We believe athletics are a unique opportunity for our student athletes to develop spiritually and physically.

For that reason, NDA is proud to be the first all-girls school in Ohio to implement the SportsLeader Catholic virtue-based formation program. SportsLeader is a Catholic virtue-based formation program for coaches of all ages. SportsLeader has a structured, intentional and specific method and curriculum that focuses on four-pillars: Virtue, Mentoring, Ceremony and Catholic Identity.  These are conveyed through activities, traditions and events led by our coaches and Director of Sports Ministry. For more information, please contact NDA’s Director of Sports Ministry, Mrs. Aimee Parks at

“You are a the perfect gift from God and we are so blessed.'” ~ Mr. Ahmad Wassell to daughter Yasmin ’18 NDA Bowling athlete.

SportsLeader ceremonies give our athletes a chance to be affirmed by their dad’s/father figures and affirm their mom’s/mother figure’s highlighting the virtues they learn.