Catholic Youth Organization Support
VISION: Sports is a component of comprehensive youth ministry which enables the partnership of parents, coaches, and adult leaders to manage and support a sports program that allows youth to grow in their relationship with God and come to better understand themselves and the Catholic faith.
PERSPECTIVE: Sports have become a major force of influence in our society. This significant capacity to influence has led to a greater need for examination of the power of sports as either a life-giving or life-draining force in the lives of athletes, their coaches, their parents and the entire institution that sponsors the programs.
Sports have the capacity to greatly enrich the body, mind, and soul of the athlete, as well as enhance the life and spirit of the community. We view sports as a healthy and holistic activity, and as a wonderful vehicle of spreading faith through gospel values.
OUR PRIMARY FUNCTION: The CYO Support program area serves as a ministerial resource to parishes and a liaison to CYO of Nassau & Suffolk.
CYO of Nassau & Suffolk
20 East Cherry Street
Hicksville, NY 11801
CYO of Nassau & Suffolk is responsible for the overall running of the CYO sports program throughout the diocese. For information on standings, schedules, scores, tournaments, etc. go to: http://www.cyons.org/