CYO Basketball League Information
The Diocesan Northern Virginia Junior Catholic Youth Organization provides sports leagues which are an important component of comprehensive youth ministry in our parishes. Activities should foster cooperation, respect, sportsmanship, responsibility, leadership, competitiveness, fairness and courtesy.
Basic Team and League Information
Practices will begin in November and will be held at surrounding public school gyms.
The NVJCYO has leagues for each grade from 3rd through 8th. Depending on the number of players registered, St. Raymond’s will support teams as is feasible. We have successfully competed with teams consisting of various age groups, i.e., 4th, 5th, and 6th graders on a 6th grade team. As we begin to identify the number of players interested this season, we’ll be better able to organize teams. The more teams we have, the more adult volunteers we’ll need.
Teams will usually practice 2 times per week depending on gym availability and number of teams organized.
Games are held on Saturdays and Sundays mostly at Arlington Diocese Catholic Schools beginning the first weekend in December though the end of February.
The basketball league is open to 3rd through 8th grade boys and girls who are Parish members.
The cost is $60 per player and $20 additional for each sibling. (Checks should be made payable to St. Raymond’s.)
If you are interested in coaching a team, assisting with the basketball program, or have other questions, please contact Ed Gloninger at email@example.com. Coaches and other volunteers are required to have completed to the Diocese’s Virtus Training. For more information regarding Virtus compliance, please visit St. Raymond’s Child Protection & Safety page or contact parish liaison for child protection at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-440-0537.
League rules can be found here.
We have an experienced group of dedicated Parishioners who have enthusiastically coached teams and supported the CYO programs at St. Raymond’s with their time and talents. These volunteers include:
- Coach Kevin Haag, 8th Grade Boys
- Coach John Bliss & Al Nessel, 7th Grade Boys
- Coach Steve Carley, 6th Grade Boys (St. Raymond’s 4th, 5th and 6th grade boys team)
- Coach Anthony Hansen, 6th Grade Girls (St. Raymond’s 4th, 5th and 6th grade girls team)
Thank you also to Russell Bogacki, Mark McDermott, Phil Bettwy, Liz Hildebrand, and Eric Michael who assist our coaches and/or assist the team in many areas. Thank you also to the parents who consistently help at the scorers table during games.
Directions to gyms may be found at http://www.arlingtondiocese.org/parishes/index.php.
Please feel free to encourage others to learn about our CYO program. You may download our CYO Basketball flyer.