ST. MARK CYO Sports
2017-18 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 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.

CYO Activities follow Fairfax County Public School for weather cancellations–if FCPS closes due to whether there will be no CYO Activities.

Basketball

 

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.basketball4

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/Basketball Commisioner: Tim Morahan
eMail: stmarkbball@gmail.com

 

Tennis

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CYO Tennis is open to students in grades 6-8 (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 on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 PM at South Lakes High School, with one match per weekend on Sunday afternoons (meets are held at various locations within the diocese). There are Skill Assessments on August 30 and September 6, with normal practices starting the following Wednesday on September 13. Practices start in early September, matches start late September, and the season concludes in late October.

Contact person/Tennis Commisioner: Janine Bruhn (Schraml)

Phone: 703-307-7365
eMail: janinebruhn@verizon.net

 

Cross Country/Track

 

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.

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CYO Cross Country is a program dedicated to the youth in our parish. There is a Championship meet on Nov 5 at Burke Lake Park, with other developmental meets taking place on Sept 23 and Oct 21.

Parents who are compliant with diocesan child protection norms are welcome to participate as assistant coaches. If there are assistant coaches who want to facilitate, this group can also participate in the CYO Track Meet on September 30/October 1.

 

Contact persons/Cross Country Commisioner:: Kristen Day
email: kristen.day@verizon.net

Phone: 703-408-8588

 

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