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 is now open and will continue until October 23. Practices to 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 Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays beginning November 12, and will be held at various Diocesan school gyms.


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./Jan.)

Coed Track (Jan./Feb.)

Flag Football (K-5) & Volleyball (Grades 4 & 5) (Mar./Apr.)


Grades 6th – 8th

Athletic Director:
Stephanie Dennis —

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.




  • David D’Amato
    David D’Amato
    Grade School Athletics Director
  • Stephanie Dennis
    Stephanie Dennis
    PE & Director of MS Athletics


David D’Amato
Grade School Athletics Director
Stephanie Dennis
PE & Director of MS Athletics