The Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools Athletic League has adopted the Play Like a Champion Today (PLACT) Sports as a Ministry program from the University of Notre Dame. The Sports as a Ministry initiative of the Play Like a Champion Educational Series is a research-based, child-centered curriculum designed to:
· Help us recognize the spiritual nature of sports;
· Train youth sport coaches to be effective ministers; and
· Promote the moral and character development of our youth.
All coaches and assistant coaches will attend a “Coaches Workshop” and be certified to coach in the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools Athletic League. Coaches and assistant coaches will receive a PLACT workshop certificate along with a badge indicating our solidarity and commitment to the CSAL and PLACT.
All parents of students participating in CSAL programs will attend a “Parents Workshop” and receive a PLACT workshop certificate indicating our solidarity and commitment to the CSAL and PLACT.
For the 2013-2014 Athletic Year, all 5th Grade and 6th Grade families, at least one parent per family, must attend a Parents Workshop for their child to participate in a sport. Families are required to attend only one workshop. The workshop must be completed before the child can participate in a sport-no grace period will be provided.
For future workshops, please refer to the calendar.