IHM Sports Committee is an organization serving Immaculate Heart of Mary Grade School and Parish. It is the purpose of the Sports Committee to provide extra-curricular programs that will enhance the overall development of our children by promoting physical fitness and the positive characteristics of sportsmanship. We aim to complement the intellectual, spiritual, and academic goals of Immaculate Heart of Mary Grade School. Our programs are strictly for the enjoyment of the children involved, not for the glory of the spectators and coaches. All adults are expected to act in a manner that will be instructive, not destructive to the learning and maturing process of our children. The Committee will also coordinate athletic activities for adult members of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. These activities will foster stewardship, community, and participation by any and all members of the Church.

For information on any of our IHM sports programs please contact Jason Lenihan, IHM Sports Committee President at 859-689-5010 ext. 515 or via e-mail at



Immaculate Heart of Mary has volleyball teams for girls and boys from grades third through eighth. Girls’ volleyball teams in 3rd, 4th and 5th grades, compete in recreational leagues. In 6th, 7th and 8th grades, girls can try-out for competitive teams. Girls that are not selected for the competitive team can elect to play on an IHM recreational team. Registration for girls’ volleyball occurs in May near the end of the school year. The girls’ volleyball season starts in mid-August and runs until late October.  

Boys’ volleyball teams in 3rd through 8th grades compete in recreational leagues. Registration for boys’ volleyball occurs in March. The season starts in late March and ends in late April. All boys volleyball teams, 3rd – 8th grades play in recreational league.

In addition, students in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade may participate in Little Saints volleyball, an instructional program focus on teaching children fundamental skills of volleyball through a skills clinic conducted for 6 weeks from late August until the early October.


IHM offers competitive and recreational basketball teams for all students in grades 1st – 8th. IHM basketball teams in 1st – 5th grade are recreational teams focused on individual development, team work, and strengthening player fundamentals. Students in grades 6th – 8th can try out for competitive basketball teams, students that tryout but are not selected for competitive teams may participate on an IHM recreational team. Registration for IHM basketball teams occurs in late August. The basketball season typically starts for both boys and girls in late October and finishes in early to mid-March. IHM competitive basketball teams play in the Northern Kentucky Middle School Basketball League. Recreational teams play in leagues hosted by a variety of diocesan Catholic Schools.


Immaculate Heart of Mary has golf teams available for boys and girls in grades 5th through 8th. Golf team registration occurs in early August, the season runs from late August until early October. IHM golf teams play in recreational leagues against other diocesan grade schools.


IHM Spirit Squad is a cheerleading team activity for girls in 1st through 4th grade. IHM spirit squad registration is in late August with team practices starting once per week in late September. The IHM spirit squad competes in one cheerleading competition each year, cheers at several grade school boys and girls basketball games, and performs annually in the school talent show.


IHM affiliated soccer teams compete in the Boone County Recreational Soccer Association League. IHM students register with BCYSA through the standard registration process, but designation their desire to be placed on an IHM affiliated team. This allows students to participate on a team with their classmates on a team with uniforms supplied by IHM. BCYSA registration is conducted by the league in October (for the next spring) and May (for the upcoming fall.)


Jason Lenihan
Committee Chairman
(859) 689-5010, ext 515