Welcome to the CYO Home Page!
"Dear friends, never forget that you are on the field of faith! You are Christ’s athletes! You are called to build a more beautiful Church and a better world."
– Pope Francis to young people, World Youth Day 2013
WELCOME TO THE 2015 – 2016 CYO SPORTS SEASONS!
CYO teams will begin forming soon in Cross Country, Girls' Softball, Basketball and Girls' Volleyball. The individual sports pages, listed to the left, will give you more information on the various sports activities in CYO.
Our Points of Emphasis in CYO:
- Spirituality and Prayer
- Service to Each Other and to the Community
Enjoy the Coming Seasons!
WHO WE ARE!
CYO Teams Exhibit Sportsmanhip Values
The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), through the vehicle of sports, provides youth with an opportunity to practice Christian attitudes and responsibilities and to become friends with other children throughout the diocese. CYO activities should be examples of the meaning of Christian sportsmanship." (CYO Code of Conduct)
The Oakland Diocese Catholic Youth Organization is a church-sponsored athletic program for elementary and junior high age youth from the parishes of the Catholic Diocese of Oakland. CYO Sports are offered by the Church as a ministry to young people.
CYO sponsors a variety of sports: girls' and boys' basketball, girls' volleyball, girls' and boys' track & field, girls' and boys' cross country, girls' softball, boys' sand volleyball and cheerleading. Teams are offered for children in third through eighth grades.
CYO offers parish-centered or Catholic school-centered teams. CYO teams are not "club" or city teams. For enrollment or eligibility requirements, please contact your local Catholic parish athletic director.
Check out the information about individual CYO sports, tournaments, CYO philosophy and coaches certification programs. Links to individual CYO leagues with web pages are found on their respective sports pages.
Every athletic competitor exercises every kind of self-discipline --- they to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. (I Corinthians 9:15)
CYO Teams in Prayer
CYO Teams in Service to Others
St. Anthony, Oakland, Girls' Volleyball and Basketball Teams, 1995
St. Anthony, Oakland, Boys' Basketball team, 1912
"...sport, practiced with passion and ethical sense, in addition to exercising a healthy competitive spirit, becomes a school to learn and deepen human and Christian values."
– Pope Benedict XVI