Sunday, June 13, 2021

Coaches Corner

Welcome Coaches

It is a great honor and responsibility to coach children in the CYO Program.  As a coach, there are many tasks which are your responsibility.  We recommend selecting an assistant coach(es) as well as a team parent to help coordinate communications with the other parents.  Some of your tasks will include:

  • Attending mandatory coaches meeting before the start of the season
  • Communicating your weekly practice schedule and games to your parents
  • Managing concession and/or door on your team assigned day
  • Checking game schedule regularly to confirm game times for the upcoming weekend

    ***Please note game times/locations are subject to change, and it is your responsibility to confirm the game information weekly

Zero Tolerance Act - CYO Athletics will not tolerate any abusive behavior towards players, officials, or other spectators.  They are committed to maintaining a safe positive atmosphere for youth.

CYO Coaches Certification Training

How to become a Certified CYO Coach

Age Requirements: 18 yrs for Assistant and 21 yrs for Head Coach
All Volunteers must complete #1 and #2 down below
NEW COACHES: Follow directions for 3a
RECERTIFICATIONS: Follow directions for 3b

1.Complete and email a Criminal Background Check form (Allow up to 2 weeks for processing)

Note: There will not be a follow up phone call or email upon approval.
Please call the CYO office (210) 734-2620 to follow up on your background check.

2. Complete the following Vitrus training: Protecting God's Children, Sexual Harassment Training, and sign the Code of Conduct Acknowledgement form. (Scroll to bottom to choose the online course)

Note: If this your first time getting certified, please follow directions listed in 3a. Coaches who are seeking recertification, and who have already taken the “Coaching to Make a Positive Difference” course, please follow directions listed in 3b.

3a. (NEW COACHES). Complete the Coaching Coaches “Coaching to Make a Positive Difference” Online Training program ($24.95)

3b. (RECERTIFICATIONS). Complete the Coaching Coaches “Looking in the Mirror” online training program ($24.95)

Please make sure you are taking the "Looking in the Mirror" course and not retaking the "How to Become a Coach" course. Also, you can only access the course using the link above. If having trouble registering, completely log out of Coaching Coaches then follow the above link.

Once you have completed the required courses (Protecting God’s Children, Sexual Harassment Training, Coaching Coaches), and your background check has been approved by the Archdiocese HR Department, bring your completion certificates to the CYO Office (2718 W. Woodlawn) to get your badge. Our office processes badges Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm. Thank you.

NOTE: Coach Badges will not be issued after Week 2 of the summer season (July 29th)

(Revised fo Summer 2020-5/21/2020)

***Please note that your coaches badge must be worn in order to be on the field and/or gym. Failure to do so will no allow you to participate as a coach.



For registration questions, please email the registrar at


If you have questions regarding rain outs, please contact our rain out number at TBD


CYO Prayers

Opening Prayer

To Father in Heaven,
we ask your blessing on the game
we are about to play.

Give each one of us the courage to play this game
in a manner which by our words and our actions
is pleasing to you.

Let us enter into this competition
in a spirit of sportsmanship and
with a respect for the members of the opposing team.

We ask You, Father to bless each one of us,
especially the coaches, officials,
parents and players.

Keep us under the protection of your son, Jesus Christ,
and help us be aware of his presence with us in this game.


Closing Prayer

Thank You Lord for this game.
We hope we played and will always play
in a manner that is pleasing to you.


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