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Nothing from Saturday, December 5th to Saturday, December 4th.

Hey Everyone,

I hope this newsletter finds you well, safe and healthy!  I know this isn’t the spring break you wanted but hopefully, you took advantage of the downtime and were able to create deeper relationships with your families and friends.
The future of the school year is uncertain, including for HTH Athletics. We are not sure if we will even finish spring sports.  We are here for you! We will continue to connect and continue to work together to build our community (online) and build our skills around the game (online).  This is an incredible time to grow individually and deepen relationships from afar.  The coaches and I are working together to provide weekly routines and weekly team meetings.  We will be sending resources for each of you to stay fit, stay on top of your skills and stay connected as a team.  We are in this together!  Take this time to allow your actions to speak louder than your words.  Identify what allows you to be the best version of yourself. During this time you have the power to become your best self and create your own story.  The intention and energy that you put into your daily life will support and help you through this journey.  Stay committed and understand the power you have.  We are all adjusting and trying to navigate this new normal.  Please remember to be gentle with yourself and those around you.  Change is not always easy.  Use this time in the next week to prepare yourself mentally and physically by creating healthy and realistic habits.


Michal Lynn O’Kelley,

HTH Director of Athletics and Wellness

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HTHMesa Athletics welcomes you!  We hope that you will participate in one or more of our sport offerings during the school year. HTHV participates in the San Diego City Conference of CIF.  Students must maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher to participate.

HTHMesa Athletics is looking for coaches.  If you are interested in coaching please contact Coach O’Kelley here.



How do I sign up for HTHAthletics?

High Tech High schools strive to provide a safe, enjoyable and meaningful experience through participation in
our athletic program. We appreciate your time and effort in completing the forms and turning in the
documentation by the deadline date.

Download the Doctor’s Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation form here.


Here are important frequently asked questions about HTHM Athletics.

What sports will we have at HTHM this year?

HTHM sports teams will depend on the student interest level and donations to run the program.

How do I start a team?
If you have interest in starting a team, find the number of players outlined below and help me find a coach for your team. Once we have the required number of players, a coach, and the listed supplies then we can start a team.
Fall Sports
Girls Tennis-9 players required  (Find a court, 100 Tennis Balls, Students must purchase their own racquets, Uniforms)
Girls Volleyball 8 players required (10 Volleyballs, Uniforms)
Girls and Boys Cross Country 4 players required (Design a course to run, Uniforms)
Girls Golf 5 players required (find a course, clubs are provided by each player)

Boys WaterPolo 10 players (find a pool, Uniforms, balls)

Winter Sports
Girls and Boys Basketball 6 players required (10 Basketballs, Uniforms)
Girls and Boys Soccer 12 players required (10 size 5 soccer balls, cones, uniforms)
Girls and Boys Wrestling 6 players required (mats, uniforms, headgear)
Girls WaterPolo 10 players (find a pool, Uniforms, balls)
Spring Sports
Boys Tennis-9 players required  (Find a court, 100 Tennis Balls, Students must purchase their own racquets, Uniforms)
Boys Volleyball 8 players required (10 Volleyballs, Uniforms)
Girls and Boys Track and Field 6 players required(Find a track, Uniforms)
Boys Baseball 10 players required (find a field, bats, balls, uniforms, gloves are purchased by each player)
Girls Softball 10 players required (find a field, bats, balls, uniforms, gloves are purchased by each player)
Boys Golf 5 players required (find a course, clubs are provided by each player)
Girls and Boys Swimming 6 players required (find a pool, students purchase their own uniforms)
Will we compete in CIF this year?

No, we will not compete in CIF this year. We are applying to have our school approved to compete in CIF for the 2019-2020 school year.

How do I get cleared to play sports?

There is a certain High Tech High Mesa athletics packet that needs to be completed. Here is the link to it. Please complete this packet and get a sports physical by the first day of practice.

If we don’t have a certain sport, can I play for HTH Point Loma schools or for my neighborhood school?
No, students may not play for any of these schools. We do not have multi-school agreement with any schools through CIF. You may practice with the HTHSD teams but not compete with them.
We feel it is important to build our own culture around the sports that we have on our campus, which we will continue to build over the next four years. If we allowed every athlete to compete for other schools this year, then we will be missing out on creating our own athletics community at HTHMesa.
Surf, Archery, Flag football are the exceptions because they are not CIF sports. If you are interested in these sports, you may compete for HTHSD. Please contact the coach and e-mail me if you are interested in one of these sports.
If want to coach a team, where do I begin?
We would be so grateful if you could volunteer as a coach. All coaches have to be fingerprinted and cleared before they work with students.
Please contact the Athletic Director here if you are interested in coaching, make sure to indicate which sport.