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Chris Vallecorsa, Varsity League Coordinator email@example.com
Pat Greb, JV League Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
The overall objective of Catholic elementary school sports is to provide each student with a positive Christian athletic experience through instruction, practice and game participation. Although a reasonable competitive approach is encouraged, a win-at-any-cost philosophy is not.
It is extremely important that each school provide some way for every interested student to be able to participate. This can be done by having an additional team to serve students unable to make the more competitive team. This would eliminate any necessity to "cut" students out of a sports program.
Every child is to be given the opportunity to participate in some portion of every competition. A good coach is able to devise a strategy to insure that every young person under his or her care gets an opportunity to play.
Because children develop differently, their ability to acquire the skills necessary to perform well in any sport will vary widely. Coaches must keep them interested, committed, content and confident. Too many children have such a bad experience with sports programs that they quit early in life, never having the chance to meet their full potential.
Boys should play on boy's teams and girls on girl's teams when available. A co-ed sport, such as soccer, is designated as such by the Diocesan Sports Coordinator. When there is no access by one gender to a sport, the individual student may be granted permission by the pastor to participate.
Participation by catholic elementary school students on other teams while playing in that sport for their school is prohibited.
The following guidelines are provided: