CYO Sportsmanship Nights Nov. 1, 2
The Mission of the Catholic Youth
Organization calls us to endeavor to help young people be more
Christ-like in the way they live. CYO promotes participation and
sportsmanship to foster the total development of participants and
influence the formation of Christian values.
To help celebrate our mission, the Diocese of Cleveland CYO is sponsoring a Sportsmanship Team Award for this season. Teams from each grade school division will be recognized for their demonstration of Good Sportsmanship at the November 1, Cleveland State University Woodling Gymnasium, 7:00 p.m. volleyball match as well as November 2, 2013 12:00 p.m. awards at Coleman Commons Akron. The kickoff football game is 2:00 p.m. at InfoCision Stadium. Download volleyball and football flyers for more information and to get your tickets.
Welcome to CYO Volleyball!
CYO Volleyball is open to boys and girls in grades 3-12. Cleveland plays Girls Volleyball in the fall, Akron plays Boys and Girls in the spring and Cleveland plays High School Girls and Boys in the spring. Practices begin in early August or March followed by 8 regular season matches for grades 3-6 and 10 matches for grades 7-8. The program concludes with the exciting Diocesan Championships.
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.
CYO’s philosophy states that every player participates at all divisions of play. Each athlete 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 their own pace while working for a common goal by regulating mandatory participation rules. The participation requirements are clearly defined in the rule book. It is our Hope that each athlete can make a significant contribution to their team.
Genesis 1:27 reminds 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.
Whether a volleyball player is bumping, setting, spiking or serving, CYO Volleyball develops a wide range of skills. CYO Volleyball – a Match Made in Heaven!