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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: 

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

Upcoming Fall CDP Sessions

Mon., July 116:00-9:00 p.m.

St. Sebastian Ziesler Hall, 475 Mull Ave., Akron 44320

Tues, July 196:00-9:00 p.m.St. Paschal Baylon, Eymard Room 5384 Wilson Mills Road, Highland Hts., 44143100
Sat., Aug. 69:00-12 noonSt. Ambrose, Hilkert Hall, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick 44212150
Thurs., Aug. 256:00-9:00 p.m.St. Raphael, Community Room, 525 Dover Center, Bay Village 44140100


To register, click the button below. 

These sessions are in person. Note each session will close when we reach capacity.  Please register early!  A confirmation email will be sent to all registrants the day before each scheduled date.

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

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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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