Boston Catholic Athletics (CYO) is a ministry of Family Life & Ecclesial Movements within the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation & Parish Support. Catholic athletes and the life of a disciple are intertwined. As Pope St. John Paul II reminds us: “Every Christian is called to become a strong athlete of Christ, that is, a faithful and courageous witness to his Gospel. But to succeed in this, he/she must persevere in prayer, be trained in virtue and follow the divine Master in everything.”
The challenge before us – how to help our youth encounter Christ through Catholic athletics.
To assist our coaches and athletic directors to meet this challenge, we will partner with Notre Dame University to certify all our coaches, athletic directors and area coordinators in the coaching as youth ministry and leadership development program, Play Like A Champion Today. The next coach's clinic will be held on March 7 2019 at St. Maria Goretti in Lynnfield, MA. from 9:30AM -1:00PM. To register for this required certification, click here. All head coaches should complete this one-time certification by April 1, 2019 and all assistant coaches by December 2019. New coaches will have an opportunity to be trained each year.
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