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The Middle School Athletics program is open to all 6th-8th grade students attending JLS Middle School in Palo Alto. Participants can register for the school they attend and their corresponding grade level. Sports listed as 6th-8th grade means players will practice together but meets/matches will be divided into grade or skill level.

Our goal is to provide an opportunity to everyone who wants to play; however, spaces are limited by coach availability, team roster maximums and league/facility capacities. We do not "cut" players from rosters; however, each sport will have an initial maximum number of registrations we can accommodate on registration day. For those who do not receive a place, a waitlist will be created, and those participants will be contacted if or when a space becomes available.

Sports are offered throughout the school year and take place over three seasons: Fall (August-October), Winter (November-March), and Spring (April-May).

  • Fall Sports: Girls Volleyball, Co-Ed Flag Football, and Cross Country
  • Winter Sports: 7th and 8th Basketball (Nov-Jan), 6th Grade Pickleball (Nov-Jan), 7th and 8th Pickleball (Feb-Mar), and 6th Basketball (Jan-Mar)
  • Spring Sports: Boys Volleyball, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling, and Ultimate Frisbee

Palo Alto schools participate in the Art David Athletic League (ADAL) consisting of 14 Peninsula schools, ranging from Half Moon Bay to Palo Alto. To see more about the potential locations of away matches, games, and meets, please see for updated information about the league.

Dates, days of the week, and times listed for each program are subject to change. Sports will not change seasons. Generally, practices and games will occur from after school - 7:00pm. When registering on our site, you will see a broad time range for the program. Your child's schedule for each sport will depend on coach availability, facility availability, and game/meet schedules. Generally, there are 1-2 games per week, and 1-2 practices per week, lasting between 1-1.5 hours each event. Please see for updated information about JLS Middle School Athletics.


Justin Halas
JLS Athletic Director

Title IX Report 

The Title IX report for the Palo Alto Unified School District can be found on the link included here.  All secondary schools in the district are represented here.  

The report link is here.