The Rules and Regulations of the CYO of the Diocese of Brooklyn have been revised and approved as of August 2012. Click here
Youth Organization (CYO)
Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) is a Church and Community
based organization of the Diocese of Brooklyn. It consists of a cooperative union of an Administrative Staff, Operational Volunteers, Pastors, PAR's, AD's, Coaches, and Parents with the common purpose of promoting and maintaining the mission and philosophical goals of CYO.
by the Good News, the Catholic Youth Organization emphasizes
the following values:
encourage our young toward Christian Leadership, growth in
social awareness, and sound Christian values.
encourage fairness, compassion, truth, and cooperation through
encourage and challenge our youth to participate and serve
those more needy in their Parish and Community.
encourage a respect for authority, a sensitivity for the rights
of the individual, and a loyalty to one’s team and Parish.
encourage self-control in the face of adversity.
encourage the growth of each competitor as a player, and avoid
a win-at-all-costs attitude.
encourage a lack of tolerance for prejudice in any form.
Serving the youth of the Diocese of Brooklyn,
The Catholic Youth Organization endeavors to help young individuals
be more Christ like in the way they live.
the varied mediums of sports and other
programs for youth, C.Y.O. promotes participation and sportsmanship
with the leadership necessary to form a well rounded individual,
who will be prepared to live in society with honor, dignity
and Christian values, promoting Church, Family, Unity and Community.
CYO presently oversees and
establishes most parish based sports programs which consist
of the following sports:
to ALL volunteers
I am honored to dedicate this website
to all those who in so many ways, freely choose to serve
God by loving and serving one of His most special gifts,
besides His son, that being our children.
all who have had, and now have the courage and love to
see past the problems, criticisms, lack of gratitude,
long hours, numerous sacrifices, including financial ones,
to give of their precious time, talents, and resources
for the youth of the Diocese; to all past, present, and
future volunteers-THANK YOU!
Deacon Joseph V. Catanello
The Administrative Offices have relocated to the Convent at St. Margaret
66-25 79th Place
Middle Village, NY 11379
The CYO of the Diocese of Brooklyn encompasses over 20,000 participants from nearly 100 parishes in eight different sports. To maintain administrative efficiency, Protocol has been established for communication with CYO staff.
All communication from CYO parishes to CYO staff must be channelled through, and will only be accepted from, the Parish Athletic Representative or Athletic Director. Coaches, parents, and players with questions regarding any facet of CYO competition must direct their inquiries to their PAR or AD. If they cannot directly answer your communication, they will respond after addressing CYO staff.
If you are seeking information to participate and become involved in CYO, please contact our administrative assistant.