OLF Elementary believes athletics are an essential component to our schools’ academic programs. Participation in sports offers unique opportunities to promote self-discipline, improve self-image, and encourage a healthy sense of competition. The ultimate objective of our program is to improve our athletes’ skills while teaching sportsmanship and having fun.
OLF Elementary participates in the Biloxi Diocese Catholic Basketball League. OLF Elementary fields boys and girls teams from 2nd grade to 6th grade. The season opens in January and concludes in early March with our own version of the NCAA tournament.
In 2020, the boys senior team and the girls senior team captured first place at the conference tournament.
Fall Golf Camp
OLF Elementary started a golf camp in the fall of 2018 for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. Under the direction of Finley Hewes, PE teacher, 32 students enrolled in this new program held at Sunkist Country Club in Biloxi. According to Coach Hewes,”the majority of my players are beginners so my focus is to introduce them to the game and have fun. I hope this introduction encourages them to play on their own and hopefully parents will take them out on the course”. In the lessons, Coach Hewes emphasizes the short game (chipping and putting) and gives them time on the driving range.
During the spring, OLF Elementary fields a golf team for students in kindergarten through 6th grade. In the spring of 2019, more that 35 students participated. The team plays at least four matches at area golf courses against junior club teams. The competition includes a six-hole round of golf and a Drive, Chip, and Putt Skills Challenge.
Track & Field
OLF Elementary participates in the annual Nativity track meet held every spring at St. Patrick High School. Nine Catholic elementary schools meet at St. Patrick High School to compete in various track and field events ranging from relays, dashes, and long jumps to softball throws. Students from second grade to sixth grade compete in these events. Our physical education teacher starts training for this event in early spring on our state-of-the-art track.
OLF Exposes Students to Wide Variety of Sporting Activities
OLF Elementary believes students should be exposed to a variety of athletic events and activities. Through sport diversification children get to develop a wider variety of skills which will contributed to their feeling of competence in sports, which increases the chances that children enjoy their experiences in sports.
Throughout the course of the school year, we invite our students to participate in a wide variety of sporting activities. The activities range from area fun runs to the annual Elks Hoop Shoot competition. We also bring in local experts to introduce our students to fun activities including fishing and cast netting, jiu jitsu, football training, and tennis instruction.
Biloxi Recreational Department
Biloxi Parks & Recreation also offers a variety of team sports including baseball, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, and softball. We encourage our students to be active and sign-up for a recreational team with the City of Biloxi. For more information, visit the recreational site.