Welcome to Holy Spirit Athletic Association

The mission of Holy Spirit Athletic Association (HSAA) is to organize and administer parish youth sports. Holy Spirit youth participate in the Wyandotte and Johnson County Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) League, which sanctions football, volleyball, basketball and track programs for students in grades 5th through 8th.

The Athletic Association parish K-4 program organizes Holy Spirit teams which compete in local soccer, basketball, baseball and softball leagues.

The HSAA also maintains the parish gym, baseball/softball, soccer and football practice fields, walking track and picnic shelter.

If you have any questions about HSAA, please contact Shawn Turner @ (913) 219-5466 or email at hsaa@hscatholic.net.

CYO Basketball (2019-2020)


The Holy Spirit Athletic Association sponsors teams grades 3 through 8 grade in the CYO Basketball League.  All interested girls and boys, who either attend Holy Spirit school or are Holy Spirit parishioners attending public school, are encouraged to participate in the program and sign-up online for CYO basketball.

Registration/Sign-Up:  Open now through October 30th (Please register/sign up online at www.cyojwa.org)

Practices and Team formation:  Begin November 4th.

Coaches: All coaches must be up-to-date with their VIRTUS training, and new coaches and new parents to CYO are required to attend in-person “Play Like a Champion” (PLC) workshops.  (Specific dates/locations for these workshops will be forthcoming.)  For returning coaches, please contact Shawn Turner as to your PLC recertification requirements.  Anyone interested in being a coach or has questions about CYO basketball, please contact HSAA@hscatholic.net

CYO believes every child deserves the opportunity to participate in youth sports and therefore offers a scholarship program for families in need of financial assistance.  If you would like more information, please visit the CYO website.  Applications require the approval of the Parish Athletic Director (aka DSM- Shawn Turner) to accompany the application to CYO.  While scholarship applications are due to CYO by November 4th, please allow time to collect the signed recommendation page from the Athletic Director.

The full description of the CYO basketball program can be found on the CYO website.  As a brief summary, the pre-season consists 3 games in December, the regular season consists of 7 games in January and February, and the end-of-season tournament for 5th through 8th grade will be in February and March over two weekends.  Most games are played on Saturdays, but there are typically some Friday night games for the older grades.  

When we have 13 or more players registered in a particular grade, then there will be two teams for that grade.  In 3rd and 4th grade, those two teams will be evenly divided by skill level.  In 5th through 8th grade, those two teams will be divided by skill level during a tryout held prior to the first practice.  More info will be distributed to registered players as we get closer to the start of practices.

If you have any enrollment questions which are not answered through the CYO website, feel free to ask for clarification by emailing HSAA@hscatholic.net.  

Holy Spirit Volleyball (2019)


Be a part of the excitement of Holy Spirit Volleyball 2019! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Holy Spirit Volleyball Coordinator, Lori Thomas at loheeter@gmail.com.


Tuesday, August 13- Evaluations for 6th and 7th

Practices start the week of August 19th.  Practices are selected by coaches no later than Friday, August 16.

Evaluations will take place if there are enough players for 2 teams.  There are no cuts in CYO volleyball and tryouts are used to divide into 2 teams.  Parents are not allowed in the gym during tryouts.  Two volleyball coaches who are not associated with Holy Spirit will be evaluating the girls. 

First games will be played the weekend after Labor Day.

Holy Spirit Track (2019)


Track Team Registration  Registration for CYO Track & Field is open to all 4th - 8th grade Holy Spirit parishioners.  If you have questions about the 2019 Holy Spirit Track Team, look no further. The below Q&A PDF document has some commonly asked questions along with the answers.  Further questions- contact hstrackteam@gmail.com

Holy Spirit Track 2019.Information


Congratulations to those setting new CITY and SCHOOL Track Records!

City Meet Record:  Valerie G. 5th Grade- Long Jump 13'5"

Holy Spirit School Records:

Ben W.  5th Grade- Long Jump 14'2" and 100 M 13.92

Henry H. 6th Grade- Mile 5:42.18

Nora L.  7th Grade- 60 Yard Dash  8:40

Joseph H. 7th Grade- Mile 5:17.45

Ellie T.  8th Grade- 120 16.06 and 200 M  27.49