IVC Athletics

About Us

At Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School we offer twelve Athletic programs open to all grade levels.

Each of our sports teams, except Wrestling which is Independent, participate in the SACMAL (Southern Alameda County Middle Athletics League), which has 11 other participating schools from Union City, Castro Valley, Newark, Fremont San Leandro, and San Lorenzo. If you are eligible you can automatically join: Cross Country (boys and girls), Wrestling (boys and girls), Track and Field (boys and girls). If you are eligible you can try out for the remaining teams, which make cuts: Girls Softball, Boys Flag Football, Girls Flag Football,  Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Golf, Girls and Boys Volleyball.

Emergency Form, Waivers & Disclosures

This form is to be completely filled out and acknowledged by the parent or legal guardian of any NHUSD student prior to any participation in any NHUSD sanctioned middle school sport or co-curricular activity. If you are participating on another team outside of NHUSD, you should not participate in the NHUSD activities. Click on the button below to register for IVC Athletics.

Athletic Director

For any registration questions, please contact
Sandor Verstrepen


Students qualify to play on after school athletic teams by earning at least a 2.0 GPA with no F’s during the trimester prior to the athletic season. Students will remain on the team by maintaining a 2.0 GPA and not being placed on Exclusion during the trimester/ season of play. Students with one “F”, or less than a 2.0 GPA, may be put on an academic probationary status. At the deficiency period the Coach, Athletic Director and/or administrator will review the grades of all students on this probationary status and will have the authority to remove the student from the team at their discretion. Any student placed on the exclusion list may be ineligible to participate for the remainder of that season. Students usually practice Monday – Thursday from 3:00-4:30 with athletic contests during the week. Practice schedules will be determined by the athletic director and coach.

IVC Sports by Season:


Season 1 (Begins week of 8/12/24, Ends 10/17/24)
Boys Basketball

Cross Country

Season 2 (Begins week of 9/30/24, Ends 12/19/24)
Flag Football (Varsity Tryouts 9/30/24 @ 3:00pm, JV Tryouts TBD )
Girls Volleyball

Season 3 (Begins week of 12/9/24, Ends 3/6/25)
Girls Soccer

Boys Volleyball

Girls Flag Football (***New Sport***)

Wrestling (Begins week of 1/20/25, Ends 3/29/25)

Season 4 (Begins week of 3/3/25, Ends 5/15/25)
Girls Basketball

Boys Soccer
Golf (see Mr. Agregado)
Track and Field

*Please note: When a season “begins the week of …” This means the league rules state teams cannot begin tryouts or practice before the official start date. Teams are allowed to have sign up meetings before the start dates. Also, coaches set the sign up meeting and tryout dates/days according to their schedule, facility availability, and other factors. In other words, there are no set days for sign up meetings. Sign up Meeting dates are announced in the morning announcements, posted and announced in your PE class periods, and an email is sent to those who have registered already on this athletics page. 

**Some of the dates overlap from one season to the next. If you child is participating in a current season, then they must finish their current season, even if tryouts are happening. Students will be given a chance to tryout once their season is over. If needed, email the next the season coach (or the Athletic Director, sverstrepen@nhusd.12.ca.us) to inform them of your interest in trying out once the season is over.

Honor the Game

All athletes will honor the game, respect their opponents and game officials. Student-athletes must be a trustworthy, respectful, responsible, fair, caring, and an upstanding citizen. We ask that all spectators do the same.

Spectator Code of Conduct

Education Code 221.9 Notification

Pursuant to Education Code section 221.9, and beginning in the 2016 school year and every year thereafter, Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School is required to publicly report information regarding its competitive athletics to include total enrollment at Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School, classified by gender; the number of pupils enrolled at Itliong-Vera Cruz Middle School who participate in competitive athletics, classified by gender; and the number of boys’ and girls’ teams, classified by sport and by competition level. Click on this link to obtain the report