Athletics & Sports
Championing Teamwork and Growth: Discover Athletics at St. Francis Solanus Catholic School
At St. Francis Solanus Catholic School, we believe in the transformative power of athletics to instill essential values such as teamwork, discipline, and perseverance. Our comprehensive sports programs, associated with both the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA), provide diverse opportunities for students to develop their physical abilities, build camaraderie, and grow both on and off the field. From basketball and volleyball to our QCES running club and more, our student-athletes are encouraged to excel in their chosen pursuits while creating lifelong memories and fostering a strong sense of community.
Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Sports
Both boys and girls are welcome to take part in the CYO Athletic Program, which includes volleyball (for grades 3-8), basketball (for grades 1-8), and karate (for grades 4-8). Occassionally, other programs and opportunities are availble. These sports activities are held after school and coached by volunteer instructors. Details about the programs are sent to school families via school communications.
For More Info, Visit Quincy CYO Website
Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) Sports
At St. Francis Solanus Catholic School, we are proud to participate in variety of sports programs for our students through the Quincy Catholic Crusaders Sports program. We believe in the enrichment and growth that participation in interscholastic activities can provide.
In collaboration with the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA), which offers leadership and framework to ensure safe and equitable opportunities for students, our Crusader sports program is open to students in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8. The sports programs we offer consist of volleyball, basketball, softball, and cross-country for girls and basketball, baseball, golf, and cross-country for boys.
Participation in any of these sports programs requires all student-athletes to have an up-to-date physical on file at their grade school office. A sports waiver must also be completed and submitted to their coaches. A sport assessment fee per athlete applies for each sports calendar year.
For more information, we encourage families to visit the IESA website. Please remember that participation in these sports requires that certain conditions be met by the student-athlete, including having an up-to-date physical and completing a sports waiver.
For More Info, Visit IESA Website
The Crusaders Athletic Participation Form can be found on the Downloads & Forms section of our School website.
Quincy Junior Radiers Football
The Quincy Junior Raiders Football Program, based in Quincy, Illinois, is a youth sports organization that offers full-contact football for children in 5th through 8th grades. This program aims to develop young athletes' skills while fostering teamwork, sportsmanship, and physical fitness in a supportive and engaging environment.
For More Info, Visit Quincy Junior Radiers Football Website
QCES Running Club
The QCES Running Club welcomes students in grades 4 through 8 to take part, offering activities each spring to gear up for the Bridge the Gap race in May. Youngsters from kindergarten to 3rd grade can also join, as long as a participating parent or adult accompanies them at all times. Members gather at a predetermined location after classes on specific days for training sessions.