Mary's Rams are well known for their competitive teams. The school is a
member of the Tri-City Athletic Association and competes in badminton,
baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, softball,
swimming/diving, tennis, track, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. In
the team sports of football, boys and girls basketball, baseball, and girls
volleyball the school fields three teams, varsity, sophomore and freshmen.
In most other sports, two teams are fielded - varsity and junior varsity.
Tennis is varsity only. Sports with all girls' teams are badminton,
basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track,
volleyball and waterpolo.
The Athletic Department provides a well-balanced athletic program for all
students, and students are encouraged to participate in all sports.
Students in the athletic program must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and meet
all required criteria to be eligible. Students must secure parent
permission and pass a physical examination to be eligible for participation.
Physical exams are offered by the school once, prior to each sports season,
in the months of August, October, and January.
Student athletes must abide by the Athletic Code as set forth by the school.
Signatures of both parent and student are required as acceptance of the
Code. Code books shall be provided by team coaches prior to each league
Interscholastic athletic competition should
demonstrate high standards of ethics and sportsmanship and promote the
development of good character and other important life skills. The highest potential of sports
is achieved when participants are committed to pursuing victory with honor
according to six core principles: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility,
fairness, caring, and good citizenship. This Code applies to all
student-athletes involved in interscholastic sports in California.
Fans/Sportsmanship/Athletes Conduct At Games
C.I.F. Pursuing Victory with Honor Athletes' Code of
Saint Mary’s High School athletes are expected to:
Do what is right even when it is unpopular.
Fulfill commitments to the team and school.
Be loyal to your school and team by putting the
team above personal glory.
Treat all people inside and outside of school
Be gracious in victory and accept defeat with
Be respectful; do not engage in disrespectful
conduct of any sort including profanity, obscene
gestures, offensive remarks of a sexual nature,
trash talking, taunting, boastful celebrations,
or other actions that demean individuals or the
Treat game officials, opponents and coaches with
Be a student first, knowing that the primary
responsibility of a student-athlete is academic
Remember that participation in sports is a
privilege, not a right.
Consistently exhibit good character and conduct
yourself as a positive role model on and off the
Be a positive role model; do not use any illegal
or unhealthy substances, alcohol, tobacco,
drugs, or performance-enhancing drugs.
Exercise self-control. Do not fight or show
excessive displays of anger or frustration.
Honor, observe and enforce the spirit and the
letter of rules and regulations.
Maintain academic eligibility.
Be at school for a minimum of one-half day in
order to participate in any extra-curricular
Abide by and support the parent/student
St. Mary’s Spectator Code of Conduct
Treat all participants with respect.
Discourage any dishonest or unsportsmanlike
Be gracious in victory and accept defeat with
Not engage in disrespectful conduct including
profanity, obscene gestures, and offensive
remarks of a sexual nature, trash talking,
taunting, boastful celebrations or other actions
that demean individuals or the sport.
Treat game officials with respect.
Let the coaches coach.
Display respect for all other spectators.
Listen to and obey the requests of the public
address announcer and all security personnel in
Be at school at least one-half day in order to
attend any extra-curricular event.
A prerequisite of good sportsmanship requires one to understand their own
bias or prejudice and to have the ability to recognize that rational
behavior is more important than the desire to win. A proper perspective must
be maintained if the potential educational values of athletic competition
are to be realized. Good sportsmanship is concerned with the behavior of all
involved in the game.
Informed Consent/Assumption of Risk
Parents and students need to be aware of the
potential dangers of participation in
interscholastic athletics since there is a risk of
being injured in any sport. The risk of injury may
be severe, including varieties of fractures,
sprains, contusions, brain injuries, paralysis, or
even death. Risk of injury may be somewhat reduced
through parent insistence upon student-athletes
following carefully all of the guidelines given by
the coaching staff and school regarding training
rules, safety procedures, proper use of equipment,
legal and safe playing techniques, and any and all
other safety procedures.
Medical Requirements To Participate in Sports
a) Each student who participates in any sport must provide
evidence of a physical examination by a licensed
physician M.D. or D.O. in order to satisfy C.I.F.
and SMHS athletic regulations. Physical examinations
are valid for one calendar school year and are
offered by the school prior to each sports
season in the months of August, October, and January.
b) Athletes must have a signed “Authorization to Consent to
Treatment” card on file in the athletic office.
c) Football Insurance: Medical insurance is required for
competition in interscholastic football. This
requirement may be satisfied through policies held
by the student-athlete that do not exclude
interscholastic football, or by the purchase of
insurance, through St. Mary's, that specifically
d) After an injury which requires medical attention, a
release in writing must be obtained from a doctor
before a player may resume participation. This is
for the protection of the player, coach, and school.
Saint Mary’s High School administration, athletic director
and coaches believe that students who are selected
for the privilege of membership on teams should
conduct themselves as responsible representatives of
the school. In order to assure the integrity of the
athletic code of conduct, the athletic director and
coaches will enforce this Code of Conduct.
Furthermore, matters which are brought to the
attention of the Dean of Students concerning members
of teams who fail to abide by the Athletic Code of
Conduct, are subject to disciplinary action by the
office of the deans. Members of teams must always
serve as exemplars of high moral character and must
demonstrate appropriate academic commitment. As
recognized representatives of Saint Mary’s High
School, team members are expected to exhibit
appropriate behavior whether in season or out of
season, in uniform or out of uniform, on campus or
Athletic Program Expectations
The interscholastic program is an integral part of Saint
Mary’s High School. It holds many educational
benefits for those students who elect to
The self-discipline required of the students participating in
interscholastic competition provides a unique
training opportunity not ordinarily available
elsewhere in the curriculum.
All interscholastic activities of the school’s athletic
department will maintain the ideals and standards
that are the policy of the school administration,
the Tri City Athletic League (TCAL), the San Joaquin
Section (SJS), and the California Interscholastic
Saint Mary’s High School’s athletic department strives to
create an environment that promotes competitiveness,
spirituality, teamwork and self-discipline. We are
committed to building character, developing
responsibility, and promoting sportsmanship which
will become life-long traits.
The athletic department fully supports the policy set forth
in the parent/student handbook concerning the
possession of, selling of and use of drugs/alcohol
on the way to or from school, at school, before,
during or after a school-sponsored event. In
addition to the overall school policy, the athletic
department shall dismiss the athlete from the sport
in which they are currently participating.
The C.I.F. mandates that, “as a condition of membership, all
schools shall adopt policies prohibiting the use and
abuse of androgenic/anabolic steroids. All member
schools shall have all participating students and
their parents/ caregiver agree that the athlete will
not use steroids without the written prescription of
a fully licensed physician (as recognized by the
American Medical Association) to treat a medical
condition.” Saint Mary’s High School affirms and
supports this mandate and encourages all families to
discuss this important issue with their
Please see the Student Handbook for
further information, requirements and limitations.