Sports Program

Please see individual sports for their schedules.

Athletic Program Design
  • In the design of the athletic program, the widest possible participation of students shall be encouraged.
  • Students who participate in sports must meet the behavioral and academic standards the school sets for membership on sports teams or leagues.
  • Students who fail a course or exhibit behavior that is detrimental with our policies will meet with the Principal to discuss possible suspension or termination of that sport.
  • Coaches shall be chosen for their character and willingness to abide by school policy, as well as for their coaching skills.  They shall be directly accountable to the Athletic Director and ultimately accountable to the school Principal.
  • The Principal has final responsibility for and authority over all athletic teams.
Guidelines:  These guidelines will affect all OLMC coaches, students and parents.  The overall objective of extracurricular activities at OLMC is two-fold:
  • To provide an opportunity for students to develop their athletic skills and gain a personal sense of accomplishment.
  • To promote an environment where constructive interaction within the context of a group effort can be experienced.

These goals are consistent with the philosophy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.  The aim is to develop positive personal and social growth in preparation for adulthood with a Christian perspective. Concentration on the following specific areas will ensure a successful and enjoyable program: initiative, motivation, school spirit, and a healthy sense of  competition, the acceptance of individual differences, the ability to share success, as well as failure, and mutual supportiveness.  Although the direction of athletic programs will be guided by the Administration, the responsibility for these objectives resides in all adults (parents, coaches, teachers, interested friends), who impact the maturation of these young people.

Regulations:  All students, in order to participate in an extracurricular or sports program, will meet the following requirements:
  • Parent’s permission to play. Permission Form can be downloaded here.  
  • Academic performance will be reviewed by the school administration and may affect eligibility for participation.
  • He/she must possess personal qualities, which are consistent with the philosophy of the school.
  • Be cooperative and get along in a group.
  • Be able to take correction respectfully.
  • Be cheerful and courteous.
  • No foul language or gestures by team members.
  • No fooling around during practice or at games.
  • He/she must be physically fit as appropriate for the sport or activity.

Sports physicals are required before trying out for a sport at OLMC. Students without appropriate sports physicals will not be allowed to participate until physical is completed. Sports physical forms can by downloaded here or can be picked up from the school nurse’s office.  Sports physicals must be completed annually. 

Please check with school nurse if you have any questions. The School Nurse can be reached at: marianne.sargent@mtcarmelschool.net or by calling the school at 203-756-6809.

Other:
  • Students are ineligible to participate in any extracurricular activity during a period of suspension.
  • A student involved in a disciplinary action can be suspended from playing on a team or from participating in any other extracurricular activity.
  • No student may participate in a sports practice, or extracurricular event on a day that he/she is absent from school. Four hours is considered a school day.
  • Students who earn one or more failing grades or an unsatisfactory conduct grade, check marks, or negative comments on a report card will become ineligible to participate in the extracurricular activities program. 
Awards:
  • Awards and award functions are the responsibility of the Administration and Athletic Director.
  • Awards will be presented based on participation in Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Athletic Program.
Coaches Responsibilities:
  • Should be consistent with the philosophy of Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.
  • Seek medical attention for any player who sustains an injury.
  • Coaches are not allowed to provide or arrange for transportation of any team member (with exception of their own children).
  • Playing time for each player will be at the coach’s discretion.
  • Each coach should inform the Administration in writing before the close of the school year as to whether or not he/she plans to continue coaching the following year.
  • Practice should not be so excessive that it interferes with the player’s academics. 
  • Keep academics a priority.
Serious injuries:
  • Get proper medical attention; call 911.
  • Notify parents and administration of injured player.
  • Students need to obtain a physician’s medical release form before they return to normal activity.
Minor injuries:
  • Each coach should have a properly equipped first-aid kit for minor injuries.
  • No injured player should be left unattended.                                  

NO PRACTICE OR GAME SHOULD BE CONSIDERED SO IMPORTANT THAT IT COULDN’T BE INTERRUPTED TO GET PROPER MEDICAL ATTENTION FOR AN INJURED PLAYER.

Care for Team Equipment and Uniforms:
  • No player should abuse equipment or uniforms unnecessarily.
  • All uniforms and equipment will be turned in at the end of each season.
  • Practice and try-out policies will be decided by each coach to meet the needs of his/her team after notifying the Administration.
  • Sports practices should never be scheduled on a Sunday morning or a holy day such as Good Friday.
Parent’s Responsibilities:
  • Give consent for their child’s participation.
  • Parents are responsible for transporting their children to and from all games and practices.
  • Support coaches.
  • Do not criticize coaches’ decisions.
  • Discuss concerns privately with the coach or Administration.
  • If you have a question concerning your son/daughter, please talk to the coach first.
  • Respect decisions of officials at all games.
  • Keep academics a priority.
  • Be a role model in sportsmanship and Christian behavior.