Athletic Progam

 

At Saints Peter and Paul, we belisportseve that participation in sports not only improves physical health but also plays a positive role in youth development, including improved academic achievement, higher self-esteem and sportsmanship.  Youth sports places student athletes in a team environment which helps them develop the many traits they’ll need in everyday life. While allowing for the team’s success and healthy competition, each student athlete can reach their individual potential and develop lifetime skills that are integral to their development. The athletic program is classified in two leagues. The Widget league is for 3rd and 4th graders.  This league allows younger student athletes to begin their athletic learning in an organized and safe environment. The other league that is offered is for 5th thru 8th graders, this league is governed by the Catholic School Athletic League (CSAL) to continue their athletic endeavors in a more developed league.

Our Athletics program is structured around participation and a belief system that student athletes can achieve their goals through sacrifice, self-discipline and perseverance.  Our athletic program has a special “no-cut” philosophy concerning sports. If a student attends practices and games, and maintains good academic standards, then the student athlete is able to play on a sports team. We look for teamwork, character building, and good sportsmanship in our athletes. This unique “no-cut” value allows our student athletes to develop at their own skill level and time frame, while building comradery in a team environment.

Saints Peter and Paul athletic program is a member of the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools Athletic League (CSAL) and abides by its rules and regulations. The Catholic School Athletic League is well-balanced and a supportive league which emphasizes the concepts of instructional training, serving student athletes and parents/guardians, while incorporating the all-important tenants of religion, reason, and kindness.

Play Like A Champion Today Sports (PLACT) Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School is pleased to announce a partnership with Play Like A Champion Today (PLACT). The Play Like A Champion Today Character Education Through Sports Initiative is a national coach and parent educational series designed specifically to elevate Catholic school sports programs. It is a research-based, child-centered curriculum designed to:

  • Help us recognize the spiritual nature of sports;
  • Train youth sport coaches to be effective ministers; and
  • Promote the moral and character development of our youth.

Playing sports presents an opportunity to help young athletes grow in their Faith, but this does not happen automatically. Parents of young athletes can help their child connect God, faith and sports. This is an adaption of Play Like A Champion’s GROW model of motivation to the spiritual realm that parents can encourage within their family.

G – The GOAL of daily prayer and striving to live a Christian lifestyle

R – The daily serving of others and building positive, healthy RELATIONSHIPS

O – Taking OWNERSHIP of one’s faith formation

W – We all WIN through Christ’s redemption

Parent and coach workshops and clinics are available through this program. All parents must attend this program when their child has reached 5th grade before student can participate in school sports.

Student athletes in grades 3rd‑8th may participate in the following sports:

Sports Offered BOYS GIRLS
Softball JV/Varsity/Widget
(Aug. – Nov.)
Baseball JV/Varsity/Widget
(March – May)
Basketball JV/Varsity/Widget
(Nov. – Feb.)
JV/Varsity/Widget
(Nov. – Feb)
Volleyball JV/Varsity
(Aug – Oct.)
JV/Varsity/Widget
(March – May)
Cross Country JV/Varsity
(Aug – Oct.)
JV/Varsity
(Aug – Oct.)
Golf JV/Varsity
(Meet in September)
JV/Varsity
(Meet in September)
Bowling JV/Varsity
(Meet in November)
JV/Varsity
(Meet in November)

Widget – 3rd & 4th Graders
JV – 5th & 6th Graders
Varsity – 7th & 8th Graders

All athletes are required to have a physical exam and submit a parental permission and medical authorization form before playing on a CSAL team. A signed physician’s statement is required before receiving a sports uniform.

Athletics are an important part of the student experience at Sts Peter and Paul Catholic School. For a full schedule of athletic events and maps please visit www.csalden.org.