We currently have four seasonal sport leagues: kickball, softball, indoor volleyball, and foam dodgeball. We occasionally host other events as well, such as ultimate Frisbee and mud runs. All of our sports are co-ed and open to young adults ages 21-40.
We accept players of all competition and athletic abilities. When signing up for a sport, players rank themselves on a scale of 1 – 10 in terms of their competitive level and athletic ability. Coaches and sports directors use this information when drafting players for teams to make sure players are equally distributed amongst teams.
For the seasonal leagues, games are held on Sunday afternoons for kickball, softball, indoor volleyball, and Tuesdays currently for dodgeball.
- Kickball takes place in the winter from January-March
- Softball is in the spring from April-May
- Volleyball happens in the summer from June-August
- Dodgeball occurs in the fall September-November
League: SAYA has its own sports league, to promote competition with fellowship at the forefront of play. We play teams who choose to have a team within SAYA. The league is not limited to parishioners of Saint Anne. Churches and young adults from all over the diocese form teams and play in the league. We typically have 200 players per sport depending on the facility capacity.
Playing Field: Softball and kickball games are held at the participating churches home fields. Most of these are at the parish while some are at nearby public schools or parks. Volleyball and foam dodgeball games are mainly played at Saint Anne and occasionally other diocese churches/schools.
Our sports leagues continue to grow! The number of teams depends on the sport being played. Volleyball is our largest sport with over 250 players in 2016 and kickball is our second largest with consistently over 200 players.
Registration/Fees: Our registration fee is published in the newsletter when enrollment starts (about $12). If players need a jersey for the league (i.e. they are a new player or new to that team) the fee for the jersey is an additional $15. So playing on a league never costs more than $30 – a great bargain compared to the sports leagues in Houston. We also donate money to the St. Anne Scholarship Fund each year, to provide tuition assistance to exemplary athletes at St. Anne Catholic School.
Rules: Each sport has its own set of rules. Coaches of each team know the rules, as well as the sports directors, and distribute the rules to the players at the beginning of each season.