From the Athletic Director

Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows Athletics!

Spring Sports are in full swing. Game schedules are below.

OLS Spring Sports Pictures. Pictures will be taken this coming Tuesday, April 21st. Here’s the lineup:

Lacrosse 5:00 to 5:20

Track 5:15 to 5:45

Softball 5:30 to 5:50

Baseball 5:45 to 6:10

Pictures will be taken adjacent to and west of the old courthouse and Ten Mile School. If we have inclement weather, pictures will be taken in the gym. Arrive early, if you would like…teams are taken on a first come, first served basis.  Your child should arrive at the picture session with the picture envelope completed, and proper payment enclosed. In the event you do not have an envelope, you can print the forms below and enclose them in an envelope.

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
(248) 476-3333
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.  

How: The $20.00 fee, in cash or check (made out to "O.L.S. Athletics"), is
donated entirely to O.L.S. athletics. Thank you Dr. Williams
for this convenient service!

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.

Participation in O.L.S. C.Y.O. Sports. If your child is playing or trying out for a sport, please take time to read carefully the "OLS Sports Athletic Code of Conduct" page, accessed from the menu on the left side of this page.  There is essential information in this document for all participants in the C.Y.O. programs.

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 khammer@olsorrows.com with any questions or comments.

Thank you.

Go Saints!!

Kevin Hammer

 

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -Harry S. Truman

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Children's Right To Joy1.07 MB
Physical Form (1).pdf242.8 KB
Setbacks are Opportunities in Disguise385.99 KB
Being Present1.31 MB
Concussion Awareness457.21 KB
Concussion Material Acknowledgement64.19 KB
OLS Athletics Wish List.pdf8.8 KB
OLS Athletics Financial Results - 2013-14.pdf13.02 KB
OLS Fall Game Schedule & Results - 2014(Rev 10-10).pdf185.04 KB
OLS Sports Participation Booklet-Spring, 2015.pdf428.16 KB
OLS Spring Game Sched-2015 (Rev. 4-16).pdf153.59 KB
Focal Point, p. 1.pdf244.8 KB
Focal Point, p. 2.pdf191.24 KB