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Athletics – Play Like a Christian

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Athletics – Play Like a Christian 2018-03-22T19:20:44+00:00

The St. Monica Athletic programs are an important extension of the classroom and parish. Teamwork, cooperation, sacrifice, determination and hard work are just a few of the character traits St. Monica athletes learn as a part of the 5 athletic programs and over 20 teams

Catholic Values Come Alive in Catholic Youth Sports

As with any ministry to our youth, the three goals of a Catholic Youth Sports program are the same:

  • To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
  • To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission and work of the Catholic faith community.
  • To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

In Catholic Youth Sports programs, emphasis rests not on the number of games won or lost, but on the participants’ attitude in victory or defeat. Learning how to lose is just as important as learning how to win. Learning how to win graciously is more important than winning itself.

Catholic Youth Sports programs serve the needs of all youth and reflect the diversity of the community. They enable the gifted to excel, the less gifted to participate and improve. “Star” athletes and teams do not receive exclusive attention.

Principles of fair play and sportsmanship must govern every game. Dishonesty has no place in Catholic-sponsored competition. Competitors must not borrow from professional sports questionable techniques for winning at any cost.

All participants should have the respect of others on their own team and the opposing team. Competitors should regard the opposition as friends, not enemies.

Participants should have a spirit of loyalty to Catholic ideals, to parish, to coach, and to the team. They should learn patience with and tolerance of those with less ability. They should feel grateful to all who make the program happen. Speech and actions should reflect Christian values.

At times, during the heat of competition, a participant may temporarily forget some rule of conduct. Prompt correction can turn even failures into learning experiences.

Contact the St. Monica Athletic Association

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Important Contact Information


Parish Athletic Director
Joe Gibson
saintmonicasports@gmail.com
314-504-0775


Signups
Larry Hild
Larry.c.hild@sbcglobal.net


Baseall/Softball
David Feldman
stmonicabaseballsoftball@gmail.com


Basketball
TBD
stmonicahoops@gmail.com
314-555-1212


Soccer
Joe Gibson
stmonicasoccer@gmail.com
314-504-0775


Golf
TBD


Volleyball
Scott Giljum
stmonicavball@gmail.com


Parish Office
Patty Greaves
pgreaves@stmonicastl.org
Office: 314-434-4211 x330