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CYO Coaches' Certification Program
All CYO Coaches must be certified to coach prior to each sports season. This page contains certification requirements, safe environment requirements and current information on CYO Coaches' Certification Workshops.
2012–2013 CYO Coaches' Certification
Coaches' Certification Workshops will be held prior to the beginning of each sport season. Coaches attending a Coaches' Certification Workshop will be certified to coach in that sport for that school year.
Attendance at a Workshop during that school year and prior to that sport season is mandatory for all coaches and assistant coaches. Coaches must attend the entire workshop to be certified. (If the coaches do not attend, that school/parish cannot field teams for that sport.)
Announcements of dates, times, and locations of workshops will be available to the athletic directors prior to each sport season.
Workshops include CYO philosophy, rules, and first aid.
Safe Environment Training - It is required that each coach complete diocesan safe environment training. The trainings will NOT be included in the coaches' workshops. Instead, coaches need to complete the traning "on line" or at a live workshop at their parish. Details are included on each workshop flyer posted here. Coaches will not be certified to coach until the safe environment requirement has been completed.
For the 2012-2013 CYO seasons, ALL CYO coaches, including returning coaches, will be required to complete or re-complete the Safe Environment Training (SET) after July 1, 2012. All coaches should bring their SET completion certificate to the workshop.
Certification cards are presented to coaches at the end of the workshop. All coaches should carry their certification cards with them to all the games and be prepared to present them when requested. Failure to present a card within 48 hours will result in a forfeit for the team. Any person in a dugout or on the bench (excluding team members and scorekeepers) must have a valid certification card.
The certified coaches of the team must be high school age or older. To be selected, coaches must complete the screening process and be selected and approved to coach by their parish prior to certification. Coaches are screened following Coaches Workshops under the provisions of "Megan's Law." Coaches must sign and agree to follow the Diocesan Safe Environment Code of Expected Behavior.
Diocesan Safe Environment Training
For the 2012-2013 CYO seasons, ALL CYO coaches, including returning coaches, will be required to complete or re-complete the Safe Environment Training (SET) after July 1, 2012. All coaches should bring their SET completion certificate to the workshop. Click below for more information on Safe Environment Training or to access the "Shield the Vulernable" On-Line Safe Environment Training Course.
Fingerprinting of CYO Coaches
During the 2012 – 2013 seasons, the following CYO volunteers will be fingerprinted:
Coaches who have been successfully fingerprinted for the Diocese of Oakland (CYO or another diocesan agency) do not have to be re-fingerprinted.
Catholic Youth Organization
2121 Harrison Street , Oakland CA 94612
Bill Ford, CYO Director