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Athletic Programs

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The School of St. Elizabeth’s after-school Athletics Program is an integral part of the School’s mission. It is designed to develop a young person’s mind and body, while nurturing character and teaching responsibility through participation in a variety of team sports.  Our program offers sports that are age-appropriate, challenging, and integrate competition with the personal and spiritual growth of the child.

All students in Grades 3 – 8 are invited to participate in the Athletics Program.  

Our school parents serve as volunteer coaches in the program. Students in each grade are challenged and motivated by their volunteer coaches to achieve their personal best, while learning the responsibilities of being part of a team.   Our coaches focus on the development of the whole child, including personal characteristics of responsibility, leadership, teamwork, goal setting, cooperation, fitness and emotional maturity.

St. Elizabeth is committed to continuing to offer a modified after-school athletics program for 2020-21 that maximizes participation to re-engage student-athletes for their social, emotional and mental well-being and development, while ensuring the health and safety of all student-athletes during these unprecedented times.  The St. Elizabeth administration and volunteer coaches are committed to following and staying abreast of the latest guidelines and rules from the CDC, the New Jersey Department of Health and the Governor’s Executive Orders regarding youth sports and schools.  Information about which sports will be offered during 2020-21 and details regarding the modifications will be shared with families throughout the year.

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Coed Cross Country – Our 40 + Cross Country team members learn and develop running skills through being part of a supportive team. Students have fun with their friends and are challenged and motivated by their coaches and teammates to achieve their personal best.  Students also learn about their race times and how to improve their times for different running distances. 

The racing distances are approximately 0.5-1.6 miles for Grades 3 & 4; 1.2-1.6 miles for Grades 5 & 6; and 1.5 – 2 .5 miles for Grades 7 & 8.

Historically, St. Elizabeth has competed in 4 – 6 North Jersey Catholic School Cross Country Invitational Meets.  For the 2020 season, the coaches are working on organizing smaller meets with local Catholic Schools.  The cross country team’s regular practice schedule is after school on Monday and Wednesday 3-4:15pm and Friday 3-3:45pm.   

Cross Country is very popular with our students. 

 Coed Volleyball – Students in Grades 5 -8 are invited to be part of our Coed Volleyball Team.  Our students learn volleyball skills and team play on the court. Coaches focus on the improvement of each team player by the encouragement and support of all players on the team. After graduation many of our students play Volleyball in High School. 

Our volleyball team competes with local Catholic Schools in a 6 – 8 game schedule and ends with a League Tournament.

Join Volleyball with your friends.

 Girls Field Hockey – The School of St. Elizabeth is proud to have a Field Hockey team for Girls in Grades 6- 8. Our coaches teach life lessons in practice and at Field Hockey games. In Field Hockey, the sport for girls only, girls learn to be strong, understand game strategy and enjoy being part of the supportive, unified team. You can see many of our graduates on their High school Field Hockey team.

We compete in a 6-8 game schedule with local schools. Practice and games are after school.

Girls rule in Field Hockey.

 Girls and Boys Basketball – Our students in grades 3 – 8 play basketball in the Diocese of Metuchen CYM Basketball league. Our program gives students the opportunity to play, grow and develop in a healthy and competitive environment. Our coaches teach the whole child as well as basketball skills. Life lessons such as commitment to a team, the value of good sportsmanship, dealing with adversity, discipline and improvement of self are taught at every practice and game. 

The league has a 10 game schedule. All games are played on Saturdays. Basketball practice is 2 or 3 times per week after school. Games start in December and end with a tournament in the middle of March.  

St. Elizabeth has a great basketball program!

 Coed Track – Track is a coed Spring Sport open to students in Grades 3- 8.  Students develop their running skills, endurance capacity and throwing and jumping skills. All practice as one team working together through the direction of the coaches. Every student is encouraged to try all events, especially the distance running and field events. Our track team earns many medals at Track meets.

Practice starts in March and the season ends the weekend before Memorial Day. We compete in sprint (100M & 200 M), middle distance (400M & 800M) and distance (1600M) running events and the long jump, shot put and turbo javelin field events, as well as the very popular relays.

The Track team practices 2 x a week and competes in four Catholic School Track meets on either a Saturday or Sunday in May. We also compete at the Bernardsville Rotary Track Meet for students in Grades 7 & 8

Track has all you need:  Run, jump and throw!

 Girls Softball – All girls in grades 6 -8 are invited to play. The focus of the program is to cultivate a love of the game in an environment where all are valued regardless of their skill level and most importantly that all have fun in the process.

We compete in the Morris County Catholic Girls Softball League with an 8 – 10 game schedule.  Practice starts in March and games begin the first full week of April. The season concludes with the league play – offs ending before Memorial Day. 

Softball is exciting and fun!