Athletics

Athletic participation is an integral part of the educational process at Saint Francis High School. Through athletics, many valuable lessons can be learned in an environment where student motivation is great. Such les- sons as sportsmanship, teamwork, dedication to a goal, sacrifice of one’s personal gain for that of a team, self-discipline, how to deal with success and cope with adversity are lessons one can carry for a lifetime.

Eligibility

To be eligible to play, students must meet the extracurricular eligibility requirements mentioned under Academics.To be eligible, students must also meet the following criteria:

Physical Examination

Prior to participation in athletics, students must register on the Appryse system and input a physical exam by a physician with evidence of such an exam and doctor’s clearance the exam. . The physical is good for one year from the date of the exam.

Transfer Students

Any transfer student should see the Athletic Director to determine eligibility and to see if the proper paperwork has been filed. Failure to do so could result in the forfeiture of contests and the suspension of the student from CIF competition.

Outside Competition

According to CIF Rule 600, a student on a high school team becomes ineligible if the student competes in a contest on an “outside” team in the same sport during the student’s high school season of sport. A violation of this rule results in the student being declared ineligible for the remainder of the season and any games that the student participated in after this infraction would be forfeited.

Athletic Policies

It is a privilege to participate in athletics. As a member of an athletic team, student-athletes represent this school, team and self. A student- athlete is therefore held to a high standard of conduct and is accountable for his/her actions. Student-athletes should realize this responsibility and understand that violations of school policy and/or disruptive behavior, either on or off the athletic field or court, could lead to the loss of this privilege.

If a student-athlete is involved in a violation of the school’s Substance Abuse Policy, he/she shall be subjected to an extracurricular suspension. (Refer to Disciplinary Action for Substance Abuse.) Any student-athlete involved in a Serious Offense (Discipline) faces possible loss of their privilege of participating in athletics. The athletic penalty for a student-athlete involved in a violation of this type shall be at the determination of the Athletic Director and the coach involved, after discussion with the Dean. The penalty may range from suspension to a maximum penalty of dismissal from the team for the remainder of that season. If a student-athlete is selected to a team and then quits, he/she has to wait until this team’s season has ended before trying out for another team the following season.

Performance Enhancing Supplements and Steroids

It is the policy of Saint Francis High School to oppose the use of performance- enhancing supplements such as Creatine and Androstenedione, etc. All coaches, teachers and staff members at Saint Francis High School will not promote, sell or distribute any supplements marketed as “muscle building.” The school takes the position that all students should make positive life- style choices formed by a Christian conscience and a loving responsibility toward other members of the team. Saint Francis High School student- athletes will compete and reach their full potential, but will do it based on their natural, God-given abilities, without the introduction of foreign substances in their bodies.

Students shall not use androgenic/anabolic steroids without the written prescription of a fully licensed physician (as recognized by the American Medical Association) to treat a medical condition. As stated under CIF Bylaw 200.D, there could be additional penalties for false or fraudulent information. Any violation of this policy is considered a violation of the Saint Francis High School Substance Abuse policy in the Discipline section. 

Transportation for Athletic Events

Saint Francis High School will attempt to provide transportation to contests. When it is not available, students are responsible for providing or seeking their own transportation. (See Transportation Notice.)

Students who are driven to a contest in school provided transportation are allowed to go home from a contest with their parent/guardian only. Students are not allowed to go home in any other vehicle or with anyone else unless the coach in charge has a written note from the student’s parent/ guardian permitting such transportation.

Sports

Most Saint Francis boys and girls teams participate in the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL).

Boys Program

August to November

Cross CountryFrosh-JV-Varsity
FootballFrosh-JV-Varsity
Water PoloFrosh-JV-Varsity

 

December to February

BasketballFrosh-JV-Varsity
SoccerFrosh-JV-Varsity
WrestlingFrosh-JV-Varsity

 


January to May

BaseballFrosh-JV-Varsity
GolfVarsity
LacrosseJV-Varsity
Swimming/DivingJV-Varsity
TennisJV-Varsity
Track and FieldJV-Varsity
VolleyballJV-Varsity

 

Girls Program

August to November

Cross CountryJV-Varsity
Field HockeyFrosh-JV-Varsity (BVAL)
GolfVarsity
TennisJV-Varsity
VolleyballFrosh-JV-Varsity
Water PoloFrosh-JV-Varsity

 

December to February

BasketballFrosh-JV-Varsity
SoccerFrosh-JV-Varsity

 


January to May

GymnasticsJV-Varsity (SCVAL)
LacrosseJV-Varsity
SoftballFrosh-JV-Varsity
Swimming/DivingJV-Varsity
Track and FieldJV-Varsity

Important information for families regarding concussions

Please see: Concussions page
Saint Francis High School1885 Miramonte AvenueMountain View, California 94040650 968-1213Fax: 650 968-1706
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