CYO

  • The mission of the SFDS CYO Program is to provide participants from Grades K-9th Grade (based on grade in September) a variety of sports activities with the primary goal of skills development in the respective sport/activity with team work, sportsmanship, competition and fun for participants and families and the opportunity to represent our Parish as additional goals.
  • Keeping up on what is going on in CYO requires you to get information. Some sports are structured so that you get a call when assigned to a team. Other sports do not contact you. The weekly Church Bulletin is our only other source of information/announcements so keep up on what is in the Bulletin. Every attempt is made to provide accurate and timely information in the Church Bulletin.
  • SFDS complies with all CYO RULES & REGULATIONS particularly regarding eligibility. You are eligible to participate in the SFDS CYO Program if you comply with the following:
    -live within the Parish (east side of Beach 116th St. to 149th St., regardless of religion) -attend SFDS School or Religious Education Program
    -worship at SFDS as evidenced by an active “Weekly Collection Envelope” (a Parishioner).
  • Where space is limited in a Program or Programs, priority is given to those families that are Registered with the SFDS Parish as active “REGISTERED PARISH FAMILIES.” These families are active in the religious life of the Parish, attend Mass and receive Sacraments and contribute to the financial health of the Parish ((Moderator’s Policy Letter of September 2008). We do NOT accept members from other Parishes (“wavered in”). We only grant “waivers out” to other CYO programs if a SFDS participant is not selected due to space limitations.
  • CYO participation requires a commitment on the part of both players and parents. Parents are required to make an equal commitment to support all activities that their child/ children PARTICIPATE IN ON A “FAIR SHARE” BASIS.” CYO understands the demands that families have, but we need your support. CONSIDER YOUR PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY BEFORE, REGISTERING – parents not willing to support CYO should not register.
  • The structure of CYO has a Parish Athletic Representative (PAR) as the overall manager of CYO who reports to the Moderator (one of our parish priests). Additionally, the Treasurer assists the PAR in various matters and provides the required financial controls and reports. Each respective Program has a Director in charge. Any problems encountered, information needed, questions, suggestions, etc. should be addressed first to the particular Coach, then the Director.
  • Several programs (CYO Swimming, Cheerleading, Soccer and CYO Basketball) require you to purchase uniform items. If so, these are your property.
  • CYO provides insurance for participants on a “Secondary or Supplemental” basis. You are required to file any insurance claims with your insurance carrier(s) first and then via CYO’s insurance carrier through the PAR and Moderator.