Sharks home games offer an exciting experience for fans of all ages! Facilities for home contests include...
- Borina Athletic Center: “The Shark Tank” is a full-size gymnasium enjoyed by players and fans alike. The building is also equipped with a weight room, athletic training office, and locker rooms.
- Borina Field: Newly renovated with artificial turf and stadium seating for both football and soccer teams.
- Bishop Sylvester Ryan Baseball Field: The beautiful baseball field overlooking Kelly Lake.
- Pinto Lake in Watsonville: A public park on Pinto Lake, is used for Cross Country training and home meets.
- Pajaro Dunes Tennis Courts: The home venue for practices and matches for our women’s tennis team.
- Spring Hills Golf Course: Watsonville’s public golf club, used for our golf team’s practices and home matches.
- Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball Fields: Two fields on campus for women’s junior varsity and varsity softball.
- St. Francis Pool: St. Francis swim team practice location on campus.
As a member of the Central Coast Section of the California Interscholastic Federation and the Santa Cruz County Athletic League, St. Francis High School endorses sportsmanship policies adopted by those bodies.
- Seating of Spectators
It is the policy of the Central Coast Section/C.I.F. that all persons wishing to audibly cheer or support a particular team be seated in an area designated for or most closely associated with the team in question.
Seating of persons audibly cheering for a particular team in the cheering section or areas most closely identified with the opposing team is to be avoided whenever possible and such persons shall be directed by staff to the appropriate seating location for their team.
- Behavior of spectators
Persons attending any contest hosted by St. Francis High School who violate the terms of the CCS/CIF Sportsmanship Policy will be asked to leave the premises.
- berating or mocking any school or school mascot
- berating or mocking any player or coach
- using obscene cheers or gestures
- rolling chants or cheers intended to distract players during volleyball services or basketball free throws will not be allowed.
- displaying negative signs (e.g., ones that make derogatory comment on the opposing team)
- using artificial noise makers, unless those specifically sanctioned by action of the CCS and/or the SCCAL
- berating any official
Athletic competition is an integral part of the high school experience. CIF is uniquely positioned to foster student growth in values and ethics. CIF’s ideal of “Pursuing Victory with Honor,” provides the opportunity to dramatically influence the actions of the athletic community. CIF strives to strengthen the integrity of students and adults across the state by promoting the concepts of sportsmanship, honesty and quality academics. These priorities advance the highest principles of character – trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship.
The CIF governs interscholastic athletics, promoting equity, quality, character and academic development.
- Equity – Equal opportunity without regard to race, gender, and ethnicity within all aspects of the athletic program for students, personnel, schools and governance.
- Quality – Training, education and commitment of coaches, officials, administrators and parents to improve the quality of athletic programs.
- Character – Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and good citizenship.
- Academic Development – Commitment to encourage academic growth is a high priority.