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    The 2016-17 Athletic Clearance process is online!  The instructions in the pdf below will help guide you through the process.  

    All athletes must complete the Athletic Clearance Process to participate. 


    Welcome to the NEW Tesoro Athletics Website!

    Tesoro High School competes at the highest level in Orange County and the CIF Southern Section.  Tesoro is a member of the Coast View Athletic Association, which includes Aliso Niguel, Capistrano Valley, Dana Hills, El Toro, Laguna HIlls, Mission Viejo, San Clemente, San Juan Hills and Trabuco Hills.

    Tesoro also competes against other local public and private schools each year in non-league games/tournaments and the CIF playoffs.

    Enrollment is approximately 2400 students with about 1300 of those students participating in at least one sport.

    Sport specific information is available on the links to the left of the screen.

    Email Athletic Director, Gil Ramirez - with general questions regarding participation and transfer eligibility


    Athletic Eligibility


    This 'privilege' is earned and must be maintained by each participant.  Once a member of a team, the choices athletes make affects each athletes eligibility.  Athletes must take a moment to read and understand the Athletic Code of Conduct.  The "CODE" along with the specific team rules will be in effect throughout the school year.

    Academic Eligibility - Tesoro High School expects our student-athletes to be students first, and maintain exemplary character in the classroom by being in class everyday, modeling mature behavior and focusing on academics.  Each student must complete each semester passing 20 units with a minimum 2.0 grade point average and only one PE class may be used toward credit in earning the 2.0 gpa.  If any student-athlete falls below a 2.0 gpa, he/she will be granted a one-time probation by the Athletic Director.

    Physical Eligibility - The Athletic Clearance Packet must be completed online and an up to date physical exam form must turned into the Athletic Office before any student is allowed to tryout, or participate on any athletic team.

    Transfer Eligibilty - If an athlete has transferred from another high school to Tesoro, he/she will need to see the Athletic Director for CIF Southern Section Transfer Eligibility Paperwork.  Transfer students are not allowed to participate in any competition until cleared by the CIF Southern Section. Participation prior to clearance could result in forfeiture of games and ineligibility for the athlete.

    The Value of Athletics

    • Athletics is the area in which students learn about themselves in a way no other area of school experience can provide.   Some would argue, that to win in life a person needs the experience of winning in competition.  Athletics provides this opportunity on a daily basis as students compete for a place on the team, an individual competes for playing time, and the team competes for victory.  Through this process the student athlete learns to overcome obstacles and adversity in preparation for the obstacles and adversity each will face after their athletic career is over. 
    • Some would argue, the greatest need in the working world is cooperation and teamwork.  Athletics provides training in this area as teams compete to win. Student athletes learn that the team depends upon them to do their job in order to succeed. Again, this learning is carried over into the working world after graduation.  This experience gives the athlete job skills that would be difficult to learn in another academic setting.  Properly orchestrated athletic programs do much to enhance lifelong success of students.
    • Winning on the field of play, teamwork that leads to success, and the lessons of hard work, perseverance, and overcoming adversity all require some form of character.  Athletics is the ideal place to reveal and build character in students.  Character building is the heart and soul of an athletic program.  Winning a game lasts until the next game, a championship lasts a season, but character lasts a lifetime.  Therefore the central part of an athletic program and the part that will make a difference in a student’s life is character.  There is no better place to teach and experience this than in a well designed athletic program run by coaches who model character, care about all students, and expect excellence.

    CUSD Non-Discrimination Policy

    The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any District school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student’s actual or
    perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression
    or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.