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Calling all ballers grades 5-8!

Tryouts will be closed to all parents and guardians, please plan to drop off your student athlete and pick-up them up at the stated time. This year Varsity Boys tryouts will be run by a highly qualified third party, which is a common practice in athletics, and we believe the fairest way to determine the Varsity Team based on pure skill and ability. At the end of the tryouts the top Varsity boy players will be submitted to the OLA Coaches. Varsity boys are required to attend both dates; JV boys will only have one tryout session. Tryout dates are as follows:

Varsity Boys:
Sunday 10/13 @Saint Mary’s HS Lynn 11:30-1pm;
second tryout
Wednesday 10/16 @Pickering Middle School Lynn 7-8:30pm

Sunday 10/13 @Saint Mary’s HS Lynn for JV BOYS 1:00-3pm; at this time only 1 tryout session is required

We are targeting practices to be held on Thursday and Friday evenings at St. George's Lynn, with a possible additional practice day pending negotiation with Danvers Indoor Sports. Home games will be held at St. Mary’s Lynn on Saturdays between 1-5:30p.m. (final schedule TBD). There will be several away games during the week as well, the final game schedule will be posted once it is finalized by the League.

If interested and eligible please email your child’s name and grade if they intend to try out no later than Wednesday 10/9/19 to Candice Cantelli Meklis at
Cheering Info
The 2019-2020 Cheerleading season is approaching fast and we are looking to get a headcount of students in 4th through 8th grade interested in cheering this year. Depending on the number of participants, tryouts will NOT be required unless interest is greater than 20 students. If a tryout is required, it will more than likely be held on Monday 10/28 from 3-5 pm in the school cafeteria (final date time TBD)

Practices will be held Wednesdays after school from 3-4:45 pm in the school cafeteria.

The Cheer Team will cheer for Varsity Boys home games and several JV Boys home games.

Home games will be held at St. Mary’s HS Lynn on Saturdays
The V & JV boys games are typically held from 3 to 5/5:30 pm. (Final schedule TBD).

PLEASE NOTE that in order to participate you must be in good academic standing and you must attend all practices and all games (unless excused by your Coach). Your commitment to the OLA Cheer Team is required! We are aware that many of you participate in multiple activities and sports inside and outside of the school so we ask that you please take a thoughtful and thorough approach to your decision making process and the requirements set forth by the school and our Coaches.

If your child is interested and eligible please email Candice Cantelli Meklis, OLA Athletic Director, at with your child’s name and grade no later than Friday, 10/18/19.
Basketball and Cheerleading
OLA is part of the North Shore Catholic Elementary School Basketball League. Each fall we hold tryouts for our JV and Varsity boys and girls team for students in Grades 5-8.

Please note: All players and participants must have an updated physical on file in the Nurse's Office to be eligible to participate prior to the start of the season.

Contact: Candice Cantelli Meklis
OLA Athletic Director