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“Beloved young athletes, athletics offers you, among other things, also the opportunity to improve your own personal spiritual state…sports are not merely the exercise of muscles, but the school of moral values and of training in courage, in perseverance, and in overcoming laziness and carelessness. There is no doubt that these values are of the greatest interest for the formation of a personality which considers sports not an end in itself but as a means to total and harmonious physical, moral and social development.”

(St. John Paul II; address to Olympic athletes in 1984)

 

Our Mission 

The St. Christopher CYO program is just one of many components that we as a Parish employ to engage our youth, and to provide for them a well-rounded experience of the world around them. By engaging in athletic competitions, we seek to nurture the physical and mental well being of our students, while at the same time incorporating these into the spiritual foundation which has already been founded for them, thereby strengthening all of these components together as one.

 

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Code of Conduct

(From the "Archdiocese of Philadelphia CYO Athletic Ministry Handbook")

All participants: athletes, coaches, and parents are expected to bear the mark of the Christian witness which identifies us as a Catholic Parish community. This occurs on the courts, fields, classrooms, and in the community as well. To help achieve this standard, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has developed a clear Code of Conduct which everyone is expected to abide by.

The following are examples of Offensive Actions and Penalties:

No CYO athlete, coach or spectator is permitted to....

  • Refuse to abide by an official’s decision
  • Display objectionable behavior by throwing equipment or any other forceful action.
  • Heap verbal abuse upon any athlete, coach, spectator or official
  • Lay hands upon, push, shove, strike, threaten to strike or physically attack an athlete, coach, spectator or official.

This list is not exhaustive.

Any athlete, coach or spectator who is found to be guilty of any of the above violations may face penalties including suspension and/or disqualification from the CYO program for a game, season, or permanently.



Last Updated on 10/06/2021 by