Our Sports

We Offer No Cut Competitive Sports For All Students Beginning In Fourth Grade.

We are the Vikings.

The athletic program of St. Thomas of Villanova Catholic School is an extension of the school’s philosophy and academic program. The athletic program exists to instruct children not only in the fundamentals of a sport, but also the importance of sportsmanship and the responsibilities of being a team member.

The athletic program’s main goal is to teach the children that participation in athletics is enjoyable and a way to learn more about one’s abilities. Student athletes, parents, spectators and coaches are to maintain a Christian standard of conduct that adheres to the School’s rules, to common decency and respect for others. While winning is important, the object of competition is learning to do one’s best, regardless of the outcome, and never at the expense of others.

THE GOALS OF OUR ATHLETIC PROGRAM:

  • To foster our Catholic identity in our respectful attitudes, fair play, and competitive and compassionate spirit.
  • Allow every eligible student who wishes to participate in a sport the opportunity to do so.
  • Prepare the student for high school sports by teaching all the fundamentals off the game.
  • Develop sportsmanship.
  • Give students the experience of being part of team.
  • Develop school spirit and team spirit.’help students develop strong, healthy and disciplined bodies and minds.
  • Provide an enjoyable recreational activity which can be sustained into childhood.
  • Encourage values of self-discipline, self-confidence, fair play and cooperation.
  • Teach the proper attitude toward winning, losing, and competing with dignity.

Interscholastic sports, along with a physical education program, stress physical fitness, health and nutrition, and sportsmanship while developing individual skills and team dynamics. Students are encouraged to participate and set individual and team goals. St. Thomas of Villanova adheres to a “no cut” policy for all athletic teams. Our new, state-of-the-art Activity Center provides a gymnasium for physical education classes and school sporting events.

STV Athletic Mission

The STV Athletic Program provides an instructional/competitive sports program as an extension of the St. Thomas School academic program. Participants will learn the fundamentals of each sport as they demonstrate their Catholic identity and develop a sense of good sportsmanship, fair play and team spirit. All students who wish to play on a team are eligible to participate. Being able to offer a team for their grade level will depend on student participation and Coaching help.

STV Athletic Philosophy

The Athletic Program of STV is an extension of the school’s philosophy and academic program. Student athletes, parents, spectators and coaches are to maintain a Catholic and Christian values that adhere to the school’s rules and respect others. The athletic program exists to instruct children not only in the fundamentals of a sport, but also the importance of sportsmanship and the responsibilities of being a team member. The athletic program’s main goal is to teach the children that participation is athletics is enjoyable and a way to learn more about one’s abilities. While winning is important, the objective of competition is learning to do one’s best, regardless of the outcome, and never at the expense of others.