As part of a vision for comprehensive youth ministry, we are excited to support sports within our parish life. Sports naturally create opportunities for conversations and growth in faith and virtue. St. Luke Youth Ministry is committed to helping our coaches, players, and parents anchor practices and competition in our shared faith.
*Although the diocese is not currently able to offer typical seasons for CYO, we are working with our pastor and principal to offer modified experiences as conditions allow throughout the year.*
St. Luke has a vibrant CYO Sports Program with almost 200 young people in 3-8th grade participating in basketball, cross country, track, and tennis. Participation is open to all young people in the parish, whether they are students enrolled in the school, the religious education program, or homeschooled. Our parish teams participate in diocesan leagues and therefore operates in accordance with parish and diocesan policy. For more information please contact our parish CYO representative Dr. Joe Watson (email@example.com).
We are currently accepting registrations for a two week instructional basketball camp for 5-8th graders enrolled at St. Luke School and St. Luke Parish School of Religion (PSR). Players will be grouped into sessions organized by grade(s) with a 12 player maximum per session. Each session will meet for a total of 8 practices and conclude with a 3v3 tournament. Sessions will begin at 5:00pm, 6:30, and 8:00pm and go from Monday-Thursday starting February 15, 2021. The 3v3 tournament will take place over the weekend of February 26-28, 2021.
Please complete registration by Friday, February 12, 2021, available by clicking the button below. The $25 registration fee helps cover the cost of t-shirt, sanitization, equipment, and supplies. Please include CYO basketball in the memo and send checks to St. Luke School, Attn: Karin Weber, 7005 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA 22101.
Important Note for St. Luke School Students: While St. Luke School is able to accommodate virtual learning for students who have an exposure to COVID at a school activity, the upcoming two week basketball camp is a youth ministry activity run by the parish. Therefore, if there is an exposure through the basketball camp, virtual learning will not be available to students in quarantine.
The following health and safety measures have been established for this program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:
- Parents are to complete health screenings prior to players attending any event (meetings, practices, games, or competitions). Additionally, temperatures will be taken upon arrival and any players with these symptoms must be take home.
- A fever of 100.4°F. (99.4 skin surface) or higher or a sense of having a fever during the past 72 hours
- New or unexpected cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition
- New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing that cannot be attributed to another health condition
- New chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition
- A new sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition
- New muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity (such as physical exercise)
- New loss of taste or smell
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
- Players are not to attend if players or parents have done any of the following:
- Cared for or had other close contact with a person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19
- Travelled internationally
- Currently living with a person who has exhibited symptoms of COVID-19 or is currently under quarantine due to close contact with a person suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19
- Families are expected to follow the CDC's guidance for isolation or quarantine (available at www.cdc.gov) in the event that someone in a household is suspected or confirmed positive with COVID-19 or has come in close contact with a person suspected or confirmed positive with COVID-1.
- Families agree to inform Tiffany Lambert, Director of Youth Ministry, as soon as possible, but no later than 1 business day, after learning of a suspected or confirmed positive case of COVID-19 and/or the need to quarantine due to close contact with a person suspected or confirmed positive for COVID-19.
- All participants will wear a mask or face-covering when entering, leaving, sitting on the bleachers, and playing.
- Coaches will sanitize equipment as needed and high touch surfaces after practice.
- Only coaches and players are allowed in the gym during a team's event.
- There will be a 15 minute window between events during which no one is allowed in the gym.
- All participants must bring their own water bottles. The water fountain is available to refill bottles but not for individual drinking. There is absolutely no sharing of water bottles.
- Bathrooms will not be available.
- High fives, hugging, fist bumps, etc. are not allowed. Elbow bumps and air high fives are allowed.