Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows Athletics!
Bowling. Bowling's regular season has ended. Thank you to Coach Paul Ligenza for a succesful season. Our varsity team comprised of Matt Ryall, Colm Fillion, Jason Shore and Jonathan Ligenza "lapped the field" to finish first in their division. They compete in the CYO finals on March 21st. Good Luck!
Baseball and Softball. Tryout results are attached below. It was terrific to see the enthusiasm of our boys and girls as they work in anticipation of putting on the Saints' uniform this Spring! We're looking forward to a challenging, succesful and rewarding season.
I am grateful to our coaches who handled these sessions. The 90 minute tryouts are just the tip of the iceberg when measuring the amount of work that goes into this process. I watch them haul aquipment, plan the sessions, and evaluate together the effort of the players. Thank you to them!
Practices will be held in the gym through the month of March, unless the weather permits us to get out on the ballfields. Players should bring clean and dry gym shoes to practices, along with their baseball equipment.
Track & Field. Track and field practices begin March 17th at 5:00. The team will meet at school between the playsape and the Family Center. If you need further details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lacrosse. The first practice will be held on Monday, March 16th at 5:00 at the OLS athletic field. Please contact Coach Joe Kujawski at email@example.com for further information.
Dr. Williams' OLS Sports Physicals. Once again, Dr. Joe Williams has generously offered to conduct physicals for our athletes for next year's C.Y.O. seasons.
Where: Williams Family and Sports Medical Center
23366 Farmington Rd., Farmington
When: Tuesday, June 2nd, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
What: This physical meets the requirement for participation in
C.Y.O. athletics for the 2015-2016 school year and sports seasons.
The $20.00 fee is entirely donated to O.L.S. athletics.
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.
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.
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. Thank you to all that take on this vital role on our community.
And thank you to the spouses 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 make for us.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments.
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -Harry S. Truman