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.
Our 2017-2018 season officially wrapped up with the conclusion of the middle school championships. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped oversee this great season. Congratulations to all runners from 1st place to 99th place. Finding the strength to finish every race in life will help you be a strong Christian and person.
February 10 – 11 Updates
Our 7th grade boys made it into the semifinals this Saturday. We had to play Our Lady of Fatima at their parish. Our Lady of Fatima started out the game very well and jumped out to a 4-0 lead over our Shamrocks. However, our boys just kept playing. We hit our first basket a couple of seconds later. At the end of the first quarter, we were down 10-6. We went on a 6-0 run at the beginning of the second quarter and found ourselves in the lead for the first time. We kept playing great defense and hitting our shots. We were up 20-16 at halftime. Our Lady of Fatima was a very good team and they came out to start the second with passion and energy. They cut our lead to 4 points several times in the third quarter. However, every time they cut into our lead one of our players answered with a basket. Our defense tightened up in the 4th quarter and we pulled out to a 10 point lead. OLF cut that to six points with two minutes left. We went down the court and scored to put us up eight points. Then we rebounded the ball and ran clock. The other team had to foul to stop the clock and our boys hit their free throws. We won 40-33 to advance to the finals on Sunday, February 11th.
On Sunday the 7th grade boys faced off against Saint Joseph’s Blue team. We jumped out to a 5 point lead early in the game. Hot shooting by Matteo S. and Kellen O. helped propel us to a 15-0 lead in the first quarter. St. Joseph cut the lead to 15-4 at the end of the quarter. Triton V. and Sam I. continued to help our boys build a lead by scoring in the second quarter. Peter M. and Jackson B. (who was playing on a sprained ankle) helped haul in rebounds and defend the middle. We were up 28-16 at half. Liam M. (who was in foul trouble most of the game) started the second half with a steal and an outlet pass to Matteo to open up our scoring again. John B. and Aidan G. played with great patience. They moved the ball well and played wonderful defense, often knocking the ball out of an opponent’s hand just before they shot. Christian S. shot the ball confidently. His confident shooting made it impossible for their defense to focus on any one player. As the game wound down, our boys had jumped to a 20 point lead. St. Joe’s hit a couple of shots in the final minute, but they fouled Sam who hit all of his free throws. The St. Pats boys won 52-33. Congratulations to these young men who represented our school with poise, leadership and sportsmanship.
Our teams are practicing! There is still another week to register before late fees kick into effect. Get registered today! Click on the link below http://www.teamsideline.com/stpatrickseattle
If you have any questions, please contact our athletic director via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pierce County CYO does not offer track. 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.