Coaches Development Program
Once a coach accepts the responsibility to coach in CYO Athletics, they accept the responsibility to maintain a standard for excellence. Every coach, head and assistant, must attend the Coaches Development Program before they begin coaching.
Rooted in our mission and values, it is our intention to offer an informational and educational leadership-training program for youth coaches. The program outline session includes Youth Ministry Through Athletics, CYO Governance, Risk Management, Helping Young Athletes Safely Excel in Sports and Coaching Pedagogy.
The program is offered throughout the year in both the Cleveland and Akron areas. You can download a list of program sessions on the right. Coaches can either use the online registration link to the right and select the Coaches Development Program where you can pay with a Visa or Master Card or complete a paper form. Cost is $30.00.
Once a coach completes the program, they will be issued a coaching card and lanyard. Every coach on the coaching staff must wear their credentials to every contest.
If you have lost your card or need a replacement, you need to email Roz (Cleveland area) and Christa (Akron area) with the following information in your email request:
- Your name at the time of certification
- Current Address
- Phone Number or email address you can be reached during the day
- Member Parish/School you are currently coaching for
The replacement card fee is $10.00. After making your email request, you must
bring your payment and pick up your replacement card at your area CYO athletic office between 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Remember to make your request early. Credentials can take up to 10 days after your email request to receive.
Archived Certified Coaches Listing Prior to 2007
We have posted an Archive of Certified Coaches listing prior to 2007. Please view the listing link to the right to confirm your certification prior to 2007. Use the search feature to find your name faster.
Certified Coaches List January 2007 - Present
We have posted a Certified Coaches listing beginning January 2007 to present. This listing is posted as separate links alphabetically. Please view the links to the right to confirm your attendance. Use the search feature to find your name faster.
It is our Hope that you accept the opportunity to prepare prayerfully and proceed positively as we pursue persistently to bring our mission to life.