Message from Calvary Academy Athletic Director, Coach Brittany Welk

Athletic Calendars

CLICK HERE to view all athletic practice and game schedules.

  • Select VIEW SCHEDULES to customize the calendar for your students' sport.
  • Select NOTIFY ME to sign up for notifications regarding a particular sport. 

Virtual Athletic Parent Night

All students who wish to participate in any sport must have an updated physical turned in to the school office BEFORE participating in any practices or games. 

All parents and students must review the Student-Parent Athletic Handbook, IESA/IHSA Return to Play Guidelines, and the Illinois All Sports Policy.

The Athletic Agreement Signature form shown below must be completed by Friday, March 5, 2020 to participate in HS Soccer, HS Volleyball, and JH Girls Basketball. An agreement need only be signed once per year even if students participate in multiple sports.

Coaches will use the app GroupMe to communicate announcements and important information. We will use your cell phone numbers that are listed on FACTS to add you to the group. Please make sure that information is updated on FACTS and make sure to download the app. Having your child participate in a sport always requires a certain degree of flexibility, and this is even more true this year. GroupMe will be an important tool for the coaches to communicate changes or updates with you.

We will not be charging a participation fee this year. We had originally communicated a fee would be charged starting this school year, but we have decided this is not the year to start that.

HS Soccer

  • Patrick Sawyer is the head coach and assisted by Doug Welk.
  • Practices begin Monday, March 8.
  • Practice and game schedule can be found on our website. 
  • Specators may be allowed and limited to parents of players only. More information will be communicated via GroupMe.

HS Volleyball

  • Brooklyn Harnacke is the head coach and assisted by Melissa Beeching.
  • Practices begin Tuesday, March 9. 
  • Practice and game schedule can be found on our website. 

JH Girls Basketball

  • This is a co-op team with St. Agnes & St. Als. 
  • Dave Andrews is the head coach.
  • Practices begin Monday, March 8.
  • Practices and home games will be played at all 3 participating schools. Location will be listed on the schedule on our website.
  • Practice and game schedule can be found on our website. 

HS Boys Basketball 

  • Tives Gardner is the head coach and assisted by Steve Fisher, Matt Blackford, and Keith Broomfield. 
  • Practices have started. 
  • We are waiting on IHSA to set the schedule and then we’ll know more about when games will begin.
  • Practice and game schedule will be updated on our website as necessary.            

HS Cheerleading

  • Kendra Watts is the head coach. 
  • Practices have started. 
  • We are waiting on IHSA to set the schedule and then we’ll know more about when games will begin.
    Practice and game schedule will be updated on our website as necessary.

JH Boys Basketball 

  • Open to 5th - 8th grade boys.
  • Dan Wetter is the head coach.
  • Practices have started. Practice schedule can be found on our website. 
  • Team is required to have 7 days of practice before the first game.
  • The first game is scheduled for Feb. 4th. As of now, we will only have 2 ½ weeks of games and then regionals begin. The IESA may change this plan at any time. Practice and game schedules are being worked on and will be updated on the website as necessary.

JH Volleyball 

  • Open to 5th - 8th grade girls.
  • Brooklyn Harnacke and Melissa Beeching are the co-head coaches and assisted by Cari Netherton.
  • First practice is Thursday 1/28/21 at 3:30pm-5:00pm. Practices schedule can be found on our website.
  • We have to have 7 days of practice before the first game. 
  • The first game is scheduled for 2/9/21. As of now, the team will only have 3 weeks of games. The IESA may change this plan at any time. Practice and game schedules are being worked on and will be updated on the website as necessary.

All schools are limited on the amount of spectators they can have. The Illinois All Sport Policy states “Sports organizers or venues should configure space to ensure there is at least 30 feet social distance between spectators and participants.” Unfortunately, this means we cannot have fans at our home games as we don’t have the space to accommodate that guideline. However, if we are playing a game at another school, it is possible that they will have room to have spectators. The coaches will communicate this information to the parents on a game-by-game basis since each location could be different. This game-by-game update will be communicated through GroupMe.

PRACTICES: It’s extremely important this year for parents to make sure their child gets picked up on time after practice or a game. We have to clean and sanitize the gym area and cannot have multiple groups in one space. Since we all share one gym, it will take a great deal of cooperation to make this work. Please help us out by making sure your child is picked up on time! 

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer for different roles needed for game days, please contact Coach Brittany Welk at bwelk@calvaryspringfield.org or 217-546-5987.

 

ATHLETIC AGREEMENT SIGNATURE FORM

Student-Parent Athletic Handbook

IESA and IHSA Return to Play

Illinois All Sports Policy

I have read Calvary Academy’s Student-Parent Athletic Handbook and agree to abide by its regulations and support the school in the enforcement of its principles. This signature also serves as an agreement and consent to the uniform agreement as well as all IHSA and IESA medical policies and forms included in the handbook.

Additionally, I have read and understand the IESA and IHSA Return to Play guidelines provided by Coach Welk and Calvary Academy. I have also read the provided Illinois All Sports Policy. I agree to allow my student(s) to participate in sports through Calvary Academy under these guidelines, and I release and hold harmless Calvary Academy and/or its employees, teachers, coaches, administrators, et al., from any and all liability.

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