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Holy Cross Athletics is accepting registrations for the 2011-2012 school year -- soccer, basketball and track!

Soccer sign-up
First and most important at this point is the soccer signup. HCA offers a coed 5th-6th grade team and a co-ed 7th-8th grade team. The league is requesting the number of teams from Holy Cross so they can prepare the game schedules. It is important to have an accurate headcount of athletes that will be participating so we can make the determination on the number of teams we will have. Please email your soccer athlete's intent to play to me at athletics@holycrossfamily.org. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

General information about Holy Cross Athletics
Other sports offered are basketball (both boys and girls teams for 5th through 8th grade) and a combined 5th thru 8th grade track team. Some general information on the sports seasons:

Soccer (All teams) - Mid to late August to the end of October
Basketball (5th and 6th Grade Teams) - Mid November to the end of February
Basketball (7th and 8th Grade Teams) - Mid to late November to the first week in February)
Track - April and May

Hopefully we will be offering a 3rd and 4th grade program at the end of February. This has been offered that last two years. Additional information and registration for this will be sent out in January on this program.

On a sidenote regarding basketball -- in the past few years, some parish members from Holy Cross have played on other teams in the league. The league policy is that athletes are to play on their parish team, if their parish fields a team for that sport. The league does enforce this rule. This does not impact football, since football is not offered at Holy Cross. However, if your athlete participates in the Holy Cross Faith Formation or Day School, they will not be allowed to play on other teams in the league.

There is a three-tiered registration fee similar to last year of $40, $75, and $150, depending on the number of volunteer hours chosen. The registration form and the physical exam form is on the "Athletics" page of the parish blog: http://holycrossfamily.blogspot.com/p/athletics.html.
Athletes are required to have a physical every two years.

If you have any questions, please contact Eric Rakers at athletics@holycrossfamily.org.

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