Frequently Answered Questions

Q: What sports are offered by CAL?
A:  Fall Sports:  Cross Country for boys and girls.  Tennis (co-ed).  Winter Sport:   Basketball for boys and girls.  Spring Sports:  Volleyball and Soccer (both co-ed).
Q:  What are the Age/Grade requirements by sport to participate in CAL Sports?
A:  Boys and Girls Basketball Grades 3-10,  Grammar Divisions in Cross Country, Tennis, Volleyball and Soccer for students in Grades 6-8, and A formal Junior Program for students in grades 4 and 5 in Soccer. There are informal programs for Juniors in grades 4 & 5 in cross country and volleyball.
Q:  What are Parish teams?
A:  Parish teams are made up of Catholic parish members as certified by the Pastor of the Church. A parish team may include up to 2 non-Catholics and 2 Authorized Pool Players.
Q:  What is an Authorized Pool Player?
A:  A pool player is a catholic parish member whose parish does not sponsor a team in CAL. A family can complete an authorized pool player form found under downloadable forms and files and submit the completed form to the CAL Office and the CAL Administration will identify a parish team that the youngster can be assigned to. 
Q:  What are School Teams?
A:  School teams are composed solely of youngsters who attend a catholic elementary school. Each Principal must sign a school roster of players attesting to the fact that all team members attend the school he or she administers.
Q: Can a parish member who attends a school other than his or her parish school participate on a school team?
A: No, school teams are only open to youngsters enrolled in the school. 
Q: Can School and Parish teams be combined?
A:  Insufficient numbers of students from either the school or the parish to form a team is the trigger that justifies the combining of school and parish members on one team.  In such a case the Pastor and the Principal must request in writing the formation of a mixed parish and school team.  If the request is approved,  a combined team of parish and school members is only authorized for participation for one season.

Q: How many players are required to field a Soccer Team?

A:  The requirement is  between 15-18 players to be listed on roster, as 11 players are required on the field at all times.


Q: How many players are required to make up a Volleyball Team?

A:  The requirement is  between 10-12  players, as 6 players are required on the Court at all times.

Please refer to our CAL Rule Book which can be found under Downloadable Forms and Files for more information or contact us at 942-6571.

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