CYO Athletics

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.

If you are interested in having your child be a part of these programs, please read below to see what sports St. Pats offers and what would fit you and your family best.

Cross Country

From head coach, Megan Miller:  Thank you for a wonderful cross country season!  It takes the help of all of the parents, volunteers, and coaches to allow our children this great experience.  As coaches, we have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of your child’s progression in running!

Here are the results from our Final CYO meet.  https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=137816#/33958

Our Season Party is on Sunday, Oct 22nd in the Church basement at 5:00 pm.

We will be providing pizza, bottled water, plates, napkins, utensils.   The sides/dessert are potluck style.  All family members welcome!

Last names A-L – Salad/Fruit/Veggies

Last names M-R – Chips

Last names S-Z – Dessert

Reminder – Annie Wright optional meet at 11:00 am also on the 22nd at Jefferson Park.  I have not heard back confirmation that this meet is still occurring.  I will keep you posted.  Remember, it is a smaller meet and I will be there to hand out the running tickets.

Annie Wright Meet Format – Jefferson Park

Approximate races and times – not firm.  Younger runners arrive at 10:50.  Older runners arrive by 11:10 to insure that you do not miss the opportunity to race if age groups are combined.  Races will run as soon as possible following the finish of the previous race

11:00 PK/K Boys 0.25mi

11:07 PK/K Girls 0.25mi

11:14 1st/2nd/3rd Boys 0.5mi

11:21 1st/2nd/3rd Girls 0.5mi

11:30 4th/5th Boys 1.0mi

11:39 4th/5th Girls 1.0mi

11:54 6th/7th/8th Boys 1.3mi

12:09 6th/7th/8th Girls 1.3mi

Important dates:

Sun, Oct 22nd @ 11:00 am – Optional Annie Wright XC Meet at Jefferson Park

Sun, Oct 22nd @ 5:00pm – End of Season XC pizza party in the St Pat’s Church basement

Tues Oct 24th and Thurs Oct 26th – Middle School optional training 3:45-4:45 at Vassault Park

Sun, Oct 29th @ 2:00 pm – Optional Championship meet @ Bellarmine organized by Tacoma running

Basketball

Practices should be commencing soon.  We are still looking for a 5th grade girls’ coach, a 5th grade boys’ coach and an 8th grade boys’ coach.

If you have not heard from your coach, please email the athletic director at cyoathletics@saintpats.org.

If you have not registered, please visit the Team Sideline website.  Here is the link:  http://www.teamsideline.com/stpatrickseattle.

Team sites should be created this week so that you can communicate with your son or daugher’s teammates and coaches.  Also, the practice and game schedules will be downloaded onto this website/team site.

Volleyball

Practice will start in February and the season will run from March – April.

Our volleyball program is for the 4th-8th grades.  It is coed. Practice will start in February and run through the end of April.  The games will start at the end of February and run through April.  If you have questions, are interested in coaching or having your child join the volleyball teams, please contact the athletic director.

Track

Pierce County CYO does not have these sports yet.  If we put together teams, we will have to travel to Seattle to compete.  We have had school children participate in the track program through All Saints and St. Vincents.  We have had several groups look at the baseball programs.

If you have interest in starting a team, please contact the athletic director and we can look into these matters.