St. Mark CYO Sports
2016-17 School Year
Mission Statement: Northern Virginia Junior Catholic Youth Organization (NVJCYO)
The mission of the NVJCYO, through its member parishes, is to organize sports programs for parish youth from 4th through 8th grades throughout the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, to reinforce Catholic values taught in parish schools and religious education programs. It is an important component of the comprehensive approach to youth ministry in the Diocese. The programs administered by NVJCYO are meant not only to encourage healthy physical activity but also to play a significant role in the development of Catholic values in the youth of the Diocese and these activities should foster cooperation, respect, sportsmanship, responsibility, leadership, competitiveness, fairness, and courtesy.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY – IF FCPS ANNOUNCES AFTERNOON OR ALL DAY CANCELLATION OF ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS – ST MARK SPORTS AND ALL ACTIVITIES THAT USE THE CFC AND CHURCH ARE CANCELED.
PLEASE CHECK THE FCPS WEBSITE DURING THESE WINTER MONTHS.
CYO Basketball is a program dedicated to the youth in our parish, grades 3-8 (girls’ and boys’ teams). Students who are enrolled in either St. Mark School or the Religious Education program at St. Mark are eligible to participate.
This program requires adults to serve as the head coaches and/or assistants. Previous basketball coaching or player experience is desired but not mandatory. Practices are one or two times per week, with one game per weekend (played in gyms throughout the diocese). Practices start in late October, games start early December, and the season concludes in early March.
Contact person: Tim Morahan
CYO Tennis is open to students in grades 4-8 (girls’ and boys’ teams). Students must be enrolled at St. Mark School or the St. Mark Religious Education program to be eligible to participate.
This program requires adult volunteers to serve as trainers, head coaches, and assistants. Previous tennis coaching or player experience is helpful but certainly not necessary. Practices are held once times a week, with one match per weekend on Sunday afternoons (meets are held at various locations within the diocese). Practices start in early September, matches start late September, and the season concludes in late October.
Contact person: Coleen Gallagher
CYO Cross Country is open to students in grades 3-8. Students must be enrolled at St. Mark School or the St. Mark Religious Education program to be eligible to participate.
CYO Cross Country is a program dedicated to the youth in our parish. There is a Championship meet on Nov 6 at Burke Lake Park, with other developmental meets taking place on October 2 and October 23.
This program requires adults to serve as the head coaches and/or assistants.
Contact persons: Kristen Day