Catholic Youth Organization athletics have been a part of Catholic schools for a very long time. Our philosophy is to be inclusive of everyone from the best athlete to the newest, beginning athlete. Our volunteer coaches are always excited to work with the children to teach them the sport, create great team cohesion and develop within each child a desire to be the best Christian athlete/person he or she can be. As you can imagine this takes incredible patience and hard work on their part. Your support as a parent to help our children learn that winning and losing are just part of the athletic adventure. The most important aspects in CYO athletics are being a great teammate, being a respectful and graceful opponent and becoming the best person you can be.
As our school year comes to a close, we begin preparation for our next season. Our head coach, Megan Miller, will still be leading the team. However, we are in need of 2-6 assistant coaches who can run with the groups of runners. The runners are divided by age and ability. If you are interested, please contact Coach Miller or our athletic director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child wants to improve in their chosen athletic endeavor or they want to stay well rounded, there are always some great summer camps in the area. Bellarmine hosts several. Please go on their website to find out what they have and to register. If you want more you may also contact the athletic director at email@example.com.
Our basketball season is in the fall/winter. It is open to 4th-8th grade students. Watch for more information in the Blarney Stone for the 2017/18 season.
Our volleyball season came to an end for the 6th-8th grades on Saturday, April 29th. It was a fun exciting season with many moments of success and learning! Congratulations to all the girls and boys who participated. Our coaches deserve a heartfelt cheer for their tireless commitment, flexibility on practice changes and desire to help our kids be the best they can be on and off the court! Here are the summaries from the round robin tournaments:
The 8th grade volleyball team finished its season on Saturday at St. Charles in the Round Robin tournament. Although unable to win a game, the girls showed incredible sportsmanship. Several fans from other teams approached Coach Hunthausen to share their appreciation for the positivity and kindness the Shamrocks brought to the court this season. Congratulations to the 8th grade on a season of fun, learning, and growth! For photos of the 8th grade Round Robin, click here.
Saturday’s round robin was an awesome way for the 7th grade volleyball team to wrap up their season! The 7th grade team played well. It took a few matches to warm up, but the team was unstoppable the last two matches! Most importantly, they represented St. Pats with kindness and excellent sportsmanship at the round robin and throughout the season. Way to go, 7th graders!
Our 6th grade team finished tied for first at their round robin tournament on Saturday. St. Charles Blue had two more points and therefore was the winner and we got second. Our effort and growth over the season was incredible. The boys and girls have shown tremendous leadership and sportsmanship this year.
The Flyers Track & Field team will begin practice Monday, March 27 at Columbia Jr High track field in Fife. Practices are held Monday,Wednesday, and Friday, 6:00 – 7:15 through June 2.
CYO track meets are Saturday, May 6, 13, & 20, and June 3.
Contact the athletic director if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.