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Divine Mercy Academy Athletics continue a long and distinguished tradition begun in the various Catholic grade schools of Greater Johnstown.

We believe our students learn a great deal about themselves through participation in competitive school athletics. Concepts of teamwork, selflessness, striving toward a common goal, and perseverance even in the face of defeat, are invaluable lessons that our graduates carry with them for the rest of their lives.

Some volunteer coaches from Divine Mercy Catholic Academy

Pictured above are a few of the many volunteer coaches serving in Divine Mercy’s fall football program.

Our coaches are volunteers who love their sport and want to share their considerable knowledge with our student athletes. They are experienced and encouraging individuals who enjoy the rewards of coaching young people. All have completed the necessary legal clearances. If you would like to become an volunteer with one of our athletic teams, please Contact Us.

We are Proud of our Divine Mercy Catholic Academy Athletic Teams:

Boys

Our boys’ athletic programs include:

  • fall football and soccer
  • basketball, wrestling and hockey in winter
  • cross country in spring

Some of these programs begin with weekend learning camps for students as young as kindergarten. Other programs, such as soccer, football and basketball, span our elementary grades with different divisions organized for various grade levels. Hockey, wrestling and cross country sports are offered for our middle school (Grade 6,7, and 8) students under the auspices of Bishop McCort High School.

Girls

Our girls athletic programs include:

  • fall soccer and cheerleading
  • basketball and volleyball in winter
  • cross country in spring

Some of these programs begin with weekend learning camps for students as young as kindergarten. Other programs, such as soccer and basketball, span our elementary grades with different divisions organized for various grade levels. Cheerleading, volleyball and cross county athletics are offered for our middle school (Grade 6,7, and 8) students under the auspices of Bishop McCort High School.

Divine Mercy Catholic Academy Football Team

We encourage our students to participate in the sports that interest them, beginning at the appropriate age when each individual is ready and wants to learn a particular sport. We understand that this varies with each student’s grow. abilities and changing interests.

Participation in competitive athletics requires commitment throughout a sport season to the team and to oneself. Our coaches strive to help our young students develop confidence in their abilities. We want them to learn not only how to play, but also how to handle themselves in competition and to represent their school with respect and dignity.

Coach and student athletes

DMCA Athletic Association

Divine Mercy’s competitive athletic programs are organized and funded almost entirely by our school’s Athletic Association, a volunteer group that works year round to ensure the quality of our athletic programs. Mike Harchick is our Elementary Athletic Director, sharing duties with Tom Smith, our school principal and Elementary Athletic Director. If you would like to become involved in supporting or contributing to our Athletic Association, please Contact Us.

Our Boys and Girls Basketball Programs have now concluded. In only our second year as a consolidated school, we have had considerable success. Congrats to all our teams!

DMCA Fifth and Sixth Grade Girls Basketball Parochial League Champs

DMCA Fifth and Sixth Grade Girls Basketball Parochial League Champs

 

DMCA Fifth and Sixth Grade Girls Basketball Tourney Champs at Windber

DMCA Fifth and Sixth Grade Girls Basketball Tourney Champs at Windber

 

DMCA Fifth and Sixth Grade Boys Basketball Tourney Champs at St. Michael

DMCA Fifth and Sixth Grade Boys Basketball Tourney Champs at St. Michael

 

DMCA Fourth Grade Boys Basketball Runner Up East Hills Recreation

DMCA Fourth Grade Boys Basketball Runner Up East Hills Recreation

 

DMCA Fourth Grade Girls Basketball wins 3rd Place East Hills Recreation

DMCA Fourth Grade Girls Basketball wins 3rd Place East Hills Recreation

Athletics

Our Crusader Football Elementary Program is open to all Divine Mercy Academy students in Kindergarden thru Grade 6 at both our East and West campuses. There is no charge for students to participate in any of these football programs.

Kindergarten focuses on learning fundamentals. Instruction is provided at mini-camps held at the Point Stadium Saturdays in September and October.

Flag League Football is for Grade 1 thru 3.  All Flag Football games are played at the Point Stadium Saturdays in September and October.

Students in Grades 4 thru 6 play Tackle Football against teams from other schools in the region in the Laurel Highlands Division.

Third graders are given the option to play tackle football with fourth graders or to play in the flag league.

Athletics

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