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SUMMER/FALL SPORTS REGISTRATION

St. Michael Families,

We have opened registration for summer/fall sports. Go to http://register.smwarriors.com register for Soccer, Golf, Cross-Country, Volleyball, Football, and K-3 Soccer.

Soccer (Boys & Girls 4-8th grade):$75

As planned, practices can begin in early July with games the last week of July through the last weekend of August.

Contact: Dan Bartholomew | bartholomew.dan0550@gmail.com

Golf (Boys & Girls 6-8th grade): $50 (does not include greens fees)

Practices start in late summer and matches go from early August through late September. Please note that matches before the school year begins are usually played in the morning or early afternoon; other matches may begin during the afternoon rather than the evening.

Contact: Brad Roach | broach@insight.rr.com

Volleyball (Boys & Girls 4-8th grade): $95

Practices start in early August and games go from mid-September through early November.

Contact: Liz Trolli | smswarriorsvolleyball@gmail.com

Cheerleading (Girls 4-8th grade): Fee TBD

Since we have not had a Cheerleading team in recent fall seasons, registration is currently $0 so we can gauge interest. If there are enough for a team, we will set a budget and charge a fee at that time (the last winter fee charged was $50).

Contact: Amy Borghese | amy_dison@hotmail.com

Football (Boys 4-8th grade): $160 for tackle; $75 for flag

Practices start in early August and games go from mid-September through early November.

Contact: Sean Donnelly | stdonnelly81@gmail.com

Cross-Country (Boys & Girls 4-8th grade): $65 (PLEASE NOTE: Registration is open to grades 4-8, but grades 4-5 students must be able to run 2 miles to participate as that is the distance run by the older students)

Practices start early August and meets go from late August through mid-October.

Contact: Chris Lucia | looch12000@yahoo.com

K-3 Soccer (Boys & Girls K-3rd grade): $60 (plus option to purchase a uniform for $15).

Practices start when the school year begins and games go from mid-September through late October.

Contact: Steve Gerlach | Stephen_gerlach@hotmail.com

NOTES:

  1. A "Family Fee" of $100 is charged to each family 1x for the 2021-22 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/.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in coaching? Interested in helping the Athletic Association but coaching isn't your thing? Contact 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.

 

SOCIAL EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS

2021 Tom Kalinoski Memorial Golf Outing 

Thank you to all those who participated in the 2020 Tom Kalinoski Memorial Golf Outing. Our event this year will take place on Monday, October 11, 2021, at York Golf Club (7459 N High St, Columbus, OH 43235). We appreciate all of our sponsors and participants, and look forward to seeing you again on the course. 

2021 Euchre Tournament and Chili Night

The date is TBD for our 2021 Euchre Tournament and Chili Night. We are hopeful to be able to host the event in the St. Michael Church Cafeteria (undercroft). Doors will open at 6pm and the tournament starts at 7pm. Registration as an individual ($25) or a team of 8 ($175). Registration includes participation in the tournament, chili, soft drinks, and beverage wristband. Registration will open once event is confirmed.

Cash Prizes! $100.00 to high scorer, $50.00 to most loners, $50 Best Chili & $50 Best Dessert
Must be 21 years old to play. 

Contact: Wayne White (smwarriorstrack@gmail.com) with questions or to volunteer. 

Check here often for details on upcoming fundraising events like Dodgeball, Euchre, Trivia Night, and A Night at the Races.  If you would like to help plan or run a fundraising event, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact SMAAFundraising@gmail.com.

GO WARRIORS!

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. Covid-19 class offered by NFHS Learn is now mandatory for all athletic directors, commissioners and coaches.  You can access the free class at www.nfhslearn.org. Please print the certificate and turn into your commissioner.
  6. 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 & 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: Matt Gregory

We look forward to having your child play sports!

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