Purpose of CYO Athletics The purpose of the CYO athletic program is to provide students the opportunity to experience spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional growth through participation in a variety of sports. CYO athletic participation is open to day school and the parish's PSR students. When done with effective leadership, no other learning experience allows young people to acquire so much information about themselves and others.
Committed To Catholic Values Spirituality CYO Athletics shall enhance the spiritual development of CYO athletes through their participation in a pre-game prayer, a post game prayer, Team Mass Sunday and teaching our Faith through our example.
Dignity CYO Athletics shall contribute to the dignity of each athlete by accepting one another through compassion, respect, patience, kindness, humility and understanding.
Inclusiveness CYO Athletics shall foster the development of inclusive communities with God as their center through the acceptance, uniqueness and appreciation of every athlete as a player on God's team.
Service CYO Athletics shall nurture a spirit of selfless service by providing opportunities and challenges to children as they learn about themselves and others by becoming more productive members in their parishes and communities.
The theme of CYO Athletics is "Participation is the Name of the Game". Mandatory participation rules for each player in every game strengthen their experience and their character. CYO Athletics provides a drug-free environment for all participants. Each athlete must declare himself or herself drug-free by signing a drug-free pledge before the season. A zero tolerance policy for inappropriate behaviors predicates the expectations for excellence.
The Christ-like aura of the pre-game and post-game prayer recited before every game by each athlete and coach defines the purpose of CYO Athletics. May every CYO experience be filled with child-like memories!