Athletics at Saint Mary School of Branford, a Catholic Day School Convenient to New Haven, East Haven, North Branford, Northford, Madison and Guilford, CT
Athletics are an integral part of educating the whole child. The athletic program and organized sports exist for the welfare of the student-athletes and the contribution to their educational experience. The mission of the athletic program is to teach the student-athletes the value of teamwork and sportsmanship, while developing the proper competitive spirit.
It is our belief that the Athletic Program benefits the student-athlete. Participating in the Athletic Program is made to be an enjoyable experience. Therefore, everything that we do is with the student-athlete in mind. We believe that each participant should strive to do their personal best in both the classroom and in sports.
Each member should value themselves, their strengths and their uniqueness and every member can make a different contribution to the teams’ success. No member’s contribution is better than another’s, only different.
Great teams have good Christian attitudes. As members value themselves, they will respect and value others. It is also imperative that those adults, who are in the position of Coach, Advisor, or parent helper, conduct themselves in a polite, courteous and respectful manner. Adult-student interaction should always mirror our expected Christian values.
Saint Mary School offers Junior Varsity and Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball, Junior Varsity and Varsity Softball, Co-ed Soccer, Boy’s Baseball and Girl’s Softball as well as Cheerleading.
This handbook is provided for all Athletic Club members and all student-athletes and their parents. It is the primary governing document for the Athletic Program at St. Mary School. The handbook is divided into four sections. Sections 1, 2, and 3 define the Athletic Program, the Athletic Club, and the Athletic Board. Section 4 addresses the policies set forth for Student-Athletes, their parents/guardians, and the coaches. View the Athletic Handbook here!
Appendix A contains the proper forms, which are required to be completed by Student-Athletes and their Parents/Guardians. Appendix B contains directions for the various venues where our athletic events are held.
Where this handbook and the Parent/Student Handbook are in disagreement, the Parent/Student Handbook takes precedence. The administration reserves the right to change this handbook at any time.
Fundraising for Athletics
The basketball tournament held in January is the main fundraising activity of the Athletic Program at St. Mary School. This event provides the majority of the funding for all the athletic teams. The success of the tournament is dependent on the volunteers and sponsors.
In conjunction with the Tournament, Cheer Fest has been added to celebrate the cheerleaders for our sports. The Ad Book and the concession sales during the Tournament and Cheer Fest provide the funding needed for the Athletic Club. Please consider placing an ad to support our athletes, as well as soliciting ads from businesses you frequent.