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Harvest Park Middle School is an active participant in the Tri-Valley Athletic League (TVAL).

We compete against other middle schools from Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton.

Our League believes that athletic participation is an integral part of the common mission of our schools and is viewed as an extension of our overall school programs.  We hold the philosophy that participation in interscholastic athletics should be enjoyable with the purpose of benefiting students.  Our league sports are developmental and competitive with goals of fostering the value of participation without overemphasizing winning.  Additional goals of the league are to develop skills and an understanding of the chosen sport, develop an appreciation and respect for TEAM as well as school, opponents, and officials.

An overview of team information will be available on our website for each particular sport.

 

2016-17 Tryout Dates
Cross Country - August 29 (no cuts)
Boys Basketball - August 29 & 30
Girls Basketball - October 18
Boys Volleyball - TBD
Wrestling - TBD (no cuts)
Girls Volleyball - TBD
Golf - TBD
Track - TBD (no cuts)

Academic Eligibility

All students who wish to participate in our extracurricular athletic programs, must also meet the academic eligibility criteria of becoming a student athlete. Students must maintain a 2.0 G.P.A. with no F’s in the preceding grading period. The Grade Point Average (GPA) and determination of eligibility shall be based on quarter and semester grades. Eligibility will begin and end on the date grades are posted in the district records each grading period.
 
Fall Sports
Cross County – Boys and Girls, all grade levels (no cut sport)
Boys Basketball – 6th grade team, 7th grade team, 8th grade team
Girls Basketball – 6th grade team, 7th grade team, 8th grade team
Cheerleading
Colorguard, run by Amador Valley High School
 
Spring Sports
Boys Volleyball – 6-8th grade (A and B team)
Girls Volleyball – 6-8th grade (A and B team)
Golf – Boys and Girls, all grade levels
Track – Boys and Girls, all grade levels (no cut sport)
Wrestling – Boys and Girls, all grade levels (no cut sport)
Cheerleading

 

Interested in Coaching?

Finding, hiring and maintaining quality coaches for our middle school athletic programs are often on of our biggest challenges in middle school athletics. If you are interested in coaching or serving as an assistant coach for any of our athletic programs, please contact our Vice Principal, Jack Parsons at jparsons@pleasantonusd.net or Greg Dankwardt, Athletic Director, gdankwardt@pleasantonusd.net

 

Small Stipends are available. Interviews, background checks, First Aid/CPR certification, Concussion Training and adherence to TVAL coaching expectations are required.

Athletic Community Service 

Keeping in line with the Pleasanton Unified School District’s new Mission and Vision statements:

Mission:
Our students will make a better world

Vision:
Every student will be a resourceful, resilient, responsible and engaged world citizen.

This year, all HP student athletes are being asked to contribute a minimum of 2 hours of service back to their school or community. As a team, there are many ways teams will be able to contribute or give back to the community or to the improvement of our campus. Ideas should be discussed by the team and coach, then approved by the Athletic Director, Greg Dankwardt.