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BASKETBALL REGISTRATION for 5th - 8th graders is Closed




** Parochial Athletic Association (PAA) rules require that 5th - 8th grade participants be either students at St. Francis School or attending PRE through St. Francis Church


5th - 8th grade boys and girls are required to have a physical annually in order to participate in any SFA sport


All Athletes are required to complete boy the concussion information sheet and the Sudden Cardiac Arrest information sheet annually


ALL FORMS can be picked up in the Athletic Director's office, or found on the medical forms tab of this website   



ALL MEDICAL FORMS must be on file with the Athletic Director by October 16th in order to participate in the evaluations


DEADLINE for registration is September 11th

late registrations will only be accepted if space is available


  Questions?     Contact the SFA Athletic Director at for information
Click SPORTS REGISTRATION FORM to register online.
The 5th - 8th grade Basketball Evaluations have been scheduled in the SFA school gym:
Sunday, OCTOBER 20th . 2:00 - 3:30 for 5th & 6th grade girls
Sunday, OCTOBER 20th . 3:30 - 4:30 for 7th & 8th grade girls
Monday, OCTOBER 21st . 5:30 - 7:30 for 5th & 6th grade boys
Friday, OCTOBER 25th . 5:30 - 7:30 for 7th & 8th grade boys
All registered players MUST attend the scheduled evaluation

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 388-7321 or e-mail
SFA Sports offered:

  • 6th-8th Grade Golf   (Boys and Girls)
  • 5th-8th Grade Football  (Boys)
  • 5th-8th Grade Volleyball  (Girls)
  • 3rd-8th Grade Cross Country  (Boys and Girls)
  • 1st - 6th Grade Soccer   (Boys and Girls)
  • 1st - 4th Grade Flag Football  (Boys)
  • Peewee (JrKindergarten & Kindergarten) Soccer   (Boys and Girls)
     5th 8th Grade Basketball   (Boys and Girls)
     1st – 4th Grade Basketball   (Boys and Girls)
     Peewee (Jr. Kindergarten & Kindergarten) Basketball   (Boys and Girls)

  • 5th 8th Grade Baseball & Softball
  • 1st – 4th Grade Baseball & Softball
  • Peewee T-Ball   (Boys and Girls)
Additional Sports offered: (School Teams only)
  • 5th-8th Grade Cheer (Fall)
  • Middle School Girls Soccer (Fall)
  • Middle School Swimming (Winter)
  • Middle School Boys Soccer (Spring)
  • Middle School Tennis (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.