Athletics

Welcome to Saints Peter & Paul Athletics.  Our athletic program is an integral part of our overall school curriculum.  We are very proud of our student athletes.  Our coaches and parent volunteers work very hard to allow for our students to have the opportunities to participate in a first class program.  We believe that participation in athletics build the many dynamics needed for a successful life – character, organizational skills, discipline, team cohesiveness, accepting winning and loosing with humility, and much more.

Mission Statement for Athletic Board:

The Mission of the Saints Peter & Paul Athletic Board is to provide a leadership role, through guidance and mentoring, in assisting administration, coaches, and staff in providing a total learning experience for all athletes.

Mission Statement of Saints Peter & Paul Athletic Program

Founded on our belief that athletics provide educational value for all students, the Mission of Saints Peter & Paul Athletic Program is to provide student athletes with the opportunity to enhance their overall educational experience through participation in athletics through a variety of opportunities.

Philosophy

Attempting to do our part in sponsoring a variety of opportunities to grow intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally, and morally, our goals are to meet the needs of talents, interests, and needs of a broad range of individuals.  We strive to make available high quality coaching, support services, scheduling, equipment, and facilities to encourage excellence and meaningful interaction between, athlete, coach, parent, and administration.

Furthermore, it is our belief that participation in athletics promotes character traits of high value which will lead to life-long success, and plays an important role in creating a sense of community in our school while establishing a positive environment.  In addition to the promotion of health and well-being, these traits include integrity, leadership, friendship, teamwork, ethical conduct, and sportsmanship.

In accordance with the handbooks of the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Saints Peter & Paul School’s philosophy, we will put forth great efforts to reach out to each student so that each has a positive overall experience while participating in athletics at Saints Peter & Paul School.

Core Values:

  • To develop student-athletes through teaching life lessons so that individuals can reach the highest level of success

 

  • To teach and develop skill levels appropriate for each level of participation

 

  • To role model the schools philosophy towards a Christ-like attitude, atmosphere, and respect for one another

 

  • To maintain our responsibility to the school, team-mates, and ourselves through individual accountability and commitment to effort, fair play, and

 

  • To conduct ourselves in a way that promotes the highest standards of integrity, sportsmanship, ethical behavior, and respect

 

Saints Peter & Paul provides many opportunities for students to participate in sports throughout the year. The Saints Peter and Paul Pacers compete against other diocesan teams and participate in various tournaments and competitions throughout the school year.

The athletic program depends heavily on parents’ involvement – from concession stand volunteers, coaches and cheering sections to chaperons. The dedication of our parents makes our teams successful.

Our Athletic Director, Matt Purtell, oversees the athletic program.  He has the responsibility, along with the principal and pastor, to seek the volunteers needed to coach all teams. Mr. Purtell can be reached via e-mail at matthewpurtell1@gmail.com

Below are the links to the Diocesan web-sites for athletics

Soccer – www.leaguelineup.com/dsl

Basketball – www.2badcats.com

Below is a link that all parents should read.  It discusses the importance of reinforcing positive behavior both from students playing and parents as fans

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/region/diocese-to-sports-fans-behave-yourselves-212716/

Below are the forms needed for participation in our athletic program.  They can be downloaded at your convenience:

New Parent Letter for Athletics

Athletic Registration Form

Physical Form 2017

Athletic Handbook

Sports Participation 2017

Code of Conduct 2017

Parent Pledge 2017

Parent Release and Insurance

Students will not be able to participate until the registration fee is paid and a current signed physical form is on file in the school office.

All coaches and volunteers must be on the Diocesan Safe Environment Data Base.  This information can be found under the Parent drop down.  Along with the PA Police Clearance, Child Abuse Clearance, Fingerprinting (or waiver equivalent), Protecting God’s Children class,  Pastoral Code of Conduct, and Mandated Reporting certification, head coaches must be certified in the Diocesan “Play Like a Champion” program.  We also encourage all coaches to be trained for concussion protocol.