- FALL SEASON
- WINTER SEASON
- SPRING SEASON
- ATHLETIC REGISTRATION
- CLUB TEAMS
- NCAA COVID-19 ELIGIBILITY CENTER
- RECRUITING SUPPORT
- Name, Image, Likeness (NIL)
- Girls' Flag Football Signup Form
SMCHS Athletic registration
The Santa Margarita Catholic High School Athletic Department utilizes the third party website www.athleticclearance.com for athletic registration. Parents must register their student(s) for each sport they will be participating in.
The 2023-2024 physical form can be found on the SMCHS Sports Medicine website. No hard copies will be accepted.
Athletic Clearance for the 2023-24 school year will open on May 1
NCAA Eligibility Center COVID-19 Response FAQs
For Students Initially Enrolling Full Time in the 2021-22 Academic Year
Given the continuing impact of COVID-19 on the educational environment, the NCAA Eligibility Center has partnered with the NCAA membership to identify the following changes to the initial-eligibility certification process for students who initially enroll full time in a collegiate institution during the 2021-22 academic year. The Eligibility Center will continue to monitor the environment and make necessary adjustments to prioritize health, safety and fairness for all prospective student-athletes.
SMCHS Recruiting support program
Santa Margarita Catholic High School is the only high school in Orange County, and one of two in Southern California, that offers a full range of support to ALL student-athletes who wish to compete in collegiate sports.
The point person for the program is Mike Hiserman, former Sports Editor of the Los Angeles Times, who is the Associate Director of College Relations (and a baseball coach) at SMCHS. Mr. Hiserman works with the students, their families, and Eagles coaches with the goal of finding the best college fit.
Santa Margarita has a long history of sending elite athletes with strong academic resumes to the nation's best colleges. This program is designed to build on that reputation and help ANY SMCHS athlete who wishes to continue competing to find an appropriate academic-athletic match- be it at the NCAA Division 1, 2, or 3 levels, NAIA, or Junior College.
The Recruiting Support Program offers research guidance, in-person communication/ coaching, digital coaching (best practices for outreach), on-call advisory assistance and access to the SportsRecruits digital recruiting platform- a tool that enables our student-athlete to:
- Easily and efficiently research schools by area of study, geography size, cost, level of competition and other factors.
- Build a priority list of "target" schools that are proper fits.
- Build a profile that includes measurables, photos, unlimited video, social media and transcripts.
- Communicate directly with college coaches by personal email.
- Receive notifications when a college coach opens an email, views a profile, watches a video or otherwise connects with a student-athletes outreach.
Learn more about this ground-breaking program by contacting Mr. Hiserman:
phONE- (949)766-6000 EXT. 4252
Name, Image, Likeness (NIL)
NIL stands for Name, Image, Likeness and has greatly impacted the landscape for student-athletes and schools, first at the NCAA level, and now, in the California high school environment. The purpose of this page is to ensure that all stakeholders (student-athletes, coaches, and families) understand the current rules related to NIL and avoid any situation where the eligibility of a Santa Margarita student-athlete is compromised due to violations by CIF Bylaws.
The following information is an overview of the current NIL policies that apply to Santa Margarita Catholic High School student-athletes as defined by the guidelines set forth by CIF guidelines. Two CIF Bylaws apply directly to NIL and high school student-athletes: CIF Bylaw 212 (Defining amateur status) and CIF Bylaw 510 (Undue influence).
These documents will help you understand the rules and regulations of NIL in greater detail.
SMCHS Girls flag football
CIF Southern Section has approved Girls Flag Football as a CIF Fall sport. SMCHS Girls Flag Football will be a non-contact sport. If you are interested in playing or participating on the first ever Girls Flag Football team, please click on the link below to sign up.