Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows Athletics!
Our Basketball regular season has ended, and three of our varsity teams have qualified for the C.Y.O. Playoffs! Come on out and watch. Our girls team will be at Divine Child this weekend, while our boys teams will be here at home. Thank you to all concerned for a great season: To our coaches for their commitment to our kids and our program, and to our parent volunteers for helping to make game days run smoothly.
Come on out and volunteer this weekend too. We need to staff our C.Y.O. playoff games:
Spring Sports Registration. Please register your student/athlete for a spring sport at:
Tryouts. Spring sports begin March 16th! We're looking forward to exciting seasons in lacrosse, softball, baseball and track. Keep your eyes on this webpage and our parish bulletin for more details.
Bowling. Bowling is also in full swing. Good luck to our bowlers on Saturday afternoons at Woodlands Lanes in Livonia.
Participation in OLS CYO Sports. If your child is playing or trying out for a sport, please take time to read carefully the "OLS Sport Athletic Code of Conduct" page, accessed from the menu on the left of this page. There is essential information in this document for all participants in the C.Y.O. programs.
Parent Involvement. As parents of program participants, we all have to do our share of volunteering to make our athletic program run efficiently. Of equal importance, everyone's participation results in successful events for the enjoyment of our families and visitors from other parishes. Volunteering includes helping at concessions, collecting admissions, gym and field setup, cleanup, etc.
Coaching. Good coaching is the essential element to the goal of C.Y.O. athletics: the healthy development of our youth-emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. Children that enjoy athletic competition and savor participation with a team of their peers, look up to good coaches as role models.
Volunteering. A volunteer working with children and/or youth must comply with the guidelines set forth by the archdiocese. This includes: 1. submisssion to a background check, and 2. certification in "Protecting God's Children"(for college students and adults) or "Called To Serve" (for high school students). Before a high school students gets credit for service hours, these guidelines must be met.
Thanks to our coaches for this basketball season:
Varsity Girls Blue - Mr. Paul Mueller
Varsity Boys Blue - Mr. Rick Genrich
Varsity Boys Gold - Mr. Ray Samonie
Varsity Girls Gold - Mr. Jim Crawley
J.V. Boys Blue - Mr. Russ Zarras
J.V. Girls Blue - Mr. Chad Cunningham
J.V. Girls Gold - Mr. Lewis Campbell
J.V. Boys Gold - Mr. Tom Ozdych
J.V. Boys White - Mr. Larry Smentowski
J.V. Boys 4th Grade - Mr. Michael Moscone
And thank you to the wives of these coaches. Anytime a coach takes on such a magnanimous commitment to our youth, as coaching is, their spouse has to pick up the slack at home. We appreciate very much the sacrifice that you are making for us this season.
The attached "Being Present," below, captures the essence of the significance of coaching. Although the article's subject is a priest, the idea that the critical element to a child's attention is commitment and sincere interest applies to coaching as well.
We are always searching for coaches for upcoming seasons. If you think you would be a good coach, please call me so that we can meet and discuss this rewarding and valuable role. I would look forward to that very much.
Please call or contact me at (248) 321-2521 or email@example.com with any questions or comments.
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -Harry S. Truman