The league is dedicated to the development of youth sports in 25 Diocese of Orlando Catholic Schools located in Volusia, Seminole, Orange, Osceola and Brevard Counties. CYS's vision is to develop players in mind, body, and soul to help them grow as individuals, both physically and spiritually. Through proper instruction, training, and encouragement, players are taught to be lifelong champions, both on and off the field of play.
Many of the board members, directors, coordinators, coaches and team parents give freely of their time, talent and treasure to provide a FUN and nurturing environment for the children.
Parents are encouraged to be involved with CYS as spectators and volunteers. Parents, coaches, players and spectators are required to uphold the League Code of Conduct.
Catholic Youth Sports endorses the University of Notre Dame Play Like a Champion Today (PLCT) philosophy for the Catholic school sports program. For more details about PLCT- click here
If your child plans to play sports for their school a parent (we encourage both parents) must attend a workshop for your child to be eligible to play for the school.
Parent Like a Champion educates parents on the developmental psychology of young athletes, and how to nurture their child's whole growth through sports. This one-hour workshop provides for a common ground to discuss expectations for a successful sports season, to ensure a tremendous experience for children.
The Parent Like a Champion clinic bridges the crucial gap between home and the field for young people. Lessons learned in sports must be reinforced in the family setting, and this invaluable tool connects parents’ intimate knowledge of their children with the Play Like a Champion Today goals of developing children into true champions.
The workshop improves the quality of youth sports programs for everyone involved.
Parents receive an education in key developmental and psychological factors in their children's lives.
Coaches know that parents also share in their understanding of youth sports as a holistic activity.
Athletic Directors experience less tension between parents and coaches because of common expectations.
Athletes enjoy parents who are more supportive of their efforts, and understanding of their development