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CYO athletic competition is a means of training young people to enjoy healthy sports with the end, that win or lose, they learn to respect opponents, officials and spectators.

It is important that all concerned with the CYO athletic program follow this code:

  • To emphasize the proper ideals of sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play:
  • To stress the values derived from being fair:
  • To show cordial courtesy to opponents and officials;
  • To establish a happy relationship between visitors and hosts;
  • To respect the integrity and judgment of officials:
  • To achieve thorough understanding and acceptance of the rules and standards of eligibility;
  • To encourage leadership, use of initiative and good judgment by the players;
  • To recognize that the purpose of competition is to promote the physical, mental, social, and emotional well being of the players and,
  • To remember that a contest is only an activity and not a matter of life or death for player, coach, parish, school, official and fan