Athletics

Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows Athletics


“Fall Athletic Registration – Important Information – Read First”
 
“Fall registration is open, however, since OLS is utilizing a new online registration site, it is important parents follow the directions below.  Parents, please click on the “FinalForms Registration Parent Playbook” link below to get step by step instructions for creating your child’s new account on FinalForms.  Once you have completed the first few steps, you will be able to register your child for any of the following sports:  Northwest Catholic Football, OLS Girl’s or Boy’s Soccer, Northwest Catholic Cheerleading, or OLS Volleyball.  Again, it is important you read through the Parent Playbook in order to register your child.   The Fall season officially begins on Monday, August 8th.”
Lacrosse Skill Sessions

When:  Wednesdays, June 22nd and 29th; July 13th, 20th, and 27th
Where:  OLS Athletic Field
Time:  5:30 – 6:30 pm
Ages:  4th through 8th graders (Fall, 2022)

No Registration necessary – Drop-In Sessions
Cost:  $5 a session, cash or check (made out to OLS Athletics) only, please.
These sessions are intended to improve existing lacrosse skills as well as give kids who are interested in lacrosse a chance to explore the game.
 
Northwest Catholic Football Skills Camp
Tuesdays / Thursdays 6 - 7 pm
June 14th - July 28thOLS Athletic Field
Grades:  3rd-8th (2022-23 School Year)
Cost:  $75
Get an advantageous jumpstart for Fall football!  This fun camp will focus on perfecting and improving speed and agility skills while conditioning the body in preparation for the Fall football season.

Parents and Players,

Your coaches will be contacting you soon to let you know your practice schedule.
 
Parent Involvement. As parents of program participants, we all have to do our share of volunteering to make our athletic program run efficiently. Of equal importance, everyone's participation results in successful events for the enjoyment of our families and visitors from other parishes. Volunteering includes helping at concessions, collecting admissions, gym and field setup, cleanup, etc.
 
Participation in O.L.S. C.Y.O. Sports. If your child is playing or trying out for a sport, please take time to read carefully the "OLS Sports Athletic Code of Conduct" page, accessed from the menu on the left side of this page.  There is essential information in this document for all participants in the C.Y.O. programs.
 
Volunteering. A volunteer working with children and/or youth must comply with the guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese of Detroit.  This includes: 1. submission to a background check, and 2. certification in "Protecting God's Children"(for college students and adults) or "Called To Serve" (for high school students). Before a high school students gets credit for service hours, these guidelines must be met. Please go to the "Coaches' Corner" web page for the information you need.
 
Coaching. Good coaching is the essential element to the goal of C.Y.O. athletics: the healthy development of our youth-emotionally, physically, intellectually and spiritually. Children that enjoy athletic competition and savor participation with a team of their peers, look up to good coaches as role models. Thank you to all that take on this vital role on our community.
 
And thank you to the spouses of these coaches.  Anytime a coach takes on such a magnanimous commitment to our youth, as coaching is, their spouse has to pick up the slack at home.  We appreciate very much the sacrifice that you make for us.
The attached "Being Present," below, captures the essence of the significance of coaching.  Although the article's subject is a priest, the idea that the critical element to a child's attention is commitment and sincere interest applies to coaching as well.
 
We are always searching for coaches for upcoming seasons. If you think you would be a good coach, please call me so that we can meet and discuss this rewarding and valuable role.  I would look forward to that very much.
 
Thank you.
Go Saints!!