Athletic Program

Please submit inquiries to:

Athletic Association Officers

Athletic Director
Matt Hazel
Stephanie Massaro
Asst. Athletic Director
Bobby Balsom
Vice President
Jon Nanz
Michelle Fellin
Natalie Podkul


Athletic Association Members at Large

Pat Reilly, Chris Sibett, 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. To maintain eligibility to participate in extra-curricular activities, a child must maintain certain academic standards. Failure to maintain these standards can result in probation or suspension from these activities.

If the student receives a "D" in one of the core classes (religion, math, reading, science, and/or social studies), or two "D’s" in his/her special areas (Art, Music, Phys. Ed., Health, Computer, Handwriting, Language) 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," the student will be suspended from all practices, games, competitions, rehearsals, etc., until the end of the nine-week period.

A student can be placed on probation or suspended from athletics or extra-curricular activities at any time due to behavior problems. In particular, any student who violates the discipline policy of the school is subject to suspension from the program at the discretion of the principal after a 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
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
  • Third child or more - $30.00 (1st sport) and $30.00 for each additional sport
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 take part 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: 3/11/2023,3:02 PM


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