Who Can Play?
CYO basketball is open to students in grades 3-8 who are enrolled at LCA or are enrolled in and attending a PSR program.
There are generally 2 practices/week. Typically, the younger children receive the earlier practice times, between 4 and 8 p.m.
Games are on Saturdays or Sundays. It is very rare to have a game on both days, unless it involves a tournament. Games are usually played during the day. There are generally 8 regular season games and 8 tournament games.
A physical form signed by a child’s physician must be on file prior to the first practice. A physical form is good for 1 year, so if you have already completed a form for a fall sport you will not need a new one.
Coaches Always Needed!
When we have an adequate number of coaches, we are able to keep team rosters smaller, allowing for more instruction and playing time. CYO does offer seminars for some sports. If you are interested in coaching but are not confident about your skills, CYO can help. A 1-day program required for new coaches, includes a coach’s orientation, VIRTUS training, & fingerprinting (both are required for all volunteers who work with children).
Volunteering Is Critical!
Volunteers are what make CYO sports possible. Every family is expected to help at least once during the basketball season in which your child participates. Coaches will be asking parents to help with gate, concessions, set-up, making phone calls, or game-day assistance.
A/B/C Team Assignment
The Diocese allows teams to be separated by level of play only in grades 6-8. The Diocese also strongly recommends, in order to be competitive, that at least half the members of an A team play the sport year round. An “open” gym will be held prior to the assignment of 6th – 8th grade teams, to determine team placement.