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ATHLETIC PROGRAM

The Athletic Department of St. Mary’s promotes the highest ideals of

sportsmanship and respect for the rights of others, and enlists the

students in extra-curricular activities for the advancement of school

spirit, loyalty, and fair play. Keeping in line with the school’s

philosophy, the Athletic Department is committed to forming a

Christian community that nurtures and challenges each young woman

to attain her full potential. All students who meet the academic and disciplinary requirements are eligible to try out for any sport team offered at St. Mary’s Academy.

 

St. Mary’s Academy is a member of the Camino Del Rey League and

participates in interscholastic competition in Cross Country,

Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, and

Cheerleading. Tryouts are held at the beginning of each season: Cross

Country and Volleyball in August, Basketball and Soccer in

October, Softball and Track & Field in January, and Cheerleading

in April and July for incoming freshmen.

 

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible to participate on any sports team at St. Mary’s Academy

the student must:

  • Have all required paperwork on file with the Athletic Director.
  • All students are eligible to try out for any team as long as the

student meets all of the requirements of the school and CIF. A

student must maintain a 2.0 GPA. This is in compliance with

Rule 205 of the CIF-SS Bluebook. Failure to achieve a 2.0 will

cause a student to be placed on probation. Two successive

grading periods below a 2.0 GPA will result in academic

ineligibility. The Athletic Department determines its eligibility

on the day that grades are to be mailed to parents.

  • May not be on disciplinary or academic probation.
  • Be under 19 years of age
  • Students must maintain all of the above conditions to play on the team.
  • If at any time during the season a student fails to meet all of the above

requirements, she loses her eligibility and will no longer be able to

participate until she has met all requirements.

All students are eligible to try out for any school sponsored team if she meets all of the eligibility requirements of the school and CIF. Specifically students must:

  • have at least a 2.0 GPA with no F’s;
  • not be on disciplinary or academic probation. (Students must have a written clearance signed by the Principal, Vice Principal or the Dean of Students verifying eligibility.)
  • be under 19 years of age;
  • have an annual physical exam prior to trying out for a sport certifying that she is physically fit to participate in athletic activities.

Students must maintain the conditions listed to play on a team. If at any point during the season of sport a student fails to meet any of the above requirements, she loses her eligibility and will not participate until she has regained eligibility to play.

 

REQUIRED ATHLETICS PAPERWORK/FEE

Prior to a student’s participation in any sport, the following paperwork

is required:

 
  1. PHYSICAL – Prior to beginning of the season, a student must

have a physical form signed by a licensed physician on file with

the Athletic Director. A physical is valid for one calendar year

from the date of the physical. Any athlete WILL NOT be allowed

to play without this form being on file.

 
  1. CIF CODE OF ETHICS – An athlete WILL NOT be allowed to

play without a Code of Ethics form signed by both the athlete and parent(s) on file with the Athletic Director. This form is valid for the entire school year.

 
  1. SPORTS FEES – Sports fees will be billed to the student’s account

prior to the completion of the season. In the event that a student

quits the team, the fee will still be required. Additional fees may be

required for each sport to cover the cost of spirit pack items and

practice gear.