CYC Sports

CYC Archdiocesan Soccer Championships

The USA Men’s soccer team played in St. Louis this past weekend. There may have been more skill displayed at their game, but not necessarily more desire, caring and heart than at the CYC Archdiocesan Soccer Championships that began last week and continue through this weekend.  We invite you to come out and see the youth of our Archdiocese proudly representing their teams and parishes.

You can view locations and times on the CYC soccer web page. Good luck to all the teams!

CYC Volunteers to be Honored at 59th Annual CYC Sports Awards Banquet

The 59th Annual CYC Sports Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, November 5th at the Crowne Plaza in Clayton.  This banquet honors the many volunteers that have donated their time and talents to the Catholic Youth Council program over the years.  Bill Bommarito, President of Coaching Coaches, LLC will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for this year's event.

Along with the Gold and Silver Boot awards for contributions to soccer in the St. Louis area, the CYC also honors each of the five "District Persons of the Year" and presents a "Sports Service" award for significant contributions to each of the following CYC sports: baseball, softball, soccer, volleyball, basketball, track and golf.

The CYC Sports Banquet first began in the 1950's as a pre-match dinner for the International Soccer matches, generally between a team from Europe and a team of CYC All-Stars.  These games and the "Kick-off Dinners" were held usually the night before the game to introduce the players.  From the dinners spawned the Soccer Banquet, which was the forerunner to the CYC Sports Banquets.

You are invited to attend this year's banquet and show your support for our volunteers and the CYC program in general.  For details on how to order tickets or place an ad in the program, and for more information about the volunteers to be honored, visit the Sports Banquet page of the CYC website or call the CYC offices at (314) 792-7256.

Many "Random Acts of Sportsmanship" Displayed During Recent Archdiocesan Baseball and Softball Championship Games!

Several years ago, the CYC started a program called Random Acts of Sportsmanship (RAS).  We asked any parent, coach, spectator or player to simply report any and all outstanding acts of sportsmanship they witnessed during a CYC game.  These are acts that we want to encourage all our participants to display every time they take the field or court.  In addition to recognizing winners of games, we feel it is imperative for the CYC to search for and recognize Acts of Sportsmanship at our athletic events.  As a Catholic organization we must train our children to display Christian values in all parts of their lives, especially during athletic competition. 

Many instances of Random Acts of Sportsmanship (RAS) were spotted during the recent 2015 Archdiocesan Baseball/Softball Playoffs. Following are a few examples:

  • Two Incarnate Word 6th grade softball teams were on a collision course to play in the Championship final game. Coaches Bill Snyders and Dan Walsh got together to discuss the situation. It is impressive that two teams from the same school made it all the way to the Archdiocesan Championship game. They decided that this accomplishment should be celebrated. They also knew that the players on both teams are good friends, not only in school but outside of school too. Plus these two teams often practice together. They decided the best solution was to go ahead and play the game but declare the teams co-champs!  That’s a wonderful example of sportsmanship and of the CYC Spirit!!


  • Zach Spalding, a 6th grade baseball player for Queen of All Saints was also recognized for his sportsmanship and determination during their Archdiocesan Championship game against St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. For those old enough to remember former major league pitcher Jim Abbott, Zach was a flashback to him when he pitched.  He is a left-handed pitcher who holds his glove in his right arm when he pitches.  As soon as he releases the pitch, he puts the glove on his left hand and is ready to field his position, which he did once during his two strong innings of work on the mound.  Congratulations to Zach for being an inspiration to all who watched the game!
  • There are many CYC volunteers who do tons of work behind the scenes and are never recognized for their hard work.  These volunteers are the ones who make all the games possible.  They are the backbone of the CYC organization. The CYC would like to recognize Mark Bozich, grounds keeper at Queen of All Saints for his (and his crew's) hours of work they did on the baseball field to get it ready to play after 3 inches of rain on a recent Sunday morning.  This is behind the scenes Sportsmanship at its best!

A reminder to all coaches, parents, officials, players and fans to keep a lookout for any Random Act of Sportsmanship you might see at your games.  Just email with a brief explanation of the act(s) and we will recognize those acts because we want to encourage all CYC participants to always practice Sportsmanship!  Good Sportsmanship makes Great Sports!

Encounter Weekend for Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts

Friday, September 16, 2016 (All day) - Sunday, September 18, 2016 (All day)

Retreat for Boy Scouts and Venturers at Beaumont Scout Reservation.  A weekend of camping, fun activities, Eucharistic Adoration, games, live music, Mass in the outdoors.  For more information, visit the OYM website or call Jennifer at (314) 792-7613.

Beaumont Scout Reservation

CANCELLED - CYC Coaches Class - "Coaching to Make a Positive Difference"

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

This evening's class has been cancelled.  For information on the CYC coaches class, please visit the Coaching Page of the CYC website.

Cardinal Rigali Center - Kenrick Board Rm.
20 Archbishop May Drive
St. Louis, MO 63119
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