CYO Mission Statement
CYO Sports is one component of a parish’s comprehensive youth ministry program which enables the partnership of parents, coaches, priests, religious, teachers, and adult leaders to manage and support a sports program that allows youth to grow in their relationship with God and come to better understand themselves and the Catholic Faith.
Such a program:
- employs healthy and enjoyable competition to promote the sharing of gospel values among athletes, parents and coaches.
- assists parish leadership in nourishing the emotional, spiritual, social and physical needs of young people.
- encourages young people to appreciate the gifts that they possess, and challenges them to share these gifts with their community.
- allows youth to witness the life of Christian Discipleship in their coaches and adult leaders.
- encourages youth to become responsible members of their faith community.
The CYO Athletic Program has existed in the Archdiocese since 1945. Prior to 1962, sports at OLGC was on a limited schedule and part of Region 10. In 1965, a stronger division, Region 11, was formed and OLGC was a part of this new region. OLGC CYO sponsors a variety of sports including: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, softball, track, and volleyball. Swimming is available as part of the athletic program at OLGC but is not recognized as a CYO sport by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
Grade School Eligibility Rules
Participants must meet one of the following:
- attend OLGC School
- be registered at OLGC Parish and attend OLGC Prep
Participants are permitted to play the same sport for multiple schools during the same school year (e.g. OLGC & Klinger)
Grade School Sports
|Cross Country||1 thru 8||Aug thru Nov||May|
|Football (Saints)||5 thru 8 (Boys only)||Aug thru Nov||May|
|Soccer||3 thru 8||Aug thru Nov||May|
|Volleyball||5 thru 8 (Girls only)||Aug thru Nov||May|
|Basketball||3 thru 8||Nov thru Mar||October/November|
|Baseball||5 thru 8 (Boys only)||Mar thru Jun||Jan/Feb|
|Softball||4 thru 8 (Girls only)||Mar thru Jun||Jan/Feb|
|Track||K thru 8||Mar thru Jun||Jan/Feb|
High School Sports
|Soccer||9 thru 12 (Girls only)||Aug thru Nov||May|
|Basketball||Basketball||Nov thru Mar||October|
|Volleyball||9 thru 12 (Co-ed)||Mar thru May||Jan/Feb|