Monday, September 16, 2019

Ongoing & Upcoming Events

 

WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION

Registration for St. Michael sports for Winter 2019 is now OPEN! Go to http://register.smwarriors.com now to register for Basketball and Cheerleading. Additional info for each sport is provided below, plus Coordinator contact information if you have any questions, would like to volunteer to coach, etc.

  • Basketball: Boys & Girls, 4-8th grade | $115 fee |

Regular Registration Deadline October 27, Late Registration Deadline November 8

Practices start Nov 6 (7th & 8th grade boys and girls teams will have tryouts to select rosters for competitive teams); Games start Dec 7 and go through mid-Feb with Tournaments being the last week of February

Contact: smswarriorsbasketball@gmail.com | Dan Driscoll (boys) 614-284-0774 | Kate Banker (girls) 614-361-1145  

 

  • Cheerleading Girls 4-8th grade | $25 fee |

Regular Registration Deadline November 15, Late Registration Deadline November 30


Practices start in early November and games go from Dec 8 through the end of February. We are also in need of a coach in order to have a team. Please contact president@smwarriors.com if you are interested in this volunteer opportunity.

 

 

NOTES:

  1. A "Family Fee" of $100 is charged to each family 1x for the 2019-20 school year; this will be added at checkout to your first registration for the school year.
  2. Late registrations will have $15 added to them. This is in line with other area leagues; more importantly (although it may not seem like it), late registrations can cause a lot of additional work for coaches and coordinators trying to finalize rosters and team sizes, so we are trying to discourage the practice. Registration deadlines have been better aligned with the start of each sport's season to help.
  3. Refunds for withdrawals will also be charged $15. Again, this is in line with other area leagues and is an effort to discourage the practice so we can be more certain of numbers when finalizing rosters. Having said all that, if you or someone you know has a financial situation that is preventing a child from being registered, please let us know. We want every child to have the opportunity to play!
  4. In order for players to participate in a St. Michael athletic opportunity, at least one parent/guardian must complete Play Like a Champion training course for parents. This is a one-time training focused on promoting character education through sports participation.
  5. League paperwork must be completed online this year. After you have registered and paid via http://register.smwarriors.com, go to the diocese page to complete the online forms: https://www.dioceseregister.com/register/.



SOCIAL EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS

2019 Tom Kalinoski Memorial Golf Outing 

Please join us for the 2019 Tom Kalinoski Memorial Golf Outing. This event will take place on Monday, October 14, 2019 (new date!) at York Golf Club (7459 N High St, Columbus, OH 43235). Register now be a part of a foursome for our annual best-ball tournament. There will be an hors d'oeuvres & cocktail event following. Hole sponsorships are available. Click here to register


Check here often for details on upcoming fundraising events like Dodgeball, Euchre, Trivia Night, and A Night at the Races.  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 our President, Matt Gregory at (president@smwarriors.com), and we can help find your niche and get you in touch with people who can help use your time and talents to help our children's athletic programs. 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!

Register Now

Register Now

Congratulations!

Congratulations to our 2018 4th grade boys Baseball team who went 6-1 this season to finish in 1st place in the 4th grade league. Great job boys!

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!