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

CYO Volleyball


Our teams started practicing.  Athletes must be registered to practice.

  • 5th  grade practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 P.M.
  • 6th/7th grade practice on Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30 P.M.
  • 8th  grade practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-7:00 P.M

Game Schedule

  • Our 5th grade team plays at St. Pats at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 23rd versus All Saints 4th grade
  • Our 7th grade team plays at St. Charles at 12:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 23rd versus Visitation 7th grade
  • Our 8th grade team plays at St. Charles at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, February 23rd versus St. Charles 8th grade


Registration is going on now.

  • Regular Registration is now closed.
  • Late Registration: Saturday, February 9, 2019 – Friday, February 22, 2019
  • Program Duration: now through Sunday, April 14, 2019
  • Regular Registration Cost: $50, increased after February 9th.
  • Registration Link:


Co-ed boys and girls in grades 4 – 8

Coaches & Volunteers

We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with coaching. Please contact our athletic director if you are interested in assisting,

Basketball – Play Off News

CYO Basketball

The CYO Basketball  Tournament was cancelled due to snow. Stay tuned as we work to reschedule.  Both 8th grade teams are still eligible for playoffs. 


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.


Practice starts in late October and runs 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

Cross Country – restarts in Fall 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.

Track & Field, Softball & Baseball – Opportunities Available

Track & Field, Softball and Baseball

If you and your family have interest in CYO sports for Track & Field, Softball and Baseball, please contact the athletic director at  These sports are not offered in Pierce County. We would participate in south King County with teams like St. George, St. Vincent de Paul, etc.

I want to play!

Matt Smith, CYO Athletics Director

253-272-2297 or 253-383-2783