St Vincent CYO: Welcome

Welcome to St. Vincent of Petaluma CYO Website.

The CYO Philosophy:

The Catholic Diocese sponsors sports activities as one dimension of it's ministry to youth. The teamwork, support, and discipline demanded by a sport are reflective of the characteristics of a true Christian Community. Sports offer the opportunity to experience a community that supports and respects it's members. The Catholic Diocese is also committed to providing a "Safe Environment" for all participants. For more information see: Safe Environment .

The CYO programs seek to provide activities for all youth. All players are encouraged to participate to the best of their ability, to improve their skills and to excel in their talents. The team aspect of sports is emphasized rather than the "star" athletes and teams.

In developing a supportive team, participants are taught to respect and affirm their teammates. An atmosphere of sportsmanship, helpfulness and patience is encouraged. Cheating, ridicule and unsportsman like conduct are not tolerated.

Failure in a game or in conduct are seen as learning opportunities. You are challenged to do your best and accept critique when appropriate. Youth, parents and even coaches who are not "coachable" in their skills of attitude may be asked not to participate.

Teams are encouraged to try to "win" the game but not at all costs. Sportsmanship, equal participation of all players and fair play are the first priority of every practice and game. Teams who strive to make each player look good, who develop strong team support and who practice the fundamentals of the sport will find that they are winners of both the game and of Christian characters.

Adult volunteers are the key to the success of the CYO programs. They are the models for the youth. They must consciously attempt to be Christian witnesses, to teach the fundamentals of a sport responsibly, to treat each participant fairly and to uphold the goals of the CYO program.




Monday, August 26
CYO Registration Update (REVISED DATE)

St. Vincent CYO Basketball will be holding NEW player sign-ups at the St. Vincent Parish Hall (corner of Howard St/Western Ave) on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 7-9pm. Boys and girls entering 3rd through 8th grade are eligible to sign-up. Registration fee will be $190.00 per player with a sibling discount of $165.00 per additional family member payable by either check or cash. Please bring a copy of your child's birth certificate with you to registration. New player registration is first come,first serve (subject to grade, team availability and dicocese affiliation) and all new player registration must be done in person.

All returning players will receive their registration forms/information on how to register online, via email, by Monday August 12, 2013. Registration payment may be made at the time of registration, using Paypal (additional service fee will apply), or returning players can print out their successful registration email confirmation and send it in with a check to P.O. Box 5121 in Petaluma, CA 94955-5121. All payments for returning players must be received by the registration cut-off date of Thursday Sept. 5th, 2013 to guarantee player participation for the upcoming season.