Welcome to the Home of the Crusaders
St. Columbkille Athletics provides year-round sports programs for all youth and adult parishioners at St. Columbkille and surrounding parishes. The full range sports program includes competitive, recreational, and intramural sports. 

An athletics council directs the parish sports program. The board consists of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. In addition, the council consists of a Facilities & Grounds Coordinator, a Commissioner for each sport and Committee chairs.

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Crusader Christmas Sale

posted Nov 21, 2017, 9:51 AM by Jackie Buso   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 7:03 AM ]

The Crusader Christmas Sale has been extended until December 15th! All orders received after November 28th will be received in early January. Visit http://stores.artfxscreenprinting.com/StColumbkille to order directly! Or access the link at saintcolumbkilleathletics.org. Deadline to order from extended sale is December 15th!

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St. Columbkille Athletics 7th Annual Bowling Fundraiser

posted Nov 9, 2017, 10:38 AM by Jackie Buso   [ updated Nov 9, 2017, 2:48 PM ]

St. Columbkille Athletics 7th Annual Bowling Tournament

January 26th 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Hosted by Papio Bowl

It’s a Luau Theme!

$35/player includes Bowling and Dinner

To register, download the form below and return to the Athletics Office. 

Questions? Contact Travis Pinkelman 402-490-0367 or email trcp@hotmail.com.

Intramural Basketball Registration Open - Grades K-2

posted Nov 6, 2017, 7:17 AM by David Woodard

Intramural Basketball is open to boys and girls in the Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. Practices and games will start in January.
Registration Deadline is December 8, please visit the Intramural Registration page.

Learn more about our mascot - The Crusaders

posted Jun 23, 2015, 9:17 AM by Jackie Buso

Who were the crusaders?  What were the crusades?  Find out what we can learn from those medieval Christian knights for our own participation in sports here at St. Columbkille.  There are separate two versions, one for students and one for parents and coaches.  There are also playlists of the full length videos split into individual videos so different parts can be watched individually if desired.  Increase your understanding of our heritage as Catholics and identity as St. Columbkille Crusaders.

Full Video Student

Full Video Parent and Coach

Video Playlist Student 


Video Playlist Parent 


Mandatory Concussion Awareness Training

posted Jul 24, 2012, 8:12 PM by Desmond Connolly   [ updated Jul 24, 2012, 8:22 PM ]

Nebraska Legislature Enacts New Concussion Law - LB260

On April 14th, Governor Heineman signed into law LB260, the Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act.   This bill was sponsored by Senator Lathrop of Omaha, and took effect on July 1, 2012. The bill affects any schools having athletes 19 years old or younger, as well as any sports organization, including youth leagues, club sports, or any organization sponsoring a sporting activity where there is a cost to participants or where such costs are sponsored.

There are 3 primary components to the Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act:

    1. Education – (a) concussion educational training must be made available to all coaches on how to recognize symptoms of a concussion, and how to seek proper medical treatment.  (b) Athletes and parents must be provided concussion information prior to an athlete’s participation on an annual basis that includes (i) signs & symptoms of a concussion, (ii) risks posed by sustaining a concussion, and (iii) actions an athlete should take in response to sustaining a concussion – including informing their coaches. 
    2. Removal of Athlete – an athlete presenting with signs or symptoms of a concussion thereby being “reasonably suspected” of having sustained a concussion (a) must be removed from participation, and (b) may not return to participation until evaluated by appropriate licensed health care professional, and,
    3. Written & Signed Clearance for Return to Play (RTP) – an athlete having been removed from participation for the purpose of presenting with signs or symptoms or “reasonably suspected” of having sustained a concussion must have, before RTP or participation is allowed by a coach, (a) written and signed clearance from an appropriate licensed health care professional, and (b) written and signed clearance from the athlete’s parents.

All St. Columbkille coaches must complete one of the training videos at the following website, print out the completion certificate and provide it to the Athletic Office.  Sports commissioners will be in charge of ensuring all coaches have completed the training.  The below website is a great resource for parents or athletes as well.

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