The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) provides opportunities for the young people of our parish togather together, grow in friendship, develop leadership skills, share their faith, and reach out to others in need. The CYO is built around a four phase model of youth ministry: Athletic, Social, Service, and Spiritual – and involves youth from grades K-12 in a variety of activities related to these areas. The program is divided into three areas: athletics, junior high, and high school. These areas interact to enhance the sense of community. The emphasis of the CYO is to enable and empower our youth to become responsible participants in our faith community.
The CYO Athletics program oversees the athletic teams representing St. John the Evangelist and insures that all Archdiocesan guidelines are followed.
Leadership and life skills:
* to operate within the rules of competition
* to accept with respect the authority of coaches and officials
* to exhibit Christian characteristics by dealing graciously in both victory and defeat.
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The sports St. John offers include soccer, basketball, and track. Teams compete on the regional, parish, and intramural level. Coaches and their assistants are to be mature, Christian adults. Coaches are to be accredited within one year of beginning coaching through the Archdiocesan CYO Coaches Accreditation Program. Further information about CYO Athletics Mission, schedules, and regulations, etc. can be found by clinking on the Athletics link of the CYO section of the website.
Please go to www.wagdogs.com and click ‘become a member’. Account setup is free and will allow you to register your kids online. Wagdogs is an online league administration tool that is being used by many CYO programs in the diocese.
Once you set up your account click ‘Register for a League’ and look up St. John’s CYO Athletic program. Follow the prompts and registration will be easy. You can pay with credit card, Paypal or pay offline with a check. If you choose to pay offline, payment must be received before your child can start playing.
VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED! We will need volunteers to help with coaching and other aspects of the program, the more the better. You can volunteer during the registration process for your child OR if you simply want to be a coach in the program please click the volunteer link on the wagdogs site.
Please remember your child must be a parishioner in order to play in the CYO program.
Track & Field
Register online only at www.Wagdogs.com