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

 

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

 

 

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