Physical Education is offered as part of the curriculum in all grades. In addition, Sacred Heart offers extracurricular sports for boys and girls in grades 5-8. Besides improving skills particular to a certain sport, participating in team sports can help encourage children to develop an active lifestyle as well as helping to develop important social and emotional skills such as how to work as a team.
5th & 6th Grade Basketball
With an emphasis on learning the rules and basics of basketball, this non-competitive season begins for girls in September. For boys, the season begins in January and finishes in February. Practices are held at the school on weekdays. Coached by staff or parent volunteers, all students of all skill levels and abilities are encouraged to participate. Games are after school and are played at Sacred Heart and local elementary schools.
Crusaders Invitational Tournament
Holy Spirit Catholic School, in Pocatello organizes a springtime Catholic schools basketball tournament called the Crusaders Invitational. Held in March, this tournament is for fifth and sixth grade boys and girls, and is hosted by Idaho State University. The tournament begins on Friday afternoon and concludes with a championship game on Sunday.
6th- 8th TVCS Sports
Students in grades six through eight participate in the Treasure Valley Catholic Schools (TVCS) cooperative program, which forms teams from all the Catholic Jr. High schools in the Treasure Valley, to participate in the Intervalley League. Sports offered include volleyball, cross-country, football, wrestling, basketball, tennis, and track and field.
Treasure Valley Catholic Schools Athletics
Sixth graders may participate in TVCS cross country, wrestling, tennis, track and academic quiz bowl; all TVCS sports are open to seventh and eighth graders. Please visit the TVCS website, Treasure Valley Catholic Schools, for complete information on schedules, eligibility, physical exams, registration etc. Generally, the schedule is:
- Football (8th grade)
- Girls’ Volleyball (7th & 8th grade)
- Cross Country (6th & 7th & 8th grade)
Early Winter Sports
- Wrestling (6th & 7th & 8th grade)
- Girls’ Basketball (7th & 8th grade)
Winter Sports (January)
- Boys’ Basketball (7th & 8th grade)
- Track (6th & 7th & 8th grade)
- Tennis (6th & 7th & 8th grade)
Quiz Bowl – all school year (6th & 7th & 8th grade)
Members of the Intervalley league include:
- Nampa South
- Nampa West
- Lone Star
- East Valley
- Sage Valley
- Treasure Valley Catholic Schools (TVCS)
- Mountain Home (Hacker Middle School)
Hallissey Basketball Tournament
The Sacred Heart Athletic Committee organizes the Hallissey Invitational Basketball Tournament, which is held in February of every year. Catholic parishes and schools across the state of Idaho are invited to participate in this 7th and 8th grade tournament. Started by its namesake, Msgr. James Hallissey, this tournament is a tradition that gets Catholic youth together for fun and fellowship. Activities include Mass with our Bishop, a dance, basketball skills competitions, and the tournament. Students look forward to this event each and every year!