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For the 2021-2022 school year, SOSM will offer Girls Volleyball (September – October), Co-ed Cross Country (September – November), Girls Cheerleading (September – December), Boys and Girls Basketball (November – February), Co-ed Track and Field (Spring TBD), and possibly Boys Volleyball (Spring TBD). All dates are approximations. Athletic fees are associated with each sport. Fees are billed through the Business Office using your FACTS account,  following the first two weeks of practice. 
Typically, all athletics, outside of Girls Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Cross Country, are open to 5th – 8th graders. This year, Girls Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Cross Country, are also open to 4th graders. Students are able to play more than one sport each season; however, practice times may coincide, thus not being optimal for building a team.
SOSM encourages parents to be involved as coaches, scorekeepers, and volunteers. Please feel free to contact the Athletic Director, Dr. Carlini, if you are interested.

Boys Basketball

Season: Winter (November-February)
Grades: 5-8
Program Cost: $300 (uniform not included)
Registration: closed
  • 5th Grade Boys 
    Mr. Rich Plotner and Mrs. Carlotta Plotner
    Practices: 5:30-7 p.m. PGC GYM Tuesdays/Thursdays
  • 6th Grade Boys
    Coach: Mr. Stan Banas
    Practices: 7:30-8:30 a.m. UGC GYM Tuesdays/Thursdays
  • 7th Grade Boys
     Ms. Martha Stride
    Practices: 6-7:30 p.m. UGC GYM Mondays/Wednesdays
  • 8th Grade Boys
    Mr. Jim Farrell
    Practices:  6-7:30 p.m. UGC GYM Mondays/Wednesdays/Occasional Thursdays.


Girls Basketball

Season: Winter (November-February)
Grades: 5-8
Program Cost: $300 (uniform not included)
Registration: closed
  • 5th Grade Girls
     Mr. Joe Chekouras, Mr. John Hancir
    Practices: 5:30-7 p.m. PGC GYM Mondays/Wednesdays
  • 6th Grade Girls
    Mr. John Abuja, Mr. Todd Helfrich, and Mr. Ruben Avila
    Practices: 4-5:30 p.m. PGC GYM Mondays/Wednesdays
  • 7th/8th Grade Girls
    Mr. Larry Potash
    Practices: 4-6 p.m. UGC GYM Mondays/Wednesdays/Occasional Thursdays

Girls Volleyball

Students will experience skill-building, training, drills, game strategy, fundamentals, and more advanced techniques, all while learning more about the game of volleyball. Teams will practice and compete against other local teams throughout the Fall season.

Season: Fall (September - October)
Grades: 4-8
Program Cost: $250 (includes jersey)
Meeting Day/Time:
  • 8th Grade - Everyday 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. UGC Gym
  • 7th Grade - Monday and Wednesday 4-5:30 p.m. PGC Gym, Fridays 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. UGC Gym
  • 6th Grade - Monday and Wednesday 4-5:30 p.m. PGC Gym
  • 4th & 5th Grade - Wednesday 5-6:00 p.m. and Thursday 7:45-8:30 a.m. UGC Gym 
Registration: Email the coach for your level to register. Registration closes Monday, September 6, 2021.

Girls Cheerleading

Chicago Loves Dance is proud to bring our cheer program to the School of St. Mary! 

Under the direction of Chicago Loves Dance instructors as well as “Cheer Moms”, Ms. Abuja, and Ms. Westerman, students will learn cheers as well as poms choreography weekly in this upbeat class.  They will learn 3-4 new cheers weekly, work on form and technique, as well as add on to their poms' dance routine.  They will have the opportunity to perform at a few football games, volleyball games, and the Homecoming Pep Rally! 
Games and performances are not mandatory to participate in the program as we know the girls are doing many other activities. Uniforms will be ordered directly by the parents via Omni Cheer and you will get the link to order when you register.  Go Crusaders!                                                                    
Season: Fall/Winter (September - December)
Grades: 4-8
Program Cost: $95
Meeting day/time: Fridays 3:45-5:00 p.m. in the UGC Cafeteria, September 3 - December 10. 
No class on October 29, November 12, and November 26
Registration: Registration deadline is August 27, 2021
Parent Files: Flyer

Co-Ed Cross Country

Students will work on pace and breathing to achieve their personal best times in a 2-mile run. Practice will be twice a week and there will be a few meets throughout the season. 

Season: Fall (September - November)
Grades: 4-8
Program Cost: $175 (includes jersey)
Meeting Day/Time: Tuesday & Thursday 4-5:00 p.m. UGC
Registration: Email Mrs. Ditka to register prior to September 2
Contact: Mrs. Ditka, Mr. Chemers, Mrs. Brown, and Mrs. Witt

Co-Ed Track and Field

Information coming soon! 
Season: Spring (TBD)
Grades: 4-8
Program Cost: TBA
Meeting Day/Time: TBA
Registration: TBA
Contact: TBA