Athletic Program

Please submit inquiries to

Athletic Association Officers:

Athletic Director
Matt Hazel
Stephanie Massaro
Vice President
Jon Nanz

Natalie Podkul


Athletic Association Members at Large:

Joy Baldonieri -- Bobby Balsom -- Ali Gasperini --Pat Reilly -- Amy Smith -- Marc Yester -- Joe Villella


Probation and Suspension Guidelines for Athletics

The following is the policy regarding eligibility for athletics and extracurricular activities at Ave Maria Academy. Academics are always a priority at our school. A child must maintain specific academic standards to be eligible to participate in extra-curricular activities. Failure to maintain these standards can result in probation or suspension from these activities.

Suppose the student receives a "D" in one of the core classes (religion, math, reading, science, and social studies) or two "D’s" in his/her particular areas (Art, Music, Phys. Ed., Health, Computer, Handwriting, Language). In that case, he/she will be placed on a three-week probation period. During this time, the student may participate in extracurricular activities. At the end of the three-week probationary period, if the student has not raised their grade to a "C," they will be suspended from all practices, games, competitions, rehearsals, etc., until the nine weeks.

A student can be placed on probation or suspended from athletics or extra-curricular activities due to behavior problems. In particular, any student who violates the school's discipline policy is subject to suspension from the program at the discretion of the principal after consultation with the student’s parents. The principal will notify the specific coach in any case of a suspension from the sports program.

Grading Scale for grades 4-8:

A - 93-100
B - 85-92
C - 75-84
D - 70-74
E - Below 70


Athletic Fees

Each student-athlete must pay a fee to offset the costs of running the program (uniforms, referees, equipment, league fees, etc.).

Families with one child in the program
  • $50.00 (1st sport)
  • $30.00 for each added sport (except for 3-8 basketball).
Families with more than one child in the program
  • First child - $50.00 (1st sport) and $30.00 for each additional sport
  • Second child - $40.00 (1st sport) and $30.00 for each additional sport (except for 3-8 basketball).
  • Third child or more - $30.00 (1st sport) and $30.00 for each additional sport (except for 3-8 basketball).
Little Dribblers, Little Peps, Little Kickers (Fall), Little Runners (Fall), Little Kickers (Spring), Little Runners (Spring)
  • $30.00 for each (These are separate fees and do not have family discounts).

The Athletic Association will not charge fees to students who participate in sports sponsored by other schools or organizations (i.e., Football). The sponsoring school or organization will manage the fees.

The Athletic Association will assess a fee of $75.00 for each athletic uniform not returned after the season.

Updated: 9/21/2023,2:30 PM


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