St. Mary’s South Side Catholic High School Athletics Handbook
serves coaches, prospective student-athletes, athletics representatives, parents of our nine varsity sports, and all student-athletes. We ensure that the integrity of St. Mary’s is upheld by cultivating an educational atmosphere of excellence, faith, consistency, and responsibility in adherence to the guidelines set by the Missouri State High School Activities Association and Archdiocesan Office of Catholic Education and Formation.
We strive to be one of the most visible, respected, and accomplished programs in the state. A successful athletics program serves as a uniting facet for the St. Mary’s South Side Catholic community and enhances exposure all while deepening a tradition of pride. The Dragon's represent St. Mary’s South Side Catholic High School and its proud heritage with a commitment to excellence in the classroom, in competition, and in the community.
We encourage student-athletes to participate in multiple sports. The enrollment of St. Mary’s South Side Catholic allows every student-athlete the opportunity to participate in high school athletics. Participation is vital to remain competitive and give our student-athletes the greatest opportunity to succeed.
Participating in more than one sport allows the student-athlete to experience different coaching styles, develop new skills, cross-train muscle groups, develop improved levels of conditioning, and embrace important relationships among many teammates. It is the hope of St. Mary’s South Side Catholic Athletics that the student-athlete grows physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.
St. Mary’s South Side Catholic High School, a Catholic educational community in the Marianist tradition, celebrates the dignity and uniqueness of every person, cultivates lifelong learning and the pursuit of excellence, fosters faith, inspires commitment to service and justice, and works to develop a life-giving relationship to the world.
St. Mary’s South Side Catholic High School Athletics is dedicated to developing participants as a person, student, and athlete. Athletics also contributes to the high school through academic achievement, generates visibility, promotes institutional pride, enhances student life and serves as a connection with alumni, community, and fans.
We are pleased to offer comprehensive sports medicine services through our partner, Athletico Physical Therapy. Athletico will provide a full-time athletic trainer to assist athletes with injury prevention, assessment, and rehabilitation. For more information about their services, please click here
The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) and St. Mary’s South Side Catholic High School require a current physical on file with the school office. All physicals must be on file before a student-athlete is allowed to practice. Use the downloadable form below. ↓