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.org)

 

The Fitness Area behind the gym will be open from 6:30 am – 7:20 am on Monday (11/18), Wednesday (11/20) and Friday (11/22) of next week. It is open to all students, and all students are invited to come and work out in the fitness area at this time

Attention all Winter Athletes: Miss Myers will be conducting Baseline Concussion tests for anyone who has not already taken the test with her this school year. The test will be given at school on Wednesday (11/20) and Friday (11/22) at 2:15 pm and on Thursday (11/21) at 7 am. You can sign up for a date and time with Miss Myers during lunch.
Please be aware that you CANNOT try out, practice or play without a valid baseline test.

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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 required forms and information for athletic participation must be submitted electronically, through SportsWareOnLine.

Click here for instructions on accessing SportsWareOnLine

Winter Practice Schedule for the First Week

Boys Basketball
Anyone interested in trying out for the JV boys basketball team should be at tryouts on Monday (12/2), Tuesday (12/3) and Wednesday (12/4) from 5 – 7 pm in the gym.
Anyone interested in trying out for the Varsity basketball team should be at tryouts on Monday (12/2), Tuesday (12/3) and Wednesday (12/4) from 7 – 9 pm in the gym.
Starting Thursday (12/5) the JV boys basketball team will have practices from 6 – 7:30 pm in the gym, and the Varsity boys basketball team will practice from 7:30 – 9:30 pm in the gym.

For more information about the boys basketball team, please contact Coach Justin Dalessio (dalessio23@yahoo.com)

Girls Basketball
Here is the tryout/practice schedule for girls basketball. For more information about the girls basketball team, please contact Coach Alex Roque (roquea63@yahoo.com)
Monday (12/2): 3 – 5 pm in the gym
Tuesday (12/3): 3 – 5 pm in the gym
Wednesday (12/4): 3 – 5 pm in the gym
Thursday (12/5): JV from 2:30 – 4 pm in the gym, Varsity from 4 – 6 pm in the gym
Friday (12/6): JV from 2:30 – 4 pm in the gym, Varsity from 4 – 6 pm in the gym

Boys and Girls Indoor Track
Here is the practice schedule for boys and girls indoor track for the first week of the season.
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)
Monday 12/2: 2:30 – 4:30 pm at school
Tuesday 12/3: 2:45 – 4:15 at Mt Holyoke (there will be a bus to bring athletes to and from Mt Holyoke. The indoor track facility is located at the end of Dunlap Place in South Hadley)
Wednesday 12/4: 2:30 – 4:30 pm at school
Thursday 12/5: 2:30 – 4:15 pm at school
Friday 12/6: 2:30 – 4:30 pm at school
Saturday 12/7: TBA

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

Boys and Girls Skiing
Here is the dryland practice schedule for the ski team. For more information about the ski team, please contact Coach Mike Mollica (mmollica@springfieldcollege.edu)
Monday (12/2) (Times TBA)
Wednesday (12/4) (Times TBA)
Friday (12/6) (Times TBA)

UPCOMING GAMES

Wednesday 12/4 
Hockey Scrimmage at Choate (JV 4 pm/Varsity 5:30 pm)

Saturday 12/7
Hockey Scrimmage vs Xaverian (Varsity 11:20 am/JV 1:20 – 2:40 pm at the Olympia)
Boys Basketball Scrimmage vs Longmeadow (at Pope Francis)

Sunday 12/8
Hockey at Garrett Reagan Showcase (NE Sports Center Rink)

Tuesday 12/10
JV Hockey A Scrimmage vs Chicopee (Blunt Park, 3 – 4:20 pm)

Thursday 12/12
JV Hockey A Scrimmage vs Northwest Catholic (Simsbury Rink, 2:50 – 4:50 pm)

Friday 12/13
Girls Basketball vs Putnam (JV 5:30/Varsity 7 pm)
Boys Basketball at Chicopee Comp (JV 5:30/Varsity 7 pm). (617 Montgomery Street). Bus departs from school at 4:15 pm
Boys Varsity Hockey at Rider Cup Tournament (Albany Academy, 3 pm)

Saturday 12/14
Boys Basketball Scrimmage Windsor HS (4:30 pm). (50 Sage Park Rd, Windsor CT). Bus departs from school at 3 pm.
Boys Varsity Hockey at Rider Cup Tournament (Albany Academy, 3 pm)

Sunday 12/15
Boys Varsity Hockey at Rider Cup Tournament (Albany Academy, time TBA)