Season: Early November - Early February
Our basketball program is based on a simple philosophy. We want to make our students at SMS TEAM basketball players within a successful program which functions as a family and, in doing so, achieve the higher goal of helping them to be better people.
We try to help our players understand that a successful team requires a great deal of time and dedication by each member of the team family. We also try to help our players understand that basketball is not something separate from their school experience -- that discipline must be exemplified both on and off the court.
Athletes are expected to attend all practices and athletic contests for their sport throughout the season. A student who is absent from school or considered absent is not eligible to participate in either practice or a game on the day of the absence. Students are expected to place academic commitment above athletic participation, and must maintain passing grades in all subjects to be eligible to play. Grades are checked at mid-nine weeks and at the full nine-week point. Students participating in sports are expected to represent the school with pride and grace as they compete.
A physical examination form must be completed and approved by your doctor before your child can participate in any sport activity. For more information about the St. Mary’s Basketball program, contact Coach Loth, at firstname.lastname@example.org (boys' teams) or Coach King, at email@example.com (girls' teams).