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Fall Sports Registration NOW OPEN!

SAM Sports Boosters is supporting the following sports this fall:

  1. Flag Football: Grades 1 - 4 ($100 per student athlete)
  2. Girls Volleyball: Grades 3 - 8 ($125 per student athlete)
  3. Intramural Cross Country: Grades 1 - 2 ($35 per student athlete) (St. Angela Merici and St. Christopher runners)
  4. Cross Country: Grades 3 - 8 ($85 per student athlete) (St. Angela Merici and St. Christopher runners)

Registration Link: https://isis.sportspilot.com/register/Family/Default.asp?ASOID=106283

The number of teams by grade will be determined by the number kids signed up, all grades and/or sports may not be supported if the numbers aren't there.

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON MAY 31st, so sign up now.

The link to registration is below. When registering, please remember to update the student athlete's grade to their current grade on the Student Information part of the registration, if necessary. Also, select the Parish field if not already entered. A current physical, conducted within 12 months of August 1, 2018, is required to participate.

Practices and evaluations will start after August 1, 2018. Players and runners will not be able to participate in any practices and/or evaluations until a physical is on file.  If you do not take advantage of the free physical day (see below), all physicals must be turned into the parish office before your child can participate.

Volleyball teams are split evenly in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade.  Teams are split by strength in 6th, 7th and 8th grade.  Evaluations will take place the first week of August, so please plan accordingly.

Registration after May 31st will result in the student athlete being put on a waiting list and does not guarantee a spot on the team.

Registration Link: https://isis.sportspilot.com/register/Family/Default.asp?ASOID=106283

Any questions, please contact SAM Sports Boosters at sportsboosters@samparish.org.

Tackle football has merged with our sister Parish, St. Christopher.  To register for tackle football, you MUST register via St. Christopher's Sports Pilot at: https://beta.sportspilot.com/login/reglogin.asp?asoid=106199

CYO has implemented new rules this year for tackle football.  Grades 4 and 5 will play 7 v 7 modified football, while grades 6, 7 and 8 will play 11 v 11 football.


CYO Sports Physicals – As we have done in years past, the Sports Boosters is offering free CYO sports physicals.  The physicals will be available on Monday, June 4th starting at 6:30 PM in the Rini Center (ending by 7:30 or so).  These physicals are free as they are funded by the Sports Boosters.  This is the only date the free physicals will be available.   These physicals will be good for all sports during the 2018-2019 school year.  If you choose not to take advantage of this, please make sure your child gets a physical prior to practice starting for their first sport. 


We are looking for coaches in all grades (1-8) for both boys and girls. We will review all of the information provided and select the coaches. All head coaches and assistant coaches MUST be VIRTUS trained prior to the first practice AND complete the Coaches Development Program (CDP) prior to the first game. 

Send the information listed below via e-mail to sportsboosters@samparish.org:

  • Type of Coach: Head Coach, Assistant Coach, or Both
  • Desired grade to coach: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8
  • Gender: Boys, Girls, or Both
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Relevant coaching experience
  • Relevant playing experience
  • Explain why you would want to coach
  • Are you VIRTUS trained? Yes or no
  • Are you CYO Coaches Development Prpgram (CDP) trained? Yes or no

Please direct any questions to sportsboosters@samparish.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Important Dates

  • March 1: Spring CYO Sports Season Kickoffs
  • March 3: SAM JAM
  • March 12: Sports Booster Meeting
  • April 9: Sports Booster Meeting
  • May 14: Sports Booster Meeting
  • May 30: 8th Grade Banquet, sponsored by SAM Sports Boosters
  • June 4: 6:30 PM Physicals for SAM Student Athletes at the Rini Center

Sports Booster's Goal

To create a positive environment for the youth of St. Angela Merici parish to participate in sports in order to learn the importance of teamwork, hard work, discipline, sportsmanship and demonstrating Christian values in all aspects of one’s life.

Sports Booster's Purpose

To organize, promote, govern and finance an athletic program for the youth of St. Angela Merici parish.

Programs Offered

Contact Information

2017-2018 Sports Booster Executive Committee

All Sports Booster Executive Committee Members may be reached at sportsboosters@samparish.org.


Our Current Board Members

Parish Athletic Director: Rachelle Watters - (216) 396-5431
President: Bob Rosol - (216) 233-6562
Treasurer: Tom Gilbride - (440) 213-7491
Secretary: Cathy MacMillan - (216) 647-3767
Sports Athletic Director: Kevin O'Brien - (216) 218-9480

Our Current Commissioners

Volleyball: Brigid Chambers
Cross Country: Rich Hvizdos
Football: Brian Spear
Boys Basketball: John Mangan
Girls Basketball: Brad Ganor
Baseball/Softball: Jason Holbert
Track and Field: Derek Rodstrom

Coaches / Volunteers

St. Angela Merici CYO sports programs rely on dedicated coaches and volunteers. If you have interest coaching or volunteering, please contact a member of the Sports Boosters board. St. Angela Merici coaches must maintain all CYO related certifications and attend season specific coaches meetings. All coaches need read the SAM Coaches Expectations document below and they need to be VIRTUS trained. Please follow this link for more information.


We typically have a Sports Boosters meeting the second Monday of each month. The meetings start at 7:00 PM and are held in the Social Hall East meeting room, unless otherwise posted. Please feel free to attend the meetings if you want to volunteer, have an idea, or just want to hear what is going on. If there is a topic you wish to discuss at the meeting, we ask that you email the Sports Boosters president one week before the meeting. Thank you and once again, all are welcome to attend!

The remaining meetings for the 2017/2018 school year are as follows:

2018: February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11


All participants must have a sports physical on file in Privit prior to participation in practices or games. In general, sports physicals are good for one year from the date of the physical. You must also have the Emergency Medical Authorization form completed and in Privit prior to practice or games.

CYO Cleveland

The following link will direct you to the Cleveland CYO website:


This website has pertinent information for all CYO sports, including game/meet rules, starting times, directions to game/meet sites, as well as other resources for parents, coaches and athletes. We recommend that all parents take time to educate themselves with the variety of information available on this website.