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Ongoing & Upcoming Events

WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION
Registration for Basketball and Cheerleading is officially closed (as of Oct 22). If you are still interested in playing, please see "Winter Sports" box below for more information about each sport and to contact the appropriate coordinator.

Boys 7th and 8th grade tryouts for 2017-18 will be held at the Worthington Rec Center (345 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington, OH 43085). There are two sessions; it is required that any boy wanting to be considered for the Competitive team attend both sessions:

  • Saturday, Nov 4, 2:00 - 3:15 pm
  • Sunday, Nov 5, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Girls 7th and 8th grade tryouts for 2017-18 will be at the Worthington Rec Center (345 E Wilson Bridge Rd, Worthington, OH 43085), on Monday, Nov 6, 6:00 - 7:00 pm.

Please see our "Basketball" page for additional information.


FALL SPORTS UPDATE
Volleyball tournaments are happening Oct 28 and Nov 4! See the Calendar page to see 1st-round schedules for Oct 28; schedules for tournament finals (Nov 4) will be posted ASAP following Oct 28 results.


SOCIAL EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
The 2017 EUCHRE TOURNAMENT & CHILI NIGHT (held October 21) was a great success! Over forty euchre players gathered for a fun night of round-robin Euchre, chili, and fellowship, and we raised $750 to support our athletics programs. Father Dinovo was our big high-score winner with a total of 57 points; Wayne White had four loners to edge a few other players with three. Thanks to Kelly Cavanagh, Matt Gregory, and Missy Gregory, who organized the event and have helped it grow each year. Thanks also to the numerous volunteer athletics family chefs who cooked a variety of tasty chilis for everyone. Look for our 2018 Euchre tournament next fall! (most likely the weekend of OSU's bye week)

Thank you everyone who attended or helped with our 2017 TOM KALINOSKI MEMORIAL GOLF OUTING! It turned out to be a great day for golf at Scioto Reserve Country Club, and our 72 golfers and 12 hole sponsors helped raise over $4800 to provide one-year partial scholarships for four of our top graduating 8th graders attending area Catholic high schools (2 boys and 2 girls). Pencil in the 1st Monday of August for future golf outings, starting with Aug 6, 2018!

Also upcoming this school year are our NCAA Bracket Challenge in March, our Night at the Races, planned for April 21, 2018, and our Dodgeball Tournament, date TBD.

If you would like to help plan or run a fundraising event, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact SMAAFundraising@gmail.com.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Interested in coaching? Interested in helping the Athletic Association but coaching isn't your thing? Contact Leo Kowalyk (leokowalyk@hotmail.com) or Matt Gregory (mgregory@ohioequities.com) and we can help find your niche and get you in touch with the right people. In addition to coaching, we can always use help with sports coordinators / administrators, fundraising / social events, and/or other positions. Remember: SMAA volunteering counts for St. Michael School volunteer hours! More information about volunteering in the Volunteer Info section below.


GO WARRIORS!

Volunteer Info

All coaches must meet the following requirements:

  1. Background check / fingerprinting: available via FastFingerprints (one-time only; does not require renewal unless unless there has been a period of 18 consecutive months where you have not volunteered in the Parish / Diocese)
  2. Protecting God's Children (PGC) training:. Participate in a 3-hour PGC class offered by the Diocese free of charge. Dates and online registration are offered via the Virtus website. Create a logon using "Columbus, OH (Diocese)", then view and register for a session. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your certificate. (one-time only; does not require renewal)
  3. Concussion Awareness Training (state-mandated): Complete concussion awareness online training. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your certificate. (must be renewed every 3 years)
  4. Lindsay's Law (state-mandated): Watch the sudden cardiac death awareness video, review the sudden cardiac death awareness informational handout, and complete the sudden cardiac arrest acknowledgement form. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your acknowledgement form (must be renewed annually)
  5. Sign the "Coaches' Code of Conduct" and have on-file with the SMAA (one-time; does not require renewal)


Head Coaches must meet the above requirements, plus

  1. Be 21 years of age
  2. "Play Like a Champion" (PLC) training: complete a three-hour PLC class offered by the Diocese free of charge. Go to the Diocese PLC page and look for "Coach Training Registration" to sign-up. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your certificate. (one-time only; does not require renewal)

Volunteers for non-coaching positions that involve interaction with children will also need to meet the Diocese Safe Environment requirements: Background Check and Protecting God's Children training (items #1 and 2 under "All coaches" above).

NOTE: please record the date you complete each requirement and keep it where you can reference it whenever necessary. We are required to provide these dates for all coaches when we submit rosters at the beginning of each season, so will ask for the dates when you volunteer. Also, please keep a copy of any certificate as proof of completion.

We look forward to having you volunteer to help us offer great opportunities for our children!

Participant Requirements for Children and Families


All athletes must complete the following requirements for each SMAA sport before participating in any activities:

  1. Parent Consent Form: print and complete the Parent Consent form and provide to your coach / coordinator. The coach / coordinator needs to turn this form in to the Diocese along with our roster.
  2. Emergency Medical Form: Print and complete the Emergency Medical Form and provide to your coach. The coach will keep this and have available at all team activities in case of medical emergency.
  3. Concussion Awareness: Review the Concussion awareness materials, then print the final page and sign (parent and child need to read the document and sign the final page). Provide to your coach / coordinator; we need to keep on-file to meet state requirements.
  4. Lindsay's Law (Sudden Cardiac Arrest awareness): Watch the sudden cardiac awareness video, review the sudden cardiac arrest awareness informational handout, and print and sign the signature form and return to the coach / coordinator; we need to keep on-file to meet state requirements.

We also strongly request that each family work at least one 2-hour shift as Gym Host to run admissions and concessions at St. Michael when we host league games for Volleyball and Basketball.

Any questions or concerns, please contact our President/Athletic Director: Leo Kowalyk

We look forward to having your child play sports!