Who We Are:
Albany Athletics Boosters (AAB) are a dedicated group of coaches, parents, administrators and Albany community members supporting all athletes and athletic programs at AHS and AMS.
Fundraise to support all sports programs and increase Albany sports spirit, maintain a quality athletic program and support our 1,200 student athletes and 25+ sports programs.
It takes $345,000 every year to sustain our current Albany Athletic Program. Albany Unified School District provides $193,000, and we anticipate this number will decrease in the next few years.
AAB’s goal is to raise more than $180,000 to help pay for equipment, uniforms, coach salaries, tournament fees, referees, and transportation to support our Albany student-athletes.
Together, we can help keep Albany School Athletics an integral part of our thriving community.
AAB General Meetings:
Monthly - 2nd Wednesday (during school year)
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Congrats go out to Sophia Nordenholz and Sean Morello, our stars of the Albany High Cross Country and Track and Field Teams.
Sean, a sophomore, broke the 3200m Albany school record previously set by Cougar Greg Bachand in “1978”. That record, which converts from 2 miles to 3200m (9:23.31), was smashed this past Saturday at the Dublin Distance Fiesta. Sean’s time was 9:08.80! That time ranks Sean 9th among sophomores in the entire USA; 24th overall in California and 3rd overall in NCS. Sean also ran a PR in the 1600m, with a time of 4:20.03. This time ranks him 46 of all sophomores in the USA; 53rd in all of California and 6th overall in NCS.
Sophia , a junior, continues to excel and improve…she got a new PR and a new school record of 4:53.26 at the Dublin Distance Fiesta. This was also a Dublin Distance Fiesta “meet” record. That time puts her 55th overall in the USA; 10th in all of California and 1st in NCS. On top of that, Sophia attained a new Dublin Distance Fiesta meet record, with a time of 10:24.23. Sophia has already set a new school record with a time of 10:05.91!! That time ranks 6th in the entire USA; 2nd in all of California; and 1st in all of NCS.
"Congratulations to Albany High’s Junior Sensation Sophia Nordenholz. Her hard work ethic as a distance runner has paid off with many honors over the past three years of running. She has been a two time State qualifier for Cross Country. In addition, she has been cross country league MVP her first two years and remained undefeated again this past Covid season. To top it all off, so far in 2021, Sophia has set new high school records in the 1600 meter (4:55.86) and 3200 meter (10:05.91) races. And….in May, she broke the NCS record set in 1978 for the 3200 meters. We wish Sophia continued success and look forward to a stellar senior year representing Albany High Cross Country and Track." - Coach Craig Stern
Welcome to Albany High School Athletics! We are excited to provide your son/daughter with an opportunity to develop physically, mentally and emotionally while participating on one of our interscholastic athletic teams. We trust it will be a positive experience that he/she will never forget.
Albany High School teams are members of the Tri Counties Athletic League (TCAL) in the North Coast Section (NCS) of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). The CIF governs all high school athletics in California.
Athletic administration and coaches uphold the purpose of our Athletic Code of Conduct which is to promote the idea of healthy competition and to set standards of good sportsmanship for everyone involved. Albany High School, along with all other TCAL schools, subscribe to the tenets of Pursuing Victory with Honor.
Athletics play an important part of Albany High School. Students learn a great deal from their participation in interscholastic athletics. Lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition and how to win and lose gracefully are an integral part of each team in our athletic program. Athletics also play an important role in helping the individual student develop a healthy self-concept as well as a healthy body. Athletic competition adds to our school spirit and helps all students - spectators as well as participants - develop pride in their school.
Shutting down in March 2020 meant that we missed out on our two major fundraisers-- Pasta Dinner & Cake Auction and the Albany Triathalon, as well as player contributions for the rest of the year. While the donations stopped, our expenses did not, and at the end of 2020 the Albany Athletics Boosters was over $40,000 in the negative.
We don't want our student athletes to return to school and find out that their sport is cancelled due to lack of funds. We don't want to tell them we can only field 1 team instead of the usual 2 or 3 because we don't have the money to pay for coaches. We don't want to tell them they can't play games because we can't afford to rent a bus for travel.
Albany Athletics Boosters is a non-profit group of parents and teachers whose goal is to raise funds to provide our Albany community with the best possible access to quality athletic experiences. We are the 2nd largest fundraiser in AUSD after School Care.
While the district covers the cost of most head coaches and some transportation, the Albany Athletics Boosters pay for EVERYTHING ELSE-- Athletic and strength trainers, extra coaches, uniforms, about half of the transportation needs, and equipment. We also support as much capital improvement as possible.
We never want to say “no” because when we do, it means a child will be missing out on the best possible athletic experience. Athletics is a crucial part of our children's educational and personal growth experiences. Many life lessons are learned through sports and the list of benefits is very long.
Please help support your sport and donate to the Albany Athletics Boosters! Thank you.
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