Welcome to the Coaches Corner
The Catholic Youth Organization sports program is designed to offer young people of the parish the opportunity to learn the Christian values of respect, love, compassion and support for each other through sports. The overarching goal of CYO Athletics is to provide as many young people as possible the opportunity to experience spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional growth through participation in a variety of sports. When done with positive coaching, no other learning experience allows young people to build character, and acquire so much information about themselves and others.
The success of our program depends on the YOU the coaches who dedicate your time and talents to our children—THANK YOU for all that you do for our children! As a CYO Coach, YOU are primarily a minister of Youth with a gift of reaching out to young people through athletics. Most importantly, your mission is to work with our youth to show how sports can help:
All based on the foundation of Christian Values!
In this section, we hope to provide you with tools to help you be the best coach you can as you coach our youth.
SS Philip & James Coaching Pledge
Upon my honor as a Coach, I pledge myself to the following:
- To guide each player to be a better Christian and a better citizen.
- To be ethical and sportsmanlike in my coaching conduct toward all players, officials, fans, and other Coaches.
- To motivate each player to compete according to the rules at all times.
- To teach each player, especially through my own example, to be humble, and generous in victory and proud and courteous in defeat.
Thank you for coaching in our CYO Program.