Saint Alphonsus Liguori sports includes: Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Track, Soccer

Charger Athletic's News

Hey everyone --

This email is all about the second meet of the season, coming up this Sunday at 1pm at Hoffman Estates High School.

Event entries are attached. Please let me know as soon as possible if you can't make it -- I can work out changes to the entries ahead of the meet.
Let's plan to meet a bit after noon Sunday at the track.  Before the meet starts at 1, our kids will need to get their marks and practice jumps/throws in, as well as a warmup. Volunteers will also have to meet around 1:30 in order to get set up in their assignments.

I would expect the whole works to be done by 4pm, and hopefully even before then.


You are the best parent group in the conference, I will tell anyone. You always step up to do the jobs that need to be done at the meets.  These are all pretty easy jobs, but they're vital to making the meet go!  Thank you for always helping out.

Our Lady of the Wayside is hosting this meet, and they haven't yet been able to give us parent volunteer assignments.  I'll keep you all looped in when they do.


The forecast for Sunday looks terrible!  But this is track and track people aren't sensible about cold wet spring weather, so I expect we will run as best we can.

If there should be lightning in the area, there is an alarm at the track and of course everything stops. But no thunderstorms are predicted.

Kids should bring their toasty track jackets, but more than that too -- hats and mittens, sweatpants and hoodies, anything to keep themselves warm and dry as possible between events.  I'll have the team team tent anchored down wherever I can put it out of the wind with the sides on -- hopefully under the bleachers.  Bringing a foldup chair as well to stay off the wet cold ground between events may be smart.  

If you have any questions, let me know!  GO CHARGERS!

Hey everyone!

Week one was a great start!  Lots of conditioning and fitness drills so far, and that's likely to continue for a bit yet as we round into shape. So far we've had 20 kids attend practice, which is great but we're always open to more!   Spread the word!


Our second week of practice will run as follows:
Tuesday 12 March -- 5:30pm-7pmThursday 14 March -- 5:30pm-7pm 
Saturday 16 March -- 9am-10:30am
This is going to be our basic weekly schedule -- Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 to 7; and Saturday morning 9am-10:30am.
We'll practice rain or shine -- please have the kids come dressed for the weather, though, as we'll do our best to practice outside when we can.

If you have a conflict or can't make practice, we always appreciate a quick email or text to let us know -- my mobile is 773.485.4022.

NWCC Meet 1 -- Saturday 6 April or Sunday 7 April -- location TBANWCC Meet 2 -- Saturday 13 April or Sunday 14 April -- location TBA
NWCC Conference Finals -- Sunday 28 April -- location TBAIESA Sectional 1 Meet -- Saturday 4 May 9am -- Carmel Catholic HS, MundeleinIESA Class A State Finals (for qualifiers) -- Friday 10 May and Saturday 11 May -- Eastside Centre, East Peoria
I expect to get firm dates/times/locations from the conference this week at the coaches meeting, which I will pass along in next week's email.

That's all I have for now!  Please don't hesitate to contact with your questions and concerns. GO CHARGERS!


Mark Krier


The St Al's Athletic Department has started using Team App as a way to keep everyone on our teams connected by smartphone.  Many of you already use apps like Team App for traveling teams and so forth.  Apps can be really handy for things like cancelled practices and late updates about the team.

You can also download the app from the App Store or Google Play to sign up.  You create an account, verify it through a confirmation email, log in to the phone app, and you can search for 'Saint Al Chargers'.  Request access to that group and we'll approve you in.

Let me know if you have questions or problems!


Thanks for everything you do for Saint Al's!





Article from the daily Herald about 6th grade boys tournament! go chargers!

Athletic Board


Board Members:

Michelle Zalewski Athletic Director (

Tony Marchetti   Athletic Director (

Mark Krier Assistant Athletic Director

Michelle Zalewski Treasurer

Tony Marchetti School Board Liaison/Tournament Director

Ronnie McClellan Uniforms Manager

Greg Zalewski Concessions Manager

Nathalie and Mark Krier Schedulers

Rosemary Baroud and Mary Mayer Athletics Fundraising

Vacant 4th Grade Rep.

Valerie Smith 5th Grade Rep.

Jamie Marchetti 6th Grade Rep.

Adrianne Konrath 7th Grade Rep.

Ronnie McClellan 8th Grade Rep.

The St. Alphonsus Athletic Board meets 2 times per year. All participating grades have a representative on the Board.   If you would like an item placed on to the agenda, or have an item that you would like to bring to the board's attention, please contact one of our Athletic Directors at, or

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