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 BASKETBALL REGISTRATION WILL BE OPEN Tuesday, October 1st to Friday, October 25th. Below please find the link to register as well as some additional information.


St. James Cathedral School


 Grades K – 5th

Athletic Director:
Dave D’Amato — david.D’

Sports Offerings & Seasons

Coed Soccer (Sept./Oct.)

Coed Basketball (Nov./Dec.)

Coed Track (Jan./Feb.)

Flag Football & Coed Soccer (Mar./Apr.)

GRADE SCHOOL Sports, Seasons, & Registration Deadlines


Grades 6th – 8th

Athletic Director:
Jennifer McMullen —

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.)

MIDDLE SCHOOL Sports, Seasons, & Registration Deadlines

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.



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.

There will be Basketball Clinics for grade school students at Bishop Moore on Saturday 10/12 and 10/26.  There are also planned Clinics on 10/19 and 11/09 at St. Margaret Mary in Winter Park.  Tentative time slots for these clinics are Grades K-1 at 8:30 a.m., Grades 2-3 at 9:30 a.m. and Grades 4-5 at 10:30 a.m.  Dates and times are subject to change.

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