1/20/21:  The CIF State Office rescinded the suspension of a bylaw regarding outside competition. As a result, athletes can no longer compete on a club team, travel ball team, etc. while concurrently competing on a high school team when/if CIF seasons begin.  If the CDPH Guidance is amended in the future, the CIF may elect to revisit this issue. To read the full memo click here.  

1/19/21:  CIF-SS cancelled 2020-2021 CIF Southern Section Fall Sports Championships due to the COVID pandemic. The cancellation allows more time for member schools to schedule contests, provided they are able to begin competition per State & County health guidelines. Here are the revised end dates for each Fall-season sport: Cross Country: Saturday, March 27, 2021  // Football: Saturday, April 17, 2021 // Girls Volleyball: Saturday, March 20, 2021  // Water Polo: Saturday, March 20, 2021. There has been no change to the Spring Sports calendar released in July, 2020.

12/16/20: (1) All competition start dates are officially on hold until January 25 (at the earliest). (2) Education-based athletic competitions have been categorized to align with the color-tiered system in place for each county in California that includes the current status of each county. To view Orange County's current tier click here


This survey must be completed DAILY BEFORE workouts. The link above takes you to a .pdf file you must download, print, fill out and turn in to your coach. Alternatively, coaches can provide you with a link to your sport's Google Form to complete the survey electronically. 

upcoming tryouts - UPDATED 1/20/21

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


Friday, January 22

2:30 p.m.

@ Varsity Baseball Field

COVID-19 Self-Assessment Survey for Baseball  (must be completed on the day of your tryout)



Tuesday, February 2 & Wednesday, February 3

3:15 p.m.

@ Softball Fields

2020-2021 Athletic Clearance 








Check out the embedded video above to learn more about uploading your required clearance forms and/or open and follow the step-by-step instructions sheets below. 


ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS for New Athletes [View-only Google Doc]


ATHLETIC CLEARANCE INSTRUCTIONS for Returning Athletes  [View-only Google Doc]


An IUSD physical form and record of a sports physical examination dated after May 1st, 2020 must be uploaded to your student's 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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coach contact information

Athletic Trainer
Sarah Mandujano 

Steve Hindman
Boy's Basketball
Beau Budde
Girl's Basketball
Fidel Vargas
Boy's Cross Country
Eric Davies
Girl's Cross Country
Eric Davies
Chris Hernandez
Boy's Golf
Charles Shea            
Girl's Golf
Gretchen Bock
Boy's Soccer
Martin Carrington
Girl's Soccer
Cole Fipps   
Gretchen Bock
Boys Swimming
Ryan Vande Wydeven
Girl's Swimming
Halli Bacon 
Boy's Tennis
John Kessler
Girl's Tennis
John Kessler
Boy's Track & Field
Eric Davies
Girl's Track & Field
Eric Davies
Boys Volleyball                                 Chris Carter
Girl's Volleyball
Mike Sofley
Boy's Water Polo
Jesse Briggs            
Girl's Water Polo
Jesse Briggs
John Farah     
Girls Lacrosse
Martin Stibolt
Boys Lacrosse

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: (scroll down for the form link at the bottom)



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.


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 (Board Policy 5145.5)


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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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.