St. Andrew's offers a variety of youth sports for the fall. Below is information regarding age cutoff dates, registration dates, and associated fees. Each sport offers knowledgeable coaching and instruction which provides the perfect recreation opportunity for kids to learn the sport and prepare to compete in games within an instructional and fun environment.
WINTER SPORTS INFORMATION
Dates to Remember
FIRST DAY OF PRACTICES
Week of December 2nd (10U and above)
Saturday, December 7th (8U and below)
Friday, January 10th
PRACTICE SCHEDULES ARE A FLUID DOCUMENT.
THEY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
Basketball Coed (ages 4, 5-6, 7-8), Boys (ages 9-12), and Girls (ages 9-12)
Basketball Program Information:
- The age cutoff is September 1st, 2019.
- Practices begin early December and games will begin early January.
- Players will receive a reversible jersey. Players will need to purchase black athletic shorts with no pockets, belt
loops or zippers.
- Ages 4-8 will always practice and have games on Saturdays at
St. Andrew's Gymnasium.
- Ages 9-12 may play games against other area recreation departments so there will be some traveling to games.
These age groups will practice twice a week. Some combination of days between Monday and Thursday. Games will be at St. Andrew's Gymnasium on these days but could also include Saturdays at other recreation departments.
St. Andrew's Running Club SHOUT OUT:
All 7 of our runners participating in the STATE TOURNAMENT this past weekend qualified for REGIONALS November 24th in Tallahassee, Florida.
We wish all the runners and Coach Cusatis the best of luck in the upcoming event!
SPRING SPORTS SNEAK PEEK
Early Registration - January 2nd - 17th
($35 PSD and City Residents/$60 Non-PSD and Non-City Residents)
Regular Registration - January 20th - 31st
($45 PSD and City Residents/$70 Non-PSD and Non-City Residents)
Late registration - February 3rd - 7th
(Based on availability)
($65 PSD and City Residents/$90 Non-PSD and Non-City Residents)
EDUCATION AND PARENT INFORMATION
CONCUSSION EDUCATION PROGRAM
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works. Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.
Concussions can occur in any sport or recreation activity. So, all coaches, parents, and athletes need to learn concussion signs and symptoms and what to do if a concussion occurs.
Click here for more information on Concussion prevention and treatment from the Centers for Disease Control
PAYS – PARENT CERTIFICATION
St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground is proud to participate in the Parents Association for Youth Sports (PAYS) program, which is provided by the National Alliance for Youth Sports. The program educates, motivates and holds PAYS members accountable to the PAYS Parents’ Code of Ethics. PAYS encourages good sportsmanship, positive reinforcement and keeping youth sports in its proper perspective. The PAYS approach centers on a combination of education, motivation and positive reinforcement.
One parent of each child participating in St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground athletics is required to complete the PAYS certification process once every 12 months. If you need to renew your certification or are obtaining it for the first time, you may either attend a complimentary PAYS session hosted by St. Andrew’s, or complete the certification online.
DARKNESS TO LIGHT
The mission of Darkness to Light, a national nonprofit 501c3 organization and initiative located in Charleston, SC, is to shift the responsibility for preventing child sexual abuse from children to adults, reduce child sexual abuse nationally through education and public awareness aimed at adults, and to provide adults with information to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
St. Andrew’s Parish Parks and Playground is a partner in the fight against child sexual abuse. To learn how you can better protect your children from predators please visit Darkness to Light's webpage from here.
We encourage all parents to take the Stewards of Children training program.
Learn how to protect children from sexual abuse with Darkness to Light’s NEW Online training!
Earn a Darkness to Light Stewards of Children training certificate online.
Click here to learn more!
We are always looking for volunteer coaches!
Please contact Joshua Singleton if you are interested in coaching.
Click here for more information on being a volunteer coach.
We are always looking for team sponsors!
Please contact Stephen Wakeham if you are interested in becoming a sponsor
Joshua Singleton, Athletic Director
St. Andrew’s Parks and Playground Gymnasium is at
St. Andrew’s Family Fitness Plus
1642 Sam Rittenberg Blvd, Charleston SC 29407 (practices only)