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 through participation in competitive school athletics. Teamwork, selflessness and perseverance are values that will serve our students well throughout life.
These values are especially important this year. With this in mind, our Athletic Association has developed a comprehensive health and safety plan related to COVID-19. Please click here to read or download our Athletic Association Resocialization Plan.
We encourage our students, boys and girls, 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 abilities and changing interests.
Participation in 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.
Pictured above are a few of the many volunteer coaches who have served in Divine Mercy’s fall football program.
Volunteer Coaching Staff
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 a volunteer with one of our athletic teams, please Contact Us.
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. If you would like to become involved in supporting or contributing to our Athletic Association, please Contact Us.
We are Proud of our Divine Mercy Catholic Academy Athletic Teams:
Our boys’ athletic programs include:
- Football (Fall)
- Basketball, Wrestling and Hockey (Winter)
- Soccer (Spring)
Some of these programs begin with weekend learning camps for students as young as kindergarten. Popular programs, such as soccer, football and basketball, span our elementary grades with different divisions organized for various grade levels.
Hockey and wrestling are offered for students in Grade 6 as part of the Bishop McCort Catholic High School athletic program.
Our girls’ athletic programs include:
- Soccer and Cheerleading (Fall)
- Basketball (Winter)
- Soccer (Spring)
Some of these programs begin with weekend learning camps for students as young as kindergarten. Popular girl’s programs, such as soccer and basketball, span our elementary grades with different divisions organized for various grade levels.
In addition to elementary school Cheerleading offerings, students in Grade 6 participate in Cheerleading as part of the Bishop McCort Catholic High School athletic program.
Please select the title tab for your sport below. Click on the tab for more detailed info, including sign-up forms and schedules as available.
Our Crusader Football Elementary Program is open to all K-6 DMCA students at both our East and West campuses. Our 2020-21 teams include:
- K-2 Flag Football through the Windber League
- 1-2 Flag Football through the LHL
- 3-4 Flag Football
- 3-4 Tackle Football
- 5-6 Flag Football
- 5-6 Tackle Football
Please click on the links for the 2020-21 season schedule.
Boys and Girls Soccer
Our soccer program is open to boys and girls in grades 3-6. Students from our East and West campuses come together to play as DMCA Crushers. Practices and games are held in the spring. Sign-ups will be announced as the season nears.
At DMCA, girls in grades 1-6 grade are welcome to join our Crusader Rec Competitive Cheerleading Program. In this program, we teach safe, proper technique for stunting, tumbling, and many other precision skills integral to the sport of cheerleading. In addition to learning athletic skills, DMCA cheer members learn respect, team bonding, responsibility, and dedication to others.
Our members practice and work hard for many months perfecting their skills and competing locally at numerous cheer competitions. We support the football and other teams at Divine Mercy. We also have a lot of fun.
Two different cheer teams are offered so that everyone has an opportunity to learn and grow at a pace appropriate for their age and ability. Teams work under the leadership of experienced Head Cheer Coach Megan Miller Gordon. From time to time some parents and/or other volunteers may be asked to help the cheer squads. All volunteers have the appropriate volunteer clearances on file.
Our cheer athletes are building a strong foundation for future cheerleading experiences and for life. We invite interested students or parents to contact Ms. Miller through the Contact Us page on this web site.