Lower School Athletics
The Regis School of the Sacred Heart lower school athletic program emphasizes:
- participation by all students
- development of skills
- healthy competition
- teamwork and good sportsmanship
- Sacred Heart Goal IV (the building of community as a Christian value) and Goal V (personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom)
During the school day, thirty-minute physical education classes are offered five days each week for kindergarten students and four days each week for students in first through fourth grades. Physical education classes emphasize improving physical fitness and practicing newly learned skills.
Co-curricular Team Sports
Regis offers the following co-curricular team sports for lower school students:
- Soccer (Fall)
- Basketball (Winter)
- Flag Football (Winter)*
- Rugby (Third and Fourth Grade-See Middle school athletics)
- Baseball (Spring)
In Regis co-curricular sports, students are exposed to organized athletics through recreational-style games. Learning basic skills, the rules of the games, and good sportsmanship are the goals for these young student-athletes. The weekly lower school team schedule typically consists of one weekday practice and one game on Saturdays.
Games are played against fellow schools and churches in the West Houston Christian Sports Association (WHCSA).
*Games are played against boys and girls from different schools and communities in the Texas Friday Night Flag League (TFNF).
Parent volunteers coach all lower school co-curricular teams. Parents interested in participating as a volunteer coach should contact Regis athletics faculty for more information. All parent coaches are required to complete the Safeguarding God's Children program as required by the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.
In an effort to provide the most positive experience for our students, Regis has partnered with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). The PCA is a Stanford University based non–profit organization that works with coaches and parents to help teach young athletes not only to win, but also to learn about teamwork, discipline, and respect through their sports experience.
The enrollment fee for Regis lower school co-curricular sports is $155 per athlete per sport. Fees go toward uniforms, team and individual photos, trophies, league registration, officials, and training aids.