Chris Ruffinelli

Athletic Director


The Athletic Department serves as an integral part of Rio Mesa High School, and its mission is to provide an opportunity, through athletic competition, for students to develop physically, socially, intellectually, and emotionally. At Rio Mesa, athletics is viewed as an extension of the classroom in which student-athletes learn to strive for excellence in an atmosphere of teamwork, sportsmanship, and respect.


Student-athletes at Rio Mesa High School must be academically eligible with a GPA of at least 2.0 and passing at least 20 semester credits. They must be well-behaved at all times and realize that athletic participation is a privilege, not a right. They are to be always respectful to teachers, coaches, officals, opponents, and classmates. In addition, Rio Mesa High School’s student-athletes are expected to be drug and alcohol free.

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Contact Us

Chris Ruffinelli, Athletic Director
Telephone: 805-278-1779

Lauri Scott, Athletic Secretary
Telephone: 805-278-5508



Boy’s Basketball

All 8th grade boys that are planning to attend Rio Mesa High School and want to try out for the boys basketball team, tryouts are Friday June 14 5:30-8 pm and Saturday 1:30-4 pm. You must have proof of a current sport physical. You need to go on  to register for athletics (2019-2020) and upload a current physical and transportation form.

Also if you still need a sports physical, Rio Mesa High School is offering sports physicals this Thursday, June 6th. Boys are 3-4:30pm and girls are 4:30-6 pm. The cost is $20.00.

If you have questions about tryouts, contact coach Kiech at

Girls Basketball

Summer Basketball Program
The Rio Mesa Girls Basketball Program runs for five weeks. It involves two tournaments for athletes that are attempting to earn a place on the varsity team and one tournament for the lower level teams. The lower level players will have separate practice sessions from the more advanced players and will also have the opportunity to play in a league that we host at Rio Mesa. In addition to their practices the more advanced athletes will participate in one summer league and two multi-team scrimmages. Athletes will be asked to participate according to their demonstrated skill level. The summer program is an evaluation period and team assignment will be based on ability and commitment.  All participants must be athletically cleared in order to participate.  Please create and complete your online athletic clearance account for 2019-2020 at and upload a current physical and transportation form.

2019 June Girls Basketball Summer Program

2019 July Girls Basketball Summer Program


Boys and Girls Cross-Country

2019 July and August Cross Country Summer Practice Schedules


***There will be no practices held on Fridays***

June 17th – July 7th – Dead Period – Weight Training ONLY from 1 pm – 3 pm for JV and Varsity and 2 pm – 4 pm for Freshmen

Summer Practice will be from July 8th through July 26th Monday – Friday for ALL players from 2 pm – 5:30 pm.  ***There will be NO PRACTICE held on July 19th or July 26th***

July 29th – August 3rd will be 2-a-day practices Monday – Saturday

Practice 1: arrive 8:45 am

Practice 9 am – 11:45 am

Lunch 12 pm – 1 pm

Weights 1 pm – 2pm

Meeting 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm

Practice 2: 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

August 5th is the first day of official practice and will be Monday – Friday times to be determined

Girls Golf

Boys Soccer

Girls Soccer

Rio Mesa Girls’ Soccer
Tryouts for 2019-20 Season will be on June 24th — 26th, 9am-12pm and August 5th— 7th, 9—11am @ RMHS Stadium Field
3 Day set required
-Open to all RMHS students.  Planning to have 3 Team this year: Frosh / JV / Varsity – Experience Not Required

**Must Have: Athletic Physical & Athletic Clearance Complete at WWW.ATHLETICCLEARANCE.COM 

No physical, no try-out-No Exceptions!

Any Questions, Contact :
(805) 278-1776
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Boys Volleyball

Summer Tryouts Information

Girls Volleyball

Summer Tryouts Information