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2021-22 CYO Season

REGISTRATION
The Catholic Community of Pleasanton (CCOP) is pleased to announce registration for CYO basketball for girls and boys in 7th and 8th grades for the 2021-22 season!  CYO basketball is a great opportunity for physical fitness, friendship and character development.

We welcome registration from:
a) residents of Pleasanton or Sunol or
b) members of the CCOP or
c) those enrolled in faith formation classes at the CCOP. 

We would love to see those who have participated in the program in the past back on the court, and also invite new faces to join the program.

Registration for players, coaches and referees is open. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. The season’s registration fee will be $275 for those who register on or prior to Sunday, September 12, 2021.  We encourage you to register early; though there is no limit on the number of players we can accommodate in 7th and 8th grade, if capacity is constrained due to limited coaching resources, priority will be given to early registrants over later registrants. 

During the season, we will all be asked to abide by the Policies for Participation in CYO Sports of the Diocese of Oakland.

EVALUATIONS
Our player evaluations will be conducted on Wednesday and Thursday, September 15-16, 2021 at Pleasanton Middle School (5001 Case Avenue, Pleasanton). Please attend both days of evaluation if possible. As in the past, we will field one “American” division team of more developed players and several “National” division teams.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 and Thursday, September 16, 2021
5:00-6:00 p.m. – 7th Grade Girls
6:10-7:10 p.m. – 7th Grade Boys
7:20-8:20 p.m. – 8th Grade Girls
8:30-9:30 p.m. – 8th Grade Boys

IMPORTANT DATES
--Register no later than 5:00 p.m. September 12, 2021
--Player Evaluations September 15-16, 2021
--Practices begin October 2021
--Games begin November 2021
--Season concludes February 2022

Rosters are anticipated to be finalized by late September, and a coaches meeting held on Wednesday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. Practices will commence in October and the first games are anticipated to be the first weekend in November, with play continuing until the end of February 2022.

COACHES
Basketball coaches are needed and appreciated. We are currently short of coaches for the interest that we have received. We invite you to to let us know if you can help in that capacity.  We have various types of support for those of you who have not coached before, so please reach out to us to learn more.  if you are a current coach or interested in becoming an assistant or head coach this season. 

REFEREES
We are also reaching out to our young people and their siblings to invite them to participate in the program as referees.  Please send your contact information and experience in working as a referee to  and we will be in touch regarding next steps.

We look forward to seeing our 7th and 8th graders on the courts soon

Thank you for your interest in and support of CYO basketball. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Brad Gersich, CCOP Athletic Director               

650-269-2319


UPDATE FOR 2021-22 CYO SEASON
After lengthy consultation with the Diocese of Oakland and the pastors of the CCOP and parishes in Danville, Livermore, San Ramon and Dublin, the Tri-Valley Athletic League will not be sponsoring basketball this year for grades 3-6. We look forward to having our 3rd-6th graders back in the gym in 2022-23.


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