About St. Francis Athletics
In the Capuchin Franciscan tradition, the St. Francis Athletic Department fosters a community where players, coaches, and parents work for personal development of its student-athletes through a commitment to team goals and the school’s philosophy. The Athletic Department believes that through the pursuit of athletic excellence, important life skills are taught, and personal character is emphasized. A Golden Knight Student/Athlete is expected to: put the team first display good sportsmanship be responsible and accountable A Golden Knight Coach is expected to: be concerned with the student/athlete’s well-being exhibit personal and professional integrity treat others with respect A Golden Knight Parent is expected to: be a gracious fan support his/her son, his coaches, and his teammates help his/her son maintain a proper perspective Participating in athletics at St. Francis High School is a privilege that is earned. The student-athlete should appreciate the environment and opportunity to participate in high school athletics. Being a good citizen and a conscientious student is an integral part of being a student-athlete. INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT St. Francis High School recognizes the value of participation in sports, especially at the interscholastic level. Athletics teaches a student such values as self-discipline, self-confidence, perseverance, teamwork, sacrifice, dedication, and leadership. Thus, the test of a man's mettle involved in hard practice, concentration, and competition helps him to reach his full potential on the playing field. Athletes are expected to conduct themselves as Christian gentlemen and emissaries of St. Francis High School. It is the school's belief that this type of personal growth helps to develop the whole person, not only on the athletic field, but also in other areas ATHLETIC PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS As a member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), the St. Francis Athletic Program follows all its ideals and standards. To participate in interscholastic sports a St. Francis student must fulfill all the requirements of the CIF. Moreover, each student must meet the academic, athletic, and disciplinary standards set by the school. St. Francis High School's athletic program is steeped in tradition with impressive individual and team performances. Friedman Field Complex, named after legendary Football Coach Jack Friedman, includes an all-weather track, Field House, home-side bleachers and patio and FieldTurf on Friedman Field. The recently renovated gymnasium along with a new home baseball field at Glendale Sports Complex position St. Francis well to build on its winning tradition. The Golden Knights compete in 12 different sports within the highly competitive Mission League, part of the CIF Southern Section. Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track, Volleyball and Water Polo are offered at the Varsity and Junior Varsity levels. Basketball, Football and Track are also offered at the Freshman level.