The primary purpose of the athletic program at Mater Dei is to promote the physical, mental, emotional and moral well being of all participants. Athletics in our school is intended to be a positive force in preparing students for an enriching and vital life.
The athletic program is an important and integral part of the total school program and is open to participation by all students, on a competitive basis, regardless of individual differences. Through voluntary participation, the athlete gives time, energy and loyalty to the program. He/she also accepts the training rules, regulations and responsibilities which are unique to an athletic program. In order to contribute to the welfare of the group, the athlete must willingly assume these obligations. The role often demands that the individual make sacrifices not required of others. The team suffers if the individual athlete is suspended or dismissed - in athletics we depend upon each other. If an athlete causes himself or herself to be suspended or dismissed, parents and team members must recognize that the "culprit" causing the team to suffer is the athlete in question and not the coach or the Athletic Department.
Parents of athletes must also recognize that they are an integral part of the athletic program. Parents also must make sacrifices. They must honor their child's commitment to the team by having him/her attend all practices and events and especially the commitment to complete the season. Perhaps most importantly, parents must agree that drinking and/or drugs have no place in the athletic setting and will never allow such activities in their homes.
In addition to the rules and regulations for students at Mater Dei,the Athletic Code also governs our athletes.
Practices and games may take place even though school might be closed for holidays or inclement weather. You may call the Athletic Department at 732.671.9100, extension 10 for updates or check the Mater Dei website (www.materdeiprep.org) for Season Schedules, Weekly Schedules, and Daily Updates.
2011 - 2012 Sports:
Mater Dei Prep offers 20 sports throughout the year; Fall – Football, Boys and Girls Cross Country, Field Hockey, Girls Tennis, Boys and Girls Soccer; Winter – Boys and Girls Winter Track, Boys and Girls Bowling, Boys and Girls Basketball; Spring – Baseball, Softball, Boys and Girls Track and Field, Boys Tennis, Golf.