LEAGUE

INFORMATION
LEAGUE DIRECTOR

 

Cody Wallinger teaches Junior High Social Studies at St. Joseph Catholic School. In addition to his teaching duties, he is also co-Athletic Director and the Knights Academic & Behavior Support System (KABSS) Coordinator. Cody has also coached multiple sports at Pius X High School over the last four years, including football, boys basketball, and girls soccer. Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year Cody will take on the role of League Director for the Diocese of Lincoln Athletic League Program.

 

A very brief history of Cody…

In 2006 Cody graduated from Diller-Odell High School and attended Peru State College where he played football for four years, was a Resident Assistant for three years, and a member of Student Senate for two years. While finishing up his Bachelor of Arts Degree in History Education 7-12, Cody substitute taught and coached football and girls soccer at Beatrice High School.

In the fall of 2012, Cody entered Saint Gregory the Great Seminary in Seward, NE. After receiving his Certificate of Philosophy, he continued his formation at Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, MD. In December of 2014, Cody discerned out of the seminary and began teaching at St. Joseph’s Catholic School the following year.

In June 2017, Cody married his best friend, Lily, and the two had their first child, Rocco Joseph, in July of 2018.

 

“Well, my art of midwifery is in most respects like theirs; but differs, in that I attend… and look after their souls when they are in labour, and not after their bodies: and the triumph of my art is in thoroughly examining whether the thought which the mind of the young… brings forth is a false idol or a noble and true birth. And like the mid-wives, I am barren, and the reproach which is often made against me, that I ask questions of others and have not the wit to answer them myself is very just… And therefore I am not myself at all wise, nor have I anything to show which is the invention or birth of my own soul, but those who converse with me profit.”
~ Socratese, as written by Plato in Theaetetus

REGISTRATION & PARTICIPATION FORMS

Sports Registration Form:

Every student-athlete needs to have this form filled out, and on file with their school’s Athletic Director. Without this form on file students are not allowed to participate in any extra-curricular athletic activities. Once on file, it is good for the remainder of the school year.

Participation Forms:

At the beginning of each athletic season, Athletic Directors will distribute specific participation forms to junior high students. Athletes who want to participate in an upcoming sport must fill out the sport-specific participation form and return it to their Athletic Director along with the sport fee.

LEAGUE POLICIES
MISSION STATEMENT

Lincoln Catholic Athletic League Mission Statement

The mission of the Lincoln Catholic Athletic League is to provide an athletic program with an emphasis on Catholic principles, good sportsmanship, and the governing of healthy competition amongst student-athletes in junior high school.

Our belief is that the athletic program is an integral part of the totality that is the educational experience. Young men and women are provided both tangible and intangible lifetime skills that cannot be taught in any other field of education.

Our athletic program strives to develop arenas of competition that help develop young student-athletes both physically and spiritually, in an attempt to ultimately bring about strong contributing members of parish communities and society, as a whole.

PHILOSOPHY

Lincoln Catholic Athletic League Philosophy

Student-athletes, coaches, parents and spectators are to always remember that the contests in which our athletes compete are games. While valuable life lessons can be taught in the heat of the contest, detrimental ones can also be on display if we are not careful of our actions and mentality. The Lincoln Catholic Athletic League aims to create safe and competitive athletic environments for ALL of our junior high student-athletes.

Our program shall provide valuable lessons for practical situations; teamwork, sportsmanship, hard work, winning, and losing.  Through participation in our athletic program, students learn self-discipline, build self-confidence, and develop skills to handle competitive situations.  Through the Lincoln Catholic Athletic League program, we work to build a community and a bond of unity that leads to caring for one another in the ways Christ, Himself, taught.

ATHLETIC TRAINER

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, mutli-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clincical diagnosis, therapeutic interventions, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

 

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Drew Erks, MSEd, ATC has been providing Athletic Training care to the Pius X Community for 8 years, and has been an Athletic Trainer for over 15 years. He has extensive knowledge and experience evaluating and treating athletic injuries. Drew has professional relationships with numerous physicians, physical therapists, and other healthcare professionals.

 

Mr. Erks is more than happy to help you with any injury that has been lingering and may be holding your student athlete out of competition, practice, or activity. Injury consultations and evaluations are offered to any middle school athlete.  Please contact him at the email address or phone number provided.

Contact Information:

[email protected]

(402) 649-5179

 

Services available for Middle School Athletes: 

  • Consultation and Evaluation of Athletic injuries
    • Pain or injury lasting longer than 7 days
  • Orthopaedic Physician Referral
    • For Serious injuries requiring more advanced care
  • Physical Therapy Referral
    • For Long term rehabilitation and treatment
    • Concussion Education and Guidance
  • Concussion Education & Guidance
    • NOT CONCUSSION EVALUATIONS (These should be performed by your Family Dr.)
    • NOT CLEARANCE to Resume Activity (Clearance should be from your Family Dr.)

 

 

Concussion Information Sheets:

COACH'S MANDATE

Download The Coach’s Mandate

 

Lincoln Catholic Athletic League

I, __________________________________, agree to uphold the Lincoln Catholic Athletic League mission statement and philosophy, which I have read below. As a coach in this league, I hold myself to the highest of standards. I acknowledge the repercussion of neglecting my duties and responsibilities, with the penalty of dismissal as a coach.

 

X ______________________________                        X ______________________________

(Head Coach or Assistant)                                                      (Athletic Director)

  

Lincoln Catholic Athletic League Mission Statement

The mission of the Lincoln Catholic Athletic League is to provide an athletic program with an emphasis on Catholic principles, good sportsmanship, and the governing of healthy competition amongst student-athletes in junior high school.

Our belief is that the athletic program is an integral part of the totality that is the educational experience. Young men and women are provided both tangible and intangible lifetime skills that cannot be taught in any other field of education.

Our athletic program strives to develop arenas of competition that help develop young student-athletes both physically and spiritually, in an attempt to ultimately bring about strong contributing members of parish communities and society, as a whole.

 

Lincoln Catholic Athletic League Philosophy

Student-athletes, coaches, parents and spectators are to always remember that the contests in which our athletes compete are games. While valuable life lessons can be taught in the heat of the contest, detrimental ones can also be on display if we are not careful of our actions and mentality. The Lincoln Catholic Athletic League aims to create safe and competitive athletic environments for ALL of our junior high student-athletes.

Our program shall provide valuable lessons for practical situations; teamwork, sportsmanship, hard work, winning, and losing.  Through participation in our athletic program, students learn self-discipline, build self-confidence, and develop skills to handle competitive situations.  Through the Lincoln Catholic Athletic League program, we work to build a community and a bond of unity that leads to caring for one another in the ways Christ, Himself, taught.

NATIONAL ANTHEM AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE POLICY

National Anthem / Pledge of Allegiance Policy

The Executive Committee of the Lincoln Catholic Athletic League requires all coaches and athletes to stand, facing the flag, with their hand held over their heart during the playing of the National Anthem or Pledge of Allegiance.  Any coach or athlete, who refuses to do so, will be dismissed from coaching or playing in the Lincoln Catholic Athletic League indefinitely.  Athletic Directors are to report any violation of this policy within 24 hours to the League Director.  Any concern or protest from any individual is to be directed to the Executive Committee.

 

St. Sebastian, Patron Saint of Athletes, Pray for Us

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