*The 2023-2024 E-sports season has ended. Arcade Team 1 scored 3rd overall, and Arcade Team 2 scored 7th overall in the district Esports competition!
Esports is the sport of competitive video game playing. Our program provides an inclusive activity for all interested students, where coaches will focus on personal and team goal-setting, good sportsmanship and controlling emotions in the game arena, collaboration, community building, and supporting academic achievement.
In addition, the SJUSD Esports Program will provide opportunities to explore new career options and skills while promoting physical and emotional health through a focus on balancing one’s activities and understanding their emotions. Prior experience is not required for students to participate. Our esports coaches are committed to providing a safe gaming environment for all students. In addition to the goals mentioned above, the elementary esports teams will play offline to avoid interacting with individuals outside of our school team.
All necessary equipment will be provided and no outside consoles or games are permitted. Teams will play Super Smash Bros. and Rocket League on Nintendo Switch consoles. Both of these games are rated “E for Everyone.” Students do not need consoles or games at home in order to participate. We will provide time to learn the games and we welcome all students, regardless of their experience level.
Our SJUSD Elementary Esports Program consists of students staying after school two days a week,
from 2:45 P.M. to 3:45 P.M. to compete in video game tournaments.
All grades will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Rules for Esports Athletes
Esports Athletes must behave in a manner respectful of the other participants and staff, their
personal property, and school property. All school rules of conduct apply. Esports athletes who do
not follow the rules or who behave inappropriately will not be allowed to continue as a member of
the esports team. Specific rules are listed below.
1. Esports athletes are representatives of their schools. As a result, Esport Athletes must
handle themselves in a courteous and respectful manner during all esports activities,
including practices and tournaments. Vulgar language and/or bullying will not be
tolerated. The Code of Conduct will be strictly enforced for Esports.
2. Abuse of any equipment (consoles, controllers, projectors, etc.) will result in the Esport
Athlete’s disqualification from the Esports program.
3. Arguing with the school staff about a decision may result in disqualification from the
4. Both the Behavior Expectations and the Waiver and Release forms included in this
packet must be signed by a parent/guardian and returned to school staff before the due
date for the Esports program.
5. Students must attend practices regularly and on time. Exceptions include: doctor
appointments, illness or funeral. The coach must be notified prior to the absence.
6. Students must be picked up on time. If students are not picked up on time, they will not
be allowed to stay in the program.
7. Students are not allowed to have phones out during the program. This is run as a school
event and school rules apply.
8. Students must maintain healthy eating and sleeping habits, stay hydrated, and exercise
on a weekly basis.
Games that will be played will be on the Nintendo Switch consoles and controllers provided by the school Students will be playing Super Smash Bros, which is rated E for Everyone. Please see the link below. Students may not bring their own devices, nor will they need to have games or game consoles at home to participate.
We are very excited about our esports program and hope that your student will gain important
collaborative skills from participating in the program. Only student-athletes will be allowed to stay
after school. We can not accommodate any spectators in the program at this time.
Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District
The Mission Oaks Recreation and Park District (MORPD) currently oversees most sports and sign-ups are done through MORPD. Coaching staff is typically provided by the MORPD, and students must be registered and pay for the activity through the MORPD unless otherwise stated by the school or a coach. It's important to note that while the park and recreation district uses SJUSD facilities, these are not school-sponsored sports.
Program is available to Arcade, Arden, Churchill, and Sierra Oaks Middle Schools
January 22nd, 2023 - March 23rd , 2024
**We do not practice or play over SJUSD holidays**
Practices are held at the school you attend, after school for one hour.
$120 per participant. Fees include jerseys, coaches, gym time, referees, and scorekeepers.
Practices are held at district schools. *Practice times may vary depending on gym space and coach availability.
Generally, 6/7/8 games will be held on Saturdays between 9 am and 5 pm. Coaches will hand out information on the location, dates, and times of these games after the second week of the program.
Registration opens August 21st, 2023 on a first-come, first-served basis and closes December 31st, 2023, or until teams are full. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-359-1604.
To register: https://morpd.activityreg.com/selectactivity_t2.wcs?leaguesid=5830