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Catholic Charities Corporation Administrative Offices:

7911 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102

(216) 334-2900

Welcome CYO Parents & Families!

Every parent plays an integral role in their child's CYO Athletics experience.

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*CYO Athletics' Response to COVID-19

CYO staff is monitoring safety guidelines, best practices and protocols from local and state health departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Ohio High School Athletic Association to provide the safest possible environment for coaches, athletes, officials and spectators.

In order to be prepared for the fall season, please download and read our letter to parents to learn about the general changes that will apply to all CYO sports.

Please also download our COVID-19 Athlete Symptom Monitoring Form. Forms must be completed by head coaches at the start of every game and practice. If an athlete answers YES to any of the questions, they MUST be sent home.

Download Letter   Monitoring Form

Welcome to CYO Athletics!

Thank you for entrusting your child to the care of CYO leaders and Coaches. We will take seriously our role in our partnership and ask that you do the same for your child and for all the children who participate in CYO. Here are the key roles and relationships in CYO that you need to know to help your child thrive in CYO sports.

  • Athletes play  They invest their time and energy by attending practices and games. They learn and grow through a process where they practice in private and are tested publicly every time they compete. 
  • Coaches Teach All CYO coaches complete mandatory background checks and CYO Coaches training. They bring the CYO mission and values to life by teaching children sports skills and strategies and are expected to model the values of CYO.
  • Officials Officiate – CYO uses trained and credentialed officials for every sport. It is not the role of coaches or parents to officiate a contest. That role exclusively belongs to trained and certified officials. To officiate from the stands or in the car ride home is to have your child focus on the area where they have the least amount of influence and control. To do so is poor coaching, poor officiating & poor parenting.  
  • Parents Support – Your role is to provide encouragement and support for your child as they learn what it means to be a Christian teammate and an athlete who is growing in faith and in sports skills. You need to keep the boundary clear that the sports experience is primarily theirs and that most kids begin playing sports to have fun and be with friends. Attempting to officiate or coach from the stands or to berate officials or opponents violates the basic mission and values of CYO. 
Catholic Diocese of Cleveland Part of the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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