The St. Andrew Athletic Department is dedicated to enhancing the physical development of our students while promoting school spirit, pride, and unity. The Athletic Committee consists of the Pastor, Principal, Athletic Director, Assistant Athletic Director, ECG board member, and parent representatives. This group meets regularly to assist the athletic director in the administration and operation of the athletic program for the children at St. Andrew the Apostle.
Any student registered in the 1st through 8th grades participating in the St. Andrew Athletic Program must be members of the parish or attend the parish school. A child not registered in the school may participate in our school athletic program if:
• The child and parent/guardian are registered members of our parish.
• The child is a full-time registered student in the parish religious
education/youth group class.
Academic eligibility will be used to ensure that every child is working to his/her ability during sports seasons. It is intended to help the student athletes balance their time and their talent in the classroom as well as the court/field to ensure a quality educational experience. Eligibility determination is a weekly check of academic performance and not an arbitrary disciplinary action.
The St. Andrew Guardians participate in the
Kansas City Parochial League
competing with Catholic grade schools in the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese in an atmosphere of Christian sportsmanship, competition, and fellowship.
Volleyball - girls grades 3-8
Flag Football – boys grades 1-4
Tackle Football – boys grades 5-8
Cross Country - girls and boys grades 4-8
Basketball - girls and boys grades 5-8
girls and boys in the 2nd and 4th grades participate in the St. Pius X Winter League
Track - girls and boys grades 4-8
Parents are central to the operation of the athletic program at St. Andrew. They provide the manpower and support needed for a successful program. Parents of a participating student are often asked to assist in various ways including, but not limited to, coaching, scoring, judging and
concession stand/gate duty. It is required that a parent/guardian volunteer their time in order for their child(ren) to play a specific sport.
Coaches are expected to abide by the rules set down by the Kansas City Parochial League, St. Andrew School and by the St. Andrew sports program. The coaches are required to attend these mandatory meetings:
. PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN TRAINING
All head and assistant coaches are required by the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to attend a training session pertaining to the sexual abuse of children. Once a coach has attended the Protecting God’s Children training then all requirements have been met and the coach need not attend the training again.
PLAY LIKE A CHAMPION TODAY:
All head coaches must attend a Parochial League mandatory Play Like A Champion Today (Coaching
Youth Sports As Ministry) training prior to the sport season they are coaching. Failure to do will make the coach ineligible to coach for the season. Once a head coach has attended the Play like A Champion Today training then all requirements have been met and the coach need not attend the training again. The KCPL also requires all athletic directors and specific sports coordinators to attend as well.
3. Attend local preseason coaches' meeting with the Athletic Director.
4. Coaches are responsible for and must have a current
on file with the parish office