Registering for Athletics

 Please read the following before registering 

If you already have a family login account on the South Hills Catholic Academy (SHCA) Athletic Association web site, you do not need to register a new account - please use your existing account.

If you find your account from the last school year is not working or is missing information, it may be that it was removed over the summer break. If you feel that was the case, or if you forgot your username or password, contact Rich Unger, Athletic Director (412-443-5601, runger@shcacademy.com) for help.

Once you log into your family account, make sure all your children are listed and are in the correct grades.

If you register as a new family, the web site administrator will check your registration against the school roster. If your family is not affiliated with the school in some role (students registered in the school, coach at the school, faculty member, etc.) they will remove your registration.

The information you enter on the SHCA Athletic Association web site is not visible to the general public.

Families should register on the Athletic Association web site (https://www.shcacademyaa.com/) for athletics at South Hills Catholic Academy. There are 3 steps to registering:

  1. If you have not already done so, register your Family on the website (use the register link at the top right corner of this page).
  2. Add your separate family members. You can include parents, especially any parents that want to volunteer as a Coach or Team Parent.
  3. Register your student family members for sports.

Online Registration Help

The Registration Help walks you through the three steps described above for online registration.

Paper Registration Form

If you cannot use the web site, you can download and use a paper registration form (PDF, Word) - one for each athlete. Turn the paper form in at the school office or email it to Rich Unger, Athletic Director (runger@shcacademy.com).

Registering for Multiple Sports

Students are allowed to take part in multiple sports during a season. For example, a 6th grade girl can potentially register for Girls Volleyball, Soccer and Cross Country for the Fall season.

While the Athletic Association tries to minimize overlapping practice times for the multiple sports offered during a season that is not always possible with restrictions on access to fields and gyms, not to mention the availability of coaches.

Also, the Athletic Association has no control over when the various leagues will schedule games, meets and matches.

Please keep this in mind when you register your children for sports. Make sure they can commit to being at the practices and events for the sports they sign up for.

Paying Your Family Athletic Fee

You can pay any Athletic Fees online on your Family page. The payment button appears when you owe an athletic fee. There is a processing fee added to your athletic fee to cover the costs of online payment processing through PayPal.

If you wish, you can pay by cash or check at the school office to avoid the processing fee. Make checks payable to "South Hills Catholic Academy Athletics" and include "Athletics Registration" on the check. Also include the full name of the athletes you are paying for on the check.

You can make partial payments of the athletic fee through the course of the sports season. All payments must be up to date by the end of the school year.

Once you make a payment, whether online using PayPal or by check, please allow time for the Athletic Association to verify your payment and update your Family page on this site with your latest athletic fee information. This may take as long as 7-10 business days.

Registration Fee Assistance

Medical Release (Sports Physical) Form

To take part in any sport the school office must have the child's current Medical Release (PDF, Word) form. This does not apply to the "Little" sports and Spirit Squad.


In general, registrations are open before the start of each sports season - Fall, Winter and Spring. 

2022-2023 Sports Offered

Fielding a team for a particular sport depends on having enough volunteer coaches. For some teams (basketball, volleyball), a Team Parents is also required. Also, if enough students do not register for a sport to field a team, or if there is no Head Coach or Team Parent, the Athletic Association will make every effort to place the students who did register on a team at a nearby school. * indicates that the team participates in a Diocese of Pittsburgh sanctioned sports league.

Fall

Sport Grades Description
Girls Volleyball * 4-8 Practices may start on August 1. There are usually 2-3 practices a week. Games may begin when the school year starts.
Cross Country * 3-8 Practices may start in July. There are usually 2-3 practices a week.
Little Runners (Fall) Pre-2 Sessions start in September. There is one 45 minutes to 1-hour session a week for about 8 weeks.
Football * 3-8 SHCA does not run a football program. Students may play for either the South Hills Chargers or the St. Louise Trojans. Practices usually start in late July or early August.
Soccer * 3-8 Practices start in August. There are usually 2-3 practices a week. Games may begin when the school year starts.
Jr. Dev Soccer * 1-2 Practices start in August. There are usually 2-3 practices a week. Games may begin when the school year starts.
Little Kickers (Fall) Pre-K Practices start in September. There is one 45 minutes to 1-hour session a week for about 8 weeks.

Winter

Sport Grades Description
Boys Basketball * 3-8 Practices may start on October 15. There are usually 2-3 practices a week. League games may begin in December.
Girls Basketball * 3-8 Practices may start on October 15. There are usually 2-3 practices a week. League games may begin in December.
Little Dribblers K-2 Sessions start in October. There is one 1-hour session a week for 5 to 8 weeks. The squad may perform at a home basketball tournament or league home games in late November.
Cheer * 3-8 Practices may start on October 15. There are usually 1-2 practices a week. The squad may begin performing at league home games in December.
Spirit Squad K-2 Sessions start in October. There is one 1-hour session a week for 5 to 8 weeks. The squad may perform at a home basketball tournament or league home games in late November.

Spring

Sport Grades Description
Boys Volleyball * 5-8 Practices may start mid-February. There are usually 2-3 practices a week. Games may begin in mid-March.
Volleyball Coed * 3-4 Practices may start mid-February. There are usually 2-3 practices a week. Games may begin in mid-March.
Little Runners (Spring) Pre-2 Sessions start in March. There is one 45 minute to 1-hour session a week for about 8 weeks.
Track * 2-8 Practices may start in late February. There are usually 2-3 practices a week. Meets are on weekends.
Soccer * 3-8 Practices start in March. There are usually 2-3 practices a week. Games may begin in early April.
Jr. Dev Soccer * 1-2 Practices start in March. There are usually 2-3 practices a week. Games may begin in early April.
Little Kickers (Spring) Pre-K Sessions start in March. There is one 45 minute to 1-hour session a week for about 8 weeks.

Note - Students in the 2nd grade can register for either Little Runners or Track in the Spring season.

Athletic Fee

Each student athlete must pay a fee to offset the costs of running the program (uniforms, referees, equipment, league fees, etc.). Below are the fees for taking part in athletics at SHCA for the 2022-2023 school year.

Families with one child in the program
  • $50.00 for the 1st sport
  • $20.00 for each added sport
Families with more than one child in the program
  • First child - $50.00 for the 1st sport and $20.00 for each additional sport
  • Second child - $40.00 for the 1st sport and $20.00 for each additional sport
  • Third, Fourth and Fifth child - $25.00 for the 1st sport and $20.00 for each additional sport
Little Kickers (Fall), Little Runners (Fall), Little Dribblers, Spirit Squad, Little Kickers (Spring), Little Runners (Spring)
  • $25.00 for each (These are separate fees and do not have family discounts)
  • The Athletic Association will not charge fees to students who take part in sports sponsored by other schools or organizations (i.e., Football). The sponsoring school or organization will manage the fees.
  • The Athletic Association will assess a fee of $50.00 for each athletic uniform not returned after the season.
  • When online payment of athletic fees is available there will be a payment button on your family page. Once the sports season begins (games are played) there can be no refund for athletic fees paid.

Team Parent

A SHCA students' involvement in athletics requires parents or guardians to volunteer as needed - along with all other families taking part in the athletic program. Volunteering includes working at home games collecting entrance fees, running concessions, selling raffles, etc.

Each team at the school also must have a volunteer to serve as Team Parent to coordinate all volunteer activities for the team. Here is a document that describes the Role of the Team Parent.

In addition, here is a document that describes Coach/Parent Duties at SHCA Volleyball and Basketball Games.

Team structure

Updated: 9/26/2022,6:51 AM

 











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