Saint Joseph Catholic School for students in grades Kindergarten through eight. The sports programs are administered by Catholic Youth Sports. There are two levels of competition available: Grade School (GS) for students in grades Kindergarten through four and Middle School (MS) for students in grades six through eight. Students in grade 5 need to check the Catholic Youth Sports websites as depending on the sport, the fifth grade plays with either the Grade School division or the Middle School division.
Before students can play on a Saint Joseph School sports team, families must review and sign the Diocese of Orlando’s Concussion and Heat-related Liability Release. This form can be found by clicking here.
SPORTSMANSHIP AND ETHICAL CONDUCT
Interscholastic athletic programs must encourage good character, enhance the integrity of education and promote civility in society. Student-athletes, coaches and all others associated with interscholastic athletic programs, as well as those who attend interscholastic athletic events, should adhere to the fundamental values of honesty, integrity, respect, caring, cooperation, trustworthiness, leadership, tolerance and personal responsibility. Catholic Youth Sports requires that each parent and player agrees to their Code of Conduct. See this form on CYS website by clicking here.
All coaches at Saint Joseph Catholic School are volunteers. In order to be a volunteer coach individuals must be fingerprinted through the Diocese of Orlando, must take the Safe Environment Training course. Once complete, these clearances are valid for 5 years. Click here for procedures on getting a fingerprint clearance.
In addition, each coach must take a short on-line course to become concussion certified. Directions for completing this course are here and review the Code of Conduct from Catholic Youth Sports by clicking here.