St. John Vianney Catholic School subscribes to the philosophy that sports and team participation is positive venue for building mature, well-rounded individuals who develop emotionally, intellectually, and physically. The St. John Vianney Athletic Program strives to teach the value of teamwork, mutual respect, the joy of participating, development of talent, a healthy sense of competition, self-discipline, and honesty in a religious/academic environment. All who participate in the athletic program – students, coaches, parents, and spectators – are challenged to act and react in ways consistent with Christian values. For this reason we actively participate in and support the Catholic Youth Sports (CYS). Information about CYS is accessible on their web site at http://www.catholicyouthsports.org/.
Quick facts about the CYS league:
- Established in 1991 with 250 student-athletes.
- Today, it services over 2,000 student-athletes each year.
- Programs offered include basketball, soccer, track, volleyball, boy’s flag football, girl’s lacrosse. •Competitive sports offered at the middle school level (Grades 6- 8).
- Developmental/recreational sports offered at the grade school level (Grades PK4 – 5).
- All CYS coaches undergo a FBI background check and Safe Environment Training.
- All CYS coaches are required to attend a Play Like a Champion educational series workshop.
CYS has a recreational division for students in grades PK4 – 5 (Grade School Division) that offers soccer, basketball, flag football, track and girl’s lacrosse. The competitive division for students in grades 6 – 8 (Middle School Division) offers basketball, soccer, flag football, track and volleyball.