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.
Grades K-5 Co-ed Soccer Registration is now open!
Grade School Soccer registration is now open and will continue until August 28. Practices will take place one day per week, but will not be determined until teams are formed and coaches identified. Practices at the Grade School level are not mandatory from an attendance standpoint in order to participate in the weekly games. All games will take place on Sundays beginning September 12 and will be held at Bishop Moore.
Middle School Tryouts for Girls Basketball and Boys Soccer will take place the week of August 16th as follows:
Monday 8/16- 3:15-5:00pm 6-8th Grade Boys Soccer; 3:15-5:00pm 6th Grade Girls Basketball; 5:30-7:00pm 7th and 8th Grade Girls Basketball
Tuesday 8/17- 3:15-5:00pm 6th Grade Girls Basketball; Boys Soccer TBD
Wednesday 8/18- 5:30-7:00pm 7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball (Don’t forget to attend the PPA Panther Spirit Night at Chipotle on South Orange following 🙂
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./Jan.)
Coed Track (Jan./Feb.)
Flag Football (K-5) & Volleyball (Grades 4 & 5) (Mar./Apr.)
MIDDLE SCHOOL SPORTS
Grades 6th – 8th
Stephanie Dennis — email@example.com
Sports Offerings & Seasons
Girls Basketball & Boys Soccer (Aug./Sept./Oct.)
Girls & Boys Track (Oct./Nov./Dec.)
Boys & Girls Flag Football & Boys & Girls Volleyball (Dec./Jan./Feb./Mar.)
Girls Soccer & Boys Basketball (Mar./Apr./May)
Registration & Volunteer Information
CYS exists and thrives because of the many parents who volunteer to coach and coordinate teams, and provide a fun and nurturing environment for the children of the Diocese of Orlando. Parents are encouraged to be involved with CYS as volunteers and must attend 1 coaches training. All parents, coaches, players and spectators are required to uphold the League Code of Conduct.