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San Domenico School News & Events

Athletics Update
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Dear SD Panthers,

At the beginning of the school year, in response to the pandemic, California Interscholastic League (CIF) recategorized the three seasons of traditional sport into two seasons. The fall season was set to begin on December 7 for boy’s and girl’s cross country and girl’s volleyball. CIF released a statement this week postponing the start date of the season one sports until January after the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) updates its athletic safety guidelines and then permits competition. CIF has indicated we will not have state or regional playoffs or championships for volleyball and cross country, allowing the teams to participate later in the season with league play. 


Over the past two months San Domenico has successfully hosted pre-season training sessions for running, soccer, basketball, and conditioning, and we were able to do this safely by abiding by all standards set forth by Marin Public Health and CIF. With the delay of season one, we are able to continue with our pre-season training beginning January 4, and it will continue until CIF is able to give us a start date for the official cross-country and volleyball seasons. The differentiation between the pre-season training and the official start of the season is that we will just be training on skills, conditioning, and fundamentals, but we will not be able to have competition until it is deemed safe to do so by Marin Public Health and CIF. 

Please note that this is all subject to change based on CIF and CDPH recommendations and directives.


Season two sports are still expected to start on the dates released earlier this fall and should not be affected by the delay to the cross country and volleyball season.

  • Boys and Girls Soccer - February 15
  • Boys and Girls Badminton - February 15
  • Boys and Girls Tennis - March 8
  • Boys and Girls Swimming - March 8
  • Boys and Girls Golf - March 15
  • Boys and Girls Basketball - March 15
  • Boys and Girls Track and Field - March 15
  • Girls Lacrosse - March 15
  • Boys Baseball - March 15
  • Boys and Girls Mountain Biking TBD


San Domenico will plan to restart the pre-season training on the week of January 4 with the addition of volleyball. Students must have covid testing with a negative test result one week prior to the start of practice. San Domenico will offer testing on campus on December 28 for athletes if athletics resume on January 11.


Athletes will also need to abide by the following standards set forth in our Acknowledgement of Policy and Procedures. This form will need to be reviewed and returned to their coach on the first day of practice. All athletes must also have their physician sign their Clearance for Athletic Participation Form before they can practice.

I am immensely proud of the pre-season training and conditioning all of our coaches and athletes have been doing. Go Panthers!

Mark Churchill

Mark Churchill
Director of Athletics