The primary purpose of this program is to teach the fundamentals of football, sportsmanship, provide maximum playing time, leadership and eventually prepare players for high school football in a parish setting. All children, regardless of athletic ability, are encouraged to participate.

Boys Basketball

The Boys Basketball Program participates in the Catholic Youth Organization of the Harrisburg Diocese and provides boys the opportunity for instructional and competitive basketball. Teamwork, fitness and good sportsmanship are goals of the program. The instructional teams are generally for children in 3rd and 4th grades; the competitive teams are for 5th thru 12th graders.

Girls Basketball

The Good Shepherd Girls Basketball Program participates in the diocesan CYO Program and is open to all girls of Good Shepherd Parish. We begin with the basic fundamentals and progress to a competitive level, teaching the girls to respect all team players, coaches, opponents and community members in an appropriate Christian manner.


This program offers children in Good Shepherd School and the Religious Education Program (CCD) the opportunity to play together as a parish team and compete against teams from other parishes. The league offers playing opportunities to all eligible students regardless of their playing experience, with emphasis on fun and sportsmanship.

Track and Field

The Good Shepherd Track and Field team is open to all parish members in grades 4 through 8. Students compete in numerous running and field events against other parish teams. The team concept provides good leadership skills, sportsmanship, fitness and healthy competition.


The Good Shepherd Cheerleading program will be open starting in 2010 to girls in grades 1 thru 8 who attend the school or the CCD program. Students attending any parochial school without a football program are also eligible. Christian values and sportsmanship are important aspects of this organization. Participants and parents must make the commitment to attend practices in July and August and Tuesday and Wednesdays evenings at Our Lady of Lourdes Field when school starts.