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.