IVCMS Athletics

About us

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


Each of our sports teams participates in the SACMAL (Southern Alameda County Middle Athletic League), which has 10 other participating schools from Union City, Castro Valley, Newark, San Leandro, and San Lorenzo.  


If you are eligible you can automatically join Track and Field (boys and girls), Wrestling (boys and girls), and Cross Country (boys and girls).  


If you are eligible you can try out for the remaining teams, which make cuts: Girls Softball, Co-Ed Flag Football, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer, Golf, Girls, and Boys Volleyball.  


Family pick ups after games: When your child participates on the team, they are responsible for finding a ride to the game. Parents may pick up their child from away meets after checking-in with the coach.


See Calendar for schedule of games.

Registration open!

Before you may participate (or tryout) for a sports team at IVCMS, you must have your parents complete the online registration through FamilyID.com.


Make sure to register for any potential teams your child is considering.


Register by clicking the button below

Athletic Director: Sandor Verstrepen

For any registration questions, please contact

The Athletic Cougar Expectations

Eligibility

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.

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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.

See SACMAL's Spectator Code of Conduct

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IVC Athletics Schedule

No upcoming events.

Season 1: August to October

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Boys Basketball

First games begin at 3:45 PM and end approximately at 5:00 PM.


The second game begins at 5:15 PM.


Contact

Varsity Team Coach Matt Speakman

Junior Varsity Team Coach Julian Grona

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Track & Field (Co-Ed)

All  meets begin at 4:00 PM and end approximately at 6:30 PM.


Contact

Coach Ray Hua

Coach Yuban Martinez

Coach Nelson Peralta

Coach Ricky Walker

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Softball

All games begin at 3:45 PM and end approximately at 5:15 PM.


Contact

Coach Amanda Camuso

Season 2: OCTOBER to DECEMBER

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Boys Volleyball

First games begin at 3:45 PM and end approximately at 5:00 PM.


The second game begins at 5:15 PM.


Tryouts are TBD.


Contact

Varsity Team Coach Bengil Ranillo

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Girls Soccer

All  meets begin at 3:45 PM and end approximately at 5:15 PM.


Tryouts are TBD.


Contact

Coach Nelson Peralta

Season 3: DECEMBER to March

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Girls Basketball

First games begin at 3:45 PM and end approximately at 5:15 PM.


The second game begins at 5:15 PM.


Tryouts are TBD.


Contact

Varsity Team Coach Stacey Sarmiento

Junior Varsity Coach Julian Grona

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Wrestling

First practice is Tuesday, January 26th in the MPR.


Practice takes place Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM.


There are no tryouts for being on the wrestling team but players must have a 2.0 GPA and no F's in order to participate.


Contact

Coach Sandor Verstrepen


Other coaches

Hayley Aguilar and Talissa Noriega

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Boys Soccer

All games begin at 3:45 PM and end approximately at 5:00 PM. 


Tryouts are TBD.


Varsity Team Coach Ismael Salcedo

Season 4: February to May

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Co-Ed Flag Football

All games begin at 3:45 PM and end approximately at 5:15 PM. 


Sign-up meeting is Wednesday, February 12, 2020 after school in the gym from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM.


Tryouts are Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 on the field from 3:15 PM to 4:45 PM (must register to tryout).


SCHEDULE TBD


Contact

Varsity Team Coaches

Coach Sandor Verstrepen

Coach Rabi Nabizad


Junior Varsity Team Coaches

Coach Ray Hua

Coach Chris Bermudez

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Girls Volleyball

All  meets begin at 3:45 PM and end approximately at 5:15 PM.


Contact

Coach Andrew Nguyen

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Cross Country

All meets begin at 3:45 PM and end approximately at 5:45 PM.


Contact

Coach Yuban Martinez

Coach Tyler Hermens

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Golf

All matches begin at 3:30 PM, except for the championship match which begins at 2:00 PM.


Contact

Coach Nelson Agregado

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