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July 30, 2020

Dear CCOP CYO Basketball Families,

I wanted to let you all know that, effective this week, the Fall CYO sports season has been declared suspended by the Oakland Diocese. In a normal year, we'd be in the middle of our Registration period and readying ourselves for Evaluations in early September with practices starting in early October for the 500-600 kids in our program. Like many other sports programs, CYO is following the lead of our high school programs in California and pushing the pause button for the balance of this year. We are not canceling the season at this point. Our Tri-Valley League's Athletic Directors plan on meeting in October to assess the situation and evaluate the possibility of playing a modified season at the start of 2021 with the safety and health of our young athletes, their families and all CYO volunteers being the top priority. 

We will keep you informed as more information comes available. Stay healthy, stay sane and continue to encourage your child to work on their basketball skills during this downtime!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Thank you,
Dan Melvin (Outgoing CCOP AD)

510-415-9463

Brad Gersich (Incoming CCOP AD)                

650-269-2319

(Updated July 2020)  

BASKETBALL
Basketball registation opens in the summer, with a late fee going into effect in mid-August. Player evaluations are in September. Practices begin late September/early October. League games begin late October/early November and run through February.

Basketball is open to girls and boys grade 3rd through 8th. One of the following criteria must be met to register for CCOP CYO Basketball:
a) a resident of Pleasanton or Sunol 
b) be a member of CCOP 
c) your son or daughter must currently be enrolled in CCOP Faith Formation class

Basketball coaches are needed and appreciated. We provide flexibility, resources and support for coaches, and this can be a rewarding experience in many ways.   if you are a current coach or interested in becoming a new coach or assisting. 

 

TRACK & FIELD
Track & Field registration for the Spring 2020 season is currently closed. Stay tuned for the Spring 2021 season. 

2020 Practices
Tuesday and Thursday 5:00-6:00 p.m. at Hart Middle School, Saturday 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Foothill High School

2020 Track & Field Meet Schedule
March 15
Practice Meet
March 22 Time Trials
March 29 Regular Meet
April 5 Regular Meet
April 19 3rd-8th Sectional Qualifying Meet
May 3 Kinder-2nd Finals
May 8 Diocese Meet, 800 and 1600, James Logan High School, Union City
May 9 Diocese Meet, All Other Events, Diablo Valley College, Concord
 

What is the Team philosophy?
The CYO track and field program is run as part of the Catholic Youth Organization within the Oakland Diocese. It is not limited to Catholics, but we foster a Christian environment in practice and during the meets. All meets and many practices will include a prayer.

The athletic philosophy is athlete first and winning second. This philosophy means that learning, improving, and having fun are much more important than winning. Winning is not ignored, but it isn't emphasized as our primary goal. As a result we do not track attendance at practices or the meets. The primary words that capture the essence of our program are: attitude, courtesy and respect.

What qualifies an athlete to be a team member?
The criteria to be a member of the CCOP’s track and field team are as follows:
1) Live in Pleasanton, Sunol, or Dublin OR
2) Be a member of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton Parish OR
3) Be a member of the St. Raymond's Parish OR
4) Attend a parish’s CCD program (for past year)  AND
5) Have a POSITIVE ATTITUDE     (NO WHINING PLEASE!)


CROSS COUNTRY
Cross Country registration for the Fall 2020 season will open August 1, 2020. The practices will begin mid-August, with the season commencing mid-September and ending after five meets (mid-October). The meets are always on Friday, beginning either 5:00 or 5:30 p.m. and are held throughout the East Bay cities of Alameda, Danville, Hayward, and Pleasanton.

What is the Team philosophy?
The CYO Cross Country program is run as part of the Catholic Youth Organization within the Oakland Diocese. It is not limited to Catholics, but we foster a Christian environment in practice and during the meets. All meets and many practices will include a prayer.

The athletic philosophy is athlete first and winning second. This philosophy means that learning, improving, and having fun are much more important than winning. Winning is not ignored, but it isn't emphasized as our primary goal. As a result we do not track attendance at practices or the meets. The primary words that capture the essence of our program are: attitude, courtesy and respect. Cross Country is not a sport for the faint-of-heart (meaning unlike the Track & Field Program), we run three to four miles each practice and the athletes should want to be there because they enjoy the essence and sprit of running.

What qualifies an athlete to be a team member?
The criteria to be a member of the CCOP’s cross country team are as follows:
1) Live in Pleasanton, Sunol OR
2) Be a member of the Catholic Community of Pleasanton Parish OR
3) Attend  one of the parish’s CCD program (for past year) AND
5) Have a POSITIVE ATTITUDE  (NO WHINING PLEASE!)

 


 

 


by posted 02/18/2020