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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

2017 – 2018 CYO Sports Calendar

Certificate of Insurance Request Form - Fillable


2017 CYO Athletic Directors Seminar


CYO Athletic Directors from around the diocese will gather on Saturday, September 9  at the Center for the Deaf, Hayward for the annual CYO Athletic Directors' Seminar.  Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

The day will begin with a Mass for ADs, gathering around the Lord's table in thanksgiving for the gift of ministry to young people and to pray for all in CYO. 

Keynote Speaker will be Mr. Frank Allocco, former De La Salle coach and CYO athletic director, currently Senior Associate Director for External Relations for USF. Frank is an  international and inspriational speaker.  Also joining Frank will be Ms Kathleen Radecke, new Diocesan Superintnedent of Schools and Ms. Diana Bitz, Diocesan Safe Environment Coodinator. Athletic Directors will also discuss a variety of topics important to their ministries. A session for new ADs will be held.

 Click Here to Register for the AD Seminar


Click Here for an Informational Flyer


The Seminar is open to CYO Athletic Directors, Assistant Athletic Directors and Parish CYO Board Members

Below, Frank Allocco (right) shares with athletic directors following his keynote.



Information on 2017-18 CYO Basketball

To be posted here when available


Information on 2017-18 Girls' Volleyball
(Western Part of Diocese)


To be posted here when available

Marty Mart Scholarship Information

Link to the Marty Mart Scholarship Page


Information on Concussion Policy

In accordance with 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

Code of Conduct Involving interactions with Minors in the Diocese of Oakland

Oakland Diocese Safe Environment Training Information

Virtus Safe Environment Training

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

Stop Sports Injuries Banner

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

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.