Participating in an athletic/extra-curricular activity for St. Thomas More Catholic School is considered a privilege for every student. St. Thomas More Catholic School sponsors several activities each academic quarter for students and encourages all students to participate.
Participation in the St. Thomas More Catholic School athletic/extra-curricular activities requires that students meet all eligibility requirements throughout the season and positively represent the school that supports their participation.
State and Diocesan Policy requires that each student participating in the athletic program must have a valid physical examination. Physical exams are valid for a 2-year period. Proof of this physical, with a doctor's signature, must be on file with the Athletic Director.
Each student-athlete must have a signed parental permission slip on file with the Athletic Director prior to participating in any athletic event.
All students participating in extra-curricular activities for St. Thomas More Catholic School are required to attend all scheduled practices, meetings, and games. If a student is unable to attend one of these, the coach or Athletic Director must be made aware of this prior to the scheduled event whenever possible. A student must be in attendance at school on the day of a game or practice to participate in that game or practice. If a student will be absent for an extended length of time, a week's notification for the coach is recommended.
The time demands for an extra-curricular activity at St. Thomas More are high. The "B" squads (5th & 6th grades) should anticipate 3 - 5 hours each week of practice, not including game or meeting times. The "A" squads (7th & 8th grades) should anticipate 5 - 10 hours each week of practice, not including game and meeting times.