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Catholic Charities Corporation Administrative Offices:

7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 334-2900

Coaches Development Program

Rooted in our mission and values, the Coaches Development Program is an informational and educational leadership training program for CYO coaches.


Once an adult accepts the responsibility to coach in CYO Athletics, they also accept the responsibility to maintain a standard for excellence. Every coach, both head and assistant, must attend the Coaches Development Program (CDP) before they begin coaching.

The program includes interactive sessions on the following topics: 

  • CYO Athletics as Ministry
  • CYO Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Coaching Pedagogy
  • Helping Young Athletes Safely Excel in Sports

2024 Fall CDP Training Sessions 

Mon., July 8, 20246:00-9:00 p.m.Holy Family - Stow Hall, 3179 Kent Rd., Stow 44224200
Thurs., August 1, 20246:00-9:00 p.m.Gesu, McAuley Hall, 2470 Miramar Boulevard, University Hts., 44118100
Sat., August 17, 20249:00-12 noonSt. Ambrose Gym, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick, 44212180
Tues., August 20, 20246:00-9:00 p.m.St. Jude Cafeteria, 594 Poplar Street, Elyria, 44035140


To register, click the button below. 

These sessions are in person.  No virtual trainings. Note each session will close when we reach capacity.  Coaches, please register early for a training date among those offered.  Coaches must attend one of these trainings to get certified to coach CYO sports!  A confirmation email will be sent to all registrants the day before each scheduled date.

CYO does not offer a fingerprinting service at these trainings.  Please be sure to make arrangements to get them done through another service.  You can find city locations at this link.  

Registration will close at 9am on the day of the session (Saturday date will close Friday before). Cost of registration is $35, which will be paid online using a Visa or Mastercard. 

Register Now

UH Resources & Video

UH Sports Medicine is proud to partner with the Catholic Youth Organization, providing activities and services for our children and creating a healthier future for families.

The CYO & Sports Medicine PDF, as well as the UH Sports Safety & Injury Prevention video, found below include information and tips for coaches on how to help CYO athletes safely excel in sports. 

Click the button below to download the PDF, and continue scrolling to watch the training video. You may also click on the corresponding button to watch the training on YouTube. 

CYO & Sports Medicine PDF   UH Sports Safety Video

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