SCSD Middle School Sports

SCSD 7th/8th Grade Boys’ & Girls’ Basketball Tryouts Begin Nov. 1

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1. REGISTER BEFORE tryouts which begin November 1st. Refunds given up to 2 weeks after tryouts. Click here to Sign Up  The deadline to register is Tuesday, November 1st to participate. Scholarships are available. Get more information online:

2. TURN IN YOUR ATHLETIC CLEARANCE FORMS (Note: Valid for 16 mo/Need MD signature). Click here

3. ATTEND TRYOUTS – Days/times posted at school and online. See links: Central | Tierra Linda/Charter Learning Center


More about our program

Middle School sports offer a chance for players to participate with classmates in a competitive school team environment. Players interested in participating need to register with Legarza prior to the beginning of the season. Teams are formed to include as many participants as possible in a season, given the restraints of facility space and coaching staff. Player skill is assessed at the beginning of each season and teams are formed to allow more experienced/skilled players to compete with similar teams throughout the league. The SCSD Wellness Director works with Legarza at the beginning of each season to determine the best balance of participation, competition, and player development, and then “A”, “B” and “C”-level teams are created to maximize competitive advantage and individual player development. Read more about the SCSD Middle School Sports Guidelines & Objectives

Middle School is a great time to try new things and progress with athletic pursuits. SCSD participates in the Art David Athletic League (ADAL) with the following schools:

Abbott Middle School, San Mateo
Bayside STEM Academy, San Mateo
Borel Middle School, San Mateo
Bowditch Middle School, Foster City
Central Middle School, San Carlos
Cunha Intermediate School, Half Moon Bay
JLS Middle School, Palo Alto
Jordan Middle School, Palo Alto
Ralston Middle School, Belmont
Terman Middle School, Palo Alto
Tierra Linda/Charter Learning Center, San Carlos

The mission of ADAL is to provide a safe and positive after school sports environment where all levels of athletes can take pride in representing their school in league play.

Sports Offered:
Fall: Golf, Girls’ Volleyball, Flag Football, Yoga, and Cross Country Running
WinterSession 1: 7th and 8th grade Basketball, Session 2: 6th grade Basketball
Spring: Boys’ Volleyball, Soccer, Tennis and Track & Field, Yoga and 5th grade Basketball

Objectives for Middle School Student Sports:

The following student outcomes are critical in attaining our objectives of attaining improved health and wellness. Every participating student will:


  • Increase his/her physical skills and abilities through challenging and competitive play
  • Feel he/she plays an important role on the team and will learn and demonstrate increased skills in collaboration
  • Have an opportunity to play, learn and demonstrate important concepts of teamwork
  • Engage in positive sportsmanship throughout the season
  • Demonstrate civility and represent the team, coach, school, and SCSD in a respectful manner
  • Show increased knowledge of the sport


All information and REGISTRATION LINKS for every sport can be found by following this link: ALL SCSD SPORTS

We ask that you register prior to tryouts so that we have your contact information to let you know about practice schedules and other information. If, for any reason a player is unable to participate, we will offer a full refund (before the season begins). Scholarships are available by calling 415-334-3333 or emailing

NOTE: All participants should have a current medical release, valid for 16 months and signed by a doctor, on file prior to any GAMES/MEETS/MATCHES. After you register, you can check the status of your child’s medical release by selecting the tab for the sport you registered for on these links: Tierra Linda Middle School/Charter Learning Center Sports  or  Central Middle School SPORTS
Please contact Mindy Hill if you have any questions


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