Registration and completed Physical Exam form due on Monday, October 6, 2023
Parent Meeting: October 16, 2023 at 6:00 pm in St. Peter School Cafeteria
Coaches Meeting: October 16, 2023 at 6:30 pm in SPSC
Picture Day: TBD
Selection Dates: 7th and 8th Girls and Boys October 4-5, 2021, times TBA
Registration Fee: $30 per athlete
Team Selection: Open to girls and boys in grades 5-8.
Varsity – The Varsity team is competitive in nature. Normally, players selected to the varsity level will be participants who receive the highest rating during the evaluation period. Each participant is evaluated using the St. Peter Catholic School Athletic Committee evaluation form. Athletes will be rated on ability, teamwork and work ethic. Other factors that will be considered during the evaluation period are Christian sportsmanship, grades, commitment level and skill readiness. Players will earn their positions based upon their performance during the evaluation. The selection committee may consist of the Athletic Director (A. D.), individuals selected by the Athletic Committee, coaches, and a faculty member appointed by the principal. Immediate family members of athletes being evaluated will not be allowed to participate on the selection committee. All members of this committee have an equal voice when evaluating players. Players will be given general information and not shown individual points scored for each skill. The team selection committee will determine the number of participants on the varsity team each year. The evaluation for each team and sport will follow the above guidelines.
Normally, there will be one or two varsity teams for boys and one or two varsity teams for girls based on tryout evaluations. Varsity tryouts are open to only 8th grade students currently enrolled at St. Peter Catholic School. Normally, the varsity team will consist of no more than ten (10) and no less than seven (7) players.
Junior Varsity – The Junior Varsity is competitive in nature. Emphasis is placed on developing each player’s skills.
The number of teams allocated to the 7th or 8th grade JV will be determined by the number of participants. Normally, no JV team will have more than ten (10) players or less than seven (7) players.
Due to a classes particular circumstances, the Athletic Committee may approve that a group of students participate at a more challenging level.
Fifth and Sixth Grade – Both 5th and 6th grade will be instructional in nature. Coaches are directed to teach proper fundamentals, so our student athletes will have the proper skills to perform at more competitive levels. Any 5th or 6th grade student currently enrolled at St. Peter Catholic School may participate in basketball at their respective grade level.
Teams will be chosen evenly, with strong and developing players on each team, based upon each player’s performance at a tryout. A selection committee may consist of the A. D., individuals selected by the Athletic Committee, coaches, and a faculty member appointed by the principal. Each participant will be evaluated using the St. Peter Catholic School Athletic Committee evaluation form. All members of this committee will have an equal voice when evaluating players.
Season is from November through February
In PAL contests, guaranteed playing time is based upon policy set forth by PAL league officials.
Exceptions are tournaments, which may not have guidelines for playing time and have a focus on winning games. In the case of these competitive tournaments, St. Peter Interparish School will be competitive and therefore participants may not have equal playing time. Coaches shall have a written team policy signed by players and parents prior to the first game, which address this and other issues. Coaches are empowered to adjust any team members playing time for non-compliance of team rules and missed practices. A copy of each team’s policy will be given to the A.D. to be kept on file. Again, please note, in tournaments, other than the PAL, there is no guaranteed playing time for St. Peter participants. The policies regarding tournaments apply to all grades and sports.
Varsity and Junior Varsity – Normally, the varsity and junior varsity teams will practice no more than two (2) times a week. Allotted practice times for each varsity and junior varsity team will not exceed 2 hours per practice.
Fifth & Sixth Grades – Normally, the Fifth & Sixth grades will practice no more than two (2) times a week. Allotted practice times for each fifth and sixth grade team will not exceed 1 ½ hours per practice. Practices may be held at St. Andrew church in Holts Summit as well as St. Peter Interparish School and Selinger Center.
Team Jersey and Shorts are provided which is required to participate in all games. Practice jerseys are provided and worn to all practices. Uniform jersey, shorts, and practice jersey must be returned within one week of the completion of the basketball season.