Athletics

MDJDA’s Athletics Program provides our students the opportunity to participate in a variety of after-school sports programs to develop their motor skills, sport-specific fundamentals, and a better understanding of sportsmanship and cooperation through a team environment.

The goal of our sports program is to develop confident and motivated student athletes who can express themselves in a positive manner through athletics. Our program’s intention is to also create a culture of fun, teamwork, and leadership through athletic competition.

MDJDA participates in the Center City & South Bay Parochial Sports League and competes against the respective programs at a high level.

For and questions you may have please contact the Athletic Director at rsmith@mdjda.org

Fall Sports

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*In the event that there are not enough 5th and 6th graders for JV competition, 4th graders will be allowed to participate in JV Sports.
** Each sport is based on the number of participants. If there are not enough members, there will not be a team.

Winter Sports

*In the event that there are not enough 5th and 6th graders for JV competition, 4th graders will be allowed to participate in JV Sports.
** Each sport is based on the number of participants. If there are not enough members, there will not be a team.

Spring Sports

*In the event that there are not enough 5th and 6th graders for JV competition, 4th graders will be allowed to participate in JV Sports.
** Each sport is based on the number of participants. If there are not enough members, there will not be a team.

Practice

Practices during the respective sports seasons will be held one to three times per-week after school depending on the coaches’ and facility availability. Please follow attire and equipment guidelines set by the coach for practices. To be in compliance with Mater Dei security policies, parents/guardians who decide to stay for the practice must remain in the practice area and cannot roam the campus. Attendance at practice sessions is a requirement for team participation unless excused due to illness or any other unforeseen circumstances.

Coaching

Teams for the parochial league are dependent on the availability of parent volunteers as coaches. What this means is if there are no coaches, there will not be a team. Coaches are responsible for being present and leading the student-athletes through practices and games. Coaches are also responsible for keeping track of the issued equipment for practices. In order to coach, parents must complete the schools volunteer requirements prior to the respective season.

Fees

Prior to the beginning of each sports season, there will be a registration fee ($75 per student). These fees will be used to cover league fees, referee fees, uniforms, and other athletic coverages for the students.