Catholic Youth Sports
At St. James Cathedral School, athletics is a strong component of our student life. As such, we are proud to participate in the Catholic Youth Sports (CYS) program. Since 1991, Catholic Youth Sports has been dedicated to the development of youth athletics throughout the Diocese of Orlando. Their vision is to develop student-athletes in mind, body, and soul to help them grow as individuals, both physically and spiritually.
Here at SJCS, our Panther Athletic Club (PAC) builds upon the CYS vision with a program that focuses on improving skill and knowledge of a given sport, but more importantly builds confidence in our student-athletes by teaching the values of responsibility, discipline and respect. Guided by our strong Catholic values, players are taught to be lifelong champions both on and off the field. The goal every season is for each athlete to develop and improve their skill base with a focus on teamwork and sportsmanship. Grade School Sports teams focus on cooperative learning skills with an emphasis on basic sport understanding and fun. These ages do not have tryouts. Our Middle School Sports are competitive teams and may have tryouts. For more information about CYS and our Panther Athletic Club, please contact our Athletic Directors below or visit the CYS website.
GRADE SCHOOL SPORTS
Grades K – 5th
Dave D’Amato — david.D’firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Offerings & Seasons
Coed Soccer (Sept./Oct.)
Coed Basketball (Nov./Dec.)
Coed Track (Jan./Feb.)
Flag Football & Coed Soccer (Mar./Apr.)
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS
Grades 6th – 8th
Jennifer McMullen — email@example.com
Sports Offerings & Seasons
Girls Basketball & Boys Soccer (Aug./Sept./Oct.)
Girls & Boys Track (Oct./Nov./Dec.)
Boys Flag Football (Oct./Nov./Dec.)
Girls Soccer & Boys Basketball (Dec./Jan./Feb.)
Girls Volleyball & Boys Volleyball (Feb./Mar./Apr.)
Registration & Volunteer Information
Many of the board members, directors, coordinators, coaches and team parents volunteer their time, talent and treasure to provide a fun and nurturing environment for the children. Parents are encouraged to be involved with CYS as volunteers. Parents, coaches, players and spectators are required to uphold the League Code of Conduct and attend 1 training.
CHANGES to the GRADE SCHOOL BASKETBALL 2019-2020
Format for each grade level will be as follows:
- Grades K to 3 will remain Co-Ed (boys and girls combined on teams), just as in years past
- Grades 4 to 5 will be gender specific (this is a new format change beginning this year). If there are enough players to form separate girls/boys teams across all schools (will need 4 or 5 teams total) then we’ll move forward with this format, otherwise it will revert back to Co-Ed.
Coed Basketball – Grade K to 3
Boys or Girls Basketball – Grade 4 to 5
Registration Period – 10/1/19 to 10/25/19
Coaches Meeting – 11/10/19
Season Dates – 11/16/19 to 1/19/20 (no games 12/22, 12/29 and 1/5)
Game Day – Friday (grade 4/5 only), All Grades on Saturday or Sunday
Location – Campus of various Catholic Schools