All student parishioners are invited to participate in Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) sports:
Athletic Council / Coaching / CYO Sports - “The mission of the CYO is to offer all, who are eligible, the opportunity to participate in all the CYO sponsored programs. Participation, in the athletic events, is to be considered primary. “Competition and winning” are by-products of participating and are of lesser importance. Participation, complete honesty and fair play, demonstrated by coaches of unquestionable Christian and Moral Character provide youth with direction to grow in the image of Christ.”
Letter From The Athletic Council
This update is to provide some new information on CYO sports programs and announce that registration is now open for fall CYO sports – tackle football, volleyball, cross country and soon, flag football for grades 2 and 3.
A brief description of these sports, respective fees and registration forms can be found by clicking on the tab for each sport.
New this year - Nativity will be offering flag football for grades 2 and 3. Details about the new league, rules and schedules are still being fine-tuned. We will share additional information on the web-site, in the school newsletter and the weekly parish bulletin as it becomes available.
The Archdiocese CYO office will be organizing a soccer league this fall. However, the Nativity Athletic Council has unanimously decided to hold off on participating in the new league since all games will be played on fields in Wyandotte County only and since numerous soccer leagues already exist in our area.
Also, based on parent feedback, we have asked the CYO office to schedule at least 50 percent of our basketball and volleyball games in the Nativity gymnasium. We have also asked the CYO office to work with us in finding a way to allow students to participate in cross country and football or volleyball at the same time.
Please remember CYO Sports are open to all students of the parish regardless of which school they attend, so please share this information with your friends and neighbors. Playing CYO sports reinforces our Christian values, builds a strong sense of community and enables your son or daughter to play under the Nativity team name.
Thank you again for participating continuing to display excellent sportsmanship under the Nativity name.
The Nativity Athletic Council
It is impossible to have a successful season for any sport without parent volunteers. The committee is always looking for VIRTUS-trained individuals to help coach or to help facilitate the sporting events. To volunteer, please contact the Athletic Director whose contact information can be found in the weekly church bulletin.
Contact: Jim Sheedy
All adults who work with, or are in contact with children under the age of 18, in any capacity on the parish level, school level or any activities associated with the parish and/or school, must go through the VIRTUS training and return all associated paper work, including the release form which authorizes the parish VIRTUS coordinator to run a background check. Visit www.virtus.org to register for a class. Questions? Contact Karen in the Parish Office at 913.491.5017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.