What Programs Are Offered? When?

Fall Season 8/1 - 10/31 (register through SKS)

Cross Country (K-8) co-ed – pre-season starts 8/23

Practice: 2 evenings per week at the Haverford Reserve

*Practice nights will be communicated by the coaches

Winter Season 11/1-2/28


  • Varsity Girls  (7th/8th grade)
  • JV Girls (5th/6th Grade)
  • Varsity Boys (7th/8th grade)
  • JV Boys (5th/6th Grade)
  • HS Boys/Girls dependent on interest

Spring Season 3/1 - 6/15

Track & Field (Registration through SKS)

Age Divisions for Track: K-8

Learn more about CYO track here: Philadelphia CYO Track and Field, Cross Country (philacyotrack.blogspot.com)

Pre-season starts Early March

 Baseball - boys only 

  • Tryouts; pre-season starts mid March
  • Practice & Games weekdays after school

Varsity (7th & 8th grade) –NEW in  2021 

JV Baseball (5th & 6th rgade) - New for 2022

What are Coaching Requirements?

Volunteers who have been PA resident for 10 years or more must obtain:

PA State Police Background Check
Child Abuse Clearance
FBI Disclosure Form
Safe Environment Training Parts I & II
Coaches Orientation

Volunteers who have been PA resident for less than 10 years must obtain:

  • Federal Criminal history fingerprint clearance
  • PA State Police Background Check
  • Child Abuse Clearance
  • Safe Environment Training Parts I & II
  • Coaches Orientation

Information on where to obtain background checks and clearances can be found in detail on childyouthprotection.org

All background checks and clearances must be renewed every 5 years.

Coaches orientations are mandatory for all new coaches.  There will be an orientation scheduled prior to each sports season which all new coaches must attend BEFORE they are permitted to volunteer as a coach.  If a coach has a previously scheduled conflict or emergency where they cannot make the required orientation, they must complete the Catholic Coaching Essentials course, (found here:  Catholic Coaching Essentials)  and attend the NEXT available live orientation.

If a coach does not receive their certification at an orientation, they are not permitted to coach.  CYO uses the “Play Like a Champion Today” Coaches Education Program.


What levels of Play are there?

 “A” Team (for Basketball)

This level of play is designed for a higher level of competition, therefore, a student must try out for this team. Eligibility for this level is determined by general tryouts for each grade level or grouping (e.g. 7-8 grades). Tryouts are conducted and Student performance is evaluated and rated by the atheletic director, coaches, and designees of the AD. From this data, the “A” team members are selected.  STGC “A” teams then compete with other Region 32 “A” teams. Attendance at a minimum of one (1) evaluation is required to be considered for the “A” team. Due to the more competitive nature of “A” leagues, coaches are not mandated to guarantee equal playing time for each player during games.

“B” Team (for Basketball)

This level is less competitive for the student but helps with instruction and practice in the basics of the sport. Each student is required to be given a certain amount of playing time during games. The amount of time varies per sport. “B” teams are considered part of a regional parish league. It is possible for parishes to sponsor more than one “B” team for each sport. This number is, however, dependent upon the availability of coaches, equipment, and/or field (or gym) time.