• Teamwork in Sports

  • Importance of Exercise

Athletics

Our Interscholastic Sports Program belongs to DuPage Parochial Basketball and Volleyball League. The cross country and track teams participate in the Suburban Parochial League. Every child in fifth through eighth grade is able to participate in sports. 

The Athletic Program at St. Raphael Catholic School focuses on these four goals.

  1. to give each student the opportunity to participate in sports
  2. to teach the fundamentals of the sport
  3. to develop the skills of the participants
  4. to instill a sense of fair play in the sport environment

Ninety percent of St. Raphael students participate in the Athletic Program.  Students are required to remain in good standing both academically and behaviorally in order to participate.  Sports physicals are mandatory each year a child participates in any sports.  Sportsmanship, teamwork, and fundamentals are the emphasis.   

Registration for the various sports programs take place in the Spring (for cross country, volleyball, and basketball) and Winter (for track).  Fees are required for each sport.  Go Redwings!

Philosophy

The Athletic Program is based on a strong belief that athletics are educationally sound and play an important part in the students physical, mental, emotional, and Christian moral growth.  Though the element of competition and winning exists, it will not be the sole determining factor in developing the scope and nature of the Athletic Association’s programs.

We are pleased that all our students who desire to participate in sports are afforded the opportunity.  The basic principles of good sportsmanship and high ethical standards should prevail at all times in order to enhance the educational growth of the student participants.

Fall Sports
Boys & Girls 
JV Cross Country 5, 6
Varsity Cross Country 7, 8
Volleyball 5, 6, 7, 8
Winter Sports
Boys & Girls 
Basketball 5, 6, 7, 8

 

Spring Sports
Boys & Girls
JV Track 5, 6
Varsity Track  7, 8

 

Guidelines

Being an athlete requires more than being a member of a team; it creates many demands which require individual sacrifices.  Being an athlete is not a right, but a privilege.  Participation in athletics means more than the competition between opponents; it is more than winning and losing.  Participation in athletics teaches fair play, sportsmanship, understanding, and appreciation of teamwork.  This guide is prepared with these goals in mind. 

  1. Will keep citizenship and academic grades at the highest levels.
  2. Must accept the responsibility of taking proper care of all school equipment and uniforms.  These items must be treated carefully and returned at the end of the season.  Students must replace any lost or damaged equipment or uniforms issued to them.
  3. Display good conduct in and out of school.
  4. Realize that profanity will not be tolerated.
  5. Should realize that winning is one of the goals but not the only one.  Athletes should be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.
  6. Always courteously congratulate their opponent on a well played game after a contest.
  7. Encourage but never criticize or blame teammates.  A winning team works together.
  8. Should be committed to the St. Raphael Athletic Program verses an outside sports club or organization.
  9. Should a student quit a sport after registration, that student will be ineligible for any St. Raphael sport for a period of one year.  The Athletic Board will consider reinstatement upon the student’s successful petition of the Athletic Board for such reinstatement at a regularly scheduled board meeting.