O’Dowd’s long-standing athletic tradition is defined by its commitment to excellence in the development of scholar-athletes. O’Dowd has been consistently ranked in the top ten of nearly 175 North Coast Section independent and public schools for academic and athletic excellence. Over 700 students play interscholastic athletics and our top scholars make up a large portion of our outstanding athletes.
Student-Athlete Leadership Team (SALT)
SALT is a new year-long class focused on individual student-athlete identity, discovery and development of personal leadership skills and more. Details »
CIF NCS UPDATE
At this time there is a proposed sport calendar that has been set and corresponds with the colored tiers as reported by the state each week.
On January 14th, the North Coast Section Executive Committee voted and approved the updated 2020-21 NCS SPORT BREAKDOWN & CALENDAR, based on COVID-19 color tiers. This proposal still needs final approval from the NCS Board of Managers who meet to vote on January 29th.
Our athletic department is involved in regular meetings at the league and section level as we continue to prepare and plan for what the 2020-21 sports calendar may look like. We will continue to update families on what that will mean for teams at O’Dowd.
PLT4M and OYO (on your own) workouts
Coach Beito has put together workouts for student-athletes to do between now and our next round of pod workouts. Please be sure to stay committed so you don’t lose your momentum. Reach out to Coach Beito with any questions. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
MENTAL SKILLS COACHING – A French Effect
A reminder that our sport mental skills coach is available for online 1-1 coaching sessions. These are FREE and available for all student-athletes. Please see this document for sign up information. (email@example.com)
SCHOOL AND CLUB PARTICIPATION- CIF Bylaws 600‐605 have been suspended for this school year. Allowing Student-Athletes to play for both school and club teams without a penalty of forfeiture for schools.
COMMUNICATIONS- All communications from the Athletic Department will be posted on the Athletic website, sent via email, and through correspondence with sport team coaches. Please make sure your family is registered and has up to date email addresses in your FamilyID account so that you are receiving all communications.
FAMILY ID REGISTRATION- All incoming freshmen and returning students must register through Family ID for updates. Please follow the instructions below to get started.
- Register for sports by clicking on our “Register to Play” link
- Be sure to upload your current physical when you register
- Student-Athletes continue to check your O’Dowd email for communications and updates from coaches
We will continue to send updates as we receive them.
Carlos Reed, Hillary Kigar, Joanne Kinyon, Kiah Sundermeir, Jay Beito, Mike Bowler
O’Dowd Athletic Department
May 24, 2021, Athletic Celebration. (click image to enter slideshow mode, to command or control/click to save images)
April 1, 2021, NLI Signing Event. Recording here
February 3, 2021, NLI Signing Event. Recording here.
November 12, 2020, NLI Signing Event. Recording here.
July 29, 2020– Dragon Hoops Book Chat and Interview (with suprise visit by many team members)
April 22, 2020, – Final NLI Signing day of the year. Recording here.
May 19, 2020 – End of Year Student-Athlete Celebration. Recording here.