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.