Sports and Athletics Mission Statement
Participation in Thomas More School 's interscholastic athletics promotes fair play as well as a sense of commitment and responsibility. It is a great opportunity to develop the capacity to work with others as a team member, and it promotes the achievement of personal and team excellence.
Sports and Athletics Philosophy Statement
Sport, properly directed, develops character, makes a man courageous, a generous loser, and a gracious victor; it refines the senses, gives intellectual penetration, and steels the will to endurance. It is not merely a physical development then. Sport, rightly understood, is an occupation of the whole man, and while perfecting the body as an instrument of the mind, it also makes the mind itself a more refined instrument for the search and communication of truth and helps man to achieve that end to which all others must be subservient, the service and praise of his Creator.” — Pope Pius XII, Sport at the Service of the Spirit. July 29, 1945.
High school students must be academically eligible and must complete the following necessary paperwork in order to be cleared for each sport. California Laws require the parent/guardian and athlete to return the following numbered forms signed and initialed where required:
Student Athletes will not be allowed to practice or play unless all these forms are properly filled out, signed and returned to the school office. This is required by California State Law.
(If an athlete has no insurance, coverage may be purchased prior to participating. Please see the Athletic Director).
High School athletes must turn in all forms on or before the following dates:
Covid Announcement: For 2020-21, the earliest high school level practices begin on December 14, 2020. Please have your pre-participation physicals submitted to our office no later than November 30th. This applies to all high athletes.
Cross Country (B / G) John Vogel, Joe Cortese
8th & 6th grades: Curtis Schaper, Luke Selway
SCHEDULES: All of the school's sports schedules are posted and linked to High School Sports Net . Due to the many late changes that often occur, please refer to our school website calendar for schedules and driving directions . (To get directions, click to the school calendar, click the game, and click the pop–up “Map directions“ from our school to their facility will pop-up.
LEAGUE : The Private School Athletic League website is: https://sites.google.com/almaheights.org/psal
FEES: There is a participation fee for each sport. It varies according to the costs of referees, uniforms and equipment and the number of participants. The fee will be billed after the team is formed.
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: John De Tar is the Athletic Director who oversees and maintains all athletic teams, coaches and all sport activities and facilities. He can be reached through at (M) 408-892-9867.
GOVERNANCE : Interscholastic Sports are governed by our league, the Private School Athletic League (PSAL), that is governed by the Central Coast Section (cifccs.org) , which is under the California Interscholastic Federation, (cifstate.org) , and at the national level, the ruling body is the National Federation of State High School Associations (nfhs.org) .