Sports

At St. Isidore Catholic School, we believe that participation in after-school athletics is a privilege and a positive developmental experience for those who choose to compete. Our philosophy, supported by teachers, parents, and students who work as coaches and officials, promotes participation, cooperation, fair play, and skill development for all athletes. Diocesan expectations are for coaches to be fingerprinted and be trained in First Aid and CPR certified. It is important that coaches have a fundamental knowledge of the sport they are to coach and follow the philosophy and procedures of the school. If you are interested in helping our athletic program by coaching or refereeing the various sports, please sign up in the School Office or speak directly with the Athletic Director.

Requirements for Participation

We compete with other private and public school teams in our area in order to offer our athletes a quality athletic program. All students in grades 5 - 8 may participate, if they meet the following requirements:

In order to participate in the Athletic Program, students must:

participation in after school sports and activities are a “B” in conduct and a “C’ average in academic subjects. Teachers, coaches, and the athletic director will check requirements regularly. Participation in sports is to supplement the academic program, not supplant it.

Fees

There is a nonrefundable $40 fee per student for participation in first sport played; additional after-school sports will cost $20 each. Fees will be collected at the time Athletic Agreements are returned. All sport uniforms are the property of the school and must be returned or replaced at the end of the season. Detention and/or tutoring time must be served prior to sports practice or game. Tuition must be current in order to play.

Transportation

All students who require a ride to any school-sponsored sport activity must have a Pre-Authorized Driver form from their parent/guardians allowing them to ride with pre-authorized drivers. These forms will be distributed at the first meeting of the team. No student may ride in a car to or from a school-sponsored game with an adult who has not been pre-authorized by his/her parent/guardian.

Volunteers must provide transportation to and from “away” sports games. Drivers must have all of the needed insurance forms for the current year on file in the School Office. If there are not enough drivers for a game or a meet, the trip will be cancelled.

*See Field Trips for other student and driver expectations.

Sports

Fall: Boys Flag Football/Girls Volleyball/Cross Country/Soccer grades 2-6

Winter: Boys & Girls Basketball

Spring: Co-ed Track / Jr High girls' and boys' soccer

(Sports are subject to change depending on participation)

Sports Physical

Students enrolled in 1st – 8th grade who are planning to on participate in school sports are required to have a sports physical form completed annually by their physician. This form must be on file in the school office prior to the student participating in any sport game or practice. In addition, each family is required to attend a seasonal sport meeting before the child can participate.

Participation

Participation in after-school sports is contingent upon the following:

Athletic Goals

These goals are founded upon the principle of the infinite worth of each person because he/she is created in the image and likeness of God.

Conduct of Players During Games and Practices

Athletes are expected to conduct themselves appropriately at all games and practices. Athletes are expected to represent St. Isidore Catholic School in a manner that exemplifies good sportsmanship, pride, and respect. Athletes displaying inappropriate behavior will be removed from the game and face disciplinary consequences.

Conduct of Parents and Fans

Playing Time

Playing time is the prerogative of the coach who will follow league guidelines on this issue; coaches are encouraged to play every player as much as possible. Players cannot expect to play in games if they have not been attending practices and giving 100% effort throughout these practices.

Communication With Coaches

Uniforms

Sport uniforms must be turned in within a week of the last game of the season. Uniforms must be laundered and bagged, and the bag should be labeled with the athlete’s name. Uniforms may only be worn during games and not during practice. Participants may lose their uniform fee deposit if uniforms are returned late, damaged, or dirty.

Parent Participation

All parents/guardians of athletes are required to sign up for work hours in the snack bar, at game entrance, or score keeping for league games/tournaments held at St. Isidore Catholic School.