At Alice Birney, we save competitive sports until grade 4 (soccer, basketball, baseball, etc.). We believe this is healthy because it allows children to stay in the world of imagination and practice skills using their whole body before the confines of rules, teams, and scores. After grade 4, children are more developmentally ready to play competitive games when referees/umpires are not present and they must self-regulate. Playground rules are followed for all games.

District Team Sports
Competitive team sports are played in middle school, grades 7 and 8. Students must be able to manage the demands of an extra-curricular activity while maintaining all of their class work. This will be monitored by having students take the responsibility to complete classwork, have positive behavior, and complete expected responsibilities. The teacher or parent may communicate with the coach if a student is not meeting the expectations and should not participate.

SCUSD sports packet 23-24


Cross Country Coach Amy Lincoln
Cross country is a team sport where teams and individuals run outside on a variety of natural terrains (like dirt and grass). Any 6th-8th grader is welcome, no prior running experience required!
(Note: 6th Graders will not be able to run in the SCUSD championship race)
Practices are usually 3 days a week for one hour on or off campus.

Archery* Coach Eric Janssen
6th, 7th, & 8th graders – Alice Birney After School Archery would love to have you participate!



Middle School (Grades 7&8) Basketball
Congrats to our 2nd place Boys Basketball Team!
Congrats to our 3rd place Girls Basketball Team!


2024 Middle School Track & Field Team Coach LaRay Barnes
Alice Birney Track and Field is open to all interested 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.
Practice: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday from 3:30 to 5:00 at Luther Burbank HS

Meet Schedule:
Sat 3/16 – Patterson HS, 9am | Patterson Apricot Invitational
Thu 3/21 – Burbank HS, 3pm | SCUSD Middle School Meet
Thu 4/11 – Kennedy HS, 3pm | SCUSD Middle School Meet
Thu 4/18 – Rosemont HS, 3pm | SCUSD Middle School Meet
Thu 4/25 – Hiram Johnson HS, 3pm  | SCUSD Middle School Meet
Fri 4/26 – Bret Harte HS, 4pm | JR Bullfrog Invitational
Thu 5/2 – Rosemont HS, 3pm | SCUSD Middle School Prelims
Sat 5/4 – Kennedy HS, 9am | SCUSD Middle School Championships
Sat 5/11 – Inderkum HS, 9am | STS Invitational
Sat 5/18 – Cordova HS, 9am | It’s Not Too Late 2PR

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2023 Middle School Track and Field team

The 2023 Bees were busy in Track and Field! The 32 students who represented Alice Birney were amazing and pressed through our opponents at several meets. Winning the Junior Bullfrog invitational for the second year in a row, every athlete came home with a medal! The season closed with the Sac City Middle School Championships – we have several medalists and 7 district champions including: Reid Paskey (400m), Rina Cincipirino (3200m), Liam Ross (400m), Seth Eastham (Long Jump), Jackson Dunkel (Shot Put), Marley Ross (Shot Put), Xyla Murphy (Long Jump), and our relay teams.

Most of our athletes earned an invite to the California State Games in San Diego this summer! Coach LaRay contributes the team’s success to their competitive will and their bond.

6th grade Basketball – SCUSD Cougars Division
Games Schedule:
Wed 2/28 – 4pm vs Didion | at Didion (Home Team)
Wed 3/6 – 4pm vs Martin Luther King | at Didion (Home Team)
Wed 3/13 – 4pm vs Matsuyama | at Didion (Away Team)
Wed 3/20 – 4pm vs John Cabrillo | at Sam Brannan Middle School (Away Team)
Wed 4/3 – 5pm vs Sutterville | at Didion (Away Team)
Wed 4/10 – 5pm vs Pony Express | at Sam Brannan Middle School (Home Team)
Wed 4/17 – BYE
Wed 4/24 – Make-up week
Wed 5/1 – Playoffs (Quarterfinals)
Fri 5/3 – Playoffs (Semifinals)
Wed 5/8 – Playoffs (Finals)


*Not a district sport


Fri May 17 | Pot Up, Prune & Foster a Plant Event, 2:12pm by big tree/benches (bring shovels and pruners if you have them!)
Sun  May 19 | Crafts & Conversation, 2-5pm – Needle Felting with Leslie
Mon May 27 | No School (Memorial Day)
Wed May 29 | Open House/Whole World Festival
Thu May 30 | School Site Council 4:30pm/Guild Meeting, 5:30pm (Budget Adoption)


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