SFA Athletics

2023-24  Basketball Registration for 5th-8th graders is closed.

   $100 (this fee includes security guard coverage)

5th - 8th grade Basketball Evaluations plan:

Monday, 10/16 (7th/8th grade boys)   6 - 7:30 pm

Tuesday, 10/17 (5th/6th grade boys)  6 - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, 10/18 (5th/6th grade girls)   6 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, 10/19 (7th/8th grade girls)   6 - 7:30 pm

*Parochial Athletic Association (P.A.A.) rules require that 1st – 8th grade participants be either students at St. Francis School or attending PRE through St. Francis Church.


2023 SFA School Swim team Registration for 6th - 8th graders is closed  $200 (this includes all league fees)


Deadline to register was September 20

After the deadline, registration forms will only be accepted if space is available.



Questions?     Contact the SFA Athletic Director at [email protected] 

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All Athletes are required to complete the Concussion information sheet and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest information sheet annually. 


5th - 8th grade athletes must also have a sports physical and complete the required forms annually.

ALL FORMS can be picked up in the Athletic Director's office, or found on the medical forms tab of this website    Click here for Medical Forms.




PAA rules require that participants be either a student at St. Francis School or attending PRE through St. Francis Church.

PLEASE NOTE: Student Athletes become ineligible to participate in SFA sports if the family's account balance falls more than 10 days behind its FACTS payment plan. Participation in practice and competition is NOT allowed during this time. Students will not be eligible to register for a fall sport if the family's account balance is not paid in full at the time of sports registration.

Guidelines (as stated in the SFA Parent/Student Handbook): Athletic Probation (5th -8th Grades) - SFA requires students participating in athletics must maintain a minimum of 2.0 GPA on each report card and earn no more than 1 failing grade. Failure to do so may result in the student being ineligible from both practice and games until the next progress report is issued. Students can regain eligibility at mid-quarter progress report if their grades have improved to the above standard. If a student finishes the school year with less than a 2.0 GPA, he/she will not be eligible to participate in a fall sport at the beginning of the next school year.

A student must attend five sequential class periods on the day of a scheduled or make-up athletic event. Any student who is absent from school on the day of such event or who checked out of school is not eligible to participate in or attend an athletic contest or other extracurricular activities later that same day. Students serving an OSS (Out of School Suspension) or ISS (In School Suspension) are not eligible to participate in or attend a practice or a game the day of the suspension.

All student-athletes represent St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. As such, only exemplary conduct, both on and off the field, is acceptable. Appropriate dress/uniform during practices and games is required.
For information on participating in athletics or to volunteer to coach, contact our Athletic Director, Mrs. Kareen Baird at 381-2569 or e-mail [email protected]
SFA Sports offered:

  • 6th-8th Grade Golf   (Boys and Girls)
  • 5th-8th Grade Football  (Boys)
  • 5th-8th Grade Volleyball  (Girls)
  • 6th-8th Grade Cross Country  (Boys and Girls)
  • 1st - 6th Grade Soccer   (Boys and Girls)
  • 1st - 4th Grade Flag Football  (Boys)
  • Peewee Soccer for Jr Kindergarten & Kindergarten  (Boys and Girls ages 4-6)
     5th 8th Grade Basketball   (Boys and Girls)
     1st – 4th Grade Basketball   (Boys and Girls)
     Peewee Basketball for Jr. Kindergarten & Kindergarten   (Boys and Girls ages 4-6)

  • 5th 8th Grade Baseball & Softball
  • 1st – 4th Grade Baseball & Softball
  • Peewee T-Ball   (Boys and Girls ages 4-6)
Additional Sports offered: (School Teams only)
  • Middle School Girls Soccer (Fall)
  • Middle School Tennis (Fall)
  • Middle School Boys Soccer (Spring)
  • Middle School Track (Spring)
All 5th - 8th grade Boys & Girls are required to have a physical in order to participate in any Parochial Athletic Association (PAA) sport and Shelby League sport.

Forms are available at the Athletic Director's office or ONLINE.

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School participates in the Parochial Athletic Association (PAA) which is the athletic league sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Memphis.  Some of the School Teams participate in the Shelby League.
SFA Athletics Student Handbook and Calendar of Registration Dates for All SFA Sports offered are below.