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The Gooden School encourages participation in athletics because it provides our students with another arena for living the 3Rs as well as important life lessons such as teamwork, sportsmanship, and leadership.
The athletics department prides itself on living a commitment to excellence in academics, athletics, and life, which allows Gooden’s student-athletes to learn that collaboration and fun, coupled with hard work and dedication, lead to personal growth and success.
Beginning in the fifth grade, students may join any of our teams that compete with similarly sized schools across the San Gabriel Valley in the Foothill Sports League.
Gooden athletics offers students an opportunity to play sports at two levels. Our varsity team provides seventh and eighth-graders, and some sixth-grade students, the opportunity to play at a higher skill level while our junior varsity teams consist of our younger athletes in the fourth through sixth-grades. The school also offers sports clinics for younger students who wish to learn a new sport in a safe and supportive environment.  
At Gooden, we take pride in the valuable life lessons that students learn while representing the school, as opposed to a focus on wins and losses.
Gooden currently offers the following sports:
Boys’ football varsity and junior varsity if numbers allow. 
Girls’ volleyball, junior varsity and varsity
Basketball, boys’ and girls’ junior varsity and varsity 
Boys’ varsity and junior varsity volleyball
Girls varsity and junior varsity football
Varsity co-ed soccer