New Athlete Information

Welcome to Team Cubs!

Mayfield offers a well-rounded and successful high school athletic program in 11 different sports over three seasons. Our goal is to give each student the opportunity to experience athletics in a positive, fun-filled environment. We believe that the playing fields are an extension of the classroom, teaching the values and principles of Education-Based Athletics. 

You can play a sport whether you are a beginner or a seasoned athlete — you have the chance to try something new or try out for a highly competitive varsity team as a freshman. If you have the ability to be a three-sport athlete, we highly encourage you to do so.

Good to Know: General Information

Summer Athletics Camps

Summer is the ideal time to discover a sport you like and to meet potential teammates and form bonds before school begins! These workouts are NOT tryouts. Attendance does not guarantee a place on the team during the school year. All potential athletes are HIGHLY recommended to participate. By joining one of these teams you get to meet other team players and have fun while learning new skills. If you wish to leave early for a pre-booked vacation, you may do so. Missed workouts have absolutely no bearing on the team standing. Basketball offers a summer league. Learn more and register online for Summer Athletics!


Sports practice begins the day after tryouts. Practice takes place every afternoon and some Saturdays. Practice times and locations vary depending on the sport and level of play. Attendance at all practices is mandatory. Missing 20% or more will result in no credit for that season. The commitment is for the full season, including play-offs. Quitting a team midway through the season will compromise the athlete’s standing in the future.


Mayfield offers competition on two levels (JV and Varsity) for most sports. Volleyball has three levels — Frosh, JV & Varsity. A freshman may be selected for a varsity team! Post-season CIF play may impact school holidays and weekends so please check the school athletic calendar when planning vacations. Most tournaments occur over weekends and during school vacations. Please be aware of this when arranging vacation time.

Fall Athletics Tryouts

Cross Country, Golf, Tennis and Volleyball are the four fall sports offered at Mayfield Senior School. Tryouts for all sports (except Volleyball) start on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018. Volleyball tryouts start on Monday, Aug. 6. from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Freshman and JV tryouts run from Aug. 7-10 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Varsity continues from 12-2 p.m.)

These tryouts are mandatory for all athletes wishing to be on a team. Completing all the requirements on Magnus Health (including a current physical) is a pre-requisite for all sports. Regular practice continues immediately after the tryout period on a daily basis.

Our first matches/games of the season start on Aug. 17, 2018. (Download the updated Fall 2018 Athletic Schedule [PDF]. The full 2018-19 sports calendar will be posted online by mid-August.)

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  • Cross Country

    Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-17 from 6:00-8:00 a.m. Meet at the Mayfield gym. Bring clothes and shoes to run in and a water bottle. Questions? Email Coach Nick La Capria

  • Golf

    Monday, Aug. 13 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. and Tuesday-Friday, Aug. 14-17 from 8:00-10:30 a.m.
    Meet at Altadena Golf Course (1456 East Mendocino St., Altadena, CA 91001). Bring clothes and shoes to golf in. If you have clubs, bring them, if not we will be able to share.
    For this week, former coach Brennan will work with the team. Our new coach starts with the team on 8/20. Questions? Email Steve Bergen.

  • Tennis

    Monday-Friday, Aug. 13-17 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Arroyo Seco Racquet Club (920 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena, CA 91030) Bring clothes, shoes, and a tennis racket. Questions? Email Coach Silvana Stans.

  • Volleyball

    Practice continues daily Aug. 13-17 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm. daily. Questions? Contact Coach Hugo Ayala

Health Requirements

All students trying out for and/or playing on a team, including during summer, must have a physical on file with the school. All relevant information must be uploaded to Magnus Health prior to the start of sport.

What to Expect

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  • Basketball and Badminton

    Basketball and Badminton practices are on campus in the gym. Summer basketball is highly recommended for all potential players. Both F/S and Varsity play in a summer Tournament and league for basketball.
  • Cross Country

    Cross Country is a fall sport, and our runners start practicing in the summer. The first day of practice is June 18, 2018. Practices are held early morning and are usually around the Rose Bowl area. Students are brought back to campus in time for summer classes. The top 12-16 Athletes may attend a week-long camp in Big Bear the second week in August. All runners will continue practice the following week. The teams usually attend one or two overnight trips during the season, competing in San Francisco and Clovis. Extra fees apply to these trips. This highly successful team usually competes in the CIF State meet in Fresno over Thanksgiving weekend.
  • Golf

    Golf is played at various courses; Brookside and Altadena are used as our home courses generally. Matches can take up to 4 hours of play.
  • Soccer

    Soccer practices and home games are at Occidental College.
  • Softball

    Softball practices happen on campus in the batting cage and pitching zone as well as at Brookside Diamond #2. All home games are at Brookside.
  • Strength & Conditioning

    Pre-Season Strength & Conditioning takes place on campus in three six-week periods. This is typically held three days a week for one hour after school.
  • Swim and Dive

    Swim occurs off campus at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada. (Subject to change) Practice times vary depending on the facility. There are morning practices three times a week as well as afternoons. Coaches will drive the athletes to training in the school vans from Mayfield Senior School. Swimmers attend Tournaments/Invitationals on Saturdays and selected swimmers may attend an overnight trip for a meet. Extra fees apply.
  • Tennis

    Tennis practices occur off campus for varsity and on campus for JV. All JV and varsity matches are played at the Arroyo Racquet Center, our home base. Athletes are expected to practice over the summer on campus.
  • Track and Field

    Track and Field practice is on campus and at South Pasadena High School, as well as surrounding areas for long runs. Some Invitational Meets are held over Spring break and all are on Saturdays.
  • Water Polo

    Water Polo occurs off campus at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Cañada. These practices are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. daily. Coaches will drive the athletes to Prep in the school vans from Mayfield Senior School. Water Polo athletes attend tournaments/invitationals on Saturdays.
  • Volleyball

    Summer Volleyball practice is highly recommended and essential for potential varsity players. Practice starts on June 18, 2018 for all new and lower level players. Varsity players are required to attend a pre-season camp with morning and evening training from August 9-20, 2018. The varsity team will compete in the prestigious Queen of the Court Tournament over the weekend of August 11-12. Varsity will also attend an overnight tournament during the season — the Hudl Invite in San Diego on October 12-13. CIF playoffs can carry over to the Thanksgiving weekend. All three teams play in an all-day tournament during the regular season.

Athletics News

Sports by Season

• Cross Country (V, JV)
• Golf (V, JV)
• Tennis (V, JV)
• Volleyball (V, JV, F/S)


• Basketball (V, JV)
• Soccer (V, JV)
• Water Polo (V, JV)


• Badminton (V, JV)
• Softball (V)
• Swim & Dive (V, JV)
• Track & Field (V, JV)

Prep League Schools

Chadwick Preparatory School
Flintridge Preparatory School
Mayfield Senior School 
Pasadena Polytechnic School
Providence High School 
Rio Hondo Preparatory School
Westridge School for Girls
Brentwood (Water Polo only)
La Salle (Water Polo only) 

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Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 21 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.