Canandaigua has a long standing tradition of excellence in Athletics that includes many League, Sectional, and State Championship teams.

The Canandaigua City School District offers a comprehensive, diversified Interscholastic Athletic program. We offer 30 different sport programs and 81 teams involving grades 7-12. There are over 1800 roster spots available to our students. Last year Canandaigua teams participated in over 1500 contests.

Our student athletes and coaches work together to create a positive environment designed to foster good sportsmanship and the development of character.

To check the sports calendar, click the gray button in the right column of this page for the most up-to-date schedules for all the Braves Interscholastic teams.

Fall Sports 2020 - First Day of Practice - Times & Locations

Cross Country 
JV & Varsity - Monday, Sept. 28 - 3:15 - 5:15  - Academy Upper Sports Field near South Lot
Modified- Monday, Oct. 5 - 3:15 - 4:45 - Academy Upper Sports Field near South Lot 
Boys Soccer
JV & Varsity - Monday, Sept. 28 - 3:15 - 5 - Meet at Exhibition Field Bleachers
Modified - Monday, Oct. 5 - 3:00 - 4:30 - Northeast Park (Slight Change)
Girls Soccer
JV & Varsity - Monday, Sept. 28 - 3:15 - 5:15 - Braves Field (Turf)
Modified - Monday, Oct. 5- 3:30 - 5 - CMS Fields 
Girls Swimming 
JV & Varsity - Monday, Sept. 28 - 3 - 5:30 p.m. - CA Pool
Modified - Monday, October 5 - Practice time TBD - CA Pool
Girls Tennis 
JV & Varsity - Monday, Sept. 28 - 3 - 5 p.m. - CMS Tennis Courts
Modified - Monday, Oct. 5 - 3:30 - 5 p.m. - Academy Courts 

Student-Athletes are required to bring their own water bottle, and enough water for an entire practice, every day.


2020 - 2021 Information

2020 - 2021 Start Dates

Fall Sports- 
September 28, 2020 (Varsity & JV)
 October 5, 2020 (Modified)




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Our Mission Statement

The mission of the Canandaigua City School District's Interscholastic Athletic Department is to promote excellence in athletics as an integral part of our educational mission, creating a positive, balanced, atmosphere of sportsmanship, character, discipline, perseverance, team spirit and fun for students, coaches and our community.

Program Philosophy

The athletic program is an integral part of the overall educational program in the Canandaigua City School District. The program promotes a desire in our student body and community to take an active part in our sports program either as participants or spectators.
The aim of the program is to develop highly competitive athletes, but not to lose sight of educational values such as sportsmanship, health, scholastic attainment, etc.. The program is to occupy a position in the curriculum comparable to other subjects or activities and to aid in promoting school pride.

Jim Simmons

Jim Simmons
Athletic Director


Concussion Management

District & NYS Concussion Management Information
It is the policy and procedure of the Canandaigua School District to seek the safe return to play for all sick or injured athletes.
Recent research in sports-related concussion injuries has increased awareness in both the medical community and the general public. This valuable new knowledge forces us to rethink our approach to concussion recognition and management.