OIS Spring Sports
Our after school table tennis club will consist of singles and doubles tournaments. All skill levels are welcome. Limited to first 24 sign ups.
PICKLEBALL - 6TH/7TH/8TH
Pickleball is back! This sport is rising in popularity for a good reason – it’s fun, challenging, fast-paced, and a great workout. This section will include lead-up games, skill development, and competitions. All skill levels and grade levels are welcome! Pickleball will meet on the lower blacktop on Wednesdays. Sign-ups are limited to 24.
Boys Volleyball- 7th and 8th
Boys’ Volleyball is open to all skill levels. The emphasis of the program will be on skill development, teamwork, sportsmanship and most of all fun, in preparation for competition. The team will compete against other East Bay schools in a short limited schedule. Limited to first 24 sign ups.
Ultimate is an exciting, non-contact co-ed team sport, played by thousands the world over. It mixes the best features of sports such as Soccer, Basketball, and Football. It’s a fast-paced game that teaches teamwork, as well as conflict resolution. They will ompete against other Bay Area Middle Schools. Open to all skill levels and all grade levels, come join the team and have some fun in the sun.
Yoga is a great way for students to increase their focus, concentration, self-esteem, and stamina while decreasing stress, tension, and tight muscles. It's good for any athlete who needs extra stretching, kids who carry oversized, overweight backpacks, or anyone who wants to learn a healthy way to tone muscles and align bones.
Mat, foam block and strap provided. No previous yoga instruction necessary. Come and join in the fun - you might even learn a few words in Sanskrit. (Limited to first 18 to sign up)
Rock Climbing (6th/7th/8th-registration limited to first 15 sign ups)
The Climbing Club is here! This exciting and challenging sport will help students build strength, improve flexibility and coordination, and problem-solve while making their way along our fabulous traverse rock wall in the Isola Gym. Open to all levels - no experience needed! Students will learn the basics of rock climbing and bouldering, and will have the chance to progress at their own pace. The session will end with a trip to a local rock climbing gym where they can try out their new skills.
Track and Field
Track and Field is one of the most popular sports at OIS! Coaches offer instruction and practice in the following events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, Mile, 4x100 and 4x400 Relays, High Jump, Long Jump, Triple Jump and Shot Put. Students will compete against other middle schools in both dual and invitational meets (volunteer parents provide carpool transportation). Open to all grades and skills!
3/21 - 5/18
Foil fencing is back! This popular offering introduces first-timers to the rudiments of the sport and the appropriate use of the equipment which will enable our coed athletes to enjoy this medieval sport in a fun and safe manner. After learning the basics, participants will have an opportunity to test their skills in a controlled bout against fellow classmates. Class size is limited to the first 24 sign ups, and all equipment and gear are provided.
Fast paced, and action packed our athletes will take their game to a new level. Players will refine their skills through practice and play; preparing them for our in-house tournament play and matches against other East Bay middle schools. Class size is limited to the first 24 student sign-ups.
Golf is back at OIS! This year’s league will be made up of four middle schools: OIS, JM, Stanley and
Registration will be limited to the first 32 golfers who sign up, with 24 making the final team after
tryouts. The team will be made up of 6 th , 7 th and 8 th graders.
The success of the program relies on the parents’ support and participation. All parents will be asked to
commit to their share of carpool duty, supervised practices and matches.
Tryout information will be shared after registration.
Players should sign upon the Bulldog Webstore – if your golfer does not
make the team, you will not be charged. If your golfer does make the team a confirmation receipt will be sent to you where you can submit your $575 enrollment fee. The enrollment donation includes greens fees, golf
professionals, administrative expenses, and team uniforms. If you are unable to pay the enrollment
donation, please contact the OIS Administration office.
GENERAL TEAM SCHEDULE/INFORMAITON
Our season will start after Spring Break and will run through the latter part of May. We practice on
Monday and Tuesday and match play on Wednesday. The team will play Buchanan Fields Golf Course
and Tilden Park Golf Club.
RESPONSIBLITIES AND RULES
Players are responsible to provide their own golf clubs. Dress Code: Country Club attire. Collared golf
shirts for boys that are tucked in and Khaki or black pants or shorts that are mid-thigh in length are
required, belts preferred. No short shorts or skirts allowed. Absolutely no denim, gym shorts or tee
shirts are allowed. Pants that are ragged, tattered or have holes, etc. are unacceptable. Soft-spike golf
shoes are preferred, inappropriate footwear will not be allowed. All players must wear team uniforms
on Match Days. Team shirt and hat will be provided.
A golf team of this size can only exist if all parents play a role in supporting the team. We need a lot of support at practices, carpooling and managing the logistics for the teams.
Tryouts week of 3/28