The 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 have an astonishing success rate given our size. We even have two state championships in football, and multiple conference championships in Middle School 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.

Donahue Academy Sports Facilities Ave Maria Locations

Basketball, Volleyball

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

Football, Soccer

North Park, Ave Maria Blvd & Anthem Pkwy

“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

Donahue Athletics – Required Forms

Parents – Please turn in all the required forms at the same time.

Athletes of all ages

  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 – (needed for Homeschool students)

Athletes in 3rd – 8th grade

DH 3040 School Health Entry Form

Athletes in 9th – 12th grade

  1. FHSAA EL2 – Physical
  2. FHSAA EL3 – Consent form

Transfer Students 

The following forms are not needed if your student is coming to Donahue after completing the terminating grade at another institution. For example, having just completed 8th grade at a K-8 school, and now entering Donahue Catholic for 9th grade.

  1. FHSAA GA4 – Recruiting Affidavit
  2. FHSAA EL7 – Home Education Verification

NFHS Certificates

All FHSAA member school, student-athletes are required to annually view the three FREE NFHS online education courses, found at this link:

  1. Concussion in Sports – What You Need to Know
  2. Heat Illness Prevention
  3. Sudden Cardiac Arrest