Under the direction of the Diocese of Orlando Office of Schools, the Catholic Youth League (CYL) has merged with Catholic Middle School Athletic Conference (CMAC). Both programs shall operate under the name of Catholic Youth Sports (CYS). The program will have a recreational division for Catholic school students in grades PK4 - 5 and a competitive division for students in grades 5 - 8.
The league is dedicated to the development of youth sports throughout Central Florida. CYS's vision is to develop players in mind, body, and soul to help them grow as individuals, both physically and spiritually. Through proper instruction, training, and encouragement, players are taught to be lifelong champions, both on and off the field of play.
Many of the board members, directors, coordinators, coaches and team parents give freely of their time, talent and treasure to provide a FUN and nurturing environment for the children.
CYS activities are some of the most scrutinized activities your children participate in on a daily basis. All coaches have been cleared through the Diocese FBI finger printing process and must attend the Safe Environment Training along with Play Like a Champion Today coach workshop. No other league in Central Florida requires this high scrutiny. We have always been proactive in ensuring the safety of our children.
Parents are encouraged to be involved with CYS as spectators and volunteers. Parents, coaches, players and spectators are required to uphold the League Code of Conduct.
Quick facts about the league:
Established in 1991 with 250 student-athletes.
Today, it services over 2,000 student-athletes each year.
Programs offered include basketball, soccer, track, volleyball, boys flag football, girls lacrosse.
Competitive sports offered at the middle school level (Grade 5 - 8).
Developmental/recreational sports offered at the grade school level (Grade PK4 - 5).
"... sport has in itself an important moral and educative significance: it is a training ground of virtue, a control, an introduction to more true and lasting conquests." Pope John Paul II, December 20, 1979, A Catholic Perspective: Physical Exercise and Sports by Robert Feeney