Welcome to CYO Football!
CYO Football is open to students in grades 1-8. Players in grades 4-8 participate in the tackle football and players in grades 1-4 can choose to play flag football.
Practices begin in early August followed by 7 regular season games and conclude with the exciting Diocesan Championships.
In Cleveland and Akron, the Intermediate Division can choose to participate in the Middleweight or Combined Program; the Youth Division will participate in the Middleweight Division. For weight classifications and other sport specific rules, please refer to the rule book.
In Cleveland, the Cadet Division can choose to participate in the Middleweight or Combined Program; the Developmental and Elemental will participate in the Middleweight Division. For weight classifications and other sport specific rules, please refer to the rule book.
In Akron, the Cadet, Developmental and Elemental play 8 Man. Flag Football is offered in the Minor, Novice and Primary Divisions. For weight classifications and other sport specific rules, please refer to the rule book.
Only trained coaches who attend the Coaches Development Program are permitted to coach in CYO Athletics. Every coach will facilitate a positive environment in which athletes can grow physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. For a list of sessions and to register, please visit the Coaches Development Program page.
It is CYO’s philosophy that every player participates at all divisions of play. Athletes must be treated with Dignity regardless of their ability. Participation on a team allows players to learn and understand the values of cooperation, teamwork, sportsmanship, responsibility and respect. CYO encourages each child to develop at its own pace while working for a common goal by regulating mandatory participation rules. The participation requirements are clearly defined in the rulebook. It is our Hope that athletes can make a significant contribution to their team.
Genesis 1:27 remind us “in the Divine image God created humanity.” CYO Athletics encourages every athlete and every coach to accept one another with compassion, respect, patience, kindness, humility and understanding.
Just putting a helmet on a football player for the first time each season becomes an awesome experience to many young players. CYO Football – just a pass away from a touchdown!