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 (4-8).

Other Opportunities

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 currently offer these sports, but they are offered in Snohomish-King County. Track is offered at All Saints Catholic School and St. Vincent De Paul School. We can participate in their programs and/or develop our own teams.  Please contact our athletic director for more information.

The Play by Play & More

Get the play by play, practice schedules, game times, registration announcements and more by clicking on the sport specific folders below.

CYO Sports

Basketball – Happening Now!

CYO Basketball

Play By Play

Our teams are working hard and improving. We had another weekend of fun competition. Here are the game summaries:

Our 3rd/4th grade girls played the 5th grade team from Visitation. We had a tough time scoring for 30 minutes. We fell behind 15-3 with just 10 minutes left. Suddenly, our shots started falling. We made a run and were within 6 with 1:30 seconds. We had several opportunities, but just couldn’t score until the last seconds of the game. We lost 11-15.

Our 4th grade boys played All Saints 5th grade team and did very well. The boys moved the ball well and grew as a team even against the older, bigger team. They lost 19-31. Keep up the good work boys.

Our 5th grade boys’ green and white teams both picked up a victory on Saturday, December 15th. Our green team won 28-15 against Visitation 5th and are now 3 and 0 on the season. Our white team was victorious against St. Charles 4th gold, 41-15. They are 2 and 1 on the season.

Our 6th boys’ white team had a double header. In their first game, they defeated Holy Family Auburn 25-17. Then they participated in the St. Pat’s Civil War against our 6th grade green team. It was an intense battle and though the competition was stiff the boys had fun. The green team pulled out the victory 32-24.

Our 7th grade girls picked up their second victory of the season against Holy Family by a score of 24-16.

Our 7th grade boys won their game against St. Frances 7th. All the boys scored. It was a fun game for players and fans.

Our 8th grade boys played a great first half against St. Charles 8th grade. They opened up to a 21-2 lead. They cooled off in the second half, but held on easily for the victory. They are 3 and 0 on the season.

Game Schedules

The kids love it when their families and teachers come watch them play. Our next games are January 5, 2019.

Meet the Coaches

  • 4th grade girls are coached by Matt Smith, Leah Wilder, Shea Cochran and Megan Adams
  • 4th grade boys are coached by Steven Randall
  • 5th grade teams are coached by Salina Jones and David Goodsell
  • 6th grade teams are coached by Jim Hedrick
  • 7th grade teams are coached by Lucia Earl-Mitchell, Amy Marlow and Aaron Artman
  • 8th grade teams are coached by Dan Quiocho, Todd Takayoshi, Matt Smith and Glen Inderbitzin


As you register, you will be prompted to purchase a basketball uniform (shorts and jersey).  If your child has already played and has a uniform, you do not need to order a new one. Your child may play in the old uniform.  If your child has outgrown that uniform, they may exchange it for a larger sized used uniform.


Practices have begun and run through late January. Games start sometime in November and run through late January. If a team makes the playoffs in Seattle, they may play until mid-February.


If you have any questions about our basketball program, registering, our uniform policy or anything else, please contact the athletic director at

Volleyball – Coming Soon!

CYO Volleyball


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


Co-ed boys and girls in grades 4 – 8

Cross Country – restarts in 2019

CYO Cross Country

Our runners did an outstanding job at the October 7th meet! They competed well and made great strides in their second meet of the season. Our final meet will be this Sunday, October 14th. The meet begins at 2:00 P.M. Please arrive a half an hour before your scheduled race begins. Good luck runners!

Approximate Schedule:
2:00 pm PreK-Kindergarten boys
2:07 pm PreK-Kindergarten girls
2:15 pm 1st-2nd grade boys
2:24 pm 1st-2nd grade girls
2:51 pm 3rd grade boys
3:00 pm 3rd grade girls
3:09 pm 4th and 5th grade boys
3:19 pm 4th and 5th grade girls
3:30 pm 6th-8th grade boys
3:45 pm 6th-8th grade girls

Our last practices are Tuesday and Thursday from 3:45-4:45 P.M. at Vassault Park unless otherwise stated. Please check Team Sideline for updates.

The end of the season potluck is Sunday, October 21st. Please check Team Sideline for the details.

If you have any other questions, please contact our athletic director at


The season runs now through mid-October.


Kindergarten – Grade 8

Coach Miller is back as our head coach. She will continue to communicate with families throughout the season using the app Team Sideline.


All athletes must be registered to participate. If you are feeling called to help as an assistant coach, register yourself too. Cross country track requires the support of many volunteers.  We appreciate your dedication to your children and the sport.



  • $25 for the season
  • $20 for a running singlet (shirt), if needed


Practice is held at  Vassault Park, 3:45 P.M.-4:45 P.M. every Tuesday and Thursday unless otherwise stated.  Please check Team Sideline for updates.


Three CYO meets are scheduled for Sunday, October 7th and 14th.  Team Sideline is updated with the meet times and sites locations.

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, CYO Athletics Director

253-272-2297 or 253-383-2783