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Loving God,

We gather in your name Respecting each other,

Supported by parents,

Led by coaches,

Guided by officials.

When we practice,

Give us strength.

When we play,

Give us courage.

When we win,

Give us humility.

St Joan of Arc, Pray for us!


Current Registrations:

Show Choir / Vocals / Instrument(2017 CO-ED Music Contest) 1/1/2018

Wrestling season is just around the corner and registration is open! Yes I know basketball is in full swing, but don’t worry, it does not overlap much with wrestling and before you know it basketball will be over and it will be time to cheer on our Tiger Wrestlers! Competition runs from February through mid March.


School Code: 4CKSIN

Make your payment:

Bantam $25, Cadet $60


Top Ten Reasons to sign up for Tiger Wrestling:

  1. Teaches life lessons of discipline, confidence, good sportsmanship
  2. Improves abilities to compete in other sports – agility, balance, strength, quickness, mental toughness
  3. Is a family affair and fun spectator sport
  4. Minimal time commitment – quick season, Bantam (k-4) practice twice a week, Cadet (5-8) 3-days a week
  5. Great coaching staff lead by long-time CYO coach Brad Elson
  6. Opportunity to meet families from neighboring parishes as we are a combined program
  7. Home dual meets are some of the best events in CYO and raise funds to support all our sports programs
  8. Teaches respect for your opponent
  9. Wrestlers come in all shapes and sizes – every boy can wrestle
  10. New uniforms! We now complete in fight shorts and compression T-shirts. No more singlets. Kids and moms love them!

Please login at to register.  The SJOA school code is 186sjoa-in. 

Schedules and Standings can be found at

Boys Basketball:

Paperwork packet including concussion and cardiac arrest information, code of ethics, and our mission statement along with  physicals must be turned in to be eligible to compete in any games.

Coming Soon:

Sport / Enrichment:      Deadline:

Show Choir / Vocals / Instrument(2017 CO-ED Music Contest) 1/1/2018
3/4 Spring Kickball(2018 Spring Girls Kickball) 2/9/2018
5/6 Spring Kickball(2018 Spring Girls Kickball) 2/9/2018
7/8 Spring Kickball(2018 Spring Girls Kickball) 2/9/2018
Monarch Madness(2017 Spring CO-ED Basketball) 2/14/2018
2018 CO-ED Track(2018 Spring CO-ED Track) 2/18/2018
5/6 Grade CO-ED Soccer(2018 Spring CO-ED Soccer) 2/20/2018
7/8 CO-ED Soccer(2018 Spring CO-ED Soccer) 2/20/2018

Now Recruiting!

Need Volleyball Coaches for the following teams:

4th Grade Girls

⅚ grade girls

8th grade boys

Coaches can register at

Please remember to return all uniforms washed and in a bag labeled with your athletes name.

St Joan of Arc Athletic News can be found at :

Youth Ministry News!

North Deanery Gathering

Ski Trip Information

Perfect North Waiver  

NDYMA Travel Event Guidelines 2017-2018

Please remember to return all uniforms washed and in a bag labeled with your athletes name.

Track & Field      Co-ed Soccer      Spring Kickball Monarch Madness      CYO      SJOA Facebook Page

Athletic Meeting Notes 6/11/2017

Athletic Meeting Notes 8/13/2017

Athletic Meeting Notes 9/10/2017

About CYO Sports

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis and parishes sponsor sports programs for Catholic youth as one part of a comprehensive ministry to youth in the Church.  The sports programs are often called Catholic Youth Organization or CYO.  The sports programs are jointly administrated by the parishes and the CYO Office.  The CYO sports programs exist in the Archdiocese only to help young people practice and live Gospel values through athletic experiences.

As with all ministries to youth in the Catholic Church, the goals of the CYO program are listed on “Renewing the Vision:  A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry”.  This document first written as A Vision of Youth Ministry in 1976 by the Department of Education. The United States Catholic Conference issued a new vision for ministry with young people that blended the best of all past efforts with emerging ideas from Catholic leaders across the country.  Simply put in the vision papers, “Youth Ministry is the response of the Christian community to the needs of young people, and the sharing of the unique gifts of youth with the larger community”.

Essentially in CYO sports, the purpose is to foster the total personal and spiritual development of the young person.  CYO sports are for all youth in the Catholic Church, and reflect the diversity of the community, including these with all levels of gifts and abilities.

In CYO sports, Christian values such as fair play, sportsmanship, honesty, respect, loyalty, patience, tolerance, gratitude and humility must be taught in words and actions.

The ultimate responsibility for the success of CYO sports rests with the administrators and coaches at each parish.  The adults selected to provide witness to the young people through the ministry of CYO sports must know that the program exists to foster the Christian growth of young people, only.  These individuals must be held to accountable by the parish community to always model Catholic values and virtues.

CYO sports can be a rewarding ministry to young people, and help them to reach their God-given potential.  CYO sports plays a vital role in total youth ministry for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, allowing youth to become responsible members of their faith community.


To participate in the athletic program at SJA, the student must be grades 4th through 8th. Some sports are offered in younger grades, but are not sanctioned by the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). Each student must have an annual physical exam, which will be filed with the school athletic director. Beginning in August, all students are eligible to participate in the athletic program. When report cards are issued, students must have an overall C average (76%) or higher, with no failing grades in any subject or conduct, to continue eligibility. Students can become re-eligible once their grades are improved to an overall C average (76%) or higher, with no failing grades in any subject or conduct. If a student receives a D or an F on the mid-quarter progress report, the student is placed on probation. The student may continue to play or practice as long as effort and improvement are shown. Students may become ineligible at any time if they fail to complete homework and academic assignments on time or have displayed behavior unbecoming to an SJOA student. All decisions will be made at the discretion of administration. All students playing on a neighboring team must also meet that school’s eligibility requirements, which may differ from ours.

Code of Ethics

St. Joan of Arc parish is responsible for all athletic programs. All competitions must be conducted with a high standard of courtesy, fair play, and sportsmanship. All those involved share a responsibility to be role models in faith and in friendship while on and off the field. Students must be in attendance at school on the day of a game to participate in their event. All students must be picked up ON TIME after an event.

Honoring the Game

Athletics are seen as one way of implementing the mission of the CYO. The objective of CYO athletics is to be well organized, uniform in philosophy, properly supervised and provide opportunities for youth to develop physical fitness, self-discipline, mental alertness, and an attitude of goodsportsmanship based upon Catholic principles of fair play and cooperation.

Parental Involvement

The success of our athletic program relies in part on assistance from parents and other volunteers who take on numerous tasks. Parents wishing to volunteer to assist teams with scorekeeping, transportation, or concessions should either contact the coaches or athletic director. Parents of athletes are asked to volunteer for 3 events/activities during the school year.

Coaches Letter for Parent Volunteering


The CYO participation fees shall be assessed per sport as determined by the Athletic Commission.  Fees must be paid before attending practices or being issued a uniform for games. Registration will be held prior to enrolling a team with CYO. Teams will be enrolled based on registered individuals and paid fees to St. Joan of Arc Athletics. There must be enough students/athletes to field a team before a team can be enrolled with CYO. Fees cannot be paid to the school office.

CYO Sports and Activities

SJOA currently offers the following CYO activities. If you are interested in a sport we currently do not offer, you may participate in that sport at our neighboring schools. Please know we are always looking for interested coaches to add new programming.


Season Time Frame: Early September – Mid October

Basketball – Grades 4th through 8th grade

Girls Season Time Frame: Early October – Late November

Boys Season Time Frame: Late November – Mid February

Kickball (girls only) – Grades 3rd through 8th grade; fall and spring seasons

Fall Kickball

Season Time Frame: Early August – Early October

Spring Kickball

Season Time Frame: Early April – Mid-May

Registration NOW OPEN for girls kickball! Log on to and register TODAY

Football (boys only)- Grades 3rd through 8th grade; teams combined with students from St. Thomas Aquinas and Immaculate Heart of Mary

Season Time Frame: mid September- early November

Volleyball – Grades 4th through 8th grade

Girls Season Time Frame: Late January – Mid-March

Boys Season Time Frame: Early February – Mid March

Track and Field – Grades 4th through 8th grade

Season Time Frame: Early April – Mid-May

Registration NOW OPEN for CO-ED Track and Field! Log on to and register TODAY

Soccer – Grades 5th through 8th grade

Registration NOW OPEN for CO-ED Soccer! Log on to and register TODAY

Cheerleading (girls only) – Grades 4th through 8th grade

Season Time Frame: Early April – Mid-May

Wrestling (boys only) – Grades KN through 8th grade

Season Time Frame: Early February – Mid-March


Instructions on how to create an account for sports registration. This is the same program used to create a lunch account. If you already have a lunch account please do not create a second account. Log in using the account information you use for your lunch account.

Our school code is 186SJOA-IN

Safe and Sacred

All volunteers must complete a safe and sacred registration prior to working with the children. The Archdiocese of Indianapolis requires that everyone who has regular contact with children in church ministry must complete the online training program called Safe and Sacred.  This requirement is part of the Archdiocese efforts in providing a safe environment for the children who participate in all of the various ministries of the church.

CYO Athletic Physician Certificate

A CYO Athletic Physician’s Certificate is required for all CYO Participant’s.  The current certificate must be kept on file at the parish.  This must be done on a yearly basis for all CYO participants.  High School participants are not required to have a physician’s certificate on file with the parish.

Physical Form

Sideline Concussion Test

Principal Release Form

CYO Sports Venues

Options for Sports outside of SJOA


Tabernacle Presbyterian:
2nd Grade – First Baptist –

3rd grade –  IBA (Indiana Basketball Academy)

Baseball and Softball:

Meridian Street Methodist (

Broad Ripple Haverford Little League (


Meridian Street Methodist – (

Glendale – (


Northside Flag Football (

Washington Township tackle football (


Minimite and Mite ice hockey at the Pepsi Coliseum


Jaguar Aquatics Swim Club at IUPUI (

Athletic Commision

Eric O’neil – Parish Council Liaison –
Lesley Bartone –  Athletic Director –
Geoff Bentzel – Asst. Athletic Director –
Erin Surinak – Treasurer –
Jaime Pachciarz – Communications –
Julie Revard – Secretary –
Chris Montgomery – High School Sports Coordinator –
Need a Fall Sports Coordinator – Cross Country, Fall Kickball, Girls Basketball
Need a Winter Sports Coordinator – Girls and Boys Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Wrestling
Sarah Hargis – Spring Sports Coordinator –
Marta Bolchini – Cheer Coordinator –
Matt Boling – At Large-
Cara Bach – Spirit Wear –
Patricia Sosa – Uniform Inventory –
Shannon Smith – Alumni Advocate –
Matt Duncan – At Large –
Michael Mitchell – At Large –