Athletics & Physical Development
Just inside the doors to the gym at St. Thomas the Apostle is a Wall of Fame featuring pictures of successful STA student athletes. Their images are a reflection of a tradition of excellence that defines our school’s athletics program.
The goal of St. Thomas the Apostle’s athletics program is to develop student athletes who display good sportsmanship and who possess Christian values.The program endeavors to provide a safe, enjoyable atmosphere for sports that enhances the physical, emotional, social, educational, and spiritual well-being of all students. STA’s athletics program adheres to archdiocesan CYO rules. Students are taught to conduct themselves on the ideals of sportsmanship, integrity, ethical behavior and good citizenship.
St. Thomas the Apostle’s athletics program is led by an Athletic Director appointed by the principal. An Athletics Committee, comprised of parents, alumni, parishioners, and other interested adults, assists in promoting the program.
Participation in St. Thomas the Apostle’s sports program provides students with the opportunity to:
- Learn how to function as part of a team
- Learn about and practice good sportsmanship
- Experience the special bonds that occur
- Grow in self-esteem
- Provide a healthy opportunity to have fun
STA students are eligible to participate in the following league sports:
|• Flag Football||Grades 5-8; boys|
|• Basketball||Grades K-2; co-ed
Grades 3-4; co-ed
Grades 5-6; boys
Grades 7-8; boys
Grades 5-8; girls
|• Volleyball||Grades 5-8; girls|
|• Track||Grades 3-8; co-ed|
League sports are offered provided the following criteria are met before the program begins: a minimum number of students have registered for the sport, a league or venue exists in which to compete, and a coach and assistant are available. Without these criteria, a sport will be organized as a club activity. In addition to the above, cheerleading or a cheer squad is also available for girls in grades 5-8 depending on the availability of a coach.
Unlike many other schools, anyone who wants to be involved is invited to participate in STA’s athletic program.
Registration & Fees
Parents must register their children for sports, pay program fees, turn in physicals, and submit any other pertinent forms prior to the season of play.
League sports fees are as follows:
- $80.00 per sport per child
- $120.00 for two sports if paid by October 1, 2017
- $150.00 for three sports if paid by October 1, 2017
If payment is made after October 1, then the cost is $80.00 per sport per child. Participation in football or volleyball requires fee payment prior to the season. The discount is only good if 2 or all 3 sports are paid by October 1, 2017.
Students must have a complete physical examination and a written statement from a physician affirming they are physically able to participate in St. Thomas the Apostle’s athletic program. Students may not practice, scrimmage, or participate in any games without a physical on file with STA’s athletic department. All physical forms must be given to the player’s coach prior to the first practice.