CYO Program

CYO Registration & Program Information

CYO Girls’ Travel Volleyball 2018-2019

Registration for the Church of Saint Mary 2018-2019 CYO Girls’ Travel Volleyball Program will open on December 10, 2018 for girls in 5th through 12th grades.

Registration and information can be found at

Player evaluations will be held during the first and/or second week of January.  Practices begin mid-late January and games run March 1 – April 28, 2019.  Typically teams will have one practice and one game weekly.  The fee is $240 per playerNo registrations will be accepted after January 3, 2019.  No exceptions will be made.

Coaches are needed to help make the program successful.  No experience necessary! Please volunteer!

For more information, please E-mail Emily Mildt via


CYO Coaching

The program is dependent on volunteers. Please E-mail if you wish to help coach in the Program.

If you are interested in coaching, you must complete the Coaches Registration Form, a background check, the CYO Training and VIRTUS Training to be eligible. These are requirements and MUST BE DONE. Please call John Kiggins or Jim Gibbons at 516.627.0385 with questions.

CYO Coaching Requirements
The CYO of Nassau-Suffolk has mandated that any coach involved in a team representing a parish within the Diocese of Rockville Centre must attend one of the Coach’s Sanctioning Workshops held throughout the Diocese. If you are interested in coaching a CYO team, you must attend one of these clinics to be certified and allowed to coach. It is a CYO requirement that any person who coaches from the first grade on, attend a CYO Sanctioning Workshop. Any person who has not attended a workshop will not be permitted to continue to coach.

For more information, please contact CYO Coordinator Jim Gibbons at

CYO Policies and Procedures
Conduct— All persons associated with CYO – players, coaches, coordinators, spectators and officials – are expected to conduct themselves in a positive manner which exemplifies the Christian values that should be fostered in our young people. These values include a mutual respect for and consideration of others. Their background should be of the highest moral order and they should receive the unequivocal recommendation of their coordinator and moderator.

The coach and coordinator are responsible for the behavior of any individual on their roster, as well as for the atmosphere created by parents and spectators. An official may eject from a contest or playing area any participant, coach, coordinator, parent or spectator who displays unsportsmanlike conduct during an event or contest. The ejected individual(s) must leave the playing area immediately and may not return. Note: The playing area shall be defined as any location in sight or sound of the contest. If an unusual location gives rise to any ambiguity, the official’s representation shall prevail.

The Disciplinary Committee will thoroughly review all complaints of inappropriate behavior on the part if players, coaches, spectators or officials, provided:
A) It is received by the CYO office in writing within 72 hours of the event becoming known.
B) It is signed or initialed by the parish coordinator for that sport, or the official.
C) The Recreation Specialist and /or Program Director may file a complaint within 72 hours of the event. This rule also applies to any inappropriate action or behavior directed towards any CYO employee.

If it is determined that the behavior in question was abusive or excessive in any manner, those involved may be subject to immediate suspension and/or expulsion from any and all CYO activities for the remainder of that program year, or longer. Notification of such infraction will be sent to the pastor of the parish.

The Discipline Committee may assign lesser penalties to coaches, teams or programs as the reported conduct demands.

Note: Any decision of the Disciplinary Committee may be appealed in writing to the Athletic Committee, a fee of $75 must accompany an appeal or it will not be reviewed. (The $75 is returned if the appeal is successful).