The St. Gertrude Parish Boosters is an organization that provides an opportunity for the children of the parish to participate in organized Catholic sports programs. 5th & 6th Grade Football SportsLeader Commitment Ceremony
All parents who have paid the Boosters registration fee are members of the Boosters. Currently, we are finishing up girls’ volleyball and boys’ basketball seasons and are getting ready to start baseball, softball, and track and field seasons. Please check the bulletin on a regular basis for information about how to become a member of Boosters and have your children participate in diocesan-wide sports programs.
Jayne O’Neill Tourney
Jayne O'Neill was a loving mother of three wonderful girls and loving wife of Tim O'Neill. She had a passion for life, for family, and for St. Gertrude. All three girls are proud graduates of St. Gertrude School. Jayne was taken from us early, but she is not forgotten and is remembered and honored with the Jayne O'Neil Memorial Basketball Tournament.
This tournament hosts up to 60 local girls basketball teams participating over a two week period for grades 3rd to 8th. This is our only fundraiser for boosters. Proceeds from the Jayne O'Neil tournament help fund all of the sports programs in the parish! In the last few years, boosters have purchased new uniforms for all sports with the exception of boy's basketball which will be replaced this year. Boosters also purchases new balls and equipment every year for our parish sports teams. Tournament runs Aug8-21 and is held at St. Gertrude Gym and Madeira Middle School.
The purpose of SportsLeader is to assist sports programs in development of the entire person of the participants, particularly in teaching values that have universal benefit to the players on the field, off the field, and throughout their life and to teach them tools to transform those values into virtues. Recognizing the unique role and influence coaches have with participants, Sports Leader provides a systematic method to assist coaches in developing their teams into the best possible individual persons and players they can be.
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Bulldog Football Parents:
The 2013 Bulldog football season is on the horizon! With it brings growth of the Bulldog football family and some changes that the Football Coordinators and the Booster Board believe will strengthen the Bulldog football program for years to come. For at least this season, and hopefully more to come, the St. Gertrude Bulldog football program will be a merged entity with the St. Andrew/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Titans. All merged teams will be known as the St. Gertrude/St. Andrew/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton "Bulldogs" for purposes of the GCYL and will wear the blue and gold uniforms and golden dome helmets that St. Gertrude has worn for the last several years. We will simply refer to ourselves as “Bulldog Football”. We have merged the logos of the respective programs and intend to carry forward some internal traditions from both programs, including pre-season conditioning, Program Spirit Shirts, SportsLeader, Titan “T” awards, Family Kick-off Night, and more. Further, all home games will be held at Madeira High School Stadium as they have for the last few years, preserving our status as having one of the best game-day facilities in the league. Coaching staffs for at least the Pony, Reserve, and Varsity will be combined with coaches from both programs, similar to last year’s composition. The Bandit coach mix is still to be fully determined, but the Pastors of both St. Andrew and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton have agreed with their respective participation in the Bandit program to facilitate participation by more families. As a result, we may have SASEAS parents assisting with the Bandits. The head Bandit coach will remain Andrew Tallarigo and most of his staff returns. The head Pony coach will remain John Gruber. The head Reserve coach will remain Juan Lewis. The head Varsity coach will be determined in the next 3 to 4 weeks as Greg Tkacz’s work schedule will unfortunately (for us) keep him from continuing to serve in that role. We are hopeful however, that Greg will stay on in an assistant coaching role and we expect that much of last year’s Varsity coaching staff will return as well. If any parent is interested in coaching on the Varsity Staff or desires to be considered for the Head Varsity Coach position, they need to contact Craig Coburn as soon as possible.
We are still in need of volunteers/nominations for open positions. Please consider volunteering your time or if you know someone that would fit the role please nominate them. Send information to Daniel.firstname.lastname@example.org Open positions include: secretary, volleyball coordinators, football coordinator, and concession coordinator
Track & Field is a sport that has an event for everyone. There are running & field events that are fun & competitive. Join our team! Coordinators: Gretchen Finniff/Judy Suddendorf
Practices begin early March (weather permitting) Season ends by mid May 7th/8th grade Meets held
Friday or Saturday nights K-6 grade Meets held during the day on Saturdays
Practices will be twice a week at Madeira High School.
Track fee is $30 per child, payable to: St. Gertrude Boosters.
On Monday night, January 21, 2013 at 7 pm, the St. Gertrude Athletic Boosters will make a decision regarding the continuation and formalization of 2012’s merged Football squads with St. Andrew / St. Elizabeth Ann Seton (SASEAS) into 2013 and beyond. The Boosters commissioned a separate committee composed of Board members, coaches, and interested parent volunteers who met over the last 3.5 months to review the 2012 operations and to investigate the feasibility of continuing the merger with SASEAS to preserve the character and competitiveness of Bulldog Football for years to come. More details regarding the committee, its process, its recommendations, and the merger proposal itself are outlined in the attached. All interested parents are welcome to attend the Meeting to be held in the Holy Grille on January 21 at 7 pm.
Every new coach at St. Gertrude’s is required to participate in a New Coach Training for the SportsLeader Virtue Program that has been incorporated into all athletics at the parish. For your convenience, these trainings are being offered once per month. If you plan to coach this year, or in the future, please attend one of these sessions in 2013 (training for each date will take place in the Parish Center from 7-8pm):
- January 9
- February 13
- March 6
- April 10
- May 10
Both the Pony (3rd/4th) and Varsity (7th/8th) Bulldog Football teams have qualified for the GCYL Division 3 City Finals following victories on Sunday October 28. The Pony team of boys from St. Gertrude and St. Andrew/St. Elizabeth Ann Seton defeated St. Veronica/St. Thomas More 8-0 and the Varsity team comprised of boys from both parishes defeated Guardian Angels 39-14 to advance to their respective City Finals. Both games were held at St. Xavier High School.
Boosters meeting in the school library on Monday at 7PM.
Booster Elections to be Held in April
The SGS Boosters is now accepting nominations for three Board positions: President, Secretary and Treasurer. Elected Board positions are two-year terms.
The St. Gertrude Boys Basketball program is open to ALL students in grades 3 – 8 (enrolled in the 2012 – 2013 academic year) including SGS, Religious Education & home school. The 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades will be treated as instructional / developmental basketball for all athletes 6th, 7th, & 8th grades will involve open gym evaluations for team assignments
Evaluations will be held in late October with day and times TBD at St. Gertrude’s gym – an email will be distributed with the date(s) / times for each grade.
The St. Gertrude Girls Volleyball program is open to ALL students in grades 3 - 8 (enrolled in the 2012 - 2013 academic year) including SGS, Religious Education & home school.
The 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades will be treated as instructional / developmental volleyball for all athletes 6th, 7th, & 8th grades will involve open gym evaluations for team assignments.
Evaluations will be held Monday and Tuesday, November 12th and 13th at St. Gertrude's gym - an email will be distributed with specific date(s) /time(s) for each grade.
Boosters Meeting in the school cafeteria at 7PM.
There will be a Boosters Meeting on Monday Aug. 20th in the school cafeteria.
2012-13 St. Gertrude Booster Board Elected Officials
- President: Dan Hartung
- Vice President: Marc Gerwel
- Vice President: Rose Walsh
- Treasurer: Steve Denison
- Secretary: Christina Tkacz
The St. Gertrude Girls Basketball program is open to ALL students in grades 3 - 8 (enrolled in the 2012 - 2013 academic year) lncluding SGS, Religious Education & home school.
The 3rd, 4th, & 5th grades will be treated as instructional / developmental basketball for all athletes 6th, 7th, & 8th grades will involve open gym evaluations for team assignments
Evaluations will be held in May with day and times TBD at St. Gertrude's gym - an email will be distributed with the date(s) /time(s) for each grade.
The St. Gertrude Football program is open to ALL parishioners in grades K-8th (during
2012~2013 academic year), including SG School, Religious Education and homeschool students!
The deadline to register is Friday, April 13th. The football fee is $140 per player, plus the mandatory $30 Booster fee (1 time per family). A nonrefundable $40 deposit and $30 2012 Booster fee is due by the registration deadline! The balance of $100 is due by May 25th!
Boosters Meeting - School cafeteria
Booster elections on April 16th!
All Booster members are invited to attend the officer election meeting on April 16 at 7pm in the school cafeteria. The two Vice President's positions are open with four candidates on the ballot: Marc Gerwel, Donna McIlvenna, Andrew Tallarigo and Rose Walsh. Please come support your Boosters organization and vote! We hope to see you there.