Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows Athletics!
Basketball Tryouts. The schedule for tryouts is as follows:
TUESDAY, October 28th
4:30 – 6:00 J.V. Boys (Parent Mtg.)
6:00 – 7:30 Varsity Boys (Parent Mtg.)
7:30 – 9:00 Varsity Girls (Parent Mtg.)
WEDNESDAY, October 29th
7:30 – 9:00 Varsity Girls
THURSDAY, October 30th
4:30 - 6:00 J.V. Boys
6:00 - 7:30 Varsity Boys
7:30 – 9:00 J.V. Girls (Parent Mtg.)
SATURDAY, November 1st
10:00 – 11:30 J.V. Boys
11:30 – 1:00 J.V. Girls
4:00 - 5:30 Varsity Boys
Varsity includes 7th and 8th graders. This season, 4th graders are invited to tryouts for the Junior Varsity teams with the 5th and 6th graders. As the initial tryout for each group begins in the gym, there will be a short "Parent Meeting" in the Family Center foyer. At least one parent should attend.
All children are required to attend all tryouts unless arrangements are made through me. If any accommodation for any tryout date is needed for your child, it will be necessary to contact me by Friday, Oct. 24th.
Once tryouts are completed, our C.Y.O. seasons are generally comprised of two to three practices each week, with a game (usually Saturday) or games on the weekend.
Our C.Y.O.basketball program requires a full commitment. If there is any reason to believe that your child cannot make a full comitment, it is imperative that you let us (coaches or me) know this before teams are selected.
Off site practices. Due to the limits of gym time for our teams, all teams will likely have a practice or two (per week) off site.
Please assist us by registering your child for basketball tryouts at:
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.
Basketball Picture Day. Pictures will be taken on November 18th, 2014. Envelopes will be distributed at an upcoming practice.
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. We are always searching for coaches for upcoming seasons. 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.
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.
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