Teams & Tryouts

"Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ"
Through sports, our students strive for their personal best and learn to succeed by working as a team. Cor Jesu offers the following team sports:

Fall Sports

Cross Country  •  Field Hockey  •  Golf  •  Softball  •  Tennis  •  Volleyball
Fall Sports begin August 12, 2019

Winter Sports

Basketball  •  Cheerleading  •  Swimming
Basketball begins November 4, 2019
Swimming and Diving begins November 11, 2019

Spring Sports

Lacrosse  •  Soccer  •  Track & Field
Spring Sports begin March 2, 2020 

Fall Tryouts

Cor Jesu students that plan on trying out for any sport at Cor Jesu must turn in the four page MSHSAA physical by July 15. Fall Tryouts begin on August 12th. On August 12th all sports tryout participants must check in at Cor Jesu in the commons before going to the tryout. This includes sports that participate off campus. Tryouts are a minimum of 3 days and are typically completed by Friday of the first week. After tryouts are complete, practices continue Mondays – Fridays and some weekend days until the season is complete. Athletes are expected to be at all practices and contest. Any student athlete that makes a Cor Jesu team is required to attend a rules meeting with their parents each year. The fall rules meeting for this school year will be Sunday, August 18 in the gym at 5:00 pm. If you have any questions about a specific sport tryout, please contact the head coach or the Athletic Director, Liz Biedenstein, at

Cross Country

Email Coach Katie ( for a summer training packet.
The Cor Jesu Cross Country team will begin practicing on Monday, August 12 and as XC is a MSHSAA sanctioned high school sport, a serious commitment is required. Although cuts are not made based on speed/ability or race performance results, retention on the team will be based on attitude, sportsmanship, effort, and reliability.
-       Make sure you’re well hydrated when you come to practice
-       Bring a water bottle
-       Wear a watch to keep track of your time
-       Returning runners bring their summer running logs the first day
Practice will be held 4:00 – 5:30 PM,* Monday – Friday
Monday, Aug. 12 @ Cor Jesu (check in student commons 3:30)
Tuesday, Aug. 13 @ Cor Jesu
Wednesday, Aug. 14 @ White Cliff Park
Thursday, Aug. 15 @ Cor Jesu
Friday, Aug. 16 @ Minnie Ha Ha Park
*If the heat index is predicted to be high at 4p, practice mayl be moved back to 6p.
Starting with WEEK 2, weekly schedule of practice locations will be distributed on Sundays
Key Contacts: 

Katie Helbig, Head Coach
Cell: 314-591-0121
John Monda, Assistant Coach
Cell: 314-239-2445

Field Hockey

Students should, check in in the commons 30 minutes before the tryout on Monday. Participants should bring a water bottle, cleats, shin guards, a mouth and regular tennis shoes each day. Bring your stick and eye wear if you have one. We do have some to loan out for tryout week. During the tryout, participants should write or pin their last name onto the back of their shirt.
Varsity and JV: 3:30-5:30pm
Freshman: 5:30-7:00pm
Teams decided by that Friday


Tryouts will be held at Tapawingo starting at 4:00 (note time change) the week of August 12. Participants will play a nine hole round each day. On Monday, check in at Cor Jesu at least 30 minutes before you go to the course. Freshmen that are at school for orientation can check in at 2 before you leave school.   Bring water in addition to your clubs each day.


On Monday, check in in the commons 30 minutes before the start of the tryout. Tryouts will be held from 3:30-5 Monday-Friday at Affton Athletic Association with cuts made by Wednesday.


Tennis tryouts for Varsity and JV will be held at Webster Rec courts from 6-8 pm. On Monday, check in at the table in the Commons at Cor Jesu 30 minutes before you head to the Webster Courts. Bring water and your racquet each day.  


Athletes should check in in the commons 30 minutes before the tryout start time on Monday.
Returning players tryout from 3-5
Freshmen from 5-7
Cuts will be made by Wednesday and teams finalized by Friday.

More Information

If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director Liz Biedenstein at or 314.842.4429, ext. 114.