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Welcome to the CYO Athletic Directors Page!

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Welcome to the CYO Athletic Directors Page!

This page has information and resources for parish and school CYO Athletic Directors.

 

Information for CYO Athletic Directors

Downloadable CYO Forms Page

2012 – 2013 CYO Sports Calendar

2012 – 2013 CYO Athletic Manual

Certificate of Insurance Request Form

CYO Form Order Request

 

Information on 2014 Girls' CYO Basketball
(Spring – West Diocese)

Click here to download Pre-season Information

Click here to download 2014 Girls' Basketball Workshop Flyer

Click here to download 2014 Girls Basketball Registration and Directory Form

 

 

Information on 2014 CYO Track and Field

Information on 2014 CYO Track Coaches Certification Workshops

Pre-season Information for Parish / Catholic School Track Coordinators

 

 

Marty Mart Scholarship Information


Link to the Marty Mart Scholarship Page

 


Information on Concussion Policy

In accordance with a new state law, all parents/guardians and players must complete and return to the athletic director a Concussion Awareness Sheet. The sheet gives the parent and athlete information on concussions and also has the concussion policy regarding return of the player to participation.

Click here for Concussion Information Sheet (in English)

Click here for Concussion Information Sheet (en español)

 

Safe Environment Information

Oakland Diocese Safe Environment Training Information

"Shield the Vulnerable" On-Line Training



2013 CYO Athletic Directors Seminar

Over 90 CYO Athletic Directors met on Saturday, September 14 at the Center for the Deaf, Hayward for their annual Seminar.  The day included speakers, discussion groups, prayer and meals. Speakers were Rodney Pierre-Antoine (Principal, St. Jarlath School), Jocelyn Pierre-Antoine (CYO Coach, Teacher); Brandon Mason (CYO Referee), Cassie Rodriguez (former CYO Player, Coach and Volleyball Referee). The speakers related their experiences on the values in CYO offered to young people.
The Seminar is sponsored annually each September by the CYO Office.


 

 

 

 

 

Sports Injury Prevention Resources

An excellent resource for coaches, athletes and parents for Sports Injury Prevention is the website STOP Sports Injuries, a campaign of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Check out the website for a wealth of downloadable information to keep our athletes healthy and playing!


STOP Sports Injuries Website



National Federation Coaches
Membership / Insurance Information

NF Group Coaches Enrollment Form

 


 

Catholic Youth Organization
Diocese of Oakland

2121 Harrison Street , Oakland CA 94612
510-893-5154 • Fax 510-834-5498

Bill Ford, CYO Director
Grace House, Administrative Assistant

CYO Email

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CYO Athletic Director Job Description

CYO Athletic Director

The parish athletic director is responsible for the overall conduct of the parish CYO athletic program. She/he is responsible to the pastor and/or the Catholic school principal. All parishes/schools participating in the CYO program must have an athletic director who has been appointed by the pastor and/or principal.

Athletic directors will receive information from the Diocesan CYO Office and their leagues. They are responsible for disseminating this information to their parish programs.

Responsibilities of the athletic director include:

  1. Recruiting and training qualified coaches for all teams. Providing coaches with Coaches Certification Workshop information and ensuring that the coaches are certified for that sport season.
  2. Conducting an information meeting for all coaches prior to each season to discuss rules and rule changes, league information, CYO and coaching philosophy, and other necessary information for the coming year. Being certain that there are a minimum of two adults present at all activities.
  3. Providing information for coaches to host parent information meetings for parents of participants. Coordinating parent programs and attend parent meetings as necessary. Checking to be certain that all teams have hosted parent meetings.
  4. Representing the parish in league meetings (or send a representative) and contribute to league activities.
  5. Being knowledgeable of the CYO Bylaws and the league constitution and rules. Ensuring that the philosophy of the CYO program is followed. Being certain that all players are eligible to participate.
  6. Organizing the parish/school athletic program and support functions including:
    • Arranging for registration of team players. Distributing registration materials; setting time and location for registration.
    • Acquiring and maintaining equipment, first aid supplies, uniforms.
    • Scheduling practice facilities.
    • Distributing league schedules to all coaches. Any change in the schedule or request for a change must be made through the athletic director.
    • Arranging funding and fund raising for support of the program.
  7. Checking with the parish and school calendars to avoid schedule conflicts. Meeting, at least annually, with the pastor, Catholic School principal, and DRE to discuss the CYO program. Working with parish leaders to avoid conflict with other parish programs and to promote the CYO program in the parish.
  8. In conjunction with parents and parish leaders, arranging to evaluate teams and coaches after each season.
  9. Conducting at least one annual Eucharistic celebration planned by players for the players; a Mass of Thanksgiving for the talents given by God.
  10. Selecting and training an assistant athletic director. Organizing a parish/school CYO board to support the athletic program.