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Announcements


Registration for fall sports is now open! Registration is open for varsity cross country, middle school cross country (practices start August 10), varsity football, Middle school football (practices start August 10), and flag football (for boys and girls ages 7-14).

Click here to register for fall sports

Soccer
Lower School and Little Cougar soccer registration will be available soon on the Athletics Registration page.

Cheering
Middle school cheering tryouts will be Monday, July 27-Tuesday, July 28, at 4pm. For questions about cheering, please contact Coach Megan Gallagher at mgallagher@holyspiritprep.org.

Volleyball
Tryouts for varsity volleyball will be held next Monday-Wednesday, July 27-29. A player and parent information meeting will be held on Monday at 12:30pm. Tryouts will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Tryouts for middle school volleyball are scheduled for August 10-12, 3:30pm-5pm. 

With questions about volleyball, please contact 2015-16 Volleyball Coach Jim McDermott at jemcdermott@bellsouth.net.

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Space is still open in Coach Greg McClaire's Cougar Basketball Day Camp. Coach McClaire's camp is open to boys age 7-15 and will concentrate on teaching the fundamentals of the game, providing each camper with a sound foundation to ensure future individual improvement. Full court and half court competitive games will be conducted daily. 

Register for Coach McClaire's basketball camp here

Coach McClaire joins Holy Spirit Prep this year as its head basketball coach. Coach McClaire most recently comes from Marist School, where he served as head basketball coach since 2006. Prior to that, Coach McClaire played basketball professionally for ten years. 

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At Holy Spirit, we consider sports to be an integral part of the mission of the school and the formation of our young men and women. Participation on a team teaches students the value of cooperation, sacrifice and sportsmanship and provides opportunities for the development and exercise of leadership skills. We strive for excellence in every sport, and often achieve it, and we teach our athletes to be magnanimous and charitable in victory. In parallel, when our athletes are not victorious, we impart to them that one of the true benefits of participating is in the effort and the journey, and that losing gracefully builds the kind of character that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

Holy Spirit currently offers opportunities for our students to participate in numerous Varsity, Junior Varsity, Junior High, and/or Lower School sports, including football, cross country, volleyball, basketball, swimming, soccer, golf, tennis, track and field, archery, and cheerleading. We have offered other sports in the past and are always open to considering a renewal of those opportunities, or the addition of others, if we have sufficient interest and participation. Holy Spirit teams and students have achieved great success over the years, from State Championships in football, tennis and cross country, to numerous Region Championships in virtually every sport, to even one recent National Championship in archery. In addition, Holy Spirit students have gone on to play a variety of sports in college, an accomplishment of which we are very proud. We invite you to visit the links to the pages of the individual sports for more on the successes Holy Spirit teams and individuals have achieved over the years.

Yet, as proud as we are of these accomplishments, we are even more proud of the fact that the size of Holy Spirit allows each and every student, from the novice to the superstar, to participate meaningfully in athletics. We have a "no-cut" policy on our teams, which enables every student to join a team and benefit from that experience. Moreover, athletes can play on more than one team at Holy Spirit, unlike at many other, larger schools, where a year-round commitment to one sport is often required.

We also have a dedicated parent community that supports the teams through "Cougars Corner," an annual Poker Night and Golf Tournament, and other activities. In addition, Holy Spirit has used its programs to support local charities, most notably through the "Pink Games" put on by our Varsity Girls Basketball and Soccer teams, which have raised thousands of dollars for St. Joseph's Mercy Care.

In short, Holy Spirit has a vibrant sports heritage and community, which embody the school's motto: Ministrãre non ministrãrĩ.


Kevin Evans
Director of Athletics


Jada Jordan
Assistant Director of Athletics

Association
Holy Spirit Prep competes in the Georgia Independent School Association in class AAA, region 1.