Athletics

 

Please contact JoyLiberty@iusd.org regarding athletic clearance(s).
 

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upcoming TRYOUTS - UPDATED 11/8/21

**All students MUST be cleared by the athletic office in order to tryout. No exceptions. See Clearance section below for instructions.**

Softball Tryouts

Wednesday November 17th and Thursday November 18th 2:30pm

Saturday November 20th 1:30pm

If you have a 7th or 8th period please join the tryouts after your class.

Softball Field

Please dress in softball attire, bring cleats and gloves

For more information contact shannikataylor@iusd.org

 

 

2021-2022 Athletic Clearance 

2021-2022 Sports interest FORMS

CLICK HERE to visit our Virtual Family Night Page where you can fill out interest forms for the sports you'd like to play.

We also encourage you to:

  1. Review the Athletic Clearance process (expand the section above this)
  2. Schedule a sports physical (We strongly recommend an exam date AFTER MAY 1, 2021.)
  3. Read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) by clicking here or following the link in the sidebar or at the bottom of the page.
  4. Get to know the sports seasons
  • Fall Sports: Cross Country, Girls Golf, Football, Girls Tennis, Girls Volleyball, Boys Water Polo
  • Winter Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Girls Water Polo, Wrestling
  • Spring Sports: Baseball, Boys Golf, Lacrosse, Softball, Swimming, Boys Tennis, Track & Field, Boys Volleyball
  • Cheer: All three seasons; in-person tryouts are usually held at the end of April for upcoming school year

SPORTS PHYSICALS

An IUSD physical form and record of a sports physical examination dated after May 1st, 2020 must be uploaded to your student's athleticclearance.com account before he/she can be cleared to participate in athletic camp, practices, or contests.

 

Most insurances cover one physical per year; however, multiple locations in the Irvine area provide walk-in sports physicals. This service typically costs between $25-50. Call ahead to schedule an appointment and bring the IUSD physical form for the doctor to complete.

Here is a list of nearby locations:

 

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As an email subscriber you'll receive an email on (most) Thursdays with the latest athletic announcements, including: Summer Camp Registration Date, Clearance Updates, Tryout Dates; as well as Weekly Schedules & Home Games, Scores & Records, Highlights Submitted by Coaches & Fans, Athletes of the Month & Games of the Week (GOWs), News articles featuring Uni teams and athletes from The OC RegisterOC Sports Zone, Uni's Sword & Shield,  Playoff News, and more...

coach contact information

SPORT
COACH
Email
Athletic Trainer
Sarah Mandujano

sarahmandujano@iusd.org 

Baseball
Steve Hindman stevehindman@iusd.org
Boy's Basketball
Beau Budde beaubudde@iusd.org
Girl's Basketball
Fidel Vargas
Boy's Cross Country
Eric Davies
Girl's Cross Country
Eric Davies Ericdavies@iusd.org
Football        
Vince Mesa VinceMesa@iusd.org
Boy's Golf
Charles Shea            
Girl's Golf
Gretchen Bock gretchenbock@iusd.org
Boy's Soccer
Tony Zermeno
Girl's Soccer
Cole Fipps            
colefipps@iusd.org
Softball
Shannika Taylor
shannikataylor@iusd.org
Boys Swimming
Ryan Vande Wydeven
Girl's Swimming
Halli Bacon hallibacon@iusd.org 
Boy's Tennis
John Kessler
 Johnkessler@iusd.org
Girl's Tennis
John Kessler
Boy's Track & Field
Eric Davies
Girl's Track & Field
Eric Davies
Boys Volleyball                                 Chris Carter  ChristopherCarter@iusd.org
Girl's Volleyball
Mike Sofley MichaelSofley@iusd.org
Boy's Water Polo
Jesse Briggs            
Girl's Water Polo
Jesse Briggs
Wrestling
Pete Alix              
peteralix@iusd.org
Girls Lacrosse
Martin Stibolt
Boys Lacrosse
Nick Matzek NickMatzek@iusd.org

PE FOR Private Instruction

A student is eligible for a maximum of 20 units (two years) of Physical Education per school level via Private Instruction, on a pass/fail basis, under the following conditions:

  •  If a middle or high school student is nationally ranked in an individual sport. This eligibility does not include members of a nationally ranked team.
  •  If a high school student is a member of a team, in a sport not offered at the school, whose typical schedule is comprised of multiple (minimum three per season) interstate competitions during the school year, and a practice schedule similar to the schedule of a high school sport in season.

Physical Education Credit via Private Instruction requires pre-approval by the principal or designee. If approved, the student shall be eligible for one fewer class than is the norm for the grade level.

It is the responsibility of the student to provide appropriate documentation including confirmation of ranking, if applicable, schedule of competitions, and required hours of supervised practice under a qualified instructor. All other requirements of IUSD Board Policy 6157 and Administrative Regulations regarding Credit for Private Instruction shall apply.

 

To review the eligibility guidelines by sport and to access the independent study form, please visit the following IUSD website:

 

https://iusd.org/about/departments/education-services/academics/athleticspe/physical-education (scroll down for the form link at the bottom)

 

OUR MISSION

Our Mission is to enrich the mental, physical and emotional well being of all students by providing competitive opportunities in which lifelong values of sportsmanship, individual effort, teamwork, integrity and commitment are emphasized.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION IN ATHLETICS:

IUSD does not discriminate in enrollment in or access to any athletics program available. Admission to these programs is based on age appropriateness, team roster space, aptitude and meeting academic and behavioral eligibility requirements. The lack of English skills shall not be a barrier to admission to or participation in the District's activities and programs.

IUSD's facilities and equipment provided for students are comparable and equitable to both sexes without disparity or imbalance, consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil's record. For additional information see www.iusd.org (Board Policy 5145.5)

POSITIVE SPORTS PARENTING

Participation in the athletic program is available to all qualified persons without regard to sex, sexual orientation, gender, ethnic group identification, race ancestry, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability pursuant to the California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Chapter 5.3, section 4900 et seq.

A parent's "coaching job" is the toughest one of all and takes a lot of effort.  Sometimes in your desire to help your child, best intentions can end up being counterproductive.  Applying the rules for parents will go a long way towards fostering an environment your child can use to enjoy and excel in their sport.

Learn more here.

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UHS & IUSD POLICY ON FINANCIAL REQUESTS FOR ATHLETICS

California's Constitution affirms that students and parents cannot be required to pay money to gain access to educational activities, including extracurricular and co-curricular offerings such as athletics, nor can they be charged for materials and supplies necessary to participate in educational activities. “Educational activities” has been clearly defined to include extracurricular offerings such as music, sports and some clubs. Moreover, the rules described above are believed to apply to all affiliated groups supporting district and school programs, including PTAs, boosters and foundations.  This principal was legislated and codified in 2012. The district has since worked to clarify that parent donations for most educational activities are voluntary, and that students will not be denied participation if their families choose, for any reason, not to contribute.