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 Catholic Youth Organization

The Diocese of Greensburg operates a Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) program through the Office for Catholic Schools for children within the diocese's schools and parishes.

The program is initiated for children in third grade, and continues to offer programs for young adults into high school. All part​icipating children and youth must be enrolled in a Catholic school within the diocese, or be enrolled in catechetical formation within a diocesan parish.

Because this CYO program is an extension of the Office for Catholic Schools, all athletic programs within CYO, parish or school based, must abide by the standards, expectations, procedures and policies established by the diocesan office.

The superintendent of Catholic Schools, as appointed by the bishop, has ultimate authority over all matters within the CYO program. The superintendent of Catholic Schools also appoints a coordinator for the CYO program to direct its operations, personnel and volunteers.

The diocesan CYO program coordinator is Amanda Iwinski. Any concerns with the CYO program should be brought to the attention of the parish pastor or administrator (within a parish based program) or the school principal (within a school based program). If matters are unresolved at this level, then contact may be made to the coordinator at the Office for Catholic Schools. Please e-mail us or call us at 724-837-0901.​

 CYO Forms

  
  
Official RosterDownload
Start of Season ReportDownload

 Participation Requirements

All participants in the CYO program must be registered and active members of a Catholic parish or Catholic school in the Diocese of Greensburg. All parishioner participants must be enrolled in, and regularly attending, the parish religious education program for the entire school year.

 

The parish pastor must verify this enrollment and activity status with a signature on the Participant's Consent Form. All athletes must meet the age, grade and other requirements of the particular CYO athletic program in which they play. Additional participant information can be found in the CYO Handbook of Policies.

All participants/parents/guardians must complete and submit the documents in the list of Participating Forms to the parish/school before being permitted to participate in CYO Athletics. Forms must be retained at both the parish/school locations.​

 Participants Forms

  
Description
  
Basketball Rules
Download to read and understand the CYO basketball rules.
Download
Consent Form
By signing this form, you agree to abide by the Handbook of Policies, rules and regulations of the Diocese of Greensburg, which has been distributed to each program.
Download
CYO Handbook of Policies
These rules are meant to be guidelines that the Diocese of Greensburg generally follows for CYO programming. The diocesan administration reserves the right to interpret and make changes to these rules at any time.
Download
Understanding of Risk of Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury Form
Be familiar with the nature and risk of concussion and traumatic brian injury while participating in interscholastic athletics.
Download
Volleyball Rules
Download to read and understand the CYO volleyball rules.
Download
Warning Signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information Acknowledgement Form
Read to review and understand the symptoms and warning signs of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
Download

 Coaches & Requirements

The athletic program is an integral part of the educational process. Coaches play an important part in the development of not only student athletes, but also their growth as young women and men. Leading by example, and following the Coaches Code of Ethics, assures that student athletes are receiving the best guidance possible both on and off the court.

The job of a coach does not end when a student athlete steps off the field or court. The relationship between coach and student athlete can make a strong impact on young women and men, either positive or negative. The responsibility of the schools, parishes and diocesan administration is to ensure that our student athletes receive the highest quality coaching available, and that the coach demonstrates a positive influence to all student athletes on the team.​

All CYO teams must have a diocesan approved, volunteer coach that is at least 21 years of age. A coach must be present with the team at all games and practices, and is responsible for the team's conduct.

Prior to discharging any duties, a coach is required to submit a series of background clearances from the state and federal government, the diocese and the PIAA.

 Coaches Forms

  
Description
  
Basketball Rules
Download the CYO's basketball rules.
Download
Basketball Season Record Sheet
Printable basketball record sheet.
Download
Code of Ethics for Coaches Acknowledgement Form
The goal of the CYO athletic program is to teach youth about sports, competition and good sportsmanship consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Download
Concussion
Download the concussion training instructions.
Download
CYO Athletics Procedure Manual
The athletic program is an intergral part of the educational process. Coaches play an important part in the development of not only the students, but also their growth as young women and men.
Download
CYO Handbook of Policies
These rules are meant to be guidelines that the diocese generally follows for CYO programming. The diocesan administration reserves the right to interpret and makes changes to these rules at any time.
Download
Sudden Cardiac Arrest Information Acknowledgement Form
Acknowledge that you have reviewed and understand the symptoms and warning signs of SCA.
Download
Volleyball
All games, including the Diocesan Championship Tournament, shall be governed by the National Federation of Interscholastic Athletics volleyball rules book.
Download
Volleyball Season Record Sheet
Printable volleyball record sheet.
Download

 Coaching Requirements

  
  
Description
  
expand Requirement of : Diocesan ‎(5)
expand Requirement of : Diocesan and PIAA ‎(2)
expand Requirement of : State and Federal Clearances ‎(3)