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 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 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 is a winter sport and is currently available to 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.
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 plus tournaments.
Track and Field
Track and Field is a spring sport and is available to all sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students. Practices begin at the end of March 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 $20.00 membership dues allow our families to gain free admission to all St. Francis home games.
Interested in Volunteering?
Contact the school for more information at 734-821-2200.
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 and field.
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.