A Catholic, college preparatory high school located in beautiful Sonoma County.

About Athletics


         Welcome to the 2022-2023 School Year!


Cardinal Newman High School is proud to offer our students 28 Sports Programs!  Our three seasons of sport include: 

Fall Sports: Coed Cheer, Men's & Women's Cross Country, Women's Golf, Football, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Men's & Women's Water Polo

Winter Sports: Men's & Women's Basketball, Coed Cheer, Men's & Women's Soccer, Men's & Women's Wrestling 

Spring Sports: Baseball, Women's Beach Volleyball Club, Men's Golf, Men's & Women's Lacrosse, Softball, Men's & Women's Swimming, Men's Tennis, Men's & Women's Track & Field, Men's Volleyball

The 2022-2023 CIF start dates for each season of sport are:

Fall Sports: Monday, August 8th 

Winter Sports: Monday, October 31st

Spring Sports: Monday, February 6th

SportsNet Clearance Process

Cardinal Newman utilizes an online platform for all of the sports clearance paperwork called SportsNet. This system allows completion of all eligibility paperwork via electronic signature. Sports Physical information can be uploaded into the system and can be easily updated with each new school year.  Emergency contact information and health history questions will be filled out upon registration and stay with  the student throughout their time at Cardinal Newman.  SportsNet allows for the athletic department to create digital emergency travel cards for each sports team/ coach. Please click HERE for an instructional letter that will walk you through how to create your SportsNet account. If you have any questions regarding the  SportsNet system please contact the Athletic Department at 707-546-6470 ext. 146.

ImPACT Baseline Testing

To ensure the safety of our student-athletes who participate in an interscholastic sport that may put them at a greater risk of sustaining a concussion, Cardinal Newman requires mandatory ImPACT (Immediate Pre/Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) testing of all Cardinal Newman student-athletes. Our Athletic Trainers administer the ImPACT test online and use it to document the healthy brain function of our student-athletes. If a student-athlete suffers a head injury, ImPACT post-injury testing will assist with concussion treatment decisions. Please review the CIF Concussion Info Sheet and CIF Concussion Return to Play (RTP) Protocol to familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of a concussion and the specific procedures for RTP if your son or daughter experiences concussion-like symptoms from participating in an interscholastic sport. 

Please continue to check back for our 2022-2023 ImPACT Test Dates. 

Sport Participation Fees

Sport participation fees are automatically assessed through student billing. Please do not send in payment! The 2022-2023 Sport Participation Fees are $300 for Football, $250 for Men's Lacrosse and $200 for all other sports. Note that additional fees (i.e.-team gear, equipment, travel fees, etc.) may apply based on the nature of the sport. 

SportsNet Clearance Resources

Cardinal Newman Sports Clearance Process.

CIF Preparticipation Physical Evaluation (PPE) Forms 

Student-Athlete Health & Wellness Resources

CIF Concussion Information

CIF Student Health & Wellness Information 

CIF Opioid Fact Sheet

CIF Heat Illness Information 

CIF Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information

CIF Performance Enhancement Information

Parent Resources

Driver Permission Form for parent drivers.

Diocesan Clearance Requirements for parent volunteers (coming soon)