Read our FAQs for answers to general questions regarding CYO Athletics. Our FAQs seek to answer the common questions many parents share regarding CYO Athletics and their child's participation.
If a Catholic parish/school or CYO member does not sponsor a team in a specific sport, an athlete that meets one of the requirements of Bylaw 3-1-2 is eligible to compete for another CYO member only when the following process is completed and approved by the diocese administration is given:
The Eligibility Request Form can be found under Player Eligibility in the Parents & Families tab.
Parents may download the form, read the directions on how to complete the form and once Section 1 is complete, parents may submit the form to the athletic director of the sponsoring team.
Once the form has been signed by all parties, the sponsoring team's athletic director will submit it to CYO staff for approval.
Select the Sports tab and click on your sport.
Sport rules are in PDF format under Documents & Files. Each set of rules has a participation section, which contains participation requirements.
Schedules & Locations can be found under the Schedules tab of our website. Select the league to see a list of scheduled games. Click a location name to open Google Maps and get directions to the venue.
Select the Coaches tab and click on Coaches Development Program Overview.
Under the Registration section, information will be provided on how to view upcoming sessions and register.
An athlete on a member team is not permitted to participate in a contest on any other team in the same sport, during that sport's season unless participating as a guest player as outlined in Bylaw 5, or as stated otherwise in the CYO sport-specific rules.
Generally, athletes are eligible to participate on the teams of a CYO member organization if they meet at least one (1) of the following requirements listed below.
To read the complete rules, review Bylaw 3 of the Charter and Bylaws.
In most cases no, but refer to sport-specific rules.
Please see sport-specific rules by selecting your child's sport under the Sport tab. Information regarding uniforms may be found in the sport's rules document, which is listed under "Documents & Files."
The Diocese of Cleveland CYO follows the National Federation of State High School Associations as guidelines for equipment and uniforms.
Please speak with the member athletic director at the parish/school.
Please see our Events tab and Events Calendar. Choose the month, and click a date to get detailed information on an event. You may also visit sport-specific pages and review the planner located under Documents & Files.
Visit our Hall of Fame page where you may nominate individuals for the CYO Recognition Award as well as the CYO Hall of Fame. Online nominations are accepted into late September for both awards.
Nominees must have provided excellent service to the CYO athletic program and its participants as a coach, parish athletic director, clergy, league commissioner, site supervisor, or any other member of our community whose accomplishments deserve to be recognized.
Nominees must have made significant contributions to the CYO athletic programs as a player, coach, parish athletic director, clergy, league commissioner, or other member of our community whose accomplishments have been of the highest caliber over an extended period of time.
Coaches, officials, commissioners, parents and site directors have the opportunity to nominate other teams in their league for this recognition. You may nominate a team that you feel demonstrates our CYO Philosophy and the ideals of Christian Sportsmanship.
There are several local sports camps & clinics offered throughout the Diocese of Cleveland. CYO Athletics does not endorse any outside sports camp or clinic, however we encourage parents and coaches to research camp and clinic sponsors prior to enrollment.
For more information, contact:
Mary Ann King, CYO Athletic Administrator
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