Sports are not merely the exercise of muscles, but it is the school of moral values and of training in courage, in perseverance, and in overcoming laziness and carelessness. There is no doubt that these values are of greatest interest for the formation of a personality, which considers sports not an end in itself but as a means to total physical, moral and social development.
St. John Paul II

Athletics Are an Integral Part of Catholic, Classical Education

Donahue Academy certainly punches above its weight when it comes to athletics. Even though we are a small school, we field a broad array of teams and achieve astonishing success despite our size. We have three football State Championship titles and multiple Conference Championships in Cross Country.

A critical implication of our small size means we encourage all of our students to consider playing a sport they might not otherwise have attempted or thought they could excel at. Students who might not make a team at a big school may find the opportunity to play and have fun with friends on inter-school competitive sports team at our school.

Fall Sports Teams

  • Girls Volleyball
    • 5th-6th Grade
    • 7th-8th Grade
    • 9th-12th Grade
  • Boys/Girls Cross Country
    • 3rd-5th Grade
    • 6th-8th Grade
    • 9th-12th Grade
  • 8 Man Football
    • 9th-12th Grade

Winter Sports Teams

  • Girls Basketball
    • 5th-6th Grade
    • 7th-8th Grade
    • 9th-12th Grade
  • Boys Basketball
    • 5th-6th Grade
    • 7th-8th Grade
    • 9th-12th Grade
  • Girls Soccer
    • 9th-12th Grade
  • Boys Soccer
    • 9th-12th Grade

Spring Sports Teams

  • Girls Soccer
    • 6th-8th Grade
  • Boys Soccer
    • 6th-8th Grade
  • Girls/Boys Track
    • 6th-8th Grade
    • 9th-12th Grade

Athletic Fees per Student Athlete:

  • Football: $200
  • Cross Country 3rd-5th Grade: $25
  • Track 6th-8th Grade: $75
  • All other sports 3rd-8th Grade: $150
  • All other sports 9th-12th Grade: $190

Donahue Academy Sports Facilities Locations

Basketball and Volleyball

Donahue Academy Gymnasium
4955 Seton Way, Ave Maria, FL 34142

Football and Soccer

Ave Maria North Park
Ave Maria Blvd & Anthem Pkwy

Required Athletic Forms

All Student Athletes

  1. Diocese of Venice Consent, Release of Liability and Indemnification
  2. Diocese of Venice Notification of Trip and Event
  3. Diocese of Venice Medical Authorization For Minor

Required NFHS Certificates

Donahue Academy is a member of NFHS. All of our students athletes are required to watch the following three, free educational videos provided by NFHS.

  1. Concussion in Sports
  2. Heat Illness Prevention
  3. Sudden Cardiac Arrest