Athletics

st. theresa middle football team

Sports programs provide an opportunity for students to learn and improve athletic skills, while practicing good sportsmanship and working as a team.

The athletics program at St. John Primary (SJP) /St. Theresa Middle (STA) strives to offer sports and activities that provide the opportunity for students to learn and grow into their athletic skills, practice good sportsmanship, practice working with others in a team effort, enhance their self-esteem and feelings of belonging, and form foundations for a healthy active lifestyle.

There are a variety of opportunities to participate in sport activities at St. John Primary and St. Theresa Middle. Boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through second grade may register for Intramural Basketball in the fall and Intramural Soccer in the spring. Boys in third and fourth grade have an opportunity to register for Intramural Flag Football which also happens in the fall. Boys and girls in third through eighth grade may try-out for basketball; boys in 5th-8th grade can play football; girls in 5th-8th grades may try-out for volleyball; girls in 5th-8th grades can participate in track. All athletics are governed by the official St. Theresa Middle Athletic Handbook.

St. John and St. Theresa require all students involved in athletics to maintain a 2.0 overall GPA and a C or higher in conduct on the report card prior to participation in a season or activity. See the athletic handbook for complete details.

Football

The football season runs from August to November. Boys in grades 5th through 8th may sign up to play football. Sign-up sheets are posted in May at the end of the previous school year. You must have a 2.0 GPA or C or higher in conduct from the 4th nine weeks of the previous school year in order to participate. Home football games are held at area football stadiums (E.A. High, Dutchtown High, or Ascension Christian).

CSAA Teams:

  • 5th and 6th grades combine to form a 6th grade team
  • 7th and 8th grades combine to form an 8th grade team
Basketball

Boys Basketball

The boys basketball season runs from December to the end of February. Boys in grades 3rd-8th may sign up to participate. Tryouts are held at the beginning of November if numbers require us to host a tryout. You must have a 2.0 GPA and a C or higher in conduct from the 1st nine weeks in order to tryout.

CSAA Teams:

  • Varsity- 6th, 7th, 8th – (7th and 8th will play in the Brett & Brett Tournament host by STA in December but league games are January-February)
  • Junior Varsity- 6th, 7th, 8th  (if numbers allow)- league games are January-February
  • Developmental- 3rd, 4th, 5th – league games are December-January
 

Girls Basketball

The girls basketball season runs from mid August through the beginning of November. Girls in grades 3rd-8th may sign-up to participate. Tryouts are held if numbers require us to host a tryout. You must have a 2.0 GPA and a C or higher in conduct from the 4th nine weeks of the previous school year in order to tryout.

CSAA Teams:

  • Varsity- 6th, 7th, 8th
  • Junior Varsity- 6th, 7th, 8th (if numbers allow)
  • Developmental- 3rd, 4th, 5th
Track

The track competition season runs from March through April but the team begins practicing in early February. All boys and girls in 5th-8th grades may sign up to participate. The practices are held at the East Ascension High School track and the meets are scatted throughout the diocese. There are about 4-6 meets a year. You must have a 2.0 GPA and a C or higher in conduct from the second nine weeks in order to participate.

CSAA Teams:

  • Senior team- all 7th and 8th grade athletes
  • Junior team- all 5th and 6th grade athletes
Volleyball

The volleyball season runs from March through April. Girls in grades 5th-8th may sign up to participate. Tryouts are held in February if the numbers require us to host a tryout. You must have a 2.0 GPA and a C or higher in conduct from the second nine weeks in order to try out.

CSAA Teams:

  • Varsity- 6th, 7th, 8th
  • Junior Varsity- 6th, 7th, 8th
  • Developmental- 5th grade
Intramural Athletic Program

The Intramural Athletic Programs are designed to introduce young athletes to the idea of playing a sport, learning new skills and growing into them, hard work, practice, and teamwork. These teams will only practice 1-2 times a week and play all games on Saturday mornings.

Intramural Basketball

  • Intramural Basketball is offered to all boys and girls in PK-2nd grades.
  • Practices and games are held at the St. Theresa Gym

Intramural Flag Football

  • Offered to only boys in 3rd-4th grades
  • Practices are held at St. Theresa
  • Games are held at the East Ascension High School practice football field (at the track)

Intramural Soccer

  • Offered to all boys and girls in PK-2nd grades
  • Practices are held at St. Theresa
  • Games are held at the Gonzales Soccer Club fields down Burnside Ave