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

CYO Basketball is Back for 2022-23.  Our registration period is now closed and we are finalizing the teams in the coming week.  You should hear from your coach during the week of September 18, 2022 regarding your team.


  • Practices begin in October 2022
  • Games begin October 30, 2022
  • Season concludes at the end of February 2023


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

if you have any questions, 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 09/09/2022