Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Ongoing & Upcoming Events

 

SUMMER AND FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION

Registration for St. Michael sports for Summer and Fall 2019 is now OPEN! Go to http://register.smwarriors.com now to register for Soccer, Golf, Cross-Country, Volleyball, Football, and K-3 Soccer. Additional info for each sport is provided below, plus Coordinator contact information if you have any questions, would like to volunteer to coach, etc.

 

·         Soccer (boys& girls 4-8th grade): $75. Registration ends June 9.

       Practices start July 5, games go from the start of August through mid-September.

       Coordinator: Mitch Fogt and Phillip Vais.

 

·         Golf (boys & girls 6-8th grade): $50 (does not include greens fees). Registration ends June 16.

      Practices start in July and matches go from the end of July through late September.

      Coordinator: Brad Roach

 

·         Volleyball (boys& girls 4-8th grade): $95. Registration ends July 16.
      Practices start in early August and games go from mid-September through early November.

      Coordinators: Liz Trolli and Christina Weber

·         Football (boys 4-8th grade) Registration ends July 16.
      Practices start in early August and games go from mid-September through early November. If we have enough to field a                St. Michael team, a $115 fee will be assessed; if not we will help place children with other schools and you will pay those                schools directly.

      Coordinator: Sean Donnelly

 

·         Cross-Country (boys& girls 6-8th grade): $65. Registration ends July 16.
      Practices start early August and meets go from late August through mid-October.

      Coordinator: Chris Lucia
 

·         K-3 Soccer (boys& girls K-3rd grade): $55 (plus option to purchase a uniform for $12). Registration ends August 4.

      Practices start after Labor Day and games go from mid-September through late October.

      Coordinator: Steve Gerlach 

 

 

 

NOTES:

  1. A "Family Fee" of $100 is charged to each family 1x for the 2019-20 school year; this will be added at checkout to your first registration for the school year.
  2. Late registrations will have $15 added to them. This is in line with other area leagues; more importantly (although it may not seem like it), late registrations can cause a lot of additional work for coaches and coordinators trying to finalize rosters and team sizes, so we are trying to discourage the practice. Registration deadlines have been better aligned with the start of each sport's season to help.
  3. Refunds for withdrawals will also be charged $15. Again, this is in line with other area leagues and is an effort to discourage the practice so we can be more certain of numbers when finalizing rosters. Having said all that, if you or someone you know has a financial situation that is preventing a child from being registered, please let us know. We want every child to have the opportunity to play!
  4. In order for players to participate in a St. Michael athletic opportunity, at least one parent/guardian must complete Play Like a Champion training course for parents. This is a one-time training focused on promoting character education through sports participation.
  5. League paperwork must be completed online this year. After you have registered and paid via http://register.smwarriors.com, go to the diocese page to complete the online forms: https://www.dioceseregister.com/register/.

 

 


 

SOCIAL EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 11th Annual Trivia Night on January 26! We had a lot of fun at this annual event event and raised funds that will help us provide quality uniforms, facilities, and equipment for our children's athletic teams, as well as scholarships for our top graduating scholar-athletes.

Check back here for the opportunity to participate in our
NCAA Bracket Challenge in March and please make plans to join us for A Night At The Races on April 13, 2019. For more details about A Night at the Races or to register, click HERE 

If you would like to help plan or run a fundraising event, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact SMAAFundraising@gmail.com.

 


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Interested in coaching? Interested in helping the Athletic Association but coaching isn't your thing? Contact our President, Matt Gregory at (president@smwarriors.com), and we can help find your niche and get you in touch with people who can help use your time and talents to help our children's athletic programs. In addition to coaching, we can always use help with sports coordinators / administrators, fundraising / social events, and/or other positions. Remember: SMAA volunteering counts for St. Michael School volunteer hours! More information about volunteering in the Volunteer Info section below.

 


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Congratulations!

Congratulations to our 2018 4th grade boys Baseball team who went 6-1 this season to finish in 1st place in the 4th grade league. Great job boys!

Volunteer Info

All coaches must meet the following requirements:

  1. Background check / fingerprinting: available via FastFingerprints (one-time only; does not require renewal unless unless there has been a period of 18 consecutive months where you have not volunteered in the Parish / Diocese)
  2. Protecting God's Children (PGC) training:. Participate in a 3-hour PGC class offered by the Diocese free of charge. Dates and online registration are offered via the Virtus website. Create a logon using "Columbus, OH (Diocese)", then view and register for a session. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your certificate. (one-time only; does not require renewal)
  3. Concussion Awareness Training (state-mandated): Complete concussion awareness online training. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your certificate. (must be renewed every 3 years)
  4. Lindsay's Law (state-mandated): Watch the sudden cardiac death awareness video, review the sudden cardiac death awareness informational handout, and complete the sudden cardiac arrest acknowledgement form. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your acknowledgement form (must be renewed annually)
  5. Sign the "Coaches' Code of Conduct" and have on-file with the SMAA (one-time; does not require renewal)


Head Coaches must meet the above requirements, plus

  1. Be 21 years of age
  2. "Play Like a Champion" (PLC) training: complete a three-hour PLC class offered by the Diocese free of charge. Go to the Diocese PLC page and look for "Coach Training Registration" to sign-up. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your certificate. (one-time only; does not require renewal)

Volunteers for non-coaching positions that involve interaction with children will also need to meet the Diocese Safe Environment requirements: Background Check and Protecting God's Children training (items #1 and 2 under "All coaches" above).

NOTE: please record the date you complete each requirement and keep it where you can reference it whenever necessary. We are required to provide these dates for all coaches when we submit rosters at the beginning of each season, so will ask for the dates when you volunteer. Also, please keep a copy of any certificate as proof of completion.

We look forward to having you volunteer to help us offer great opportunities for our children!

Participant Requirements for Children and Families


All athletes must complete the following requirements for each SMAA sport before participating in any activities:

  1. Parent Consent Form: print and complete the Parent Consent form and provide to your coach / coordinator. The coach / coordinator needs to turn this form in to the Diocese along with our roster.
  2. Emergency Medical Form: Print and complete the Emergency Medical Form and provide to your coach. The coach will keep this and have available at all team activities in case of medical emergency.
  3. Concussion Awareness: Review the Concussion awareness materials, then print the final page and sign (parent and child need to read the document and sign the final page). Provide to your coach / coordinator; we need to keep on-file to meet state requirements.
  4. Lindsay's Law (Sudden Cardiac Arrest awareness): Watch the sudden cardiac awareness video, review the sudden cardiac arrest awareness informational handout, and print and sign the signature form and return to the coach / coordinator; we need to keep on-file to meet state requirements.

We also strongly request that each family work at least one 2-hour shift as Gym Host to run admissions and concessions at St. Michael when we host league games for Volleyball and Basketball.

Any questions or concerns, please contact our President/Athletic Director: Leo Kowalyk

We look forward to having your child play sports!