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Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.

Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.

Central Catholic offers twenty-seven (27) Varsity sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) and the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC) as well as two (2) seasons of Cheerleading under the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).

More than half of our student body, approximately 800 students, compete on at least one of these teams, an experience that fosters teamwork, dedication, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence, lessons that carry over into all aspects of life.
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Raider Athletics FAQs

What sports are offered at CCHS?

The following sports are offered at CCHS:


  • Cross Country (boys and girls; JV and V)
  • Cheerleading (co-ed; JV and V)
  • Field Hockey (girls; JV and V)
  • Football (boys; FR, Soph, JV and V)
  • Golf (co-ed; JV and V)
  • Soccer (boys and girls; FR, JV and V)
  • Swimming and Diving (girls)
  • Volleyball (girls; FR, JV and V)


  • Basketball (boys and girls; FR, JV and V)
  • Cheerleading (co-ed; JV and V)
  • Gymnastics (co-ed)
  • Ice Hockey (boys and girls; JV-A, JV-B and V - Girls are V only)
  • Indoor Track and Field (boys and girls)
  • Swimming and Diving (boys)
  • Wrestling (co-ed; JV and V)


  • Baseball (boys; FR, JV and V)
  • Lacrosse (boys and girls; JV-A, JV-B and V)
  • Outdoor Track and Field (boys and girls)
  • Softball (girls; FR, JV and V)
  • Tennis (boys and girls)
  • Volleyball (boys; JV and V)

Do all teams have cuts?

The following teams have cuts: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey (boys and girls), Lacrosse, Soccer (boys and girls), Softball, Volleyball (boys and girls).

Depending on participation numbers, this list may change.

If a student is cut from a sport during the tryout period, he/she can then join a non-cut sport.

Can I play multiple sports?

Based on MIAA rules, a student may only participate in one sport per season. However, it is HIGHLY encouraged that a student participate in a sport in multiple seasons.

When are tryouts?

Tryouts are held the first week of each season. Fall sports typically start the third Thursday in August. Winter sports begin on the Monday following Thanksgiving. Spring sports begin on the third Monday in March.

What do I need to play a sport?

In order to be eligible for athletic participation, a student needs the following completed PRIOR to the first day of participation:

  • Current physical on file with the nurse (exam within 13 months).
  • Completed concussion education course through
  • Completed registration form through (opens approximately 1 month prior to start of athletic season.

When do the seasons start?

Fall sports begin on the second (2nd) Thursday preceding Labor Day. Football begins the preceding Friday.

Winter sports begin on the Monday following Thanksgiving.

Spring sports begin on the third (3rd) Monday in March.

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Athletic News

Girls Varsity Field Hockey posing after winning the MVC championship

The fall 2018 sports season at Central Catholic has come to a close, and it proved to be an exciting and successful few months for both boys and girls varsity sports. From the Girls Varsity Field Hockey team becoming MVC Champions for the first time in school history to the Boys Varsity Football Team also being named MVC Champions, congratulations to all coaching staffs and to all the student-athletes who excel athletically while balancing rigourous academic schedules.

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Mr. John Sexton '97  named new varsity baseball coach

Central Catholic alumnus and long-time assistant varsity baseball coach Mr. John Sexton '97 has been officially named the new Head Coach of the Varsity Baseball program at CCHS. Since 2003, Mr. Sexton has served as the assistant baseball coach under Mr. Marc Pelletier '79, who recently stepped down from the post as head coach after over 30 highly successful years leading the Raiders.

Read More about CCHS Names New Head Coach for Varsity Baseball Program