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Catholic Youth Organizaiton

EVANGELIZATION

The Mission of the SA Archdiocese CYO athletic Program is to empower athletic leaders to animate Gospel values in catholic youth Sports, encouraging young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

In a world that focuses on a win-at-all cost attitude, where professional athletes have moved from role model to entertainer, and when kids are just not having fun anymore, catholic youth sports should be offering more:

  • A safe, healthy place to play, physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually;
  • A Place where lessons are learned in winning and lessons are learned In losing.
  • A place where all are welcomed and respected for who they are, for what they can or cannot do;
  • A place where Catholic Gospel values, character and faith matter;
  • A place where GOD is present.

Team Minister's Meeting 08/17/17

CYO Pre-Game Prayer (Both teams are to recite prayer before each game)

 

Father in Heaven, we ask your blessing on the game we are about to play.

Give each one of us the courage to play this game in a manner which by our words and our actions is pleasing to you.

Let us enter into this competition in a spirit of sportsmanship,

and with a respect for the members of the opposing team.

We ask You, Father to bless each one of us,

especially the coaches, officials, parents and players.

Keep us under the protection of your son, Jesus Christ,

and help us be aware of his presence with us in this game.

Amen



CYO Post-Game Prayer (Both teams are to recite prayer after each game)

 

Thank You Lord for this game

We hope we played

and will always play

in a manner that is pleasing to you.

Amen

Links


The National center for Catholic Youth Sports

Saint Mary's Press

Minister's Plan - Spectator's Playbook

Spectator's Playbook for CYO Parents
 
Search institute
Active Catholic Athletes
Developmental assets

Good Reading!

Saint Mary's Press: Coach them Well
National Catholic Educational Association: Coaching Catholic
Search Institute-Developmental assets: What Kids Need to Succeed Building assets in Congregations What young Children need to succeed
Taylor Publishing Company: Will you still love me if I don't Win?