• At Cloverdale Middle School we offer a variety of sports for our students. Sports have long been recognized as essential to the physical, social, and emotional development of young people. Also, student athletes perform better academically because of their desire to play.

    "Athletics can serve as a powerful academic motivator for all athletes, especially those not otherwise inclined to perform to the best of their ability in the classroom. There are many students who see school as secondary to athletics, but coaches and families often require minimum academic performances of students before they are permitted to play. This teaches athletes to value their classes and earn the privilege of playing sports."

    Click on the link below to read about more benefits from participating in sports.

    The Increasingly Important Role of Athletics in Schools; Benefits of Student Athletics for Schools and Children.