CYO Athletics is sports done a different way — as one community. Individuals and teams strive for greatness in accordance with Gospel values. To develop the whole person, we teach that success is not measured solely by the scoreboard, but by the effort, team play and fun of the experience.
What is CYO? CYO stands for “Catholic Youth Organization”, an international Catholic youth movement founded by Bishop Bernard Sheil in Chicago in 1930.
CYO Athletics at OLG: Go Bulldogs!
Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG) Parish participates in the Archdiocese of Seattle’s Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) athletic program. OLG CYO Athletics provides opportunities for young people to develop strong moral character, self-esteem, a commitment to caring for others and their community, as well as leadership qualities, through activities of an athletic nature, which will lead toward the development of Christian ideals in the youth served. We encourage and promote teamwork, positivity, fun, and healthy competition. OLG CYO offers sports’ teams for kids in grades K-8 as well as adults (age 21+), as participation in OLG CYO Athletics is open to both OLG parishioners and school families which strengthens the overall community feel of OLG.
CYO is committed to the dignity and worth of each child it serves, regardless of physical talents, mental strength, or emotional health, and hopes that the same respect for life will become a part of his or her value system. CYO wants each child to know that they are wanted and loved. Students play against other Catholic and private schools in the greater Seattle area in a variety of sports. Practices and games take place outside of school hours.
- Fall Season:
- Soccer (Grades K-8)
- Cross-Country (Grades K-8)
- Winter Season:
- Basketball (Grades 3-8)
- Volleyball (Grades 4-8)
- Spring Season:
- Track & Field (Grades 4-8)
OLG participates in each of these programs depending on player interest and coach availability. Frequently OLG joins rosters with other West Seattle Area parishes to field a team. CYO is heavily dependent on parent volunteers and most teams are coached by OLG parents. Coaching a CYO sport is a great way to model commitment, responsibility, and leadership to our youth. CYO coaches coach for character, not for the scoreboard.
Consider joining the OLG CYO coaching staff for a very rewarding experience. For more information about student participation or parent coaching opportunities within OLG CYO athletic programs please contact the OLG CYO Athletic Director. Or learn more about sports at OLG at the CYO Athletics at OLG page or at the main CYO Athletics page for the Archdiocese of Seattle!