Divine Mercy Catholic Academy athletics continue a long and distinguished tradition begun in the Catholic grade schools of Greater Johnstown. Through athletics and our other extracurricular programs, our students learn teamwork, selflessness and perseverance - values that will serve them well throughout life.
Open to any DMCA student ages 5-13, this new cross-training clinic will help children learn the proper technique for stretching, agilities and running. All skill levels welcome, whether your child has been involved in athletics or is just thinking about it. The weekly clinics are expected to be held year-round (with the exception of holidays and inclement weather) beginning Wednesday, April 28, from 5:30pm - 7pm at DMCA West (bottom field). Sign up here!
- Grades K-2: Flag
- Grades 3-6: Flag
- Grades 3-6: Tackle
All players and skill levels are welcome! Click here to sign up. Let's build on an amazing 2020 season and keep the DMCA Crusher tradition strong!
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Coaches who encourage, support and teach our student-athletes
We encourage our students to participate in sports that interest them, beginning when they're ready and want to learn a particular sport. Our volunteer coaches help our young students develop confidence in their abilities so that they learn not only how to play, but also how to handle themselves in competition and to represent their school with respect and dignity. All of our coaches have completed the necessary legal clearances. If you would like to volunteer with one of our athletic teams, please call us at 814.961.DMCA (3622) or contact us here.
DMCA Athletic Assocation
Our 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 call us at 814.961.DMCA (3622) or contact us here.
|Program||Boys' Teams||Girls' Teams||Season||Grades|
|Football||Fall||Grades K-6, with different divisions per grade|
|Cheerleading||Fall-Spring||Grades 1-6, with different divisions per grade; Grade 6 cheerleaders participate in Bishop McCort Catholic High School cheerleading program|
|Soccer||Spring||Grades 3-6, with different divisions per grade|
|Wrestling||Winter||Grade 6, offered as part of Bishop McCort Catholic High School athletic program|
|Hockey||Winter||Grade 6, offered as part of Bishop McCort Catholic High School athletic program|
|Basketball||Winter||Spans the grades, with different divisions per grade|
|5th and 6th grade; inter-student virtual basketball, football, hockey and soccer|
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
Crusher 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 Crusher 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 here.