St. Mary Athletics Mission
The goal of the Athletics Program at St. Mary School of Riverside is to enable our children to develop physical/athletic skills within a Christian framework of team play, competition, and cooperation. A large part of a child’s growth involves learning how to be a team player and learning to work with others toward a common goal. Participating in sports allows for this growth.
Athletics are a social, as well as physical, learning activity for our children. The goal of the St. Mary Athletic Program will be to teach the individual basic athletic skills and rules, to enhance those skills, to teach Christian sportsmanship and conduct, as well as to encourage and foster development of interpersonal and social skills, through team activities.
The St. Mary Sports Club Board is responsible for the administration, organization, management, and maintenance of the athletic programs offered at St. Mary. The Sports Club Board is a non-profit entity, managing and funding athletic programs, via an activity based fee participation structure. Members of the St. Mary Sports Club Board, as well all coaches and assistants, are comprised of individuals who have volunteered their time and have completed the required background checks and training requested by the parish and Archdiocese.