Programs And Policies

athletic program and policies

Athletic Program

The Saint Clement School Athletic Program is dedicated to educating students mentally, physically and spiritually. Our athletic program is an integral part of the educational program of the school. Saint Clement views the athletic activities on the playing fields and courts as an extension of the classroom.

Saint Clement believes that participation in athletics can contribute positively to the development of students and aspires to gain maximum participation in its sports programs. In every athletic event, certain values and ideals are being taught, directly or indirectly. Athletics should offer a chance for the students to enjoy both the excitement of sports and the relaxation that it brings to the body and mind. Athletics present the opportunity for success, leadership, cooperation, and communication with fellow athletes. This is important, not only in athletics, but as an integral part of the students’ day-to-day experience.

Winning will be emphasized at the appropriate age levels. More important than winning, however, is using the sports experience to help our students learn valuable life lessons and develop positive character traits that will help them be successful in their lives.

Athletic Policies

The Saint Clement Athletic Program is governed by The Handbook For Athletes in the Catholic Elementary School published by the Archdiocese of Chicago in May 2011. As an extension of that document, The Saint Clement Athletic Handbook uses the guidelines set forth by the Archdiocese and specifically defines them for Saint Clement School.

Saint Clement is in partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a national non-profit organization with the mission to provide athletes a positive, character building youth sports experience. Saint Clement will use the tools and models offered by PCA to support these principles. Saint Clement requires all of its Coaches to have Double Goal Coach Certification with PCA. In addition, parents whose children participate in a Saint Clement athletic program are required to attend a PCA workshop.

Fall Season

Boys/Girls Cross Country

5th - 8th Grade – Illinois Elementary School Association

Practice: After school/Weekdays

Meets: Weekdays and Weekends

Flag Football

7th & 8th Grade – Chicago Catholic Youth League

Practice: Weekday Evenings

Games: Saturdays

5th & 6th Grade – Chicago Catholic Youth League

Practice: Weekday Evenings

Games: TBD

Girls Volleyball

7th & 8th Grade – Queen of Angels Fall Volleyball League

Practice: After School/Weekdays

Games: Weeknights

5th & 6th Grade – Northside Catholic Academy Fall Volleyball League

Practice: After School/Weekdays

Games: Weeknights

Winter Season

Boys/Girls Basketball

4th, 5th & 6th – Chicago Catholic Youth League

Practices: After School, Evenings/Weekdays/Sundays

Games: Saturdays/Sundays

JV Basketball

7th Grade – Chicago Catholic Youth League

Practice: Weekday Evenings

Games: Weekday Evenings/Weekends

Varsity Basketball

8th Grade – Chicago Catholic Youth League

Practice: Weekday Evenings

Games: Weekday Evenings/Weekends

Spring Season

Girls Volleyball (Club)

5th & 6th Grade - St. Bartholomew Spring Volleyball League

Practices: Once Per Week

Games: Weekday Evenings, Weekends

7th & 8th Grade - St. Viator Spring Volleyball League

Practices: Once Per Week

Games: Weekday Evenings, Weekends

Boys Baseball

7th & 8th Grade – Windy City Baseball & Softball League

Practice: After school/Weekdays, when available

Games: Weekdays

5th & 6th Grade – Windy City Baseball & Softball League

Practice: After school/Weekdays

Games: Weekdays

Girls Softball

7th & 8th Grade – Windy City Baseball & Softball League

Practice: After school/Saturday

Games: Weekdays

Boys Volleyball

6th, 7th & 8th grade – Queen of Angels Boys Volleyball League

Practice: Weekday Evenings

Games: Weekdays

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News


With a 28-6 victory over Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy on Saturday, the Wolverines finished the regular season with a 5-1 record and a #3 seed in next Saturday's the CCYL Flag Football Playoffs. The team will face the #2 seed, Alphonsus Academy & Center for the Arts, in the CCYL Semifinal, with the winner facing either Hardey Prep or Frances Xavier Warde. The game will be at 9:30 AM at Sheridan Park, with the CCYL Championship game taking place immediately after.

Read more about Flag Football Advances to CCYL Playoffs


On Saturday, the Varsity Flag Football team won its fourth consecutive game of the year over Frances Xavier Warde, 22-7, improving to 4-1 on the season. They are currently in fourth place in the Chicago Catholic Youth League, and their last regular season game is this Saturday at 8:30 AM against Our Lady of Mount Carmel Academy. Playoffs are the following Saturday on November 4th.

Read more about Varsity Flag Football Improves to 4-1


On Friday, Saint Clement hosted its very first home volleyball matches in school history. The 6th Grade Girls were defeated by the Saint Andrew Bulldogs in the opening match, and the Varsity Girls were defeated by the Saint Josaphat Hawks in the following match. The Varsity Girls Volleyball team was honored before their match with introductions and posters made by the JV Girls Volleyball team. The Saint Clement Color Guard also performed in between matches for the crowd. Thanks to all of the players, coaches and families that made it a special night, and good luck to all Saint Clement Volleyball teams in the playoffs.

Read more about Varsity Volleyball Night


On Saturday, the Saint Clement Cross Country team competed at the IESA Sectionals meet at Midlothian Meadows, hosted by Old St. Mary's. 7th Grade runner, Avery Bennett, qualified for the IESA State meet in Bloomington this coming Saturday, with a top-finishing time for the Boys. Congratulations to Coach Sitzer and the Cross Country team on a successful and memorable season.

Read more about Cross Country Runs at Sectionals
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