CYO endeavors to help young people be more Christ-like in the way they live. The young person, not the athletic activity, is the focus of CYO athletics. CYO provides an opportunity for as many eligible young people as possible to experience spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional growth through participation in CYO sports.
Many parishes and schools host CYO sanctioned tournaments, competitions and carnivals each year as a way to raise funds for their programs. Each year, members sponsor over 80 events. If you need help or have any questions regarding sanctioned events contact the CYO Athletic office Staff.
By Law 9 Sanctioned Events
Be sure to review the sanctioned event rules document which outlines the rules sponsoring an event. (See document link on right)
Sanctioned Event Application
In order to host a sanctioned event, members must complete a Sanctioned Event Application, enclose a $25 fee, and mail to our athletic office, 795 Russell Avenue, Akron, OH 44307 no later than one week before the start of the event. Your application will be reviewed, processed and you will receive notification in the mail if your sanctioned event is approved. (See document link on right)
Sanctioned Event Official Listing
Only approved sanctioned events are posted on our listing. The event will appear on the official sanctioned event listing available to all CYO members on this web page. (See document link on right)
Sanctioned Event Completion Report
Within ten (10) days of the completion of the event the event director is to return the completed Sanctioned Event Completion Report and a complete copy of event brackets/results to the CYO Athletic Office. Failure to return the Completion Report or violation of sport rules will result in penalties outlined in Bylaw 11.