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Saint Michael School believes that sports teach each child what it means to be part of a team; a team in sports and a team in life. Sports are a wonderful way to build self-esteem and confidence beginning at a very young age. Sportsmanship is a very important life lesson that cannot be stressed enough. The athletics program in a parish setting provides an avenue to teach Christian values of competition, helping young people achieve a balance in their lives to attain what is good, right, and possible in healthy competition.

Rules applying to all co-curricular activities at St. Michael School

  1. We have a "no cut" policy for all sports due to the age of the children within our school and our value of their self-esteem.
  2. The academic standing of a student is important. It is expected that students will complete homework assignments regularly and always give their best effort in the classroom. Poor performance, inability to manage school and athletic demands, and/or failing grades are reason for a parent and principal conference to determine whether a student should continue to participate in the sport or activity.
  3. The conduct of a student at games, practices, or during the school day is important, as self-discipline is a key element in the growth and development of a young person. The principal retains the right to limit the participation of a student in athletics due to the failure of that student to follow the code of conduct listed in the school handbook.
  4. If you are absent from school for more than one-half of a school day, you may not attend practice or play in the game that same day. (A special exception is made for those attending the funeral of a family member).
  5. Questions regarding the administration of this policy are to be directed to the principal of Saint Michael School.
  6. Saint Michael School can offer a variety of youth sports which are coached by volunteers that hold all required clearances by the Diocese of Erie. Coaches, no matter the sport, need to take the time to individually know each player and help them develop their potential abilities. An individual can develop a sense of being a “worthwhile person” through the skillful coaching of a dedicated Christian coach.

The sports offered at St. Michael School are contingent upon the interest level of the students and availability of volunteer coaches.