Please review the following policies to ensure that you and your child have a safe and enjoyable experience. Please note, policies are subject to change without notice.

In May 1994, the Episcopal Diocese of Texas promulgated new guidelines to ensure the following: "The Bishop of Texas, together with the Standing Committee and the Executive Board, want to ensure that every step is taken to provide a healthy, safe, and nurturing environment wherein, by God's grace, the full work of the Church can be carried out". To this end the following definitions and guidelines are set forth.

Read more: Safeguarding God's Children

The mission statement of St. Francis Sports Association is to implant firmly in children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well-adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens (and) all directors, officers, managers, coaches and members of the league shall bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skills or the winning of games is secondary. The molding of children into future citizens is of prime importance.

Read more: Zero Tolerance Policy

The St. Francis Sports Association (“SFSA”) is a church-based mission built on the same values that are expressed in the St. Francis Episcopal Day School (“SFEDS”) Student Handbook.  SFSA strives to promote athletic development through participation in team sports, and it works equally hard to promote fairness and inclusion for all children – regardless of ability.  SFSA believes these goals are best met by organizing teams through a traditional “draft.”  These teams, which are comprised mostly of SFEDS students, then compete under the SFSA banner in a league comprised of many church-based partners.

Read more: Selection ProcessDraft Policy

Thank you for serving your child's team as Team Parent. With your help the season will run more smoothly. Remember that the Coach and Assistant Coaches cannot do it all and rely on your assistance. The following are some of the things a Team Parent usually does:

Read more: Team Parent Responsibilities and Information