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St. Joseph’s Athletic Program has a long and outstanding tradition, and each year our more serious athletes in grades 4 through 8 are offered an opportunity to become a part of that continuing tradition. With many Catholic grade schools in our conference, our school teams are always exciting and competitive. It is an honor and also an additional responsibility to be a play on a St. Joseph sports team.

  • Student grades are closely monitored at mid-quarter and report card time. If an athlete’s conduct or academic grades are not satisfactory (2 D’s, 1 F and/or a U in conduct or effort), the athlete will be placed on suspension.
  • If an athlete receives a detention, he/she will be suspended from the game immediately following the served detention.
  • Any athlete receiving 3 detentions during a single sports season will automatically be removed from his/her team.
  • Disciplinary problems can result in team expulsion at any time.
  • Students absent for a half-day or full day may not participate in a sporting event on the day of the absence.
 
Probationary Period
  • Mid-quarter probationary period is 5 school days.
  • After report card issuance probationary period is 2 weeks. 
 
During the Probationary Period
  • The athlete may not participate in scheduled games.
  • The athlete may continue to practice with the team.
  • The athlete is required to attend all scheduled games and sit on the bench with the rest of the team dressed in accordance with the nonuniform code.
 
Upon Completion of Probationary Period
  • If grades have not improved after a two-week period, or if grades have dropped, the probation period will be extended for one additional week.
  • Lack of academic progress after the extra week will result in a student’s immediate removal from the team. 
  • If the student athlete experiences three academic probations during a school year, he/she will become ineligible to try out for future teams. 

Any student who intends to participate in an athletic program try out, it is mandatory that this Diocesan Sports Physical Form be completed and notarized prior to the try-outs. The form and physical exam must be dated after June 1, 2022. 

Here are some of the athletic programs we offer:

Team

Eligible

Grade

Tryouts

Season

Basketball, Girls

5-8

First week of school

Aug – Oct

Basketball, Boys JV

4-7

First week of school

Aug – Oct

Basketball, Boys Varsity

5-8

First week of school

Aug – Oct

Cheerleading

5-8

Week before school starts

Aug – Oct

Cross Country

4-8

 

 

Golf, Coed

6-8

Late February

March – May

Soccer, Coed JV

4-7

Late October

Nov – Feb

Soccer, Coed Varsity

5-8

Late October

Nov – Feb

Softball, Boys

4-8

First week of March

March – May

Softball, Girls

5-8

First week of March

March – May

Volleyball, Girls

5-8

Late October

Oct – Feb

 

 

This team sport begins the first week of school and ends in late October. Practices are after school, and games can be scheduled Monday through Friday at 4:00pm at various fields around Jacksonville.

Please contact Coach Oweis with any questions at aoweis@stjosephcs.org.

This team sport begins the first week of school and ends in late October. Practices are after school, and games can be scheduled any day of the week.

Please contact Coach Reichard with any questions at seanreichard@vaco.com.

This team sport begins the first week of school and ends in late October. Practices are after school, and games can be scheduled any day of the week.

Please contact Coach Kiernan with any questions at skiernan@stjosephcs.org.

Try-Outs for the 2022-2023 squad are August 10-12th from 3:30 – 5:00pm.

This team sport begins the week before school starts and ends in late October. Practices are twice a week. Cheerleaders cheer at boys Varsity basketball games, girls basketball games, and school assemblies.

Please contact Coach Carroll with any questions at ccaroll@stjosephcs.org.

This team sport is Coed. Practices are after school. Meets can be scheduled any day of the week or weekend.

This team sport begins late February and ends in late May. Practices are twice a week and can be held any day of the week from 3:30 – 5:00pm at Deercreek Country Club. Tournaments can be scheduled any day of the week.

SJCS Golf team works in accordance with the North Florida Junior Golf Association who received a Grant for the Duval and Catholic Middle School Golf Program from the Florida State Golf Association.

Because of the conflicting nature of the schedules for both the golf season and spring musical, students may not try out for both. 

Please contact Coach DeClemente with any questions at kdeclemente@stjosephcs.org.

This team sport begins late October and ends in early February. Practices are immediately after school on the school field. Games can be scheduled any day of the week.

This team sport begins early March until May. Practices are immediately after school, and games can be scheduled any day of the week.

Because of the conflicting nature of the schedules for both the softball season and spring musical, students may not try out for both. 

Please contact Coach Reichard with any questions at seanreichard@vaco.com.

This team sport begins early March until May. Practices are immediately after school, and games can be scheduled any day of the week.

Because of the conflicting nature of the schedules for both the softball season and spring musical, students may not try out for both. 

This team sport begins late October and ends early February. Practices are immediately after school, and games can be scheduled any day of the week.

Please contact Coach Fagin or Coach Johnson with any questions at mfagin@stjosephcs.org or hjohnson@stjosephcs.org.

Please contact the Athletic Director at aoweis@stjosephcs.org for any questions.