Welcome to the home of Cardinal Athletics!

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The administration of Pope Francis High 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@popefrancishigh.org)

Athletic Trainer: Sarah Myers (sarah17myers@gmail.com)

The first day of practice/tryouts for all fall sports is Thursday August 24th. Practice and tryout details are below.

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)

PRACTICE AND TRYOUT INFORMATION FOR FALL SPORTS

Golf:
Thursday August 24th, 10 am at Franconia Golf Course
Friday, August 25th, 10 am at Franconia Golf Course

For more information about the team or the first few days of practice, please contact Coach John Anziano (janziano@popefrancishigh.org)

Boys Soccer:
The boys soccer team will begin tryouts on Thursday 8/24. New members are welcome. Tryouts will be held at Forest Park in Springfield, on the fields near the grandstand.
For more information about the boys soccer team, please contact Coach John Pantuosco (jpantuosco@longmeadow.k12.ma.us).

Here is the schedule for the first few days of boys soccer :
Thursday August 24th:  5 pm at Forest Park. Practice will be over at 7:30 pm today.
Friday August 25th: 9 am at Forest Park. Practice will be over at 11 am today. There may be a second practice session scheduled for later in the day (details TBA)
Saturday August 26th:  9 am at Forest Park. Practice will be over at 11 am today. There may be a second practice session scheduled for later in the day (details TBA)

Girls Soccer: The girls soccer team will begin tryouts on Thursday 8/24. New members are welcome. Tryouts will be held at Rivers Park in Chicopee; Rivers Park is located on Ranger Street in Chicopee, which is off of Meadow Street.
For more information about the girls soccer team, please contact Coach Fran Lafond (frlafond129@hotmail.com).
Please be sure to bring water and/or a sports drink to all practices.

Here is the schedule for the first few days of girls soccer:
Thursday August 24th: 11 am – 2 pm at Rivers Park
Friday August 25th: 11 am – 2 pm at Rivers Park
Saturday August 26th: 10 am – noon at Rivers Park
Sunday August 27th: Jamboree at Smith Academy (times/fields TBA)

Boys and Girls Cross Country: The boys and girls cross country teams will begin practices on Thursday August 24th. New members are welcome, and no prior running experience is necessary to join the team. Practices will typically be about 90 minutes in length, and will include stretching, a run, and core/strengthening exercises.
For more information on the girls cross country team, please contact Coach John Goda (jgoda@comcast.net).
For more information about the boys cross country team, please contact Coach Dan Walsh (walsh82077@gmail.com).

Here are the details for the first three days of practice for boys and girls cross country:
Thursday August 24th: 6 pm at Whiting Reservoir The entrance to Whiting Reservoir is located by Mt Park on Mt Tom (Follow 91 N to Exit 17A, take a left at the traffic light onto Route 5/Northampton Street. Proceed 1.58 miles, and take a left at the 2nd traffic light onto Mt Park Road; the parking lot for the reservoir is at the end of the road)

Friday August 25th: 6 pm at Ashley Reservoir (we will meet at the entrance by the Elks Lodge, located on Whitney Ave. Take 91 North to Exit 15, take a left at the traffic light onto Lower Westfield Road. Stay straight through the next traffic light, go up the hill and take a right onto Whitney Ave. Park in the parking lot closest to the reservoir.

Saturday August 26th: 9:30 am at Whiting Reservoir

UPCOMING GAMES

None until the Fall.