Athletics

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St. Francis' extracurricular sports teams have a "no cut" policy - all students who wish to participate on an athletic team are able to join. Coaches are experienced and encouraging.

Boys' Basketball
Boys' basketball takes place in the late fall/early winter. It is currently open to seventh- and eighth-grade students. Practices begin in mid-November and continue through mid-January.  The boys play 1-3 games a week and several tournaments throughout the season.

Cross Country
Cross Country is a fall sport that is available to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Practices begin the first week of school and are held at County Farm Park. Athletes participate in 3-5 meets throughout the season. Races can range from 1-2 miles.

Girls' Basketball
Girls' basketball is a winter sport and is currently available to sixth-,seventh- and eighth-grade students. Practices begin in mid-January and continue through mid-March. Team members typically play 1-3 games a week and several tournaments throughout the season.

Girls' Volleyball
Volleyball is a fall sport, which is currently available to seventh- and eighth-grade students. Practices begin the first week of school and continue through early November. The girls participate in 1-2 matches per week during the season.

Track and Field
Track is a spring sport and is available to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Practices begin at the beginning of April and continue through the end of May. Our athletes compete in individual events and have 5-7 meets per season.

 

St. Francis
Booster Club

The purpose of this organization, as adopted in February 1984, is to provide support for physical education and athletic programs for students of St. Francis of Assisi School.
All parents in St. Francis School are eligible to become members of the Booster Club. The $10.00 membership dues allow our families to gain free admission to all St. Francis home games.

PTG Booster Parent Coordinators
The PTG organizes volunteers to assist the athletic director in running the Booster Club.

Volunteer duties include organizing ticket sales and scorer tables at home games as well as the scorer table at away games.

Interested in Volunteering?
Contact the school for more information at 734-821-2200. 

Athletic Banquets
St. Francis holds two athletic banquets annually. One at the end of the fall season for soccer, cross country and volleyball and one at the end of the winter season for boys' and  girls' basketball and track.
 
The Lou Hollway Award
The Lou Hollway award is given at the end of the year with academic awards. This award is given to an eighth-grade boy and girl who display great leadership skills and outstanding sportsmanship. Lou Hollway was a nationally recognized Ann Arbor Public Schools' athletic director and St. Francis parishioner.
 
The Dan Jilek Award
The Dan Jilek award is given to a seventh-grade boy and girl who display great leadership skills and outstanding sportsmanship. Dan Jilek was a dedicated St. Francis parishioner, school parent, athletic supporter and former U of M football player. He gave many hours to the St. Francis athletic program and Booster Club.
 
The Joe Maierle Award
The Joe Maierle award is given to an athlete who reflects Mr. Maierle's dedication and character in sports. Mr. Maierle was an  athletic director, assistant principal, physical education teacher and coach.