Damien High School offers a quality athletic program that provides opportunities for the physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual development of its participants, players, and coaches.
Through athletics, student-athletes learn social skills and life lessons that come through true competition: effort, teamwork, sportsmanship, preparation, dignity, worth, and handling adversity. Athletic participation provides opportunities to exhibit sportsmanship and Christian conduct. It encourages hard work and perseverance. It allows the student-athletes to strive and fail, but provides opportunities to start again and achieve success. It also provides opportunities for handling success in a Christ-honoring way.
The goals and outcomes that are inherent in athletics provide for real-life learning that is necessary for functioning in life. Athletics is one avenue at Damien High School that maximizes the gifts and abilities of students and prepares each for the demands of college and the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
Damien is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation – Southern Section. Damien competes in the Baseline League, a high school athletic conference. The league is comprised of Chino Hills, Damien (La Verne, CA), Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga, CA), Los Osos (Rancho Cucamonga, CA), Rancho Cucamonga, St. Lucy’s (Glendora, CA) and Upland.
Damien High School offers its students 15 different athletic programs to participate across CIF and non-CIF associations. Students are also are able to contribute to the athletic programs as team managers, statisticians, or athletic trainers.