Athletics / Extracurricular

Athletics

Athletic Director: Brian Sticka

Athletic Committee: Jan Abel, Dave Cusack, Wayne Severt

There are opportunities at St. Brigid to play basketball (boys and girls), volleyball (boys and girls), and golf (boys and girls). All coaches are volunteers and have attended the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Decree on Child Protection training program and have been fingerprinted.

ATHLETIC HANDBOOK

Basketball

Students may participate in basketball from the 4th through the 8th grade. Both boys’ and girls’ teams are formed for each grade level unless there are not enough players in one grade. In such case, grades may be combined to form a team. Currently, St. Brigid teams participate in the CYO league for Dayton area teams.

Volleyball

Volleyball is available for girls and boys in grades 4 through 8. In some years grades are combined because of a shortage of enough girls to field a team in every grade.

Golf

Golf at St. Brigid is available to students in grades 6-8 and is open to girls and boys. Students are coached by a St. Brigid parishioner.  Golf occurs in the fall only.

Track

Track is available through the East Catholic Striders and is for students who are eight years old or older by September 30.  The program runs from mid-March through late May.  The team is made up of students from several schools who do not have enough interested students to form their own track program.  The competition is overseen by CYO of Dayton.

Extracurricular Activities

Following are the extracurricular activities currently offered at St. Brigid School. All coaches/volunteers have attended the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s Decree on Child Protection training program and have been fingerprinted.

The Irish Happy Feet Run/Walk Fitness Club

The newest addition to the extracurricular activities available to St. Brigid students is a run/walk fitness club. Students in kindergarten through 8th grade along with parent and staff volunteers join together twice a week to exercise, and the students are asked to run/walk at least once on their own over the weekends. The program is a no pressure program geared toward students of all fitness levels. Each student is asked to set their own personal  exercise goal. The goal for many students is to complete the St. Brigid 5K held during the weekend of the St. Brigid Festival.  Adult mentors encourage and train with the students.

“The students really motivate each other,” said Kristy Harner, parent and original organizer of the group.  “The program is a wonderful way to get children and families active and build a love of exercise for a lifetime. The children get outside and enjoy the feeling of accomplishment. The health benefits are priceless!”

The group meets for one hour after school and the time spent running gradually increases.  There are some running games that help the students enjoy running. Students also discuss nutrition and the particular nutrition needs of athletes. The number of students involved is continuing to grow.

Band

Students in grades 5-8 may take band through Carroll High School. The band teacher comes to St. Brigid School,and the money is paid directly to Carroll High School.

Children’s Choir 

Students in grades 4-8 may participate in the children’s choir. Practices are held once or twice a week after school. The choir sings at Saturday/Sunday masses once a month throughout the school year and at school masses on Wednesday mornings.

4-H

Clover Patch 4-H Club is a diverse club for children in grades 3-12 in which members develop life skills, have fun while learning, and have the opportunity to take different projects ranging from rocketry, archery, small animals, chickens, goats, sheep, sewing, cooking, scrapbooking, and many more. The clubs meets monthly from October through August at 10 AM on Sunday mornings in St. Brigid School.  Meetings last 1-1 ½ hours. The club has a strong emphasis on service to others as is demonstrated through their many community service projects.

The Cloverbud program is for students in grades K-2 and also meets on Sunday mornings at 10 AM in St. Brigid School beginning in January.

For additional information contact Michelle Heininger, head leader, at cloverpatch4h@gmail.com.

Girl Scouts

St. Brigid has an active Girl Scout Troop and is available for girls in grades 1-8.

Boy Scouts

St. Brigid also has an active Boy Scout Troop starting in 1st grade with Tiger Cubs and advancing through Cub Scouts (including Wolves, Bears and Webelos) and then Boy Scouts.