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Athletics and CYO

"The mission of CYO is to provide the highest quality programs to our young people. We are committed to provide these programs based on integrity, fair play and the right of all individuals to participate. We view our responsibility as extending far beyond the mere teaching of athletic skills. Our programs offer the opportunity to develop moral standards in all of our young people."

                                                                             --- Catholic Youth Organization

At St. Joseph’s Yorkville, we currently offer three sports for our students and parish youth-- and are always open to something new.  Our coaches and administrators are all volunteer parents or family members.  Modest fees are established at the beginning of each season. 

In the fall season, all Kindergarten to Grade 8 children have the opportunity to run cross country track. The events and distances are age appropriate. CYO typically hosts the races at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.  Practices are established at the beginning of the season and are dependent on registration.  

In the late fall/winter, SJY participates in basketball. We have entered boys and girls teams each year of the program. The quantity and age of the teams is dependent upon registration each season. Parents are encouraged to volunteer as coaches, managers, and support roles. League games are played at various school gyms in Manhattan and the Bronx. 

Finally, the spring competition is Track & Field. These events are offered to boys/girls Kindergarten to Grade 8.  Weekly meets are designed with traditional events such as the 1600 yd, 400 yd, 100 yd and javelin. There is an event for everyone.  The events are often hosted at Mount St. Michael Academy and has become a great family day as the season brings sunshine and fresh air for the children. 

In 2020, we may explore cheerleading and chess to continue building upon school spirit, community, and opportunities for all students. 

The attached link provides some insight to the spirit of the Manhattan CYO program and the message we hope to spread to the children: