St. Paul Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Athletic Program
Play Like A Champion is coming to St. Paul!
Play Like A Champion is an amazing program, designed to inform parents and coaches on the importance of CYO's approach to youth sports.
Who is required to attend the Play Like A Champion workshop?
- All Parents of students awarded CYO scholarships. (CYO Scholarship Awards are scheduled to be announced on Monday, Nov. 11th)
- All Parents new to CYO.
- All Head Coaches.
Session Dates & Times
- 20th November @ Bishop Miege
- Parents: 6pm - 7pm
- Coaches: 7pm - 10pm
- 23rd November @ St. Paul (St. Jerome Room)
- Parents: 8am - 9am
- Coaches: 9am - 12pm
- 25th November @ St. Paul (St. Jerome Room)
- Parents: 6pm - 7pm
- Coaches: 7pm - 10pm
PARENTS...please click HERE to register for one of the upcoming parent sessions.
COACHES...please click HERE to register for one of the upcoming coach sessions.
If you'd like more information about this program, please see the links above the FAQ section at the bottom of this page, or click this LINK to see more about what this workshop is all about.
Calling All Youth of St. Paul Parish!
CYO sports are for ALL children of St. Paul parish who are at school grade levels 3rd through 8th (attending St. Paul School is NOT required to be able to participate in CYO). So please come join us!
St. Paul offers the following CYO sports programs (please click on each sport for more specific information on each sport, such as coach and practice schedule information):
Cross Country (Fall)
Track & Field (Spring)
NEW FOR 2019: Physicals are NO LONGER REQUIRED to participate in CYO sports.
Get Registered for your CYO Sport Today!
To register, please go to the CYO website.
QUESTIONS? Please contact John Martin by phone/text at 913-353-5830, or by e-mail.
Volunteers and Coaches
To be a successful organization, St. Paul CYO relies on parent involvement and volunteers. Guiding the youth of our parish through a CYO Sport is such a rewarding experience. You are giving them experiences they will remember for the rest of their lives!
Here are just a few of the many available volunteer opportunities:
- Uniform distribution
If you are VIRTUS trained, and interested in volunteering in any of the above areas, please contact Michelle Cabrera by either phone at 913-764-0323 x101, or by e-mail.
Not VIRTUS trained? Don't worry, it's easy and just takes one short evening! Click here to register for VIRTUS training.
Our parent organization is the Catholic Youth Organization of Johnson and Wyandotte counties. Their official website can be found here and can be a great resource for information on items such as schedules, key dates, rules and much more!
WEATHER HOTLINE: 913-981-2200
Calendar of Events
Fall Basketball Camp Opportunity
St. Thomas Aquinas is offering a Fall Basketball Skills Academy during the month of October. Please click on the link below for further camp details and information on how to sign up.
Play Like a Champion Program
The Play Like a Champion program was designed by faculty and coaches from the University of Notre Dame, and is based on the moral principles of justice, tolerance, cooperation, respect and solidarity. It helps children discover for themselves, as the Catholic Catechism states, the "nobility and grace that shines through sports experiences."
The purpose of the program is to provide training for CYO parents and coaches, to help ensure that we are following best practices in developing our children both in character and spirit. Now more than ever, it's important that we lead our youth away from a "win at all costs" mentality. Through CYO, and with the help of this amazing program, we have an opportunity to do just that.
Coaches, as well as parents of CYO participants are encouraged to take part in a Play Like a Champion clinic. For more information or to register for an upcoming clinic, please use the following links.
- Do I have to attend St. Paul School to participate on CYO sports?
NO! CYO sports are open to both students AND parishioners of St. Paul Parish.
- How old does my child have to be to participate in CYO sports?
Your child must be in 3rd - 8th grades to be eligible to participate.