CYC Sports

CYC Sports Summit - Building Communities of Faith Through Sports

The CYC Sports Summit will be taking place on July 28th at the Cardinal Rigali Center. This is a half-day retreat style event with the theme of “Building Communities of Faith Through Sports.” Parents, coaches, parish volunteers, and priests are encouraged to come to learn more and brainstorm ways that you can build the athletics program in your community.

Key Speakers include:

  • Coach Bruce Scifres- Led Roncalli High School in Indianapolis to 6 State Championships as the Head Coach. Currently the Executive Director, Catholic Youth Organization, Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
  • Coach Julie Goessling Matheny- St. Joseph Academy Varsity Basketball Coach, recently elected to the Missouri Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame, former CYC Coach.
  • Mark Probst- Executive Secretary of the St. Louis Suburban Public High School Conference, CYC coach and former CYC District Baseball/Softball Director, High School Basketball/Baseball official, former high school athletic director.
  • Bill Bommarito- President of Coaching Coaches, former CYC Coach and Athletic Association President.

Consider coming to the Summit and pass this invitation along to others. It is going to be a great event. Only $15/person, and if you can get your Priest to come with you, he will be free!

For more information, to see the schedule, and to register, visit: http://www.cycstl.net/sportssummit

Any questions, please contact Jon Givens at jongivens@archstl.org.

2018 CYC Archdiocesan Basketball Championships Begin This Weekend

The 2018 CYC Archdiocesan Basketball Championships begin April 7th and continue through April 15th.  During the week of championships, 110 teams will complete in almost 20 divisions. The St. Charles and South County CYC Districts are hosting the championships, and games will be played at parishes throughout those areas.  

You can view tournament information, including brackets, on the CYC Basketball page.

We invite you to come out and cheer on the youth of our Archdiocese who proudly represent their teams and parishes!

Random Acts of Sportsmanship Spotted During CYC Basketball Season!

CYC Sports has a long tradition of providing children throughout the St. Louis area with the opportunities to compete with their parish and friends in a variety of sports.  For more than 75 years the CYC has been a ministry of the Catholic Church in St. Louis, sponsoring Archdiocesan playoffs, recognizing league, district and area wide champions.

In addition to recognizing winners of games, CYC staff feel it is imperative to search for and recognize acts of sportsmanship at athletic events.  They know that as a Catholic organization the CYC must help children to display their Christian values in all parts of their lives, especially during athletic competition.  In an effort to recognize and reward sportsmanship among CYC participants, the Random Act of Sportsmanship (RAS) program was initiated in 2009.

Hundreds of RAS have been reported since the program began, and as the 2018 CYC Basketball season is winding down, Random Acts of Sportsmanship are still occurring on courts all across the Archdiocese.

The latest RAS is about one coach's small act that impacted many:

St. Joseph-Manchester’s 8th Grade girls basketball team was scheduled to play its final game (ever again) at St. Clement. As the coach and players were warming up and getting set to do battle, St. Clement Coach Ryan Beller approached and asked if this was the St. Joe’s team’s last game. He said that he had purchased roses with ribbons in the school colors tied to them for the St. Joe's girls to give to their moms prior to the game.

In the words of another coach: “All I can say is WOW, what a classy and generous gesture by Coach Beller. In my humble opinion Coach Beller showed the girls, me, parents, and everyone in the gym Saturday what CYC sports are supposed to be about, and I thank and applaud him!!"

We encourage everyone to keep sending us RAS, and we will keep posting them. They stand as examples and inspiration for everyone who hears about them.

Keep your eyes open for those Random Acts of Sportsmanship by players, coaches, officials and fans. Then report them to the CYC Office. Simply send an email describing the act to:  RAS@cycstl.net

To read more RAS stories on the CYC website, follow this link to the new RAS Page...

CYC Basketball Spirit Games

Date: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018 (All day)

For details about the 2018 Basketball Spirit Games, visit the CYC Spirit Games page!

CYC Lacrosse Pre-Season Parent Meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

For more details, please call Jon Givens at (314) 792-7254 or email jongivens@archstl.org.

Location: 
Cardinal Rigali Center - Ebo Room
20 Archbishop May Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63119
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