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    St. Sebastian CYO

    The St. Sebastian CYO program is open to 3rd-8th graders who reside within the St. Sebastian's parish boundaries. The area generally includes the West County and parts of west Santa Rosa.  

    The Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa sponsors the CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) basketball program as one dimension of its ministry to youth. The program is open to any child (Catholic or non-Catholic) who resides within a parish's boundaries as established by the Santa Rosa Diocese.

    Registration for the 2022-2023 Season is closed

     

    Thank you to everyone who has signed up; we will see you all soon!

    2022-2023 Coach Registration

    Hi Coaches!

    Please use the below link to register for the 2022-2023 Season .

    2022-2023 Season

    Dear St Sebastian CYO Basketball Families -

    • Registration for the 2022/2023 basketball season opens August 22 and closes on September 22. 
    • Practices start November 1st. 
    • All games start the weekend of December 3-4, 2022. Each team has one game per weekend either Saturday or Sunday. 
    • The season will run ten weeks with a Christmas break December 30-January 1, 2023 ending the weekend of March  4-5 2023.

    Nate Sutter
    Myriah Volk
    Athletic Directors

    PRACTICE SCHEDULES

    Practices will officially start on November 1, 2022.  Practice  schedules will be distributed by mid-October by the coaches.

    The following gyms are used by St. Sebastian CYO for practices: Brook Haven, Twin Hills, Hillcrest, Willowside, Forestville, Salmon Creek, Oak Grove, SunRidge, Analy (small gym), Sebastopol Community Church.

    The number of practices per week, the day(s) of the week and the times are dependent on the availability of gyms on a given day and the coach's schedule and preferences.  Every team is guaranteed a minimum of one practice per week.  .  The 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). 

    Nate Sutter

    ST. SEBASTIAN CYO ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

    St. Sebastian Church

    The St. Sebastian CYO program is affiliated with the St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Sebastopol. Click on the link for more information regarding the church's ministries and programs. The pastor is Rev. Mario Valencia.

    Gym Locations

    Click on Gym Locations on the North Bay CYO league web site for addresses and directions for all of the gyms used by CYO for games.

    North Bay CYO Basketball

    The St. Sebastian CYO program is part of the 12 parish North Bay CYO League. The league website contains the CYO basketball rules, location of gyms where games are played, contact information for each parish's Athletic Directors, and much more. During the season, the scores and standings can be viewed on a weekly basis.

    CYO Prayer

    The CYO program is sponsored by the Santa Rosa Catholic Diocese as part of its ministry to children.  Players and coaches will assemble at mid court before each game and the following prayer will be read:

    God,
    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.
    Amen

     

    CYO Philosophy

    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.