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The Diocesan After School Sports Program exists to provide positive, well-organized activities that contribute to the development of the whole child. The program is meant to model and teach Christian principles and the ideals of good sportsmanship. The Diocese of Tucson SPIRIT program has been implemented on a diocesan-wide basis.
Academically eligible students in grades 4-8, both male and female, may participate. To be eligible, students must have an overall C average and passing all subjects. Final decisions regarding eligibility will be based on the school’s determination of what is in the best interest of the child.
The sports program includes volleyball, basketball and track for students in grades 5-8. Fourth grade students may participate in track. Practices and some games are after school; tournaments, varsity basketball and track are on weekends. A $100.00 fee is charged each athlete for each season. Fees are non-refundable.
Junior Varsity program, beginning in 4th (for track), 5th (for other sports), primarily teaches skills and prepares athletes for the next level of competition, which is the Varsity program. Junior Varsity is structured to offer many students an opportunity to compete.
The Varsity program offers a level of competition that prepares our athletes for high school. Eighth grade athletes are only eligible to play on the Varsity level. Other grades may be placed on Varsity depending on their ability.
A uniform shirt and uniform shorts are required for all three sports and are ordered or approved through the athletic department. A student may not attend sports practice after school or play in a game on the same day he/she is absent from school or absent from any portion of the day. All students participating in the sports program will be escorted to the After School Program if not picked up fifteen minutes after practice has ended.
If you have any questions, please email the Athletic Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.