Athletics FAQ

Athletics FAQ

Do I need to fill out a permission slip?

No, it is included in your enrollment agreement.


Is there an additional fee for CAIS Athletics?



How do I sign up for CAIS sports?

Students can sign up at the front desk of 888 Campus at the beginning of each season. Once they have signed up, they will receive team information through their Powerschool portal.

What sports are offered and when?

Volleyball and Cross Country (September-November)

Basketball (November-February)

Futsal (February-May)

Where and when is practice?

Practices are held 3:45-5:00 p.m. at 151 Oak street


Can 5th graders play?

Fifth graders can run cross country. For the other sports, they are considered practice squad only.


Do I have to be an amazing player to play on the team?

No, all levels are welcome.


What league do we play in?

CAIS participates in the San Francisco Athletic League. All participants are SF independent and charter schools.


How does my child get to practice?

Students walk from the 888 Campus with a Middle School teacher.


When we play another school, how does my child get to the game?

Players must arrange their own transportation to away games. Most parents share duties by carpooling.


Do I have to come to every single practice?

No, however practice time usually correlates to positive results, more playing time, and stronger team chemistry. Team members are required to attend games.


How long are the cross country races?

The races are 1.5 miles and take place in SF city parks (usually Golden Gate Park).


What are the differences between JV and Varsity?

Junior Varsity is for 6th graders entering the league and 7th graders who posted a sub .500 record in 6th grade. Varsity is for competitive 7th graders and 8th graders.


Where can I find Athletics information such as game times and practice schedules?

See the CAIS Athletics 2021-2022 page on PowerSchool for more details!

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