Playing sports has become very important today, since it can encourage young people to develop important values such as loyalty, perseverance, friendship, sharing and solidarity. Sports, in fact, can make an effective contribution to peaceful understanding between peoples and to establishing the new civilization of love.Saint Pope John Paul II

Gospel Values Incorporated into the Sport

CYO Athletics is sports done a different way— as one community. Individuals and teams strive for greatness in accordance with Gospel values. To develop the whole person, we teach success is not measured solely by the scoreboard, but by the effort, team play, and fun of the experience.

Join the Team

Saint Patrick Catholic Church & School offers three of the CYO Athletics programs for grade school youth— Cross Country (K-8), Basketball (4-8), Volleyball (5-8). If teams are formed in other CYO sports— Softball, Baseball or Soccer, travel to Seattle would be required to compete. Pierce County CYO does not offer these sports currently. Track is offered at All Saints Catholic School and St. Vincent De Paul School.

Get the play by play, upcoming meets and games, registration announcements and more on our CYO News page.

CYO Sports


CYO Basketball

When: Practice starts early October and runs through late January. Games begin in late November and run through late January. If your team makes the playoffs in Seattle, they may play until mid-February.

Who:  Boys and girls in grades 4 – 8


CYO Volleyball

When: The season runs February through April. Registration opens in January. Practice starts in February and games begin in March.

Who: Coed boys and girls in grades 5 – 8

Cross Country

CYO Cross Country

When: CYO Cross Country season runs September through mid-October.

Who: Kindergarten – Grade 8

Check out the video interview with Dr. Gary FitzGerald and learn why students choose to participate in CYO Cross Country.

I want to play!

Matt Smith

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