Practices + Seasons
Athletics Overview & Tryout Schedule
The Mustangs have a long tradition of fielding outstanding athletic teams and offering extensive, enriching extracurricular activities. Over the years, MCHS has won CIF titles in many sports including but not limited to football, girls’ volleyball, boys’ cross country, girls’ cross country, girls’ basketball, wrestling, girls’ tennis, boys’ volleyball, boys’ tennis, girls’ soccer, boys' soccer and boys’ water polo, as well as League championships in every sport. Mira Costa is a member of the Bay League. For more detailed information on individual sports, visit https://www.mbxfoundation.org/booster-clubs/ and click through to the sport or activity that you're interested in. This page also gives a good overview of which sports are Cut vs. No-Cut, when each sport holds its tryouts, and when each sport is in-season.
Can I participate in more than one sport?
Absolutely! Just be sure that the commitments of one sport do not keep you from your obligations to another. The best way to find out is to check with the coach, adviser or booster contact.
How do I ensure eligibility to play a sport?
In order for a student to participate in athletics at Mira Costa High School, his or her grades must reflect a "C" (2.0) grade point average or better with a minimum of twenty (20) credits of new work completed or in progress. All classes that a student is enrolled in at Mira Costa count in the grade point average.
How do I tryout?
Most teams hold tryouts due to the limited number of spots on teams. Tryout times and places will be publicized in the school Daily Bulletin. Athletes participating in another sport during the tryout period will have an opportunity to tryout once their current sport has concluded. For detailed tryout information, visit https://www.mbxfoundation.org/booster-clubs/ and click through to each individual sport or activity that you're interested in. This page also gives a good overview of which sports are Cut vs. No-Cut, when each sport holds its tryouts, and when each sport is in-season.
Being a member of an athletic team is both a tremendous honor and a significant responsibility. Teams practice on a daily basis during their season, often including Saturdays. Sports that run through school vacation frequently have practices and/or games scheduled during vacation time. Before trying out for a sport, the student should consider the time commitment. Once a student is on a team, he or she is expected to complete the season. This includes attendance at all games and practices.
Many sports participate in Athletic Conditioning over the summer through MB/X. Summer Athletics may be taken with or without credit. Athletic activities taken for credit earn 5 high school PE credits. To obtain credit for the semester you may not have more than one absence from an assigned workout. If more than one day absence is anticipated, please inform the activity coach and no credit will be awarded.
Note: The Athletic Packet must be completed and returned to the Administration Office before an athlete will be allowed to participate with the team.