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St. Odilia has a tradition of being proud of our teams for their excellent sportsmanship and great effort. Teams are coached by staff members and parent volunteers. A participation fee is collected at the start of each season. The Men’s Club raises money to support all of the school athletic programs. All students participating in athletics are required to work at least one Men’s Club event.

Elgibility Requirements
In order to help the students balance their curricular and extracurricular lives, the
Middle School Faculty has adopted an eligibility program.

Parent Responsibilities
1. Parents are required to make arrangements for transportation to all practices and
games that their child(ren) need to attend. We discourage coaches from providing
rides for their athletes.
2. Parents are to pick up their athletes promptly from practices and games. Coaches
are responsible for athletes and must stay late until all athletes leave the premises.
3. Siblings and coaches cannot be responsible for caring or watching siblings during
games or practices.
4. Parents should be sure their child(ren) pick up any trash they bring to the gym/field
and help put away chairs following home basketball and volleyball games.
5. All athletes are required to work at one of the three Men’s Club pancake breakfasts
or other Men’s Club event, therefore parents must be sure their child(ren) are
available for one of those dates.
6. Every year St. Odilia hosts an eighth grade basketball tournament. All parents of
the athletes involved in the tournament are required to work at the tournament.
7. St. Odilia strongly encourages our parents to attend athletic events and expects
them to display Christian sportsmanship at all times.

Student Athlete Responsibilities
1. Athletes are expected to model Christian values while participating in their sport.
They must attend practices and games, and follow all school and team rules.
2. Team members participating in a practice or game may not leave the playing area
unless they have permission from a coach.
3. Only team members are allowed to be present at team practices.
4. Athletes are responsible to clean up any trash or belongings they bring to a game
or practice.
5. All basketball and volleyball players are required to set up the gym for a home
game, if they are the first game of the evening. If they are the final game of the
evening, they must put away the chairs, tables, and pick up any trash.
6. All athletes are expected to work one Men’s Club pancake breakfast or other
Men’s Club event each year they participate in a sport.
7. If a practice or a game is scheduled before 5:00 p.m., and an athlete must stay
after school, they are required to quietly study in the courtyard. When practices or
games are after 5:00 p.m., athletes must go home and return at the scheduled time.
Special circumstances should be arranged ahead of time with the Athletic Director or
School Administration.

1.Sportsmanship, responsibility and commitment will be taught and honored.
2. Each player will be considered a very important member of the team.
3.Team goals will be set by each coach and group of players at the beginning of
each season. The level of competition will be agreed upon by the Athletic
Director(s) and the Administration.
4. It is important that players have every opportunity to play in games.
5. It is the coach’s responsibility to communicate the guidelines and expectations
to students and parents at the beginning of the season.
6. Before the season starts coaches are given guidelines by the Athletic Director.
7. Some sports may have one highly competitive team and one less competitive
allowing for more equal play time at the eighth grade level. Selection based on
skill is not the practice for any teams below the eighth grade level, as it is the
objective at these levels to create teams of equal skill. (exception: traveling
basketball teams may begin at the seventh grade level)
8.Some coaches at St. Odilia School are volunteers. All volunteers must pass a
background checkand complete Virtus Training before the season begins.

Opportunity for Higher Level of Competition
Due to the fact that the winter athletic season is longer than the fall or spring seasons,
opportunity to extend the athletic experience to traveling teams may only occur for
basketball. Traveling teams may only be organized for seventh and eighth grade
levels. Traveling basketball teams have competed under the St. Odilia name in the
past. These are special circumstances initiated, organized and run by qualified,
motivated parents or staff. If an individual is interested in organizing a traveling
basketball team the Athletic Director must be contacted by May 1st of the preceding
school year to obtain a copy of the procedures that must be followed to organize a
traveling basketball team.

Questions/Concerns Procedure
Questions, concerns or problems with a specific issue during an athletic season must
first be addressed with the coach. If, after consulting with the coach, the concern is
not satisfactorily addressed then the Athletic Director(s) should be consulted.
If the coach or Athletic Director has not resolved the issue, then the issue should be
submitted to the school administration. The school administration is the final authority
on all athletic concerns.
Dismissal Procedure for Team Activities
Participants of after school athletics will be dismissed when “teams” are called
during the dismissal procedure. A team may be dismissed before that time only
when the coach has gotten approval by the Athletic Director or School Administration,
teachers will be informed of this by the daily attendance report.

Sports Offered
The following is a summary of the sports typically offered at St. Odilia along with the
grades that participate.

Fall        Soccer(6th-8th grade boys and girls)
              Volleyball(6-8th grade girls)
              Cross Country(5th-8th grade boys and girls when there is enough interest)

Winter    Basketball (5th-8th grade boys and girls) 
               Wrestling  (K-8th boys)
               Swimming (K-8th boys and girls)

Spring    Baseball (6th-8th gade boys)
               Softball (6th-8th grade girls)
               Track and Field (4th-8th grade boys and girls)
               Golf (6th-8th grade boys and girls when there is enough interest)

Use of Athletic Facilities
Athletic facilities, which include, but are not limited to, the gym, soccer field, and
batting cage, are used exclusively by St. Odilia Parish groups and during parish
activities. Teams and groups not associated with St. Odilia are not permitted to use
these facilities.
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