Athletics Overview

A Thriving Legacy

The Oakland Tech Athletics program has served as the launchpad for a number of history-making athletes, including Rickey Henderson, John Brodie and Marshawn Lynch. In recent years, Oakland Tech has won the Oakland Athletic League (OAL) championships in football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, golf, softball, badminton, tennis, soccer and swimming.


At Oakland Tech, we expect all our student-athletes to be outstanding citizens and role models. To be eligible for participation, students must maintain minimum progress toward graduation and must maintain a C average (2.0) in academic work.

Poor attendance, physical violence or fighting of any kind, possession of drugs or alcohol, or more than two suspensions from school will result in a student becoming ineligible for any extracurricular activity. Eligibility is determined from the preceding marking period’s report card and will be monitored by the coach of the sport. To be eligible, students must not be credit deficient by more than ten credits. All eligibility issues will be reviewed by the administration.

For more information, please contact Jim Coplan,Tech’s Athletic Director.

Mandatory Forms

All student-athletes are required to fill out and submit both the Pre-participation Physical Evaluation form AND the Health Statement/Insurance Verification and Parent Consent form before they can try out or practice. Forms are available here.

Credit for Sports

Student-athletes may earn Physical Education or elective credits for participating in various Oakland Tech sports. Learn about the OUSD policy here. 

Sports Web Pages

Some Tech sports (not all) have web pages hosted on the MaxPreps platform and are maintained by parents or coaches. The rowing website is here and the ice hockey Facebook link is here. If you’re interested in volunteering to manage a sport’s website information — for example, post scores and schedules — please fill out and submit this simple Google Form. (You’ll be a hero to the many families on your team!)

California Interscholastic Federation Participation Census 2016-17

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Nondiscrimination Policy

OUSD prohibits unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) against any student, employee, or other person participating in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those programs or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person’s actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200 or 220, Government Code 11135, or Penal Code 422.55 or Title IX, or based on his/her association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610). Complaint forms are available at school sites, on the district webpage at – under District Services – Ombudsperson or at the Office of the Ombudsperson, located at 1000 Broadway, Suite 150, Oakland, California 94607. For further information, call 510-879-4281. BOARD POLICY 0410.

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