Athletics & Physical Development
NOTE: Due to COVID-19, STA will not be able to offer athletics programs to students for the 2020-21 school year in order to ensure the health and safety of our students, their families and our staff. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
St. Thomas the Apostle’s athletics program is currently led by Coach Clifton Satterfield. 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 who have passing grades in all subjects are eligible to participate in the following league sports:
Flag Football: Grades 5-8
Basketball: Grades 7-8
Basketball: Grades 5-8
Volleyball: Grades 5-8
Basketball: Grades K-2, Grades 3-4, and Grades 5-6
Track: Grades 3-8
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.
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 1st
- $150.00 for three sports if paid by October 1st
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 1st.
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.