K-8 and Middle School Sports Programs



    The San Juan Unified School District (SJUSD) recognizes the importance of athletics as an integral component of a student’s complete educational development. As such, we believe that all students should have an opportunity to participate in some form of interscholastic athletics and that such participation should encourage positive scholastic and social growth and achievement. All participants and teams will represent the school and community in a positive manner and will reflect the dedication and hard work that will be required to compete and be successful. Success will not be measured by records that are achieved by teams or individuals, but rather by the knowledge that each participant gave his/her best effort and prepared for each contest to the best of his/her ability. The San Juan Unified School District realizes that an effective interscholastic athletic program is the product of responsible cooperation between its four major components: the student-athlete, the coaching staff, the parents, and the site/district administration.

    In an effort to support these beliefs, the San Juan Unified School District has partnered with the Positive Coaching Alliance in order to create a Development Zone within middle school athletics that will build BETTER ATHLETES AND BETTER PEOPLE.

    San Juan Unified School District Middle School Athletics
    For the 2021/22 school year, San Juan Unified School District will offer the following athletic programs:
    Fall - cross country
    Winter - wrestling
    Spring - track and field
    Middle School Athletics Director - Dana Smith   971-7853


    Park and Recreation Sports


    In partnership with neighboring recreation and park districts, the San Juan Unified School District offers after-school programs for K-8 and middle schools students in flag football, volleyball, and basketball. A fee is charged to cover the cost of equipment, coaching stipends, officials, facility use, administration and promotion.

    Local Parks and Recreation Districts

    Alaina Lofthus - 916-483-7826 (Rogers and Barrett)

    5325 Engle Road Carmichael, 95608

    Mission Oaks
    Nicole Friedrich -488-7276 (Arcade, Arden, Churchill, Edison, Sierra Oaks, and Starr King)

    3344 Mission Ave. Carmichael, 95608

    Jason Bain - 988-6140 (Pasteur, Orangevale, and Carnegie)
    6826 Hazel Ave., Orangevale, 95662

    Todd Gordon - 725-0186 (Sylvan, Kingswood, Lichen, and Woodside)
    7801 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights, 95610


    Jason Kukkola - 362-1704 (Gold River)

    2197 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, 95670
Last Modified on August 17, 2021