Athletics

Registered members of Our Lady of Grace Catholic School or Parish are eligible to participate, regardless of size, skill, or experience.  Our goal is to provide children an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of each sport and refine their athletic skills.     

Coaches for OLG Saints teams may include parents, siblings, former OLG students and current OLG faculty. Coaches emphasize the basic skills of the sport they are directing, the team concept in which these skills are used and the sportsmanship that should be applied at all levels of athletics.

The number of teams in each grade level is dependent on the number of participants registered with the school/parish Athletic Director. When the number of registered participants allows for more than one team in a grade level, the level of ability within the registered participants is distributed as evenly as possible among all teams involved. 

OLG is a charter member of the South Side Youth Organization, often referred to as the SSYO. This organization is comprised of south metro parochial and non-public schools. They offer competitive programs, for boys and girls, in a Christian atmosphere.  Visit the SSYO website for league information and directions to fields for OLG team sporting events,  

To register for OLG sports teams or seek additional information, contact Jeff Solsten, OLG Athletic Director.

 

Fall SportS

Our Lady of Grace Soccer

Soccer

Girls & Boys Grades 5-8

 

 

 

Soccer is one of two fall sports that Our Lady of Grace offers. Boys and girls in grades five through eight will register at the end of the current school year for participation in the fall of the next school year. Teams are organized and schedules drawn over the summer. Practice for all teams begins the first week of school in the fall and is held on OLG's athletic fields. Each team will practice two times per week and play one to two games per week. Fifth and sixth grade teams play all their games on Saturdays. Seventh and eighth grade teams play the majority of their games during the week with the remainder of the schedule being played on the weekend. A one-day tournament for the seventh and eighth grade teams, usually the last Saturday in October, marks the end of the fall season.

 
Our Lady of Grace Volleyball

Volleyball 

Girls Grades 4-8

 

 

 

Volleyball is one of two fall sports offered at Our Lady of Grace. This activity is offered to girls only and is the single sport at OLG that starts in fourth grade. Volleyball is open to all girls in grades four through eight. Registration for the fall season is held the previous spring. Teams are organized and schedules drawn over the summer. Practices for all teams begin the first week of school and are held in the OLG gymnasium. Each team will practice two times per week and play two to four matches per week. Fourth through sixth grade teams play all their matches on Saturdays, while seventh and eighth grade teams play all their matches during the week. A one-day, single-elimination tournament for all teams marks the end of the fall season.

 

 

Winter Sports

Our Lady of Grace Basketball

Basketball

Girls & Boys Grades 5-8

 

Basketball is the only activity offered at Our Lady of Grace for the winter sports season. Registration for all teams is held during the month of September. Teams are organized and schedules drawn in October. Practices begin the first week of November and are held in the OLG gymnasium. Each team will practice two times per week, with any one practice starting as early as 7:15 am and as late as 8:30 pm during the week. Fifth and sixth grade teams will have both their practices during the week and play their games on Saturday mornings or early afternoons. Seventh and eighth grade teams will have one practice during the week and one practice on the weekend and play their games on Tuesday and/or Thursday after school. Weekend practices are between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm. All teams will participate in a season ending tournament that begins the end of February and runs into the second week of March. All tournament games are held at various schools and are played Monday through Thursday.

 

 

Spring Sports

Our Lady of Grace Baseball

Softball

Girls Grades  5-8

 

 

Softball is one of two spring sports at Our Lady of Grace and is offered to all fifth through eighth grade girls. Registration for all teams is held in January. Teams are organized and schedules are drawn in late February or early March. Practices begin in the OLG gymnasium the middle of March and move outside to OLG's athletic fields when weather permits. Teams will practice two times per week and play one or two games per week. Fifth and sixth grade teams play all their games on Saturday and in many cases play double headers. Seventh and eighth grade teams will play the majority of their season during the week and the remaining games are played on Saturday or Sunday. All seventh and eighth grade teams participate in a one-day season ending tournament. The tournament games are held at various schools and in most cases completed by Memorial Day.

 
Our Lady of Grace Baseball

Baseball

Boys Grades 5-8

 

 

Baseball is the other of two spring sports at Our Lady of Grace and is offered to all fifth through eighth grade boys. Registration for all teams is held in January. Teams are organized and schedules drawn in late February or early March. Practices begin in the OLG gymnasium the middle of March and move outside to OLG's athletic fields when weather permits. Teams will practice two times per week and play one or two games per week. Fifth and sixth grade teams play all their games on Saturday and in many cases play double headers. Seventh and eighth grade teams will play the majority of their season during the week and the remaining games are played on Saturday or Sunday. All seventh and eighth grade teams participate in a one-day season ending tournament. The tournament games are held at various schools and in most cases completed by Memorial Day.

 

Volleyball - Girls

Volleyball is one of two fall sports offered at Our Lady of Grace. This activity is offered to girls only and is the single sport at OLG that starts in fourth grade. Volleyball is open to all girls in grades four through eight. Registration for the fall season is held the previous spring. Teams are organized and schedules drawn over the summer. Practices for all teams begin the first week of school and are held in the OLG gymnasium. Each team will practice two times per week and play two to four matches per week. Fourth through sixth grade teams play all their matches on Saturdays, while seventh and eighth grade teams play all their matches during the week. A one-day, single-elimination tournament for all teams marks the end of the fall season.