WELCOME TO CYO SPORTS

The CYO welcomes any child who attends St. Katharine of Siena PREP or school, or is registered in a neighboring parish that does not offer comparable CYO programs.

Cross Country:  Co-ed, Open to K-8

Practice is generally held at the Willows. Practice location, nights, and times will be communicated by the coaches when we get closer to the start of the season.

Meets are held on Sunday at Philadelphia’s historic Beaumont Plateau.

Various runner divisions based on gender and year of birth:

Sub-Novices – 2,000 meters (2K) ~ approximately 1.25 miles
Novices (9-10yrs) – 3,000 meters (3K) ~ approximately 1.86 miles — outside of the woods
Minors (11-12yrs) – 3,000 meters (3K) ~ approximately 1.86 miles — includes a loop in the woods
Cadets (13-14yrs, not yet graduated 8th  grade) – 4,000 meters (4K) ~ approximately 2.48 miles


Field Hockey:  Girls, Open to Grades 5-8

JV – 5th/6th grade girls
Varsity –  7th/8th grade girls

Practice is generally held at Dittmar Park after school.  Detailed practice location, nights, and times will be communicated by the coaches when we get closer to the start of the season.

Games are held weekdays after school.  These will be confirmed by the coaches once the schedule is created by the Region 32 directors.


Flag Football:  Co-ed, Open to Grades 1-4

Each grade (1st – 4th Grade) will have a team.

Practice is generally held at Bo Connor Park during the week.  Detailed practice location, nights, and times will be communicated by the coaches when we get closer to the start of the season.

Games are typically held on Saturday morning.  Games will be confirmed by the coaches once the schedule is created by the Region 32 directors.


Golf:  Co-ed, Open to Grades 3-8

Detailed practice location, nights, and times will be communicated by the coaches when we get closer to the start of the season.


Soccer:  Co-ed, Open to Grades 5-8

JV – 5th/6th grade
Varsity –  7th/8th grade

Practice location, nights, and times will be communicated by the coaches when we get closer to the start of the season.

Games are held weekdays after school.  These will be confirmed by the coaches once the schedule is created by the Region 32 directors.


Volleyball:  Girls, Open to Grades 5-8

JV – 5th/6th grade girls
Varsity –  7th/8th grade girls

Practice is generally held in SKS gym.  Practice location, nights, and times will be communicated by the coaches when we get closer to the start of the season.

Games will be confirmed by the coaches once the schedule is created by the Region 32 directors.


Tackle Football:  Boys / Open to Grades 5-8

JV – 5th/6th
Varsity –  7th/8th

Preseason Practice –  Tentative Schedule – Practice will begin August 7th at St. Aloysius Academy. It will be held 3 nights per week (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) until the start of school.

Regular Season Practice will be held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at St. Aloysius Academy.

Games will be confirmed by the coaches once the schedule is created by the Region 32 directors.


Cheerleading:  Girls / Open to Grades 1-4

Practice location, nights, and times will be communicated by the coaches when we get closer to the start of the season.

Games are typically held on Saturday morning.  Games will be confirmed by the coaches once the schedule is created by the Region 32 directors.

Basketball

Basketball is for grades 5 through 12. All kids registered will be placed on a team. There will be tryouts at the end of October for JV (5th& 6th) and varsity (7th& 8th) boys and girls Wildcat Teams. Dates and time for tryout will be announced in early October. Practices and games start in November.

Baseball

  • JV Baseball (Grades 5/6th)
  • Varsity Baseball (Grades 7/8th)

    This possible pivot is based on feedback from our coaches, parents, and players from the past couple of seasons.  Last year, baseball registration numbers were very high: 16 registered for varsity and 27 registered for JV.  This level of support and participation in CYO baseball is a blessing. However, it is incredibly difficult to play a 9-person sport with numbers this high (especially JV) if we expect everyone to have equal playing time, especially at the plate!

     After much discussion, here are the 2 possible scenarios for our 2024 season:

    Scenario 1:  In this scenario, if approximately 12-15 boys register to play for our 2024 season, then CYO will form one team, practice together, and play in all Region 32 games.

    Scenario 2:  In this scenario, should more than 15 boys register to play, CYO will perform an assessment.  After careful consideration by CYO coaches, the boys will be split into 2 groups – SKS Wildcat & SKS Blue.  SKS Wildcat will be the more competitive team and will play in all Region 32 games.  SKS Blue will compete in games inside and outside of our region with the hope of getting the boys in a few Region 32 games throughout the season.  Both teams will practice together assuming we have the correct number of volunteer coaches.

As you can imagine, there are a lot of moving parts with both scenarios – more practice time, additional fields, and more volunteer coaches!  If you would like to coach or help coach, please reach out to our Spring Coordinator, Jim Sharkey at jshark672@yahoo.com. We are going to treat Varsity and JV separately, so if the numbers look like they did last year (16 Varsity / 27 JV) our Varsity would have 1 team and JV would have 2 teams (Scenario 2 above). We are looking forward to a great baseball season and appreciate everyone’s support as we work through registration and the best way of proceeding.


Tennis (coed)

  1. 5th thru 8th Grade
  2. Please reach out to Jim Sharkey for more information if interested – jshark672@yahoo.com
  3. Practice and matches will be held at Cardinal O’Hara High School on Sundays from 1:00 – 2:30 PM.

Meets are also at Pope John Paul in Royersford


Girls Lacrosse

  • JV Girls Lacrosse (Grades 5/6th): Practices 1-2 times a week immediately after school. All games are after school.
  • Varsity Girls Lacrosse (Grades 7/8th): Practices 1-2 times a week immediately after school. All games are after school. A Saturday Tournament included.

Track and Field (Grades 1st-8th)

  • Cadet – Born in 2009 or 2010; on or after September 1st, 2008.
  • Minor – Born in 2011 or 2012
  • Novice – Born in 2013 or 2014
  • PeeWee – Born 2015 thru 2018

Practice is generally held after school during the week.  *Practice field, nights and times will be communicated by the coaches.
Games are held during the week.

**These will be confirmed by the coaches once all CYOs participating in the district confirm their teams.

Dance Team Camp

Week 1: July 15-19: 9-12:30PM

Week 2: August 19-23: 9-12:30PM

Friday will conclude at noon with a small dance recital

$225 per camper -$200 early registration fee if received by June 15

Click here for flyer with more information

Field Location and Addresses:

CYO Board Members:

Monsignor Brouwers

Michael Gompers
Athletic Director
ad@sksparish.org

Dave Aglira
Winter Sports Coordinator
wintersports@sksparish.org

Jason Griesser
Fall Sports Coordinator
fallsports@sksparish.org

Jim Sharkey
Spring Sports Coordinator
springsports@sksparish.org

Charles Cognata
Spiritual Coordinator

Katherine Billings
Treasurer

Jess Dilucia
Registration

Beth Ann Reedy
Communication
communications@sksparish.org

JP Boles
Coaching Coordinator

Announcements

SKS CYO Spring Registration is up and running!

February 21st, 2024|Comments Off on SKS CYO Spring Registration is up and running!

Hi All SKS CYO Spring Registration is up and running! Please see the note at the bottom of this message for updates about changes to how the baseball JV and Varsity seasons will be run. [...]

Winter Sports Registration is now open!

September 19th, 2023|Comments Off on Winter Sports Registration is now open!

The SKS CYO Board is happy to announce the opening of registration for Winter Sports (Basketball). Due the popularity of basketball at SKS we are opening up registration earlier than in years past. We also [...]

2023 Fall Sports CYO Registration

August 30th, 2023|Comments Off on 2023 Fall Sports CYO Registration

Fall Sports Offered for this upcoming season:  (see below for more details regarding each of the fall teams) Soccer /Cross Country / Cheerleading / Field Hockey / Flag Football / Golf / Volleyball Please register [...]

Fall 2023 Tackle Football

May 2nd, 2023|Comments Off on Fall 2023 Tackle Football

Dear St. Katharine's CYO Community, As the school year draws to a close, we would like to update you on the potential for Fall 2023 Tackle Football at St. Katharine's for grades 5-8. The St. Katharine's CYO [...]

SKS CYO Spring Registration is Open. 

February 16th, 2023|Comments Off on SKS CYO Spring Registration is Open. 

Please click here to register!    2023 Spring Sports:  Baseball (5-8th grade), Softball (5-8th grade), Girls Lacrosse (5-8th grade), Track and Field (1-8th grade) Please note: Practice and game days/times will be communicated by the coaches once registration is completed and teams are confirmed If interested in coaching please [...]

Coaching opportunities and requirements

Anyone interested in coaching must both register and ensure that their clearances are up to date with the Parish. Get your clearances in ASAP to koneill@sksparish.org.