As a Catholic Youth Athletics Organization our mission furthers the mission of the Catholic Church by providing sports experiences for youth that are firmly rooted in the Catholic faith tradition, based on the goals of Catholic youth ministry, and aligned with the evangelizing mission of the Catholic Church.
Catholic Youth Athletics is a form of youth ministry that leads young people closer to Christ, and takes its inspiration and direction from the 1997 U.S. Bishops’ document, renewing the Vision – A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry. That document identifies three overarching goals for all youth programs in the U.S. Catholic Church:
Discipleship: to empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
Participation: to draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
Growth: to foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.
Our Guiding Principles
We believe that sports are an important and valuable part of the ministry of our Parish. Our coaches, parents, and administrators have a significant influence on our Catholic student athletes. The interaction of coaches, parents, and children in the Catholic sports experience should be a positive influence in the way our children feel about themselves and their love for God. If we can foster the spiritual growth in our Parish families, we as the community called Boosters, have enabled everlasting gifts. Our top priority is to teach our children athletes at all skill levels to have fun at sports while developing Christian virtues: play hard and fair; respect coaches, officials, parents and teammates; to win with humility and lose with grace.
“Our athletics should go hand in hand with our youth ministry. We are trying to achieve a sense of quiet confidence and humility
that is rooted in discipline and perseverance. Christian maturity comes from a process of inner growth. Athletic maturity envelops
a process of inner growth. Sports well understood and practiced contributes to the development of the whole person because
it demands generous effort, careful self‐ control, mastery of self and respect for others, complete commitment and team spirit.”
-Pope Paul VI