The goal of the CYO program is to teach youth about sports, competition and good sportsmanship consistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church while promoting an inclusive, developmentally-oriented youth sports culture. Coaches must be constantly aware of the tremendous influence they have on their players and should use this opportunity to always set a positive Christian example.
It is the responsibility of the schools, parishes and diocesan administration 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 complete all diocesan required clearances and trainings and must complete all forms required by the PIAA.