The CCOP Catholic Youth Organization (CYO), through the vehicle of sports, reaches out to all youth in the community offering an opportunity to develop positive attitudes and responsibility and encourages friendship with other children. CYO activities sho

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2022-23 CYO Basketball

We are pleased to announce that ur CYO Basketball program sponsored by the Catholic Community of Pleasanton (CCOP) and the Oakland Diocese is returning this fall.  Our program is open to any child in Grades 3-8 of any background who is:

     a) a resident of Pleasanton or Sunol OR

     b) a member of CCOP OR

     c) enrolled in faith formation classes at CCOP

TO REGISTER your child, please complete the application found at  

The registration fee is $275 per child for the season.  Please note that early registration is strongly recommended.  As in past years, if there are insufficient coaches for our players, priority will be given to early registrants over later registrants to fill spots available.


  • Registration ends at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2022
  • Player Evaluations will be held on September 11-13, 2022 (Harvest Park for Boys, Hart Middle School for Girls)
  • Practices begin in October 2022
  • Games begin November 2022
  • Season concludes at the end of February 2023

We are also seeking high school teens and young adults to work as compensated referees for the games held at Pleasanton facilities.  To apply, please register here:

As we prepare for the season, we are looking for contributors to help lead our community-based program. Our CYO program is run exclusively by volunteers, and we are inviting people to contact us regarding the following roles:

--Referee Recruitment, Training and Scheduling
--Facilities Manager (collaboration with CCOP, City of Pleasanton and PUSD)
--Coaches Training and Support

To inquire about such roles and/or for any other questions about our program, please feel free to contact the co-athletic directors for this year: Brad Gersich ( ) and John Baer ( ).

More current information to follow in coming months. 

What is the Team philosophy?
The CYO track and field and cross country programs are 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/cross country teams 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



by posted 08/10/2022