Welcome to the home of Cardinal Athletics!

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The administration of Pope Francis Preparatory School believes that athletics are an extension of the classroom, affording student-athletes opportunities for growth, learning, leadership and excellence. Pope Francis offers a variety of sports in the fall, winter and spring seasons. We encourage students of all abilities to get involved in our athletic programs. Please contact our Athletic Director, John Goda, if you have any questions about our sports teams or if you need additional information.

Athletic Director: John Goda (413-331-2480 ext 4415 or jgoda@popefrancisprep.org)

Athletic Trainer: Sarah Myers (smyers@popefrancisprep.or)

Online School Store (click here to order Pope Francis apparel)

All athletes MUST have a valid physical on file with the school nurse in order to practice or tryout. Physicals are valid for a total of 13 months. All freshmen, juniors and transfer students also need to take the online Vital Signs Concussion Test (instructions for the test, and other paperwork required for athletic participation, can be found under the “Athletic Policies and Required Forms” tab)

All required forms and information must be submitted electronically.
Click here for instructions on accessing SportsWareOnLine

The Winter Sports Banquet will be held on Monday 3/18/19. Tickets for the banquet are $15 for students and parents; senior athletes on a winter team may attend for free, but MUST purchase a ticket beforehand. Tickets can be purchased from Mr. Goda in the athletic office, and will be sold until Friday 3/8. After Friday 3/8, the ticket price increases to $25.

 

Winter Sports Information

Winter sports will begin on Monday November 26th. Tryout and Practice Information for each sport is posted below. All athletes interested in participating in a winter sport MUST have an up to date physical on file with the school nurse, and must submit all necessary paperwork online through SportsWareOnline.

The Fitness Area will be open every day before school from 6:30 – 7:15 am (unless otherwise announced in school or here). All students are welcome to use the Fitness Area during this time.

UPCOMING GAMES

Monday 12/10
Boys Basketball at Agawam (JV 5:30 pm/Varsity 7 pm) (760 Cooper Street). Bus departs from school at 4:30 pm
Girls Basketball vs Ware (JV 5:30 pm/Varsity 7 pm)

Wednesday 12/12
Girls Basketball vs Sci-Tech (JV 5:30 pm/Varsity 7 pm)

Friday 12/14
Girls Varsity Basketball  at Renaissance (6 pm, Boland Elementary School) (426 Armory Street, Springfield). Bus departs from school at 5 pm.
Boys Basketball vs Chicopee Comp (JV 5:30 pm/Varsity 7 pm)
Boys and Girls Indoor Track vs Greenfield/Bay State Charter/South Hadley (6:45 pm, Smith College)

Saturday 12/15
Boys JV Hockey vs Framingham (12:10 pm at the Olympia)

PRACTICE/TEAM INFORMATION
Boys Basketball
Boys Basketball practices are every day after school from 5:30 pm until 9 pm
For more information about the boys basketball team, please contact Coach Justin Dalessio (dalessio23@yahoo.com)

Girls Basketball
Girls Basketball practices are every day after school from 2:30 – 5:00 pm
For more information about the girls basketball team, please contact Coach Alex Roque (roquea63@yahoo.com)

Boys Hockey
For more information about the boys hockey team, please contact Coach Brian Foley  (bfoley@foleyinsurancegroup.com)

Boys and Girls Indoor Track
Boys and Girls Indoor Track Practices are every day after school from 2:30 – 4:30 pm
For more information about the boys indoor track team, please contact Coach Angel Rodriguez (angel@ironduck.com)
For more information about the girls indoor track team, please contact Coach John Goda (jgoda@popefrancisprep.org)

Boys and Girls Alpine Skiing
The ski teams will begin dry land practices in December. Practice information will be posted here as soon as it is available.
For more information about the ski teams, please contact Coach Mike Mollica (mmollica@springfieldcollege.edu)