Middle School Athletics

The Middle School Athletics Program is run by the City of Palo Alto's Community Services Department with the support of the Palo Alto Unified School District. Our mission is to provide a safe and positive after-school environment where students can take pride in representing their school in league play. Only 6th-8th grade students at Jordan, JLS, or Terman Middle Schools are eligible to participate.

Program Logistics

All schools participate in the Art David Athletic League, which includes a school in Half Moon Bay. Game schedules and carpooling information will be provided at Parent Night. Transportation is not provided! Practice and game schedule information is located on the registration form, and vary by school.

For more information about Parent Night and other important announcements, please be sure to list your email address upon registration.


The registration process staggers; each school will get a set date to begin registering for MSA. (Please see dates listed on registration form). Registration forms will be accepted on the published dates on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning at 8:30am. No early registration forms will be accepted.

Walk-in registration will only be accepted at the Mitchell Park Community Center!

Registration Methods

To register your child, please fill out a copy of the registration form and turn in in at the Mitchell Park Community Center. You may also email your completed registration form to mpcc@cityofpaloalto.org or by faxing it to 650-251-9109. To register online, please visit EnjoyOnline.

Refund Policy

Cancellation requests must be submitted 5 business days prior to the 1st week of practice. We will place a credit on your Enjoy account that can be applied to another course. The credit-on-account must be used within one (1) year from the date the credit-on-account is issued, or the City will refund any amount (if a balance remains after a $15 processing charge per course is deducted) then due to the individual. If you prefer to receive a refund, a $15 processing charge will be deducted from each course fee.

Skill Evaluations

Volleyball and basketball teams have 2 divisions, “A” and “B”. Divisions are determined by the coaches at skill evaluations, which take place 2 – 3 days before practice begins. Absolutely no refunds will be granted for not making the “A” team. If your child is selected for the “A” team and would like to play on the “B” team, please contact the Athletic Director to discuss a transfer. Players are not allowed to participate in both divisions.

The “A” league is more competitive and “A” teams will play the most competitive teams in the league. Participants are encouraged to attend practice as often as possible and practices may take place more than 3 times a week. Playing time can be used as a penalty for an unexcused absence.

Chase Hartmann
MSA Coordinator
Phone: 650-329-2464
Fax: 650-251-9109

Middle School Athletic Directors
Alex Contini
JLS Middle School AD

Patrick Rode
Jordan Middle School AD

Joshua Jackson
Terman Middle School AD


Registration Forms
JLS MSA Registration Form
Jordan MSA Registration Form
Terman MSA Registration Form

Driving Addresses
Fee Reduction Application

Last Updated: Jan 25, 2017