Varsity Basketball - 7th and 8th grade
CYO Varsity Basketball is a competitive inter-school tournament league with playoffs. Games are held at MON and schools across Montgomery County. Players are required to attend a skills evaluation and are placed on teams based on the evaluations.
Junior Varsity Basketball - 5th and 6th grade
CYO JV Basketball is a competitive inter-school tournament league with playoffs. Games are held at MON and schools across Montgomery County. Players are required to attend a skills evaluation and are placed on teams based on the evaluations.
Rookies Basketball - 3rd and 4th grade
MON 3rd and 4th graders play in the Archdiocese of Washington Catholic Youth Organizations (CYO).. Games are held at schools across Montgomery County. Players are required to attend a skills evaluation.
Cadets Basketball - 2nd grade
Second grade boys and girls participate in the City of Gaithersburg Recreation Department basketball league. Games are played 4V4, and intended to be fun and instructional.
The K-1 Basketball program is a MON in-house program played at two Upper Montgomery County gyms. It is a really FUN introductory program for this age group and a great way to get to know fellow classmates & parents!
Mary of Nazareth School cheerleaders represent our school as spirit ambassadors at sporting events and select non-sporting events. Cheerleaders participate in school soccer and basketball games, as well as school events including Spirit Day and the Face of America Bike Tour. Practices are generally held after school in the Katie Fitzgerald Center (KFC). Our hope for MoN cheerleaders is to learn teamwork and camaraderie, to grow in confidence and joy, and most importantly to have fun.
The MoN track team is open to all K-8 students and parish members. Our mission is dedicated to promoting fun, teaching fundamental skills, and developing an enjoyment of running that can carry through life. Team work and striving for personal improvement are emphasized. This season the MoN track team will have two formal league options to participate in (CYO League and the new Columbus League). Whether you're a serious track athlete or have never run in a formal track event, we have the appropriate level of competition for you.
Practices: Practice schedule is still TBD. However, plan for track team practice to start the week of March 13, 2017. Practice will be held twice a week, preferably on Tuesday and Thursday, at a local High School or at MoN when track is not available. Final practice schedule will be released by the MoN Track Commissioner once negotiation with MCPS authorities are complete.
CYO League: Athletes 7 years old (by May 30th) and up are eligible to participate. The CYO season consists of 6 regular season meets and 1 Championship meet. Athletes participate in 3 of the 6 regular season meets and score high enough to qualify for Championship meet events. Meets are held on Saturdays at High Schools in Prince George's County, MD beginning at 8 AM. Competition is more advanced but prior experience is not required. The following events are held during CYO meets; (Track events) Sprints: 100, 200, 400 and 800 meters. Distance 1600 meter. Relays 400, 800 and 1600 meter. (Field events) Long Jump, Turbo Javelin, Softball Throw, Discus and Shot Put.
Columbus League: New for the 2017 Track & Field season, the Columbus League is replacing the "Local League" for those who have participated in the past. Like the Local League in the past, the level of competition is more suited for the beginner or less serious track athlete but is open to all athletes K-8 on the MoN Track & Field team. All Columbus League meets are on Sundays from 2-4 PM at a High School in Montgomery County. Meet events will include: Sprints: 50m (ages 4-7 only), 100m, 200m, 400, and 800m. Distance: 1600m. Field events: Long Jump, Turbo Javelin, Softball Throw, Discus, Shot Put.
Varsity Soccer – U14 (typically 7th and 8th grade)
The CYO Varsity Soccer program is a competitive inter-school tournament league with playoffs. Games are held at the Maryland Soccerplex and at schools across Montgomery County. Players are required to attend tryouts, and team formation will be skilled based.
Junior Varsity Soccer – U12 (typically 5th and 6th grade)
The CYO Junior Varsity program is a competitive inter-school tournament league with playoffs. Games are held at the Maryland Soccerplex and at schools across Montgomery County. Players are required to attend tryouts, and team formation will be skilled based.
Rookies Soccer – U10 (typically 3rd and 4th grade)
The CYO Rookie program is a developmental league where emphasis is placed on maximum participation and skills development. Games are held at various schools across Montgomery County, and official scores are not kept. Players are required to attend a skills evaluation to form teams with a balance of player skills.
Cadets Soccer - 2nd grade
The MoN soccer program utilizes the Soccer Association of Montgomery (SAM) league for players in 2nd grade. Generally, more advanced 2nd grade players participate in the SAM league. Those who may be new to the sport, or who are looking to continue development of basic skills, may stay with the K-1 program. Registration for this program will be separate from the Varsity, JV, and Rookie programs.
The MoN Soccer Program provides an opportunity for all Kindergarten and 1st grade children who either attend MoN or who are members of our affiliated parishes to participate in an instructional, non-competitive environment focused on the development of basic soccer skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. Training will include small-sided scrimmages that maximize each player's ability to contribute and develop confidence. Details on this program are being further developed, and registration will be separate from the Varsity, JV and Rookie programs.