Athletics

Athletics

 

Good Shepherd Catholic Regional offers the following sports under the Catholic Athletic League.

 

Fall Cross-Country

 

Fall Basketball

Midget Boys – Grades 5&6

Grammar Boys - Grades 7& 8

Midget Girls – Grades 5&6 

Grammar Girls – Grades 7&8

Spring Soccer

Coed – Grades 6-8

 

Spring Volleyball

Coed – Grades 6-8

  

  The Catholic Athletic League (CAL) strives to bring the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ to all young people and to promote Christian values through athletic programs. The CAL Mission is to teach as Jesus did - through lived Catholic principles. CAL focuses on value-based, harmonious, and honorable competition that compliments the home, church, and school. To achieve this mission, the Catholic Athletic League adheres to the Christian governing values which apply equally to athletes, coaches, parents, officials, and all other youth ministers. They are:

 

·        Development of mind, body, and spirit

·        Promotion of the academic achievement of all athletes

·        Continually modeling the “Golden Rule” through spiritual growth, recognition of human dignity, respectful actions, good sportsmanship, and ethical conduct.

 

CAL in the Diocese of Providence is different from many other Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) programs in other dioceses. The Parish and School Leagues play under one organization. Both leagues participate in a joint diocesan playoff system. In the Fall and Spring sports, parish and school teams actually compete together. In addition, CAL offers a variety of sports throughout the full academic season, September through June, including basketball, volleyball, soccer, cheerleading, cross country, and tennis. That’s more than is offered by any other diocese in New England!

 

The Catholic Athletic League of the Diocese of Providence is governed by the Board of Directors which is comprised of pastors, priests, school principals, representatives from the youth ministry areas, the Catholic School Office and the Office of Catholic Youth Ministry. The Board has four standing committees: Executive, Finance, Appeals, and Rules. The league is managed by the CAL Administrator who coordinates athletic competition for the parishes and schools of the diocese. Under the direction of the Administrator, each division is led by an individual coordinator.