Activities & Athletics

Our Activities and Athletics Mission Statement

St Joseph Catholic School provides activities and athletics programs where all students have the opportunity to learn, play and have fun while promoting positive self-esteem, sportsmanship, and Christian behavior. Learn more about 4HG!

Please review the handbook for policies and rules for our activities and athletics programs. In addition, please review the Minnesota Department of Health's "Return To Play Guidelines".

Boys and girls basketball is open to all grades 3-8 students. Practices begin in early November and games are scheduled to begin in December. The season is planned to end at the end of February.

Contact Mr. Sutherland for any questions about our activities or athletics programs or if you are interested in being a team coach.

Schedule and Locations

Waconia Local League Basketball Schedule 2021-2022

To view the schedule for a particular age group:On the right side of the page 

Click: "View Schedules"Click the age group schedule you want to view.

Click: "View"On the next page you will see the schedule and it will list the location for the game. If you click on the location the address for the site will come up.

Basketball Gymnasium Locations 

St. Joe's Classic Basketball Tournament Dates

Boys Classic Tourney: Saturday, January 28, 2023

Girls Classic Tourney: Saturday, February 11, 2023

Find Registration Information Here

Check out the early years of St. Joe's Basketball! Lloyd Laumann, one of our earliest coaches put together an archive of the first-ever basketball teams and players. 

*All registration is for the current grade (2021-2011)

3/4 Softball- Kick-off: Wednesday, June 1, 8, 15, 22, **Monday, June 27**, (Skip June 29), July 6. Rain Date July 13.

3/4 Baseball- Kick-off: Thursday, June 2, 9, 16, 23, **Tuesday, June 28**, (Skip June 30), July 7. Rain Date July 14.

Cost: $50 for 3/4 Softball or Baseball includes Jersey and Hat/Visor the player keeps & can reuse following seasons

5/6 Baseball: Tuesday/Thursday Games begin May 31 -July 12 with an end-of-season tourney.


Practices to be determined by the coach. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Sutherland at 

The St. Joseph Catholic School competes in the West Metro division of the Minnesota Junior High Math League. Participation in the math league gives students an opportunity to expand their math skills individually and cooperatively in groups. It is also a chance for students to compete against the best “Mathletes” in the western suburbs. The West Metro division consists of St. Joseph School and five area schools (Watertown-Mayer, Delano, St. Therese, Waconia Middle School, and Notre Dame Academy). There are five meets from October to January including 1-2 home meets at St. Joseph School. Students compete for team and individual honors. The team consists of students in grades 6-8 and practices approximately once per week from September to January. The team is coached by St Joseph math teacher Kristi Klawitter.

The registration fee for new students who would like to purchase a Math League t-shirt is $40. Returning students who already have a t-shirt or students who wish not to purchase a t-shirt is $25.

For more information about Math League, contact Mrs. Klawitter. To view the Math League Calendar, click here.

Robotics is open to all grades 3-8 students. Grades 4-8 students will have the opportunity to compete and advance to the Regional First Lego League Tournament, typically held in November or December. The State Tournament is held in January each year. 

St. Joseph sent three of its teams to the regional competition in 2018. The 7th-8th grade team (Zeus) won the 1st place award for the Research Project at the regional competition. 

Congratulations to our 6th Grade Team (The Astrobots) for advancing and competing at the State competition on February 23, 2019. They placed 1st in Innovative Solution and were a finalist in the Research Quality category. Robotics teams are judged on how well their programmed robot can complete specific missions, how well, and how complex their programing language is, and what engineering is involved in the actual robot build. Each team works together, communicates, solves problems, and conflicts while using innovation, and discovery to make an impact in the world. 

Contact Mr. Sutherland for any questions about our activities or athletics programs or if you are interested in being a team coach. 

Find information about the 2020-2021 season here!

What is the FIRST LEGO League?

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an exciting alliance between FIRST and the LEGO® Group. It’s a robotics program for 9 to 16-year-olds (9 to 14 in  US/CAN/MEX), which is designed to get children excited about science and technology and teach them valuable employment and life skills.

Teams of up to 10 kids program an autonomous robot (using a LEGO MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface, create an innovative solution to a problem as part of their Project, all while guided by the FLL Core Values. These three elements – the Robot Game, Project, and FLL Core Values – make up what we call our yearly Challenge.

Join the St. Joe’s Ski Club! Ski Club is open to grades 5-8!

  • Dates: 12/3, 12/17, 1/7, 1/21, 2/11, and 2/25
  • Time: Bus will leave school at 3 pm and will return at 9:30 pm
  • Location: Powder Ridge (Kimball, MN)

Equipment rental options are available - see below for pricing. If you have questions about Ski Club, contact Mr. S at for more information.

This is a parent chaperoned activity! We receive Chaperone passes so you can ski or hang out in the chalet! Contact Mr. S  if you would like to chaperone!

Limited to 50 kids so register now!

Join us on our Saints Soccer team! Soccer is open to all Kindergarten-Grade 6 students.

Registration is now open for Spring Soccer.  Registration ends March 21st.

Cost: K-3rd $40.00   4th -6th $55.00

Please let Mr. S know if you are interested in coaching and direct questions to

Volleyball- Fall 2022-Schedule TBD

Cost: $40 for 4th Grade Volleyball- includes all practices and limited opportunities to participate in games.

Cost: $75 for 5-8th Grade Volleyball, includes a Jersey the player keeps & can reuse following seasons.

Contact Mr. Sutherland for any questions about our activities or athletics programs or if you are interested in being a team coach. 

Please note: Registration should be completed for only one child at a time.


Subscribe to our newsletter