Mary Immaculate offers organized sports for grades 5-8. All organized sports at MIS are played through the Dallas Parochial League. Schedules for all games/matches can be found [here]
Football: August - November
Drill Team (grades 7-8): April sign-up; Summer competitions; August –November
Spirit Squad (grades 5-6): April sign-up; Summer competitions; August –November
Volleyball: April Sign-up; August - November
Swimming: October - a 1 night swimming event
Cross Country: 2-3 meets in October
Tennis: weekend tournament in October
Basketball Pre-season Tourneys: December
Basketball: January - March
Track and Field: JV March - April, V - April - May
Baseball: Late March - Late May
Softball: Late March- Late May
Soccer: Mid May - week long tournament
Golf: Late May early June 1 day tournament
The athletic budget at Mary Immaculate School is self-supporting; that is to say it must pay for itself. In order to do that, athletics must raise a certain amount of revenue. The main avenue for raising that money is through our sports fees. The DPL charges each school an assessment for administration of the DPL office and its employees, as well as a certain amount to enter each team in the league in its respective sport. These fees cover the costs of administering the league games, official payments, etc.
At MIS, uniforms and practice equipment are provided for our athletes in each of the sports. Those, of course, need to be replaced and/or repaired over the course of the years. To meet these costs a reasonable fee is charged per sport, with the amount dependent upon the number of students who sign up. The fees are collected at the beginning of each season, usually before the uniforms are issued.
Volunteer coaching is a great way for you to show your support, share your time and share your knowledge of sport with the Mary Immaculate School community. Volunteer coaches are the mainstay of the athletics program, enabling hundreds of students to participate in sports at MIS.
Typically, coach volunteers for a particular sport are solicited a month or so before the sport starts, as well as in a general call for coaches at the beginning of the year. Ideally, each team will have a coach who has knowledge and experience with the sport, as well as a positive approach in dealing with the particular age group they are coaching.
Coaches meetings are held before each season to discuss the expectations of the coach, athlete, and the parents.
All prospective coaches must go through the Safe Environment training and pass a background check prior to having any contact with a student in athletics. The Dallas Parochial League requires mandatory training for all volunteer coaches through the Play Like A Champion training program. This training is offered at various schools throughout the year to provide our volunteers with a coaching technique that develops maturity, spirit and athletics.
Anyone who would like to apply to coach a team needs to contact the Athletic Director, [Michele Jones] at 972-243-7105 x115.
Sports suggestions for K-4
Although the DPL does not offer organized sports for grades K-4, there are various opportunities for K-4 youths to participate in sports throughout the community. Most offer multiple sports including soccer, flag and tackle football, cheerleading, drill, basketball, volleyball, baseball, and softball.
It is the responsibility of parents in grades K-4 to form teams and to contact the appropriate league for information. Teams may use the school colors (royal blue/red/white); however, Mary Immaculate or MIS may not be put anywhere on the team name or uniform. Please reserve fields and gym time through the organization in which the team is playing. Mary Immaculate has very limited facilities and cannot accommodate practices for grades Kindergarten-Fourth.