St. Mary Catholic School

Athletics

At St. Mary Catholic School, we believe that athletics are an indispensable part of our mission to form the entire person. We aim to produce athletes with skill, tenacity, and good sportsmanship. Through our team sports, we build camaraderie among players, teach respect and fair play, and honor competitive excellence. St. Mary offers the following sports through the Catholic Schools Athletic League:

 

Girls

 

Sport

Season

Grades

Cross Country

Fall

5-8

Basketball

Winter

3-4

Basketball

Winter

5-8

Volleyball

Spring

3-4

Volleyball

Spring

5-8

 

Boys

 

Sport

Season

Grades

Cross Country

Fall

5-8

Basketball

Winter

3-4

Basketball

Winter

5-8

Baseball

Spring

3-4

Baseball

Spring

5-8

 
Coed
 

Sport

Season

Grades

Flag Football

Fall

5-8

Futsal

Winter

5-8

 

St. Mary also participates in the Archdiocesan Play Like A Champion (PLAC) program. This educational program developed by the University of Notre Dame is a research-based, child-centered curriculum designed to:

  • Help us recognize the spiritual nature of sports,

  • Train youth sport coaches to be effective ministers, and

  • Promote the moral and character development of our youth.

 

All parents of children participating in sports at St. Mary are required to attend a one-hour PLAC class. These are offered numerous times throughout the school year.

All coaches must take an online concussion class every year, go through the Safe Environment class offered by the Archdiocese of Denver, attend any meeting the league offers, and take the three-hour PLAC class.

Students must maintain a C- or better in all their classes in order to participate in sports at St. Mary Catholic School.

“I think what makes playing sports so special at St. Mary’s is the strong community we have here. Teams go to other teams’ games and cheer them on, and coaches organize dinners or outings for their players, rather than just seeing them at games and practices. We always pray at the beginning of each game and we try to stress that athletics are only one part of being a St. Mary’s student - academics and character being equally important.”
  • John Foley, Athletic Director