Dear Incoming Panthers - Freshman Class of 2025,
School will soon be here and it's time to show your school pride and exhibit your talents by representing VHS on the athletic fields this fall. 
In the Fall we have football, B&G's cross country, Girls' tennis, Girls' golf, field hockey, boys water polo and girls volleyball. 
You must have a physical to tryout. The physical must be from within the last twelve months to be valid. You can find an Athletic Clearance packet at the bottom of the page, that needs to be filled out by your parents and the doctor's office for you to turn in before trying out. 
 Football   Coach Dave Bottom
                *Football is working out now M-Th 4-6 pm at VHS in the stadium.
                 The first day of the official start of the season is Friday
                 July 30, 2021. For questions please contact Coach
                 Bottom ASAP.
Volleyball - Coach Julie Kaiser -
                Tryouts are Monday Aug 2, 2021, 3-5 pm, Varsity will stay
                until 6 pm. VHS Gym
Boys Water Polo - Coach Dave Spence -
                Tryouts Wednesday Aug. 11, 12:45-3:45pm at The Wave Waterpark
B&G's Cross Country - Coach Sonia Rodriguez -                                         - 
                  Tryouts TBA, contact Coach Rodriguez ASAP
Girls Tennis - Coach Minh Lam -
                   Tryouts Monday Aug. 9, 4-6pm, Brengle Terrace  Courts
Girls Golf - Coach Aaron McGregor -
                  Tryouts Monday Aug. 16, 3:30 pm at the Golf Club of 
                   California in Fallbrook. 
Field Hockey - Coach Christine Hough -
                           Tryouts - Monday Aug. 9, 5-7pm; Tuesday Aug 10 - 4-6pm; Wed Aug 11- 
                           5-7pm; Th Aug 12, 4-6 pm; Friday Aug. 13 TBA

For those interested in what comes along after the Fall, we have:
Winter sports
Boys Basketball - Coach Anthony Bolton -
Girls Basketball - Coach Pat Moramarco -
B&G's Soccer - Coach Hector Prado -
Wrestling - Coach Edgar Ayala -
Girls Water Polo - Coach Kyle Smethurst -
Competition Cheer Squad - Coach Shannon Caponera -
Spring Sports Offerings:
Baseball - Coach Andres Esquibel -
Softball - OPEN TBA
B&G's Track & Field - OPEN TBA
Boys Golf - Aaron McGregor -
Boys Tennis - Minh Lam -
B&G's Swimming - Coach Dave Spence -
Girls Lacrosse - OPEN TBA 

Incoming Freshman and any other interested students: Summer Athletics and 2021-22 athletic sign-ups now available. See the link below. 


 Athletic Sign Up Form

We will now be allowing indoor spectators - 2 guests per athlete.

At the outdoor events, we will now be allowed - 4 guests per athlete. 

You may participate in all VHS athletics whether you are in  Virtual School or VISTA CLASSIC Learning.
See the link below to the most current CIF News regarding athletics.
CIF Update 2/24/21
CIF Update 2/21/21
CIF Update 2/18/21
SD Union Article 12/3/2020

Pursuing Victory With Honor

It is an honor to welcome you to Vista High School, home of the Panthers. Vista High School athletic program has a rich tradition of commitment to excellence in academics and athletics. Our scholar-athletes are dedicated to demonstrating good sportsmanship, while displaying the six pillars of character (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, citizenship, caring, and fairness) both on and off the playing field. Vista High teachers, coaches, and athletes understand that participating in our athletic program is a privilege.

As Panthers, we give our best effort in all that we do. We strive to bring pride and respect to our programs, teams, teammates, and our school. We win with honor, and lose with character. Our students are our priority, VHS Athletics Department makes each decision keeping the best interest of our students on and off the field.

We invite all of our parents to join our Athletics Booster Club, which is our support to our athletic programs. Without our Booster support we could not provide our students with the best athletic programs they deserve.


Pat Moramarco,  
Athletic Director

760-726-5611 ext. 71060

Fall Sports

Winter Sports

Spring Sports



Please Note:

To be eligible to participate in any co-curricular activities, district policy requires that a student:

  • Grades 9, 10 and 11 be enrolled in a minimum of 6 classes. Have a 2.0 non-weighted GPA after each grading period and pass 20 credits.
  • Grade 12 be enrolled in a minimum of 5 classes. Have a 2.0 non-weighted GPA after each grading period and pass 20 credits.
  • In addition, CIF athletic rules require athletes to pass a minimum of 20 credits each grading period.

Insurance is required to participate in any sport. The athlete must show evidence that he/she is already insured through a family insurance carrier or must purchase insurance authorized by the school district. Students/families can purchase low costStudent & Athletic Accident Insurance here.

Please Note:

Parents and athletes will sign an athletic clearance packet confirming that the athlete has adequate insurance. This must be completed prior to tryouts.

The forms and/or information you'll need to meet the different eligibility requirements are below. Click the appropriate link(s) to download what you need.

Sports Physical Information

Athletic Clearance Packet

Athlete Insurance Form

CIF Concussion Information

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information

CIF Opioids Factsheet

Athletic Handbook

Assurance of Nondiscrimination

Vista Unified School District prohibits unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender-identity, or gender expression, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. VUSD requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying.

Garantía de no discriminación

Vista Unified School District (VUSD, por sus siglas en inglés) prohíbe la discriminación ilegal, incluyendo el acoso discriminatorio, intimidación o <<bullying>> en programas educativos, actividades o empleo, por motivos, ya sea reales o supuestos, de la raza, el color, la ascendencia, el origen nacional, la nacionalidad, el estatus migratorio, el origen étnico, la identificación de grupo étnico, la edad, la religión, el estado conyugal o parental, la discapacidad física o mental, el sexo, la orientación sexual, el género, la identificación de género, o la expresión de género o la asociación con una persona o un grupo que tenga uno o más de las mismas características, ya sean reales o supuestas. VUSD requiere que el personal escolar tome medidas inmediatas para intervenir al presenciar un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o <<bullying>>, cuando sea seguro hacerlo.

Vista High School offers non-discriminatory Educational and Athletic Equity pursuant to EC221.9.

VUSD Title IX Coordinator

Sandra Ceja
Executive Director, Student Support Services
760-726-2170 x92182

Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.

Sex Equity in Education
Sex Equity in Education Act reporting form 2020-21 numbers.pdf

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Report 18/19
Report 17/18