Athletic Registration and Paperwork:
During the past few years, we have asked you register your child(ren) for athletics online prior to the start of the season. We were trying this out to see if it was going to improve the process of collecting the athletic fees. We have now decided that we will not require the high school kids to be registered prior to the season. Instead, we will go back to the way we were handling this process previously and will bill each student account after rosters have been finalized.
We will still be requiring middle school kids to be registered prior to the start of the season because there are sports where the number of teams offered will depend on the number of kids registered.
Each year, there is paperwork that is required to be turned in prior to an athlete being cleared to participate in practices and games. Once paperwork has been turned in, it will be good for at least the rest of the given year. The toughest part to complete is the physical since a doctor needs to complete the check and the form so hopefully this gives you enough of a reminder to get those appointments scheduled prior to fall sports. If you need to know if your child(ren) are due for a physical, simply email Adam Bates and he will check the records. The paperwork information is below:
- WIAA Physical orWIAA Alternate Year
- A physical is required every two years (a “physical year” runs from April 1 through March 31) so the alternate year card can be used in the second year of a physical
- Athletic Emergency Contact
- Needs to be filled out every year with contact information for us to use in the event of an injury/emergency
- Co-Curricular Code Permission
- Needs to be filled out every year and it is an agreement with the SMCHS Co-Curricular Code of Conduct
- Concussion Education
Fall Sports Head Coaches & Start Dates
Below is an email address for each of our Head Coaches as well as the start dates for each sport:
Football – Ryan Pues – email@example.com
- Equipment Issue & Start Date: Wednesday, August 1
Girls Tennis – Lizzy Auth – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Start Date: Tuesday, August 7
Cross Country – Chad McCartney – email@example.com
- State Date: Monday, August 13
Boys Soccer – Sean Johnson – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Start Date: Monday, August 13
Volleyball – Mike Mauritz – email@example.com
- Start Date: Monday, August 13
If you have any questions regarding a specific sport, please feel free to contact our coaches directly.
We also have an Equestrian Club that is run by Pam Seidl. There is one competition in September with the opportunity to advance to the State Meet. Any students in grades 6-12 are able to participate. If you are interested or you want to learn more, please contact Pam directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of our schedules are kept on our page www.thebigeast.org. To access our page either use the previous link and then select “St. Mary Catholic” on the main page, or use the following link to access our page directly: St. Mary Catholic Athletic Schedules. We will have games and practices scheduled onto our page as well as different events that are hosted in the athletic areas at our system schools. One part of our game schedules that will be helpful when attending away games is that each game should have interactive directions.
This website also allows you to sign up for notifications for reminders and for any changes to a schedule (Ex. postponed game due to weather). To sign up for notifications, you will need to be on our page and click on the “NOTIFY ME” link in the bottom right corner. Once you have clicked on that link, you will be taken to a page where you can sign up for each of the sports you would like to have notifications sent. You will then need to click continue and you will be brought to a page of our school only activities. There will be additions to this page as we move through the school year, but this is where you can select a practice schedule or a different event that is held just within our school. You will need to click continue again and then you will be brought to a page where you can select when you would like to have notifications. After clicking continue, you will go to a page where you will have to enter in your name, create a password and give your email address and/or your cell phone number so you can receive notifications. If you have signed up for notifications in the past, you do not need to sign up again.
Each of our high school fall sports schedules are currently posted online, but we are still working on a few events and hope to have all of the schedules finalized in the next few weeks. Please know that there may be changes during the year too, so the online schedule will always be the most up to date schedule available.
Fall Sports Parent Meeting
We will have the meeting on Monday, July 30 starting at 6:30pm in the gym. We will meet as a large group for roughly 30 minutes and then break into each sport to all coaches to share specific information. Please try to attend as a lot of information will be covered and this is a good time to get some questions answered. I will have hard copies of paperwork available at the meeting as well.