REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR ST. JOSEPH CYO PROGRAM –
2019-2020 BASKETBALL SEASON
CYO’s philosophy is well summarized in the following quote from Pope Paul VI: “Sports, well understood and practiced...contributes to the development of the whole person because it demands generous effort, careful self-control, mastery of self and respect for others, complete commitment and team spirit. ...these values contribute to the building of tomorrow’s well-ordered society which we have characterized as the ‘civilization of love’.” The athletic programming has emphasis on sportsmanship and skill building as part of the total personal and spiritual development of each young person.
Consider the following before registering:
Any player who, during the current season, is playing
on any public or private school team is ineligible
to play CYO Basketball. Boys or Girls playing Modified Basketball are also
ineligible, so please make the decision now as to whether the child will try
out for another team (modified, varsity, PYB, club) OR St. Joseph’s CYO. With rosters needing to be set in early
November, SJ CYO must know the numbers of players that are truly available to
play for us.
involves a significant time commitment with several practices a week and the
possibility of one to two games per weekend, amounting to as many as 10 total
hours. Players are expected to show up for practice (exceptions include illness
or family emergencies; conflict with
another activity is not a legitimate
reason). Practices start in late October and the regular season runs from
early December to mid-February with the possibility of postseason tournaments.
a player misses more than two games or a series of practices without a
legitimate reason, he or she might be dropped from the program.
is a volunteer organization, so parents of players will be expected to assist
at home games with score keeping and maintaining the
facility (sweeping floor before and after games).
For the 3/4 grade
parents/assistant coaches must also referee the games unless the Diocese provides
coaches and players must understand and abide by the Player Placement Policy.
Joseph’s CYO is mindful of costs and tries to keep its fees reasonable. In an effort to streamline our operations and to comply with recent financial audit requirements we will not be charging admission this year or providing concessions. Funds raised by these activities will be covered by increasing fees across all the teams. The fees are as follows:
Parishioners: $115 (3rd
& 4), $140 (5th & 6th) and $160 (7th to 12th)
Non-parishioners: $130 (3rd
& 4), $165 (5th & 6th) and $185 (7th to 12th)
Registration fees are non-refundable even if your child
decides not to play or becomes ineligible under CYO eligibility requirements
(unless injury or parental relocation for work).
REGISTRATION ELIGIBILITY REGULATIONS –
is considered complete when the following is received by the office: Registration form, payment (made out to St. Joseph CYO) by check, credit card or cash, a
signed Player/Parent Code of Conduct form, an emergency medical and media
release, and, if you did not play in past years, a photocopy of the
participant’s birth certificate.
family must be registered in St. Joseph’s Parish prior to 9/1/19. Any family
moving into the area from outside the parish is asked to furnish a letter from
their previous parish stating they were active members of that Catholic parish.
participant(s) must have been a member of one of the Faith Formation programs
of the parish during the 2018-19 school year and be registered in one of the programs for 2019-20. These include: Faith Formation Wednesday
Program, Gathered Family Faith at Holy Spirit, Summer FF, Youth Nights or a Diocesan-approved Catholic school. Participation runs through the
school year and attendance must be at least 75 percent in the program.
family and child(ren) should be attending St. Joseph’s Church for worship on
weekends, and the family should be involved in the faith life of the parish.
registration is completed and approval has been given to those who have
applied, remaining spots on each team can be filled by children from other
parishes (following CYO league criteria) or from another faith affiliation.
There should be a letter of endorsement from the leader of that congregation
stating the family is an active member of the community. This should accompany the completed registration form.
The CYO program is
considered a ministry of St. Joseph’s Church, and as such, will actively
participate in the parish community. Two requirements for this
· A CYO Team Mass: A Mass (most likely 5 p.m. on a
Sunday night) prior to the start of the season will include players, coaches
and parents attending a Mass to celebrate the beginning of the program with active participation by players as greeters, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, gift presenters,
etc. More information to follow.
· Community service: The CYO program plans to designate a
weekend with a full slate of home games and collect non-perishable food items
for donation/delivery to the Penfield Ecumenical Food Shelf and Penfield HOPE.