BSS Athletics include Basketball, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track & Field, Volleyball and Cheerleading. We have also recently added Flag Football and Pep Squad Cheerleading for 3rd & 4th Grades!
The athletic policy is based on the philosophy of Blessed Sacrament School and the Savannah Deanery
Elementary Schools Athletic Guidelines:
Blessed Sacrament School believes that athletics offer beneficial values to the participants and teach them sportsmanship, self-discipline, and prepare students mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually to meet the challenges of life.
The following sports may be available to students meeting the eligibility requirements:
- Girls on the Run (Girls) grades 3, 4, 5
- Soccer boys & girls; grades 6, 7, 8
- Football boys; grades 5, 6, 7, 8
- Volleyball girls; grades 5, 6, 7, 8
- Basketball boys & girls; grades 5, 6, 7, 8
- Golf boys & girls; grades 6, 7, 8
- Cheerleading girls; grades 5, 6,7, 8
- Pep Squad girls; grades 3 & 4
- Flag Football boys, grades 3 & 4
- Lacrosse boys, grades 7, 8
Students participating in any sport sponsored by Blessed Sacrament School must have passing grades in all major subject areas. Students must have at least an “N” in specialty areas (P.E., music, art, and computer) and have at least an “S” in conduct. Eligibility for sports participation will be determined using the following reporting periods:
1. Fall Sports – Spring Quarter of previous school year (May report card) qualifies students for participation in football, volleyball, and cheerleading.
2. First Quarter (October report card) qualifies students for basketball; maintains football, cheerleading, and volleyball eligibility.
3. Second Quarter (January report card) qualifies students for soccer, track, and golf; maintains for basketball.
4. Third Quarter (March report card) qualifies and/or maintains student eligibility for track, softball, and soccer.
Students who fail to maintain their grades in all areas are responsible for withdrawing themselves from the team. Ineligible students should not try out for a sport. In certain situations the principal, after consultation with the parents, teachers, and/or coaches, and pastor, may deny or grant eligibility in extenuating circumstances.
Physical Examination, Parental Permissions and Proof of Insurance may be required before students are allowed to play.
Parents are required to sign a Savannah Parochial Athletic League’s (SPAL) Parent Code of Conduct if their children participate in any sports. Parents are expected to set an example of good sportsmanship at all times. Parents who fail to exhibit appropriate examples will be restricted. Parents are required to attend an Athletic Informational meeting at the beginning of the year to clarify both school and SPAL expectations. Students will not be permitted to participate in athletics until the parents have participated in the Athletics Informational Session.
All coaches are required to complete Virtus training. Coaches serve on a voluntary basis and Blessed Sacrament School appreciates the time, talent, and effort devoted to this act of stewardship. The coaching method at Blessed Sacrament is positive with an emphasis on the players being good sports, working together as vital members of a team, building positive self-image, learning the specific athletic skills involved in the sport, and having a good time.
Kevin Halligan, Athletic Director