Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Ongoing & Upcoming Events

SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION
Registration for Spring Sports is officially OPEN now through Sunday, February 18. To register for Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, or K-3 Soccer, go to http://register.smwarriors.com. See below for more information about Spring Sports.


WINTER SPORTS UPDATE
Basketball seasons are in their final weeks, with tournaments coming up the weekends of Feb 18 and Feb 25! See the Calendar page for schedules.


SOCIAL EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS
Our NCAA Bracket Challenge will be starting up as soon as brackets are announced on March 11, and Night at the Races is set for April 28! Details and registrations for both of these will be coming soon.

We've had a lot of success so far this school year, with our Tom Kalinoski Memorial Golf Outing and Euchre Tournament & Chili Night combining to raise over $5000 to support our mission of providing quality athletics opportunities for the children of St. Michael Parish and School. In addition to the upcoming Bracket Challenge (March 11) and Night at the Races (Apr 28), pencil in Monday, Aug 6, 2018 for this summer's Golf Outing, and Saturday, Oct 27, 2018 for Euchre!

If you would like to help plan or run a fundraising event, or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact SMAAFundraising@gmail.com.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Interested in coaching? Interested in helping the Athletic Association but coaching isn't your thing? Contact Leo Kowalyk (leokowalyk@hotmail.com) or Matt Gregory (mgregory@ohioequities.com) and we can help find your niche and get you in touch with the right people. In addition to coaching, we can always use help with sports coordinators / administrators, fundraising / social events, and/or other positions. Remember: SMAA volunteering counts for St. Michael School volunteer hours! More information about volunteering in the Volunteer Info section below.


GO WARRIORS!

Spring Sports

Registration is OPEN for Spring sports at St. Michael! To register your child for Baseball, Softball, Track, and/or K-3 Soccer, go to http://register.smwarriors.com and register before Sunday, Feb 18. If you would like more information, or if you are interested in coaching, please contact the coordinator below:

BASEBALL: (Boys, grades 4-8) Fee = $95
Baseball practices start the week of March 5, with games starting in early April and continuing through end-of-season tournaments the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. For more information about Baseball, or if you are interested in coaching, please contact Tony DeAscentis at tony5d@hotmail.com

SOFTBALL: (Girls, grades 4-8) Fee = $95
Softball practices start the week of March 5, with games starting in early April and continuing through end-of-season tournaments the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. For more information about Softball, or if you are interested in coaching, please contact coordinator Nicole Moreno at nmoreno7463@columbus.k12.oh.us

TRACK & FIELD: (Boys & Girls, grades 4-8) Fee = $50
Track & Field practice starts the week of March 5, with practices every Tuesday & Thursday 6-7:30pm. Meets are held every Saturday from April 7 through the Championship Meet on May 5. For more information about Track & Field, or if you are interested in coaching, please contact coordinator Leo Kowalyk at leokowalyk@hotmail.com or (313) 585-7124, or see our Track page.

K-3 SOCCER: (Boys & Girls, K-3) Fee = $50 (+optional $12 for new uniform)
K-3 Soccer season runs from early April through the weekend before Memorial Day weekend. For more information about K-3 Soccer, or if you are interested in coaching, please contact coordinator Stephen Gerlach at stephen_gerlach@hotmail.com or (614) 746-9102

Register before February 18 at register.smwarriors.com!

All families will be charged a Family Fee of $100 on their first registration for the 2017-18 school year (not applicable for K-3 Soccer)
All head and assistant coaches must meet Diocesan and state of Ohio requirements; see Volunteer Info for more.

Volunteer Info

All coaches must meet the following requirements:

  1. Background check / fingerprinting: available via FastFingerprints (one-time only; does not require renewal unless unless there has been a period of 18 consecutive months where you have not volunteered in the Parish / Diocese)
  2. Protecting God's Children (PGC) training:. Participate in a 3-hour PGC class offered by the Diocese free of charge. Dates and online registration are offered via the Virtus website. Create a logon using "Columbus, OH (Diocese)", then view and register for a session. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your certificate. (one-time only; does not require renewal)
  3. Concussion Awareness Training (state-mandated): Complete concussion awareness online training. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your certificate. (must be renewed every 3 years)
  4. Lindsay's Law (state-mandated): Watch the sudden cardiac death awareness video, review the sudden cardiac death awareness informational handout, and complete the sudden cardiac arrest acknowledgement form. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your acknowledgement form (must be renewed annually)
  5. Sign the "Coaches' Code of Conduct" and have on-file with the SMAA (one-time; does not require renewal)


Head Coaches must meet the above requirements, plus

  1. Be 21 years of age
  2. "Play Like a Champion" (PLC) training: complete a three-hour PLC class offered by the Diocese free of charge. Go to the Diocese PLC page and look for "Coach Training Registration" to sign-up. When completed, please provide an electronic copy of your certificate. (one-time only; does not require renewal)

Volunteers for non-coaching positions that involve interaction with children will also need to meet the Diocese Safe Environment requirements: Background Check and Protecting God's Children training (items #1 and 2 under "All coaches" above).

NOTE: please record the date you complete each requirement and keep it where you can reference it whenever necessary. We are required to provide these dates for all coaches when we submit rosters at the beginning of each season, so will ask for the dates when you volunteer. Also, please keep a copy of any certificate as proof of completion.

We look forward to having you volunteer to help us offer great opportunities for our children!

Participant Requirements for Children and Families


All athletes must complete the following requirements for each SMAA sport before participating in any activities:

  1. Parent Consent Form: print and complete the Parent Consent form and provide to your coach / coordinator. The coach / coordinator needs to turn this form in to the Diocese along with our roster.
  2. Emergency Medical Form: Print and complete the Emergency Medical Form and provide to your coach. The coach will keep this and have available at all team activities in case of medical emergency.
  3. Concussion Awareness: Review the Concussion awareness materials, then print the final page and sign (parent and child need to read the document and sign the final page). Provide to your coach / coordinator; we need to keep on-file to meet state requirements.
  4. Lindsay's Law (Sudden Cardiac Arrest awareness): Watch the sudden cardiac awareness video, review the sudden cardiac arrest awareness informational handout, and print and sign the signature form and return to the coach / coordinator; we need to keep on-file to meet state requirements.

We also strongly request that each family work at least one 2-hour shift as Gym Host to run admissions and concessions at St. Michael when we host league games for Volleyball and Basketball.

Any questions or concerns, please contact our President/Athletic Director: Leo Kowalyk

We look forward to having your child play sports!