The athletic program at Novato High School offers students the opportunity to compete in a wide variety of competitive inter-scholastic sports. Currently, the school offers more than 16 Varsity sports and 46 teams of various competitive levels including Freshmen. Each team is coached by qualified and knowledgeable coaches committed to providing outstanding programs and opportunities for Novato High School student-athletes. Novato competes in the Marin County Athletic League (MCAL) for all sports. The MCAL is a highly competitive league that consists of both public and private schools. Novato also is an active member of the North Coast Section (NCS) of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF). The NCS spans the area from the California-Oregon border to south of the Bay.