Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Athletics is part of the Diocesan Catholic Schools Department and part of Youth Ministry outreach. There is an obvious component of evangelization in CYO Athletics; an opportunity to strengthen the connection of baptized Catholics to their Church and an opportunity to be a witness of what a Catholic Christian believes and lives to those who are not Catholic. For these reasons we enforce the following principles:

●    CYO Athletics are built on mutual respect
●    CYO Athletics celebrate the dignity of each individual person
●    CYO Athletics encourage the unique gifts of each participant
●    Principles of fair play and sportsmanship govern all games, practices and scrimmages
●    Participants, both youth and adult, model Christian values and virtues
●    CYO Athletics allows the gifted to excel, and the less gifted to participate and improve
●    Playing is more important than winning
●    Winning well is more important than winning)

This ministry is open to women and men who are 18 years and older.

Ways To Participate:

St. Lawrence offers spring kickball, fall soccer and winter basketball. You can volunteer as a head coach, assistant coach, or team parent volunteer.


Practices are scheduled once or twice a week and are arranged around your schedule. The soccer season is usually from September - October and the basketball season is usually from November to March.

Skills Required:

Passion for working with children, having fun, and being a witness to the Catholic faith to your team, their families, and all of CYO sports. CPR and First aid training. A background check and CASE training is required.

Related Activities:

Fall soccer is offered to parish children in grades 3 - 6. Winter basketball is offered to parish children and adolescents in grades 3 - 12.


CYO committee members, head coaches, assistant coaches, team volunteers, and weekend supervisors.


Donna Gray: 225-1485 or
CYO Sports Committee


2023 Basketball Registration Form.



St. Lawrence CYO Sports
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