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Phased Return to Athletics in NUSD

On June 17, the Board of Trustees of Natomas Unified School District approved phases 0, 1, and 2 of the Return to Athletics Plan for 2020-21.

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Important Athletic Notice

On December 1, 2020, the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State and CIF- Sac-Joaquin Section (SJS) announced new and updated changes that will be made to the 2020-21 sport calendar due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The new sport calendar came out on December 18, 2020, along with an updated memo. 

Click here for the entire December 1 CIF Press Release.

Click here for the Sports December 18 Sports Update.

Click here for the December 18 Updated Season of Sport Calendar.

Please note that start dates will depend on State and County guidelines.  All sports are still divided into two seasons of play (Season #1 and Season #2) instead of the standard three seasons of play (fall, winter, and spring). The breakdown is as follows: 

Season #1 includes the following sports: cross country (men and women), volleyball (women), water polo (men and women), D7 Soccer (men and women), and football.  Season #1 will have the following start dates for official tryouts: 

TBA – Football, Cross County

TBA – Women’s Volleyball, Water Polo, Soccer (LGA) 

Season #2 includes the following sports: baseball, basketball (men and women), golf (men and women), volleyball (men), soccer (men and women), softball, swimming/diving (men and women), tennis (men and women, coed), track and field (men and women), wrestling (men and women).  Season #2 will have the following start dates for official tryouts: 

TBA – Golf, Tennis

TBA – Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, Coed Tennis (NHS)

TBA – Men’s Volleyball (moved from season #1), Swimming/Diving, Baseball, Softball

TBA– Track and Field

It is understood that this set-up is not ideal for multi-sport athletes. We will work closely between our multi-sporters to alleviate as much stress as possible. Facility issues were also considered by the CIF in order to avoid the cancellation of specific levels of sport or programs. This is only a one year adjustment due to the pandemic and we will return to a normal, three season sports season (fall, winter, spring) the following year.

Athletic Directors/Coaching Staff will adjust their game schedules, practice schedules, and training regimens to best prepare the student-athletes for this adaptation of the schedule. For Conditioning that is ongoing, please refer to our ‘Phased Return to Athletics’ plan for each site.

See below for Inderkum High School’s Season #1 game schedules – these will be adjusted once updates are made by the CIF: 

Football Schedule 20-21
Water Polo Schedule 20-21
Cross Country Schedule 20-21
Men’s Volleyball Schedule 20-21
(might be moved to Season #2)
Women’s Volleyball Schedule 20-21

Looking forward to seeing our student-athletes in action!  

Suzanne Baker
NUSD Athletic Director

Starting this year (20/21) Home Campus will be used for all athletic forms/clearances, transfers, and CIF information. This is an online registration and clearance site.

All Athletes playing a sport at Inderkum High School must create an account at www.AthleticClearance.com. Each parent/guardian must fill out all information, sign, and complete all required reading/forms. A physical form will need to be uploaded. Athletes will be cleared following completion by the Athletic Director.

Click here for Athletic Clearance Instructions

It is required per District policy that students who participate in sports have an athletic physical every year. Get your student’s physical done over the summer at the B. Teri Burns Clinic, 3301 Fong Ranch Road. Dates and times will be posted here soon.

Sports Physical Examination Form

Sports Physical Examination Form – Spanish

Interest Forms

Welcome to another exciting year of Tiger athletics! The purpose of this page is to help keep our parents, students, and community members informed of our athletic activities and achievements. Please contact Matt Hinton if you have any questions.

Matt Hinton
Athletic Director
Remind: @be2827
Main Line: 916-567-5640
Direct Line: 916-567-5651
Fax: 916-567-5649

Thank you for supporting IHS athletics. Go Tigers!

Athletic Requirements

  • GPA Minimum of a 2.0
  • Current Athletic Physical
  • Complete NUSD Secondary Student-Athlete Handbook
  • Complete Student-Athletic Clearance Registration

Athletic Forms

Each year the Natomas Unified School District requires that each student have a Student-Athlete Clearance Packet completed prior to being eligible to tryout or participate in a school-sponsored sports program. Part of the clearance packet is a physical form that needs to be signed by your child’s physician. The Student-Athletic Clearance Registration needs to be completed prior to the first sport your child plays. 

Maps to Schools

Visit the CIF-SJS Website for directions to our area schools. Select the school, then click on the address which will take you to the map.

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NUSD Athletics

To learn more about athletics in The Natomas Unified School District, visit natomasunified.org/athletics.

To follow Natomas Unified School District Athletics on social media, see the links below.

Follow us on Twitter @AthleticsNUSD 
Follow us on Instagram @Spirit_of_Sport_Natomas 

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