Athletic Program

  • GO LIONS!
     
    St. Mark has a robust sports program. 
     
    There are sports offered for boys and girls in the fall, winter, and spring seasons.   In order to participate, students must have a current (completed within the last 12 months) physical on file with the school nurse and be in good academic standing.  
     
    Fall Sports
    Season runs through the end of August through November 1st.
     
    Baseball (boys)
    JV (Grades 4, 5 & 6) and Varsity (Grades 7 & 8)

    Volleyball (girls)

    Varsity (Grades 7 & 8)

    Swim Team (co-ed) *Sponsored by Neumann Catholic Swim League not Buffalo Diocese*

    Kindergarten through Grade 8
    Students must be able to safely swim 25 meters without stopping to be on the team.
     
    Winter Sports
    Season runs November 1 - April 1
     

    Basketball

    Varsity Boys - Grades 7 & 8
    Varsity Girls - Grades 7 & 8
    JV Basketball - Bishop Kmiec League - Grades 4, 5, & 6
    JV Basketball - Holy Hoopsters - Grades 4, 5, & 6
     

    Hockey *Not Sponsored by the Diocese*

    Varsity (co-ed) - Grades 7 & 8  
    JV (co-ed) - Grades 5 & 6 
     
    Spring Sports
    Season runs March 1 and runs through the end of league play/tournament 

    Softball

    Varsity Girls - Grades 7 & 8

    Track & Field (Co-Ed)

    Grades 4 - 8

    Soccer (Co-ed)

    Parochial Kickers League *Not Sponsored by the Diocese*

    Varsity - Grades 7 & 8
    JV - Grades 5 & 6
     
    The extracurricular program also offers the following sports:
    • Co-ed Ski Club (Grades 6 - 8)
    • Girls on the Run
    • Boys Run On
    • Sports/Basketball Club and Camp
    • Flag Football after school club

    (Mr. Smith, St. Mark’s Athletic Director, also runs a basketball club during the school year and three weeks of basketball/sports camps during the summer)

    *All of our coaches are Virtus trained, CPR and first aid trained, and have had proper background checks*
     
    Any student who participates in the athletic program must have on file with the athletic director a current-year release from a doctor to participate, written permission of the parents to participate, a Sports Code of Ethics signed by parent and athlete and a completed St. Mark's Waiver Form. Parents, coaches, and other responsible adults provide transportation for students who participate in extracurricular activities.

    10 RULES OF GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP

    Sportsmanship is characterized by a spirit of generosity and a genuine concern for an opponent. The responsibility for good sportsmanship is vested in all those associated with the program. It is the duty of all parents, coaches, and spectators at athletic events:

    1. To EMPHASIZE the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct
    and fair play.
    2. To ELIMINATE all possibilities which tend to destroy the best values
    of the game.
    3. To STRESS the values derived from playing the game fairly.
    4. To SHOW cordial courtesy to visiting teams and officials.
    5. To ESTABLISH a congenial relationship between visitors and host.
    6. To RESPECT the integrity and judgment of sports officials.
    7. To ACHIEVE a thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules of the game.
    8. To ENCOURAGE leadership, use of initiative, and good judgment by the players on the team.
    9. To RECOGNIZE that the purpose of athletics is to PROMOTE the physical, mental, moral, social and emotional well-being of the individual players.
    10.To REMEMBER that an athletic contest is ONLY a game — not a matter of life or death for player, coach, team, official, spectator, parish, community, state or nation.