About Each Sport

GENERAL ELIGIBILITY: SCL will field teams in the sports of Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf and Track. Said sports will be available for participation by any child registered in the parish, attending our day school or our PSR classes, or living within the parish boundaries. Children outside these areas are welcome provided there is roster space available and they get proper permission from the South County District. Each of the above sports will be played under the guidelines established by the Catholic Youth Council (CYC), with emphasis on instruction, sportsmanship, and providing an atmosphere where each child can develop their full potential in learning the game.

DETAILS ABOUT SCL SPORTS FEES: 

REGISTRATION FEE:   The current fee structure for participation within the SCL Athletic Association is as follows:  $80 registration fee for baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and volleyball for the first child.  Each additional child incurs an $80 registration fee which is then discounted $15 each for the 2nd and 3rd child and $20 for each child greater than 3. For each sport (baseball, softball, basketball, soccer and volleyball) There is a $20 concession fee charged per child per sport.  There is a $30 registration fee for track and no concession fee is charged.   Golf fee varies.

REFUNDS: There will NO refunds for any of the fees for a player who chooses not to play at SCL after they sign up, provided there is a team at SCL in their grade and classification for which they signed up to play.

LATE FEE: All online registrations received after the deadline will be charged a $100 late registration fee. Any child registering late runs the risk of not being placed on a team, at the discretion of the Lay Director and the Athletic Director. If we are unable to assign your child to a team, your registration payment and the late fee will be refunded. Please Note: This Late Registration Fee will be accessed per sport registration, not per player. In addition, if you register a child before the deadline, then register another child after the deadline, you are still accessed a late fee on the second child who registers past the deadline.

UNIFORM FEE: The SCL Athletic Association reserves the right to charge a family a fee,not to exceed $35, for each uniform either damaged or not returned to the uniform director. We also reserve the right to not distribute a uniform if fees are outstanding.

BOYS BASEBALL/GIRLS SOFTBALL

Seasonal Play

SCL Boys Baseball/Girls Softball plays in the CYC South County District.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPORT

  • All boys and girls from Kindergarten through 8th grade in the Spring are eligible for participation in the baseball/softball program. The boys play baseball and the girls play softball. Please see additional guidelines below.
  • Kindergarten through 2nd Grade teams participate in our instructional league hosted by SCL. Each team is assigned a weekly practice time. All games are played on SCL fields on Thursday or Friday evenings and Saturday mornings and early afternoons.
  • Teams may begin practicing when the field manager announces the opening date; but not usually before April.
  • Regular season games usually begin mid April Schedules will not be available until early April and will be distributed to team managers. Our instructional teams normally have a 7-10 game season, depending on their division. Grades 3 through 8 usually have a 10-game season. This is all determined by the CYC.
  • Depending on the number of children registering for baseball, we usually have 10-17 players per team.
  • Required items: Baseball glove
  • Recommended items: Plastic cleats, water bottles; bats are optional
  • Each team may participate in up to 2 (two) CYC sanctioned tournaments. 

REGISTRATION PERIOD: Sunday, January 1 through January 31 of each year.

REGISTRATION FEE: See information above.

LATE FEE: See information above

REFUNDS: See information above.

UNIFORMS: The SCL Athletic Association provides uniforms for the players. The uniform sizes are: Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large. For further details, please refer to our Uniforms page. Each player is responsible for the care and return of their uniform. Uniforms will be distributed by team managers to players that have registered and are listed on the roster. Within two weeks of the end of the season, it is the responsibility of players to return their uniforms to their manager or team uniform coordinator. Uniforms are to be returned to the Uniform Director by team. Anyone not returning their uniform in the specified manner will be charged a fee of $35 per uniform. This fee will be assessed during the registration process should it be necessary.

PARENT PARTICIPATION: All parents or guardians are encouraged to volunteer in our baseball program as a head coach, assistant coach, team manager, practice/game helper or party organizer (if necessary). If your team already has a head coach selected, please ask the coach what you can do to help the team. Please be advised that any adult volunteering to work with our children will be required to complete the Protecting God's Children Workshop and the Code of Ethical Conduct Booklet. Any questions concerning this requirement should be addressed to Sue Baumgartner or Sue Spaeth at 843-3245.

Starting on January 1, you may register at your own convenience at home or work with our  Player Registration system.


YOUTH TRACK & FIELD

Seasonal Play

Our Track & Field program gives children, who enjoy running and field events, an opportunity to develop their skills while being part of a team. Children from 1st grade through 8th grade practice from March until mid-May usually two or three times a week at Lindbergh High School's track.

The children get an opportunity to try various Track & Field events depending on their age: 50M Dash, 100M Dash, 200M Dash, 400M Dash, 800M, 1600M, 400 Meter Relay (4 x 100), 800M Relay (4 x 200), high jump, running long jump, standing long jump, shot put.

Our season finishes with a CYC Meet at DeSmet Jesuit High School on a Saturday in early May, as SCL competes against children from many other St. Louis area parishes. The CYC Finals Meet, for those who qualify, will be held on a Saturday in mid-May at DeSmet.

ELIGIBILITY: All boys and girls, 6 years old by June 30th, 2010are eligible for participation in the Track & Field program if the child's family: (a) is a registered member of St. Catherine Laboure Parish; (b) resides within SCL parish boundaries; or (c) attends St. Catherine Laboure School. The CYC does NOT accept waivers for children that are not a registered member of SCL, lives outside the SCL parish boundaries or does not attend the SCL school.

REGISTRATION PERIOD: TBD

REGISTRATION FEE: See information above.

LATE FEE: See information above.

REFUNDS: See information above.

UNIFORMS: The SCL Athletic Association provides uniforms for all Track & Field participants. All uniforms must be returned to the Head Coach at the end of the season. A fee of $35.00 per child will be charged to a family who does not return their Track & Field uniform, which you will need to agree upon during the registration process..

PARENT PARTICIPATION: A parent (or another adult) is required to help at the CYC Meet. Below are a list of tasks:

  • Awards
  • Track Events
  • Running Events
  • Concessions

Please be advised that any adult volunteering to work with our children will be required to complete the Protecting God's Children Workshop and the Code of Ethical Conduct Booklet. Any questions concerning this requirement should be addressed to Sue Baumgartner or Sue Spaeth at 843-3245.

Starting on January 1, you may register at your own convenience at home or work with our Player Registration system.


YOUTH SOCCER

Seasonal Play

SCL children participate in the CYC South County District. All children pre-K thru 8th grade are eligible to participate in the program. Pre- Kand K participate in an instructional program with neighboring parishes.  Grades1 thru 8 participate in the CYC South County District leagues. Each team may participate in up to 2 (two) CYC sanctioned tournaments.

REGISTRATION PERIOD: (Subject to change): April 1 though April 30th of each year

REGISTRATION FEE: See information above.

LATE FEES: See information above.

REFUNDS: See information above.

UNIFORMS: SCL The SCL Athletic Association provides uniforms for the players. The uniform sizes are: Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large. For further details, please refer to our Uniforms page. Each player is responsible for the care and return of their uniform. Uniforms will be distributed by team managers to players that have registered and are listed on the roster. Within two weeks of the end of the season, it is the responsibility of players to return their uniforms to their manager or team uniform coordinator. Uniforms are to be returned to the Uniform Director by team. Anyone not returning their uniform in the specified manner will be charged a fee of $35 per uniform. This fee will be assessed during the registration process should it be necessary.

PARENT PARTICIPATION: All parents or guardians are encouraged to volunteer in our baseball program as a head coach, assistant coach, team manager, practice/game helper or party organizer (if necessary). If your team already has a head coach selected, please ask the coach what you can do to help the team. Please be advised that any adult volunteering to work with our children will be required to complete the Protecting God's Children Workshop, a Background Check, and the Code of Ethical Conduct Booklet. Any questions concerning this requirement should be addressed to Sue Baumgartner or Sue Spaeth at 843-3245.

Starting on April 1, you may register at your own convenience at home or work with our  Player Registration system.


YOUTH VOLLEYBALL

Seasonal Play

The volleyball season begins in mid-August. We play in the South County CYC league. Games begin late August and end early November for children in grades 3rd- 8th. Girl's games are typically played on Saturday mornings into early afternoons. Some overflow games are played on Friday evenings. Boy's games will be played on Sunday afternoons. Some overflow games may be played on Friday evenings.  Each team may participate in up to 2 (two) CYC sanctioned tournaments.

REGISTRATION PERIOD (Subject to change): April 1 through April 31 of each year.

REGISTRATION FEE: See information above.

LATE FEE: See information above.

REFUNDS: See information above.

UNIFORMS: SCL The SCL Athletic Association provides uniforms for the players. The uniform sizes are: Youth Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large. For further details, please refer to our Uniforms page. Each player is responsible for the care and return of their uniform. Uniforms will be distributed by team managers to players that have registered and are listed on the roster. Within two weeks of the end of the season, it is the responsibility of players to return their uniforms to their manager or team uniform coordinator. Uniforms are to be returned to the Uniform Director by team. Anyone not returning their uniform in the specified manner will be charged a fee of $35 per uniform. This fee will be assessed during the registration process should it be necessary.

PARENT PARTICIPATION: All parents or guardians are encouraged to volunteer in our baseball program as a head coach, assistant coach, team manager, practice/game helper or party organizer (if necessary). If your team already has a head coach selected, please ask the coach what you can do to help the team. Please be advised that any adult volunteering to work with our children will be required to complete the Protecting God's Children Workshop, a Background Check and the Code of Ethical Conduct Booklet. Any questions concerning this requirement should be addressed to Sue Baumgartner or Sue Spaeth at 843-3245.

Starting on April 1, you may register at your own convenience at home or work with our  Player Registration system.


YOUTH BASKETBALL

Seasonal Play

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPORT

  • All boys and girls from 1st through 8th grade in the Fall are eligible for participation in the basketball program. Please see additional guidelines below.
  • 1st through 2nd Grade teams participate in our instructional league hosted by SCL. Each team is assigned a weekly practice/game time. All games are played on SCL courts on Friday evenings.
  • Regular season games usually begin early January. Schedules will not be available until late December and will be distributed to team managers. Our instructional teams normally have a 7-10 game season, depending on their division. Grades 3 through 8 usually have a 10-game season. This is all determined by the CYC.
  • Practices may begin as early as November, depending on gym availability, but usually start the first week of December.
  • Each team may participate in one or two CYC sanctioned tournaments during the season or at the completion of the regular season. 

REGISTRATION PERIOD: September 1 through September 30 of each year.

REGISTRATION FEE: See information above.

LATE FEE: See information above.

REFUNDS: See information above.

UNIFORMS: SCL The SCL Athletic Association provides uniforms for the players. The uniform sizes are: Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large. For further details, please refer to our Uniforms page. Each player is responsible for the care and return of their uniform. Uniforms will be distributed by team managers to players that have registered and are listed on the roster. Within two weeks of the end of the season, it is the responsibility of players to return their uniforms to their manager or team uniform coordinator. Uniforms are to be returned to the Uniform Director by team. Anyone not returning their uniform in the specified manner will be charged a fee of $35 per uniform. This fee will be assessed during the registration process should it be necessary.

The instructional program will be given tee shirts by the SCL Athletic Association. These shirts will belong to the player at the end of the season.

Starting on Sept. 1st, you may register for basketball at your own convenience with our  Player Registration system.

PARENT PARTICIPATION: All parents or guardians are encouraged to volunteer in our basketball program as a head coach, assistant coach, team manager, practice/game helper or party organizer (if necessary). If your team already has a head coach selected, please ask the coach what you can do to help the team. Please be advised that any adult volunteering to work with our children will be required to complete the Protecting God's Children Workshop, a Background Check, and the Code of Ethical Conduct Booklet. Any questions concerning this requirement should be addressed to Sue Baumgartner or Sue Spaeth at 843-3245.


GOLF

Seasonal Play

St. Catherine Laboure participates in the South County District CYC Golf League. We offer an instructional program for boys and girls in 2nd -4th grade. The program consist of practice time at Tappawingo National Golf Club with a golf pro and several tournaments. on a par 3 course.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPORT

Program Statement
St. Catherine Laboure Parish is entering its eighth year for the Junior Golf Program.  This year there will be 2 leagues, one for 2nd thru 4th grade and one for the 5th thru 8th grade youth of St. Catherine Laboure.  Both leagues are open to Boys and Girls.  Players will be introduced to the sport of golf with the hope that a lifelong interest will be built.  Each player will learn the basic rules of golf, receive instruction on golf etiquette, be instructed on proper stroke and play by local USGA teaching pros, and participate in tournament play at Tapawingo National Golf Club


Number of Accepted
This program is open to all which wish to register online at the St. Catherine website.

District
St. Catherine Laboure will participate this year with other parishes from the South County District of the CYC. 

Parent Participation
In keeping with the St. Catherine Laboure parish family participation philosophy, each family will be required to volunteer for each event throughout the season.  There will be many responsibilities at each instructional session and each tournament.  Golf tournaments require many volunteers from scorekeepers to marshals to starters to check in responsibilities.  Adults will be required to walk with each foursome on each course.  Without the volunteers, the events will not be possible. 
Therefore as a requirement to sign up, each family will be required to acknowledge this participation.  Families that do not meet their obligations, harm the program.  Players will be removed from the program if the family obligations are not met.    
We will assign age group and gender coordinators to be responsible for that particular group at each event.  This is only a coordinator, not a coach or babysitter.  They will be expected to get players ready for practices and tournaments.
As part of the Archdiocese requirement, each parent volunteer will have to have completed the Protecting God’s Children program.

Tournament Spectators
Spectators will be allowed to follow players but will be asked to abide by golf etiquette rules.  Unruly behavior will result in being asked to leave the golf course.  Adults shall be required to have completed the Archdiocese Protecting God’s Children Program to be allowed to walk with the players.

Parent/Player Orientation Seminar
A parent/player seminar will be held at SCL prior to the season to be introduced to the SCL Golf Program.  This is a mandatory requirement.  At least 2 dates will be set up as soon as possible.
The program will be reviewed those nights as well as a review of golf terms and terminology and the rules and instructions for all of the events.  Scoring will be reviewed.
A review of golf etiquette ad the golf attire requirement will also be given.

Etiquette
At the first instructional night, a brief etiquette class will be given to explain the rules and etiquette of golf as well as the rules of the driving range.  We will also review some golf course rules, additional golf terms, and remind the players of safety and caution.
All players will be required to pay attention.  Listen to all rules.  No horse-play will be accepted.  Children that disobey and show disregard with the rules will be removed from the program.

Events
Developmental Program (2nd-4th Grade)
Each player will participate in a maximum of six (6) two hour instructional classes at the Tapawingo National Golf Club driving range.  We anticipate a ratio of approximately 1 teaching pro per 10 players.  In addition, coaches from St. Catherine Laboure will mix in with the pros.  Each player will receive introductory instruction to the game of golf and be taught the basics for club grip, stance, swing, hitting tee shots, irons, chipping around the green, sand trap play, and putting.

Tentative Instruction Dates (2nd-4th Grade)
April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10 Instruction Nights 4:00-6:00 (Wednesdays)
Each player will participate in a maximum of four (4) dates for play on the Tapawingo National Golf Club course.  This will be an opportunity to practice what each player has learned.  Scores will not be kept.  However, parents walking with the players will keep play moving by having players pick up the ball after 6 strokes and place the ball on the green for putting.
Tentative 9 Hole Play Dates (2nd-4th Grade)
May 17, 24, 31 and June 7 Play Dates starting at 4:15 (Wednesdays)

South County League (5th-8th Grade)
Each player will participate in a maximum of four (4) two hour instructional classes at Tapawingo National Golf Club driving range.  We anticipate a ratio of approximately 1 teaching pro per 10 players.  In addition, coaches from St. Catherine Laboure will mix in with the pros.  Each player will receive direction on hitting tee shots, irons, chipping around the green, sand trap play, and putting.
Instruction Dates (5th-8th Grade)
Instruction will be on per the following schedule.
April 3, 10, 17, 24 Instruction Nights 4:00-6:00 (Mondays)

South County League (5th-8th Grade)
Each player will participate in a maximum of 6 course play dates.  Play will be held on the Tapawingo National Golf Club Course.  Each player plays their own ball and registers their own score.  A maximum stroke score of 7 per player per hole will be utilized to speed up play.
Tentative Golf Play Dates (5th-8th Grade)
Play this year will be on per the following schedule.
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & June 7 Play Dates starting at 4:00 (Wednesdays)
Boys and girls will play in separate gender foursomes.
All players will be required to pay attention.  Listen to all rules.  No horse-play will be accepted.  Children that disobey and show disregard with the rules will be removed from the program.

Ability
The Junior Golf Program at St. Catherine Laboure is open to all levels of ability.  Each player will be encouraged to develop their own game at their own pace.
All foursomes for the tournaments may be blended to have players of all ability playing together to help and encourage each other.  Remember, each player is playing his or her own ball. 

Equipment
Each player will be required to have their own set of clubs and bag.  A minimum number of 4 clubs will be required.  Standard sets contain a light weight golf bag, a driver, 2 irons and a putter.  Each player will be required to carry their own bag.  No sharing bags.  Players will not be allowed to borrow clubs from others on the golf course.  Players are encouraged to use their own set at the instructional nights to become more familiar and comfortable with their own clubs.  
During tournament play, all players shall be required to have their own golf gloves, balls, tees, ball markers, club cleaners, and towels.
Golf Shoes are optional…tennis shoes will be required.  No street or dress shoes.

Golf Shirt
Since golf is a gentlemen and ladies game, proper golf attire will be required on the driving range and golf courses.  In keeping with this and the great sports tradition at St. Catherine Laboure, and to feel proud representing SCL, we will have a golf shirt requirement.  Each player will be required to purchase a collared golf shirt.  SCL has designed a basic royal blue golf shirt with SCL’s logo on the front.  The cost of the shirt is included in the fee.
A collared shirt shall be required at the driving range.  Denim is not acceptable.

End Of Season South County District Championship
A group of 10-12 players may be selected from all of the tournament scores to represent St. Catherine Laboure in the South County District Championship playoff tournament in June.  The fees for this championship are included.  Additional information will be forthcoming once the final details are arranged.

End Of Season City - County Championship
Qualified players or school will be selected from the South County District Championships to represent South County in the “City - County” playoff tournament.  That date is set for June.  Additional information will be forthcoming once the final details are arranged.  The fee to play in this will be paid by South County CYC.

Fees
Development Program (2nd - 4th Grade)
A fee of $ 126.00 is required to play.
This fee includes
SCL Sign-up fee that covers insurance.
Six (6) One Hour instructional sessions
Four (4) Tournaments at Tapawingo courses  
SCL Golf Team shirt

South County League (5th - 8th Grade)
A fee of $ 192.00 is required to play.
This fee includes
SCL Sign-up fee that covers insurance.
Four (4) One and a half hour instructional sessions
Six (6) Tournaments at Tapawingo courses  
SCL Golf Team shirt
As always, there is no refund policy with St. Catherine Laboure sports.
Contacts
Dennis Biedenstein, Golf Lay Director 
E-Mail  dbiedenstein@sbcgolbal.net