From the Principal's Desk
The athletic program is designed to develop skills and good sportsmanship in both boys and girls. Holy Name of Mary School offers after-school teams in volleyball, flag football (boys), basketball, softball (girls), track on the varsity (Grades 7-8) and junior varsity (Grades 5-6) levels, and cheerleading (Grades 4-8). All students in Grades 5-8 are eligible to try out for the teams.
Practice schedules vary for each team, but in general practices are held from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m., three to four days a week. PE uniforms must be worn for after school sports. Students are given practice and game schedules at the start of each season. Students unable to participate in PE may not play in after school sports. Students absent from school may not participate in any after-school activity for that day.
Students participating in after-school activities, who leave campus to purchase food or drinks, may not return to the after-school program that day.
The flag football season starts at the beginning of the school year in September. HNM School has two football teams that compete against other local Catholic schools. The Varsity team is comprised of 7th and 8th grade students, and the J.V. team includes 5th and 6th graders. Our teams are affiliated with the Catholic Youth Organization of Los Angeles and all coaches are certified by the Play Like a Champion Today program through CYO.
In the month of December, HNM School begins the basketball season for boys and girls in 5th through 8th grade at both the J.V. and Varsity levels. These teams compete against other Catholic schools close to our community. Our basketball teams are affiliated with the Catholic Youth Organization of Los Angeles, and our coaches are certified by the Play Like a Champion Today program.
HNM School’s softball season begins in March. There is only one girls varsity team that is comprised of 7th and 8th grade athletes. The softball players practice and play home games on our beautiful Field of Angels softball field. The team competes with local Catholic schools and is affiliated with the Catholic Youth Organization of Los Angeles.
The girls’ volleyball season begins in September. We have a varsity team consisting of 7th and 8th grade girls and also a J.V. team made of 5th and 6th graders. In April, the boys varsity volleyball season begins and the team is made up of 7th and 8th grade students. All volleyball teams are affiliated with the Catholic Youth Organization of Los Angeles and play against Catholic schools located near our community.
Our track team is open to all students in grades three through eight. These athletes compete on the weekend in various track meets such as: the Mt. SAC relays, the city of La Verne track meet, Raider Relays, and CYO track meets. Students can compete in running, jumping and shot put events. The track team is affiliated with the Catholic Youth Organization of Los Angeles and our coach is certified by the Play Like a Champion Today program.