• Helix Athletic Program

    Helix's athletic program is one of the largest and most successful programs in San Diego County, offering numerous boys' and girls' sports at the freshman, junior varsity, and varsity levels. Our athletic department strives to develop a sports-based community promoting powerful learning, integrity, accountability, and a strong work-ethic. We maintain high expectations and uphold our rich traditions while providing student-athletes with transferable life skills through a relentless pursuit of success.


    We are proud to welcome Marisa Elbers, an Athletic Mindset Coach, to our team!


    Visit our Helix Athletics website to see schedules, buy tickets, get athletic clearance and more.


Phone: 619-644-1940 x 127


Degrees and Certifications:

Damon Chase

Athletic Director

  • Alumnus of Helix High 
  • SDSU grad
  • In 20th year with Helix
  • Athletic Director since 2003
  • Certified Master Athletic Director (CMAA)

Phone: 619-644-1940 x 206


Degrees and Certifications:

Kathryn Welch

Assistant Athletic Director

  • Alumnus of Helix High 
  • In 15th year at Helix
  • Kinesiology, Athletic Training Degree from Penn State University 
  • Nationally certified Athletic Trainer
  • Masters in Sport Management from University of San Francisco
  • Masters in Education and Teaching Credential from National University
  • Former Director of the San Diego Sports Medicine Foundation



Degrees and Certifications:

Marisa Elbers

Mindset Coach
Through my personal experience and my experience working with professional, Olympic, college and youth athletes, I’ve recognized that integrating mental skills training and yoga into high schools can be absolutely life-changing.
I am so excited to join the Helix family so I can support our youth and challenge them to become better both on and off the field. The future is bright.