Holy Trinity Catholic School Athletics is a member of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) , which is part of the Archdiocese of Washington. The team sports that are offered through CYO at Holy Trinity are:
- Track & Field
The policy of the Athletic Program at HTS is to provide a well-rounded sports program for school and parish children. The HTS Athletic Program participates in whatever sports are offered by the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) that the school is able to support. The Athletic Program strives to compete at all levels of competition provided by the CYO and to choose the appropriate team’s necessary to compete as representatives of Holy Trinity School and Parish.
Purpose and Philosophy
The purpose of the Athletic Program at Holy Trinity is to coordinate, organize, foster and encourage athletic activities in a fair and equitable manner. The sports program is designed to reach for Jesuit Spiritual ideals through sports while developing physical talent, good manners, and sportsmanship.
The philosophy of the Athletic Program at Holy Trinity is to develop Catholic men and women through sportsmanship. The sports program is structured to provide early participation and exposure with gradual transition to competitive play. Competitive play provides the opportunity to develop commitment and teamwork while learning how to succeed.
The following details the list of participants who are eligible to participate in the Athletic Program at Holy Trinity. (Please note that the CYO league rules for participation are also applicable):
- Children of Holy Trinity Parish
- Children who attend Holy Trinity School
- Children who attend Holy Trinity School but belong to other parishes
The Athletic Program at Holy Trinity believes that every child has the right to play and participate in any sport that child selects. The Athletic Program at Holy Trinity will attempt to properly place a child with a team that best suits that individual. Depending on the sport and grade level, groups of athletes will be evaluated individually by the coaches and outside assessors. Additionally, in keeping with doctrine set forth in the CYO handbook, teams will be divided to match the league’s prescribed criteria.
In Mid-Atlantic competition, as well as tournament teams, the CYO suggests that the teams be divided by skills to match the prescribed league. In non-tournament and instructional leagues, it is suggested that teams be evenly distributed. In any effort to make the experience enjoyable for everyone involved these guidelines suggested by CYO will be followed.
It is the responsibility of the Athletic Director to decide how the players will be selected for each team. It is the responsibility of the parents to find out how the teams will be divided before the teams are selected. The Athletic Director holds a parents meeting before the beginning of each season to explain how teams are divided and to address all questions that parents or guardians may have.
Updated: August 27, 2012
The Athletic Program at Holy Trinity sponsors basketball teams through CYO for boys and girls in the following age groups:
- 7 – 8 grade boys and girls
- 5 – 6 grade boys and girls
- 3 – 4 grade boys and girls
The basketball teams will participate in the appropriate CYO leagues.
The Athletic Program at Holy Trinity will sponsor girls softball teams in the following age groups:
- 7 – 8 grade girls
- 5 – 6 grade girls
These teams will compete in the CYO.
Softball Information Flyer
UPDATED: February 27, 2012
Spring Track & Field
The Athletic Program at Holy Trinity will sponsor this sport boys and girls in grades 3 – 8. These boys and girls will compete in the CYO.
Please check out the Athletic Calendar for specific dates regarding registration deadlines for each sport, basketball skills assessment dates, practice times and game schedules.
September – Basketball Registration
October – Basketball Skills Assessment for grades 5-8
November – Basketball Practices begin
December – Basketball Games begin for MA, Varsity and JV Tournament Teams
January – Basketball Games begin for JV Non-Tournament and Rookie Teams
February – Basketball Games continue and some tournaments begin. Registration for Softball and Track
March – Basketball ends and Track and Softball practices begin
April – Softball and Track Competition begins
May – Softball and Track continue, Sports Awards Night Organization
Program Coordinators for 2012-2012
Athletic Director: Thomas Glass
HSA Representative: Barb Volkman
Student Faculty Game Coordinators: TBD
Athletics Banquet Coordinator: Jeff Miller
Spirit Wear Coordinator: TBD
We can never have enough volunteers! The Athletic Program at Holy Trinity is always trying to recruit the help of our parents no matter which sport your child participates. All of our coaches are volunteers and come to us from the parish bulletin, parent body, or word of mouth. We are extremely grateful for all our volunteers and never seem to run out of ways for people to help!
The Athletic Program at Holy Trinity is an established school organization. It is coordinated and supported by the following individuals:
- Athletic Program at Holy Trinity Athletic Director
- Athletic Program at Holy Trinity Assistant Athletic Director
- Holy Trinity School HSA Representative
- Athletic Program at Holy Trinity Coaches
- Parents/Guardians of children currently participating in the Athletic Program at Holy Trinity programs and activities
- Persons assisting and supporting the Athletic Program at Holy Trinity through volunteer service
Updated: July 2012