The philosophy of the Middle School Athletic Program at St. Martha Catholic School is in accordance with the school
s overall mission statement. It is the primary goal of St. Martha Catholic School that the education of students is centered on the development and formation of the whole Christian person.
St. Martha Catholic School recognizes that an important component of a student
s well being is that of physical development. In addition, it is important for students to develop socially as they learn to work in a team situation and to practice good sportsmanship. The goal of the athletic program is to produce young men and women of strong character, develop and cultivate school spirit, gain athletic ability, and strive to be successful in the competitive society in which we live.
St. Martha Catholic School offers competitive sports for both boys and girls in middle school, including: soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball and track. The athletic program falls under the jurisdiction of the school, and is administered by the Principal and the Athletic Director. The St. Martha Catholic School athletic program is governed under the Galveston-Houston Catholic Athletic Association (GHCAA) and adheres to their guidelines. A $75.00 fee is charged per student, per sport to assist in covering the costs of the athletic program.
Participating in the St. Martha Catholic School athletic program is a privilege, not a right. Students earn the privilege of participating through hard work, dedication, desire, and self-discipline. The school, in cooperation with the students and parents, will make a reasonable effort to hold participating students to personal, academic, and discipline standards. Students, athletes, spectators, coaches, and instructors represent the school, and they are expected to be worthy representatives. Students may not try out for a sport if they are on academic probation. In addition, participation requires a commitment by the student to attend all practices and games with the exception of an excused absence (funeral, illness, etc.) Parents must call/email the Athletic Director in the event a student is ill and will miss a practice.
For current athletic information and forms, please click here to be redirected to the athletic department website page. For more information, please contact Athletic Director Paula Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.