CYO Athletics

Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester

Mission of CYO

The CYO program provides for the development of young people’s spiritual, emotional, social and physical potential.  Based on Catholic values, CYO offers guidance to assist young people as they assume responsibility for themselves and for their relationship with their faith, peers and community. 
Every CYO activity provides opportunities that encourage and assist youth in their growth and development towards Christian adulthood.
The specific purpose of CYO athletic program is to develop in youth a sense of self-esteem, self-discipline, cooperation and fair play by providing a competitive team sport activity through which they will practice the teaching of their faith.
This is accomplished through the efforts of the volunteer Coach.  The CYO Coach is to serve the team with a Youth Minister philosophy; more than being a sports technician, he/she is an important role model for young people.  In that capacity and above everything else, a Coach in the CYO program strives to exemplify behavior of a committed Christian adult.  He/she lives by the letter, but more importantly by the spirit of these rules.