Saint John's Athletics

Saint John’s Athletics Association (aka, SJA) is a membership-based youth athletics organization intended to support opportunities for members of Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church. While formed to serve the St. John’s community, SJA is a wholly independent organization, governed by an elected board of directors.

SJA offers parish youth the opportunity to participate in sports within a devout Catholic culture, with an intent to enjoy sports, and learn from and through sports, within the context of the complete Catholic life.

The specific purposes and objectives of SJA, as stated in its bylaws shall include, without limitation, the following:

  1. Assisting parents in the spiritual formation, social engagement, and physical fitness of their children;

  2. Promoting a culture of faithfulness, fraternal support, and competitive excellence among the youth residing within the geographic boundaries of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Front Royal, Virginia (the “Parish”);

  3. Facilitating the work of parents in the education of children in a culture immersed in fidelity to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church (the “Church”);

  4. Promoting recourse to prayer in all things; and

  5. Furthering any other educational, religious and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Governing and Operating Documents


SJA's bylaws defined the structure of the association and provide the basis for governance. 


SJA Player/Coach/Parent Handbook - this handbook contains information that all three groups are obligated to acknowledge and abide by as part of every registration process. It is recommended that every family keep a printed copy in a convenient place. 

Waiver of Liability - this waiver is required for all participation in St. John’s Athletics activities.