SJDR Athletics

Hello SJDR families!

If you’re interested in signing up your child for one of the seven 2017-2018 Fall Sports teams that start the first week of school, please continue reading. If your child is interested in soccer, volleyball, or softball, those seasons are later in the school year.  You can find information regarding those sports on the last page of the following document: click here.

Six of the Fall sports teams are open to students in 5th-8th grades.  The Spirit Squad is open to students in K-4th grade.

All tryout/first practice information will be finalized and posted on the SJDR website in the next 7-10 days.  For specific sport information, you’ll have to click on each sports’ individual tab underneath the Athletics pull down menu.

Before your child can tryout/attend practice, you need to register him/her for tryouts, complete the required paperwork, and make sure the paperwork is approved. I created a document (2017-2018 Sports Info and Tryout Registration Info) that explains how to register for a sport, inform you of the required paperwork, verify your child is approved to tryout, and some general information regarding the sports teams at SJDR.  The blue font on page 2, is new information for the 2017-2018 school year.  You may access that document by clicking on this link.  You may find the document in the future under the Athletics tab on the SJDR website and then select the page: Athletic Forms and Registration Info.

If this is your first time registering for SJDR athletics, I created a video last year that explains the process and highlights some of frequent mistakes that happen when someone completes the required forms.  You may want to watch the 8-minute video because it could save you more time in the long run if your paperwork isn’t completed the correct way.  **This video was created last year, so the dates and other information will not correlate to this year.**  You may access that video by clicking on this link.

Sports Physical – Suggestions for where to get your Physical completed 
*Physical must have taken place after June 1st 2017

  • Free – Meet the Teacher Day at SJDR on Tuesday August 8th from 8am-Noon
  • ~Your insurance cost at your pediatrician
  • ~$25 at Carespot
  • ~$20-45 based on income at Azahealth
  • ~$49 at CVS


Athletic Fees for 2017-2018 School Year
The fee is non-refundable and mandatory for all student-athletes who make the team.
The fee must be received before your child may play in a regular season contest.

First main sport – $100
Second main sport – $75
Third and each additional main sport – $50
Example: If your child makes 4 different sport teams during the year, here is the breakdown for Athletic Fees during each season: Basketball $100, Cross Country $75, Soccer $50, Softball $50

*Certain JV teams during the year may have a lower athletic fee due to only having a few practices during the season and small handful of games.  Information will be noted on each individual sport page.


Head Coaches for the Fall Sport Teams and potential Tryout dates. 
*All dates and times are subject to change depending on rental availability, weather, coach’s discretion, etc.
Check the individual sports pages on the SJDR website for the most up to date information.  Ex. Tryout times and locations. 

Cheerleading: Ali Willen

Tryouts: Monday August 14th and Wednesday August 16th

Cheerleading Registration Link

Cheerleading Approval Link


Spirit Squad (K-4th grade students): Ali Willen

First Practice: Thursday August 24th

Spirit Squad Registration Link

Spirit Squad Approval Link


Cross Country: Sheri Bless and Coleen Lupinski

First practice: Monday August 14th

Students must register by Friday August 18th

Cross Country Registration Link

Cross Country Approval Link


Boys Varsity Basketball: Errol Gonzales

Boys JV Basketball: Errol Gonzales

*The JV team usually consists of 5th & 6th graders, but some years, 7th graders make the team.

Tryouts for both Boys teams: Saturday August 12th and Tuesday August 15th

Registration Link for both Boys Basketball Teams

Approval Link for both Boys Basketball Teams


Girls Varsity Basketball: Carl Orth

Girls JV Basketball: Matt Ryno

*The formation of the JV team depends on the number of girls interested and if the other schools in the Diocese have any interest.

Tryouts for both Girls teams: Saturday August 12th and Tuesday August 15th

Registration Link for both Girls Basketball Teams

Approval Link for both Girls Basketball Teams


The athletic paperwork may be turned into the main office at any time.  Please have everything completed and in a labeled envelope with your child’s name and Attn: Coach Wolf.  Some families have already dropped off their paperwork (Thank you!).

Enjoy the remainder of summer!



Peter Wolf

San Juan del Rio Catholic School

Physical Education Teacher (K-8)

Athletics Director

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”-Jeremiah 29:11

“San Juan del Rio Catholic School, a ministry of the parish community, walks with children and their families, providing them sound faith formation and a challenging academic program, as they journey in faith, grow in learning, and develop their relationship with Jesus.”