Teams

Tech’s Athletic Program has inspired and motivated thousands of student-athletes for more than a century. Below are brief descriptions of the Bulldog teams for each season — fall, winter and spring. 

You’ll note that some sports have webpages hosted on MaxPreps — the Oakland Athletic League’s chosen platform — that are maintained by coaches and/or parents. If you’re interested in volunteering to manage a sport’s content, please fill out this Google Form as well as notify the team coach(s). A few teams use other communication vehicles such as Facebook and standalone websites.

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Fall Sports

CROSS CROUNTRY (Men & Women)

Tech’s Cross Country team is a dedicated group of student-athletes who work to support and encourage one another to achieve their individual and team best. 

Practices: Mon-Fri after school at the Tech track, Bushrod Park, Lake Temescal or Mountain View Cemetery; twice a week students run in the hills

Meets: Saturdays in the East Bay plus one trip to southern California and another to Fresno for the State Championships

Tryouts: First two weeks of the school year

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country MaxPreps pages

FOOTBALL (Men)

Football has been a part of Tech since the school’s founding in 1914. The team is family-centered, education-focused and powered by a strong desire to ensure that all student-athletes are equipped with the life skills to carry them throughout adulthood.

Practices: Mon-Fri after school on Tech’s field

Games: Played throughout the adjoining counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin

Tryouts: Begins in Jan. with off-season weight training; Passing League in June and July; and official practice second week of Aug.

Men’s Football Varsity and JV MaxPreps pages

GOLF (Women)

Women’s Golf at Tech started in 2013 as a coach-initiated endeavor. Once learned, golf can be enjoyed for the rest of one’s life. Golf clubs are provided during the season.

Practices: After school Mon-Thurs at the Lake Chabot Golf Course above the Oakland Zoo.

Matches: Wednesdays

Tryouts: All women interested in learning to play golf are welcome to join the team

Women’s Golf MaxPreps page

ICE HOCKEY (Coed)

Bulldogs on ice? You bet! The coed Ice Hockey Team was formed in 2009 by Tech PE teacher Kelly Haskins and has been nurtured by volunteer support from Oakland firefighters and a host of parent volunteers. The team competes against club teams in the non-checking high school league run by the San Jose Sharks. Our program is about fostering a love of the game of hockey while building friendships and character through team play. We try to find a spot for everyone who comes to tryouts. Equipment is provided.

Practices: Twice a week at the Oakland Ice Center in Uptown from Sept. into mid-March, with games starting in Oct.

Games: Played in Oakland, San Jose and Fremont, and are typically on the weekends

Tryouts: Usually in the first week of Sept. — no experience necessary

Ice Hockey Facebook page

TENNIS (Women)

Tech’s tennis teams have a long history at Tech and have been the launchpads for a number of highly competitive players.

Practices: Team practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday on Tech’s four tennis courts. Open courts are available for individuals to play and/or practice Wednesdays and Fridays.

Matches: OAL matches against league school are held at Tech or Skyline

Tryouts: Normally held prior to League matches in early Sept.

Women’s Tennis MaxPreps page

VOLLEYBALL (Women)

Information to come.

Women’s Volleyball Varsity and JV MaxPreps pages

ROWING (Men & Women)

Tech has been home to a rowing team off and on for 50 years, and is currently sponsored by the East Bay Rowing Club and US Rowing “America Rows” program.

Practices: 3 days a week after school plus Saturday mornings at The Jack London Aquatic Center in downtown Oakland. Students either take the bus, drive or bike to practices.

Regattas: Held throughout Northern California on the weekends

Tryouts: All interested students are welcome to join the team

Rowing website

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Winter Sports

BASKETBALL (Men)

Tech’s men’s highly competitive basketball team has been a big, exciting part of the school community for generations.

Practices: 5 days a week and an occasional Saturday in the Boy’s Gym and Girl’s Gym. Conditioning takes place Sept. and Oct.

Games: Take place at Tech and surrounding high schools

Tryouts: Open Gym and tryouts are held at the end of Oct./early Nov.

Men’s Basketball Varsity, JV and Freshmen MaxPreps pages

BASKETBALL (Women)

Women’s basketball has been around since the inception of the High School in the early 1900s. Both experienced and inexperienced players are encouraged to participate.

Practices: 5 days a week during the season (Nov. to Mar.) and 2-3 days a week out of season in the Girls or Boys Gym

Games: Played locally

Tryouts: Held during the first week of official practice in early Nov. 

Women’s Basketball Varsity and JV MaxPreps pages

ICE HOCKEY (Coed)

Bulldogs on ice? You bet! The coed Ice Hockey Team was formed in 2009 by Tech PE teacher Kelly Haskins and has been nurtured by volunteer support from Oakland firefighters and a host of parent volunteers. The team competes against club teams in the non-checking high school league run by the San Jose Sharks. Our program is about fostering a love of the game of hockey while building friendships and character through team play. Equipment is provided.

Practices: Twice a week at the Oakland Ice Center in Uptown from Sept. into mid-March, with games starting in Oct.

Games: Played in Oakland, San Jose and Fremont, and are typically on the weekends

Tryouts: Usually in the first week of Sept. — no experience necessary. We try to find a spot for everyone who comes to tryouts. 

Ice Hockey Facebook page

SOCCER (Men)

Established within the past decade, Tech’s Men’s soccer team is the proud winner of several championships and is now one of the school’s most popular sports.

Practices: Held after school 4-5 days a week on the Tech field, and generally run 1.5 hours long

Matches: Usually played 2 days a week against other OUSD schools

Tryouts: Late Oct. and runs for 2-3 days

Men’s Soccer Varsity and JV MaxPreps pages

SOCCER (Women)

Women’s Soccer has been thriving at Oakland Tech since its inception in 2009 and boasts a number of championship titles.

Practices: After school 4-5 days a week on the Tech field

Matches: Varsity women’s soccer matches are played on Wednesdays and Fridays, and JV matches are played on Saturdays

Tryouts: Early Nov. (season begins mid- to late-Nov.)

Women’s Soccer Varsity and JV MaxPreps pages

WRESTLING (Men & Women)

Information to come.

Men’s & Women’s Wresting MaxPreps page

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Spring Sports

BASEBALL (Men)

Men’s Baseball has been a treasured sport at Tech for more than a century.

Practices: Held after school five days a week at Tech’s baseball field — the Rickey Henderson Field (RHF) on 45th St near Telegraph Ave. RHF is maintained with the volunteer support of our Tech baseball community

Games: Played 1-2 times during the week with other Oakland and OAL schools

Tryouts: Held in late Jan. There is a fall program which helps build both baseball specific skills and strong academic habits that includes a mandatory study hall

Men’s Baseball website as well as Varsity, JV and Freshman MaxPreps pages

GOLF (Men)

Practices: After school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Lake Chabot Golf Course

Matches: Typically held once a week

Tryouts: There are no tryouts to join the team but there are qualifying rounds to select participants for the team matches

Men’s Golf MaxPreps page

LACROSSE (Men)

Information to come.

Men’s Lacrosse Varsity MaxPreps page

LACROSSE (Women)

Women’s Lacrosse began at Tech in 2011 inspired by student and parent interest.

Practices: 5 days a week on the Tech campus

Games: Most games are played at Tech against public and private school teams in the Oakland, Berkeley and San Francisco area.

Tryouts: Take place the first week of Feb.

Women’s Lacrosse Varsity MaxPreps page

SOFTBALL (Women)

Information to come.

Softball Varsity MaxPreps page

SWIMMING (Men & Women)

Swimming has enjoyed great success at Tech. The team has dominated league swimming over the past several years, winning its meets consistently and capturing league championships in all events.

Practices: Monday through Thursday immediately after school. They start in late Jan./early Feb. at Temescal Pool next door to Tech

Meets: Typically held on Fridays. 

Men’s Swimming Varsity and JV and Women’s Swimming Varsity and JV MaxPreps pages

TENNIS (Men)

Practices: Held on the 4 tennis courts on campus, team practices are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Open courts are available for individuals to play and/or practice Wednesdays and Fridays.

Matches: OAL matches against league school are held on campus at Tech or Skyline.

Tryouts: Normally held prior to League matches in late Feb.

Men’s Tennis Varsity MaxPreps page

TRACK & FIELD (Men & Women)

Practices: Mon-Fri after school at the Tech track, Bushrod Park, Lake Temescal or Mountain View Cemetery; twice a week students run in the hills

Meets: Saturdays in the East Bay plus one trip to southern California and another to Fresno for the State Championships

Men’s Varsity and Women’s Varsity MaxPreps pages

VOLLEYBALL (Men)

Men’s Volleyball started in 2015 initiated by the OAL League to add more athletics to the district.

Practices: 4-5 days a week after school at the Tech gym

Games: Played locally against other Oakland and OAL schools

Tryouts: Late Jan. for 2-3 days.

Men’s Volleyball Varsity MaxPreps page

ROWING (Men & Women)

Tech has been home to a rowing team off and on for 50 years, and is currently sponsored by the East Bay Rowing Club and US Rowing “America Rows” program. 

Practices: 3 days a week after school plus Saturday mornings at The Jack London Aquatic Center in downtown Oakland. Students either take the bus, drive or bike to practices

Regattas: Held throughout Northern California on the weekends

Tryouts: All interested students are welcome to join the team

Rowing website

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