Eligibility and Goals
Goals of the SJCS Athletic Program are to:
- Teach the values of fair play and good competition
- Encourage team work as an important part of a student’s growth toward maturity
- Promote school spirit and develop a sense of pride in the school
- Develop proper care and respect for one’s body, knowing that conditioning the body also helps develop the mind
- Nurture respect for other athletes, fans, and authority on the athletic field as a means to learning respect for others in day-to-day living
The school is a member of the South Carolina High School League (SCHSL) and the following SCHSL rules and guidelines must be observed for any athlete who plans to try out for and/or participate on SJCS sports teams.
The following forms are required for athletes to participate on any sports teams: Athletic SCHSL Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form (must be dated after April 1, 2019) (Print this Form and have the Physician completing the physical fill it out and sign it) and Concussion Consent Form. All required athletic forms, including athlete’s birth certificate, must be submitted through the following website www.PlanetHS.com (Please note this is the same platform as last year with a new name, the previous name was Arbiter Athlete)prior to student participation on any sports team – this includes open season practice, conditioning sessions, and regular season. Forms dated April 1, 2019 or after will be good for the entire 2019-2020 school year. Parents should make a copy of these forms for their records before submitting them to Arbiter Athlete. New forms will be required at the end of the 2019-2020 school year in order to participate in 2020 summer practices. A copy of your child’s birth certificate must also be uploaded in order for students to be eligible to tryout and/or participate on any sports team over the course of the school year. Birth certificates are not required in order to participate in summer practices.
The Greenville Health System will continue to provide SJCS athletes with the services of an athletic trainer. If you would like your child to be treated by our trainer in case of injury, you must also complete and turn in the Athletic Training Services Consent & Authorization Form. Any student that begins 6th grade at SJCS will be eligible to participate in athletics. Also, any student that begins 9th grade at SJCS that resides in Greenville County will be eligible to participate in athletics. Any 7th through 12th grade student that transfers to SJCS after the start of the school year, or any new students entering 8th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade will be subject to SCHSL transfer rules that may affect athletic eligibility. Questions about eligibility should be directed to the SJCS Athletic Director.
Sixth grade students are able to participate on St. Joseph’s Middle School athletic teams as well.