The interscholastic athletic program at St. Paul of the Cross School is a volunteer program. Members
of the Athletic Committee, coaches, and volunteers give freely of their time to help insure the program’s success and to make it a meaningful, rewarding, and enjoyable experience for all who participate in it.
The Athletic Committee, whose members are approved by the Principal and the Pastor, administers the St. Paul of the Cross Athletic Program. The Athletic Committee selects team coaches and support personnel.
St. Paul of the Cross participates as a full and active charter member of the City-Suburban Catholic Conference.
It is the philosophy of the Athletic Committee, through it’s members, programs, coaching staff and volunteers, to insure that participation in athletics is an enjoyable, rewarding, and learning experience for all who participate and to develop in our student athletes the following characteristics:
- An interest in and an understanding of each sport’s rules.
- Advancement in a student’s athletic abilities commensurate with his/her talents and dedication to the
- To learn the values of sportsmanship and teamwork and to experience a sense of pride which accompanies personal growth and team achievement.
- To master the discipline, dedication, and leadership skills that can be developed through participation in competitive team athletics.
SPC Sports - Compliance Information and Forms
Sports physicals for all student athletes must be on file before the first day of practice.
Sports Physical Form
COACHES AND ASSISTANT COACHES/VOLUNTEERS:
Please see below for all the details regarding compliance guidelines from the Archdiocese of Chicago in order to volunteer at St. Paul of the Cross School. These steps must be completed before you can coach a practice/game.
COMPLIANCE GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS
A volunteer is considered anyone working with children in any capacity and is not getting paid for it. A volunteer would be considered a room parent, coach, assistant coach, chaperone, secret reader, group helper, etc. No one will be able to begin any position until all the requirements have been completed!
Step 1: Create a VIRTUS account online at www.virtus.org. On this site you must complete all the necessary training in order to be in school and around children. No one will be assigned a job (room parent, coach, recess helper, board member, etc.) until all compliance requirements have been met. **If you have previously volunteered at another Catholic school, please change your site to St. Paul of the Cross School.
Step 2: Complete the Criminal Background Check that is prompted on Virtus. Background Checks will be rechecked every 3 years through Virtus.
Step 3: Complete the CANTS form, which is a yearly check of the central registry of DCFS.
Step 4: PGC (Protecting God’s Children) training session. Register and attend the online class within 15 days of beginning volunteering. If you have already completed the class, there is a three-year recertification program done through Virtus entitled KPA (Keeping the Promise Alive.) When recertification is due, it will be prompted on your Virtus account.
Step 5: ASB (Archdiocesan Standards of Behavior), formerly Code of Conduct. Read and sign at the time service begins and re-acknowledged yearly through Virtus.
A CANTS 22 acknowledgment form must also be signed and kept on file. Recertification is every 3 years, including the acknowledgment form.
Parents, please complete and return the concussion protocol before the first practice/game. All parents and students must sign the waiver and turn in a signed paper copy (do not email) to the school to have on file before the first practice/game. The Concussion Form is on our school website under Athletics Forms and Registration.
Student/Parent Concussion Information and Acknowledgement
Coaches/Assistant coaches have to take a certification course and provide proof to the school that the course was completed before the first practice. If no practices occur, it must be done before the first game. You can find the link for the course below.
City Suburban Catholic Conference Information (CSCC)
Floor Hockey Grades 3–6
Grades 5-8 Coed
Soccer is a co-ed sport in the CSCC for 5th - 8th Grade. The season begins in August and ends in early October.