Athletics

Welcome to Cardinal Athletics!

The administration of Pope Francis Preparatory School believes that athletics are an extension of the classroom, affording student-athletes opportunities for growth, learning, leadership and excellence. Pope Francis offers a variety of sports in the fall, winter and spring seasons. We encourage students of all abilities to get involved in our athletic programs. Please contact our Athletic Director, John Goda, if you have any questions about our sports teams or if you need additional information.

 


All athletes MUST have a valid physical on file with the school nurse in order to practice or tryout. Physicals are valid for a total of 13 months.

 

All required forms and information for athletic participation must be submitted electronically, through SportsWareOnLine.

Click here for instructions on accessing SportsWareOnLine 

 

FALL SPORTS MEETING: there will be a meeting for parents of fall sports athletes on Wednesday 8/18 at 7 pm at school

 

FALL SPORTS UPDATE

Practices/Tryouts for the Golf Team will start on Friday 8/20. Practices and Tryouts for Soccer and Cross Country will start on Monday 8/23. Details for the first few days of practices will be posted here prior to the start of the season.

Boys Soccer Tryout/Practice Schedule
Monday 8/23: tryouts will be held at 10 am and again at 6 pm. All players should attend both sessions
Tuesday 8/24: tryouts will be held at 10 am and again at 6 pm. All players (other than those attending the freshmen orientation) should attend both sessions
Starting Wednesday 8/25, practice will be held right after school

For more information about the boys soccer team, please contact Coach Mark Richards (mwrichards10@gmail.com)

Girls Soccer Tryout/Practice Schedule
Monday 8/23: tryouts will be held from 8 am – 10 am and again from 3:45 -5:45 pm. All players should attend both sessions.
Tuesday 8/24: tryouts will be held from 3:45 – 5:45 pm
Wednesday 8/25: tryouts will be held from 3:45 – 5:45 pm
Starting Thursday 8/26, varsity practices will be held from 2:45 – 4:30 and JV practices will be held from 3:45 – 5:30 pm.

For more information about the girls soccer team, please contact Coach Keith Messier (kaimaclain@gmail.com)

Boys Cross Country Practice Schedule
Will be posted as soon as it is available

For more information about the boys cross country team, please contact Coach Dan Walsh (walsh82077@gmail.com)

Girls Cross Country Practice Schedule
Monday 8/23: practice will be held at 6 pm at Whiting Reservoir in Holyoke (the parking area is at the end of Mountain Park Road, off of Route 5/Northampton street). Practice will be finished at 7:30 pm.
Tuesday 8/24: practice will be held at 6 pm at Ashley Reservoir in Holyoke (the parking area is located the Holyoke Lodge of Elks, at 250 Whitney Ave). Practice will be finished at 7:15 pm.
Wednesday 8/25: practice will be held right after school. We will run at Whiting Reservoir in Holyoke (a bus will be provided there and back) and we will be finished at Whiting at 4:15 pm, and back at school at 4:45 pm.
Thursday 8/26: practice will be held right after school. We will run at school, and will be finished at school at 4:15 pm.
Friday 8/27: practice will be held right after school. We will run at Forest Park (a bus will be provided there and back) and we will be finished at Forest Park at 4 pm, and back at school at 4:15 pm.
Saturday 8/28: practice will be held at Whiting Reservoir in Holyoke at 9 am. Practice will be finished at 10:30 am.

For more information about the girls cross country team, please contact Coach John Goda (jgoda@popefrancisprep.org)

Golf Team Practice Schedule
Will be posted as soon as it is available

For more information about the golf team, please contact Coach John Anziano (janziano@popefrancisprep.org)

 

 

UPCOMING GAMES

None until the Fall Season