This weekend, Saint Clement Basketball begins its 2017-18 season. 15 games will be played across all levels beginning on Saturday. Home games at St. Vincent de Paul will begin on Saturday, December 2nd. Go Wolverines!
Programs And Policies
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.
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.
The Saint Clement Athletic Handbook
Saint Clement Parent Code of Conduct
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.