ST. MARK CYO Sports
2021-22 School Year

 

Youth Ministry theme for 2021-2022

 

Paperwork for all CYO Sports MUST include the COVID Waiver Form. Per direction from the Diocese, this NEW COVID waiver form needs to be completed and signed only ONCE per school year.
This form and all other forms will be kept on file in the ST. MARK Youth Office.

You can download each form by clicking on its link.

 

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 3rd 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.

IMPORTANT:

ALL CYO Sports & Activities follow Fairfax County Public School for weather cancellations–if FCPS closes facilities due to weather, there will be NO CYO Sports & Activities including practices that afternoon/evening or that weekend.

 

WEATHER POLICY FOR OUTDOOR CYO SPORTS (CROSS COUNTRY, TENNIS, AND TRACK):
  • If the forecast calls for a high likelihood of rain / thunderstorms & lightning, an email will sent out before Noon, if possible, advising parents that the practice/game/meet is canceled for the day.
  • If rain or other bad weather happens during practice/game/meet, coaches will tell everyone to seek shelter (inside if possible). If on the ST. MARK campus, please use the Cassidy Activities Center for emergency shelter.
  • If thunder is heard, stop the practice/game/meet for 30 minutes and seek shelter until no thunder is heard. If it continues cancel the rest of the practice/game/meet.

ST. MARK CYO Parish Rep is Kevin Flores. Contact him for questions at 703-938-5656 or by email at kflores@stmark.org.


VIRTUS COMPLIANT REQUIREMENTS

Parent Volunteers are encouraged to join the fun and help! All volunteers 18+ and parents assisting in any way – and assistants – must be fully compliant with Diocesan child protection procedures. Please contact Stacey Ashman at sashman@stmark.org for more information.

 

ST. MARK offers 5 sports for this school year…

 

Basketball –  CLOSED until September 2022

CYO Basketball is open to all students in grades 4-8 (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.  ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.basketball4

This program requires adults to serve as the head coaches and/or assistants. All coaches and assistants must be VIRTUS compliant and attend the “Play Like a Champion” workshop.  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 early November, games start in early December, and the season concludes in early March.

Basketball Commissioner: Jim Garvert
E-mail: stmarkbball@gmail.com

 

Tennis – CLOSED until August 2022

tennis4CYO Tennis is open to all students in grades 5-8. Students who are enrolled in either ST. MARK School or the Religious Education program at ST. MARK are eligible to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

Cross CountryCLOSED until August 2022

CYO Cross Country is open to students in grades 3-8. Students who are enrolled in either ST. MARK School or the Religious Education program at ST. MARK are eligible to participate.   Parents are needed to serve as volunteer assistants.  All volunteers must be VIRTUS compliant.

There is a Championship meet in November, with other developmental meets taking place in September and October.

 

 

Track & Field CLOSED  until Spring of 2023

CYO Track & Field is open to students in grades 3-8. Students who are enrolled in either ST. MARK School or the Religious Education program at ST. MARK are eligible to participate.
Parents are needed to serve as volunteer assistants. All volunteers must be VIRTUS compliant.

There is a Championship meet in May. Practices begin mid-March.

Cross Country Commissioner: Brendan Fitzgibbon
Phone: 415-860-4127 ; Email: brendan.fitzgibbon@gmail.com

 

 

VolleyballCLOSED until Spring 2023

CYO Volleyball is open to girls in grades 5-8.  Students who are enrolled in either ST. MARK School or the Religious Education program at ST. MARK are eligible to participate. Parents are needed to serve as volunteer assistants. All volunteers must be VIRTUS compliant.

Practices will be held at ST. MARK. Games are held in other gyms throughout the diocese. Practices begin in mid-March and the games are played in April and May.

If you have questions about CYO sports, please contact Kevin Flores in the Youth Ministry office at 703-938-5656 or Sarah Lundquist at 703-938-1948.

 

 

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