The Hillsborough Recreation Middle School Sports program is designed for everyone! Our program is designed to provide an opportunity for all of our kids to have a great experience, learn the sport they are participating in, and want to play again. Every sport that our students engage in will be presented with the goal of giving our kids the opportunity to learn the sport better, increase in skill development, participate with their peers, and compete against like-skilled teams and individuals all while having a good time.
We run three seasons throughout the year. Our Fall season has Flag Football, Girls Volleyball, and Cross Country. Our Winter season has Basketball. Our Spring season offers golf, badminton, tennis, track, and Boys Volleyball. A majority of our coaches for these programs are Hillsborough City School District and Hillsborough Recreation staff whom our kids and families know.
In order to promote a lifetime appreciation for sport, we place them where we feel they will be the most successful. So for most sports we divide the kids up by ability so that they are all placed where they are going to succeed at an appropriate level. Our goal when dividing the kids up is to provide them the safest place to learn new skills, develop as leaders, or gain confidence at the level that is most appropriate for their skills at this point in time. Each year, players get reevaluated and have an opportunity to move up based on their skill development and growth. This is always an inexact science and we sometimes make mistakes, but know that our intentions are in the right frame of mind when thinking of your kid’s success in the future.
Our program plays in the North County Recreation League (NCRL) where we compete against programs from Brisbane, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae, and Burlingame. One of the core tenets of our league is that everyone participates (meaning-no cuts). We build the capacity so that every kid who wants to play, gets to play.
Our goal this upcoming Sports year is to plan like we are going back to some semblance of normalcy, but we will be updating families throughout the summer as guidelines/rules change.