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Peterson Athletics

Athletic Director: Ashley Frost

Students must have a completed Permission Slip to Participate in Afterschool Athletics (Permiso para participar en actividades deportivas después de la escuela) on file with the coaches before or on their first day of practice. 

2023 - 2024 Athletics Schedule - TBD

For more specifics for each sport, please see below.

  • Volleyball (6th grade co-ed, 7/8th grade boys, 7th grade girls, 8th grade girls)
    • Try-outs end of August
    • Matches September  - October  
  • Girls Basketball / Boys Soccer
    • Try-outs mid-October
    • Matches December through January, 2024
  • Wrestling - new in 2023/2024!
    • Season begins October 12
    • Match November 16 at Peterson
  • Boys Basketball / Girls Soccer
    • Try-outs end of January, 2024
    • Matches March - April 
  • Track 
    • Season after the April break
    • Meets to be determined in April or May
  • Tennis
    • Try-outs after the February break
    • Match schedule is to be determined

Santa Clara Valley Middle School Athletic League Schools

Peterson Middle School - 1380 Rosalia Ave., Sunnyvale, 94087

Buchser Middle School ~ 111 Bellomy St., Santa Clara, 95050

Cabrillo Middle School ~ 2550 Cabrillo Ave., Santa Clara 95051

Don Callejon K-8 School ~ 4176 Lick Mill Blvd., Santa Clara 95054

Dolores Huerta Middle School ~ 3556 Zanker Rd., San Jose 95134

Santa Clara Valley Middle School Athletic League Rules

Special Guidelines for Specific Sports

Tie-breakers for volleyball. basketball, and soccer:

  • Head to head
  • 2-way tie for 4th seeds = 1 game playoff
  • 3-way tie for 3rd seeds = lottery (see order of elimination
  • 3-way tie for 4th seeds = format will go to top 6 teams with #1 and #2 seeds getting bye's.  #6 plays at #3, and #5 plays at #4 (games played on Monday); winners will play #1 & #2 seeds - schedule will depend on the outcome from Monday's games.

Expanding the Sports Program

Any students or parents who would like to express interest in adding or expanding sport teams at Peterson may complete this inquiry form. The form will be submitted to SCUSD's Title IX Compliance Officer.


It's important that students and families are aware of their rights and how to contact the Santa Clara Unified School District with complaints. Please see the SCUSD Student and Parent Handbook on the SCUSD website for more information.

Requesting a New Sport

If you would like to request the addition of a sport team (e.g., archery) OR of a sport team level at your school site, please complete this form for review by your school site principal and the District Title IX Coordinator. The principal will respond within thirty (30) days of receipt of this request, letting you know the decision, or when a decision can be expected.

If you have any questions about sports programs available at your site, please contact your school site principal.

If you have any questions about Title IX, please contact the Title IX / Uniform Complaint Procedure Coordinator at

Form to Request New Sport