Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) basketball is a part of the Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa's youth ministry in Sonoma County. The program is open to any child grade 3-8 (Catholic or non-Catholic) who resides within St. Sebastian's parish boundaries. (West Sonoma County/West Santa Rosa)
Sign-up's are first come/first served. Wait-list will be established once rosters are full.
To inquire about a limited number of spots for Boys 4th, 6th & 7th grades, please contact Tucker Hemquist, SSCYO Athletic Director, listed below.
Please sign up earlier next year as registration is first come/first served.
St. Sebastian CYO is in Sonoma County, parish boundaries are West Sonoma County and West Santa Rosa.
ST. SEBASTIAN CYO ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Please register IMMEDIATELY for the '23-'24 Season using the link below !
Dear St Sebastian CYO Basketball Families -
Practices will officially start on November 1, 2023. Practice schedules are set the third week of October and emailed by the coaches.
Practices take place at Brook Haven, Twin Hills, Hillcrest, Willowside, Forestville, Salmon Creek, Oak Grove, SunRidge, Sebastopol Community Church.
Every team is guaranteed a minimum of one practice per week. Times, dates and number of practices are dependent on the availability of gyms and the coach's schedule. Younger grades are generally scheduled for the earlier times (5:00-7:00) while the older grades are scheduled for the later times (6:00-9:00).
We pray for our athletes ...
To play with character and integrity.
We pray for our coaches...
To teach sportsmanship and fair play above winning.
We pray for our parents...
To model and encourage positivity.
We pray for our officials...
To lead and safeguard our games.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Players and coaches assemble at mid court before each game and read our prayer.
The Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa sponsors sports activities as one dimension of its ministry to youth. The teamwork, support, and discipline demanded by a sport are reflective of the characteristics of a true Christian Community. Sports offers the opportunity to experience a community that supports and respects its members.
The CYO programs seek to provide activities for all youth. All players are encouraged to participate to the best of their ability, to improve their skills, and to excel in their talents. The team aspect of sports is emphasized rather than the "star" athletes and teams.
In developing a supportive team, participants are taught to respect and affirm their teammates. An atmosphere of sportsmanship, helpfulness, and patience is encouraged. Cheating, ridicule, and unsportsmanlike conduct are not tolerated.
Failure in a game or in conduct are seen as learning opportunities. Youth are challenged to do their best and to accept critique when appropriate. Youth, parents, and even coaches who are not "coachable" in their skills or attitudes may be asked not to participate.
Teams are encouraged to try to "win" the game, but not at all costs. Sportsmanship, equal participation of all players and fair play are the first priority of every practice and game. Teams who strive to make each player look good, who develop strong team support and who practice the fundamentals of the sport will find they are winners of both the game and of Christian Characters.
Adult volunteers are the key to success of the CYO programs. They are the models for the youth. They must consciously attempt to be Christian witnesses, to teach the fundamentals of a sport responsibly, to treat each student fairly, and to uphold the goals of the CYO program.