Welcome to the 2012-13 JLS, Jordan, and Terman Athletics Programs, run by the City of Palo Alto's Community Services Department with the support of the Palo Alto Unified School District! Our mission is to provide a safe and positive after school environment where students can take pride in representing their school in league play. Only 6th-8th grade students at Jordan, JLS, or Terman Middle Schools are eligible to participate.
Practices take place at the school site on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:15-4:30pm. Wednesday practices are from 2:15-3:30pm. Additional practices are at the discretion of the coach. Games or meets take place 2-3 times per week between 4 and 7 pm.
All schools participate in the Art David Athletic League, which includes a school in Half Moon Bay. Transportation is not provided! Game schedules and carpooling information will be provided at Parent Night. For more information about Parent Night and other important announcements, please provide us with your e-mail address on page 2 of the registration form. Download driving directions.
Things You Should Know
The registration process will now be staggered; each school will get a set date to begin registering for MSA. (Please see dates below.) Registration forms will be accepted on the published dates on a first-come, first-serve basis. No early registration forms will be accepted.
You may register and pay online, by fax (650-321-5612) or walk-in registration at the Lucie Stern Community Center (1305 Middlefield Road) beginning on the published times and dates above.
Cancellation requests must be submitted 5 business days prior to the start date of the season.
Volleyball and basketball teams have 2 divisions, "A" and "B". Division assignments are determined by the coaches and athletic directors at skill evaluation, which will take place the week before practice begins.
"A" Player Expectations
The "A" league is more competitive and "A" teams will play the most competitive teams in the league. Participants are encouraged to attend practice as often as possible and practices may take place more than 3 times per week. Playing time can be affected as a penalty for unexcused absenses.