Visit our new and improved website to register, learn about what St. Columbkille Athletics has to offer, and to volunteer!

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 Flag Football Registration Open NOW!

posted May 17, 2018, 9:12 PM by Jackie Buso   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 9:02 AM ]


Registration is open for Fall 2018 Flag Football!

Crusader Football is open to players in kindergarten through 6th grade

For IMPORTANT REGISTRATION information, visit the NEW Flag Football page:


Questions? Contact Sarah Yarpe at sayarpe@saintcolumbkille.org or 402-592-1533.


Fall 2018 Crusader Soccer Registration OPEN NOW!

posted May 17, 2018, 9:09 PM by Jackie Buso   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 9:00 AM ]

Registration for FALL 2018 Crusader Soccer OPEN NOW!

Registration is open for U7-U13 Boys and Girls Soccer.

Regular season runs late August-October (not including tournaments).

To register, visit the Soccer Registration page:


Deadline to register is June 30th.

Questions? Contact Sarah Yarpe at sayarpe@saintcolumbkille.org or 402-592-1533.

St. Columbkille 3v3 Soccer Tournament Register NOW!

posted May 17, 2018, 8:55 PM by Jackie Buso


Tournament Date - August 4, 2018

Registration Deadline - July 27, 2018

Cost - $75 per team if registered by July 20th, $95 thereafter

Time – 8 a.m. – TBD

Location – St. Columbkille Sports Complex

Register NOW to come and play in a fun and exciting soccer tournament.  

This is a HUGE FUNDRAISER for St. Columbkille Athletics and its youth programs/facilities.

All local teams are welcome to participate in this tournament of fast, fun, and competitive soccer. 

Teams can have 4-6 players. We offer age groups U6 and up. Adult teams are welcome!

To register, visit the 3v3 Soccer Tournament page:


Questions? Contact Sarah Yarpe at sayarpe@saintcolumbkille.org or 402-592-1533.

St. Columbkille Athletics 11th Annual Golf Tournament

posted May 17, 2018, 9:52 AM by Jackie Buso   [ updated May 18, 2018, 8:24 AM ]

Date: August 18, 2018
Time: 2 p.m.
Place: Tregaron Golf Course
Enjoy a fantastic day of golf, dinner and good friends.
Proceeds from the tournament will help support Crusader Athletics.
For more information contact Travis Pinkelman at 402-490-0367 or email trcp@hotmail.com.
To register, complete the form below and return it to the Athletics office. 

British Challenger Camp July 30-August 3

posted Jan 5, 2018, 12:03 PM by Jackie Buso   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 12:04 PM ]

Registration is now open for the 2018 British Challenger Soccer Camp!
Open to all soccer players ages 3 to 15!
The camp is held at the St. Columbkille Soccer Complex.
The camp is now online and open for registration. You can see your camp by clicking the link below:


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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