About UDJ Athletics

U of D Jesuit High School athletes compete in the Detroit Catholic High School League (CHSL) and the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) while the Academy is a member of the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). The department boasts 34 teams in total including 8 Academy teams and 14 varsity sports.

Over the last four years, U of D Jesuit has accumulated:

  • 33 total Academic All-State Team Honors
  • 12 MHSAA District Titles
  • 15 MHSAA Regional Titles
  • 12 total MHSAA Final Four Appearances
  • 2 MHSAA State Championships

Leagues

College Resources

Interested in competing at the next level? Look into what it takes to be recruited and cleared to play intercollegiate athletics in the NCAA and NAIA.

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FAQs

ATHLETES REQUIRED TO REGISTER BEFORE START OF SEASON THIS YEAR

In an ongoing effort to improve and streamline our start of athletic season procedures, the U of D Jesuit Athletic Department is continuing its new registration practice for all athletes intending to participate or try-out for a sport. Anyone planning on participating on a U of D Jesuit athletic team will have to secure a “Start of Season Athletic Clearance Form” from the U of D Jesuit Athletic Office before they can officially begin practice or tryout for a team. The health and safety of our scholar-athletes is a top priority. This simple procedure will allow us to be better prepared for the start of each season and in turn better support our scholar-athletes and coaches.

Who needs to get a Start of Season Athletic Clearance Form?

Anyone (all grades 7-12/all levels Academy-Varsity) who intends to participate or tryout for an athletic team at U of D Jesuit.

Can my parents get the form for me?

No. Students are responsible for securing their own form. Parents can certainly come with their student, but the student must be present.

If I am a returning player from last year do I still have to get a Start of Season Athletic Clearance Form?

Yes. Every season is treated individually. Whether this is your first time coming out for a sport or you are a returning letterman, everyone has to get this form before each new season.

How soon can I get a Start of Season Clearance form for this upcoming season?

Start of Season Athletic Clearance Forms are available in the U of D Jesuit Athletic Office for all sports. Check with your individual program coach for specific team start / tryout dates and times.

What happens if I don’t have an approved Start of Season Athletic Clearance Form?

Your coach will not allow you to practice, participate or tryout for any athletic activity until you present them with a signed and approved form. There are no exceptions to this policy.


Does it cost anything to receive the Start of Season Athletic Clearance Form?

No.

Can I wait until the first day of the season to get the Start of Season Athletic Clearance Form?

The U of D Jesuit Athletic Department will continue to issue Start of Season Athletic Clearance Forms throughout the season as needed. Technically, you can wait until the first day of the season to apply for one, but you will not receive an approved form that day.

Forms

Meet Our Athletics Team

Dennis Dael

Dennis Dael

Asst. Athletic Director
Denise Iaquinta

Denise Iaquinta

Administrative Assistant
Nicholas Kocsis

Nicholas Kocsis

Athletic Director