OLS Athletics Program Info

Updated Monday February 6, 2017 by Mark Diederich.

PHILOSOPHY

It is the sole and primary purpose of the Our Lady of Sorrows Athletic Program to be an extension of the Christian education for the children of OLS Parish. It is our firm belief that an extra-curricular sports program at OLS can be more beneficial to the children if properly structured and a common philosophy is followed:

The primary goals of the Athletic Program are:

  1. To foster a sense of Christian sportsmanship among the children.
  2. To provide an opportunity for each child to experience a meaningful contribution to a team.
  3. To provide the child a means to learn the fundamentals of the sport, develop their skills and learn what it means to give their best efforts at all times.
  4. To provide an environment that nurtures growth based on progress, improvement and accomplishment through work and commitment while striving for excellence and achieving potential; all in a Catholic environment that provides the means for intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual development.

Girls and boys are to be treated in an identical manner relative to expenses, time and energies.

TEAM MEMBERSHIP

It is the intent of OLS Athletics to provide as many Parish and OLS School children the opportunity to compete on quality extra-curricular athletic teams that our facilities, funds and volunteers can provide. To maintain eligibility all non-OLS students must attend a Catholic Religious Education Program. No non-OLS parish/student will be allowed to try out for teams that can clearly be filled by Parish and OLS School children. For those sports that cannot be fielded by OLS Parish and School members, the Athletic Director and coaches can actively solicit participation from other Catholic Parishes as outlined by CYO regulations. However, once a team is established there will be absolutely no distinction made between Parish or non-Parish members or between OLS School or non-school members.