St. Basil Fall CYO Sports

 

CYO Grade School Volleyball

 
2rade School Volleyball (3rd-8th) Registration is now open for Fall 2021.  
 
Practices start in late July with the first games in early September. All schedules will be posted on the CYO website.  
 
Grade School Volleyball is open to all girls who are St. Basil parishioners, St. Michael parishioners, St. Michael School students, and PSR students enrolled in either parish in grades 3-8. The fee to participate in St. Basil the Great Volleyball for 2021 is $150 per player.  Regular Registration will continue through July 18th, 2022.  After July 18th, late registrations will be accepted until July 25th, with no guarantee of team placement.
 
Please access SportsPilot via your parent account:       https://reg.sportspilot.com/106381/leagues
 
All players must be cleared prior to beginning participation.  Physicals and parent waivers are all completed through the Privit system. 
 
Go HERE for more details on the SportsPilot registration and St. Basil Athletic Association (CYO) Pre-Participation Clearance process.
 
If you have any questions, please refer them to the St. Basil Volleyball Commissioner, Steve Fening:  stbasilvb@gmail.com
 
Diocesan CYO Information Girls Volleyball
 

CYO Fall Cross Country

Cross Country is open to all St. Basil parishioners, St. Michael parishioners, St. Michael School students, and PSR students enrolled in either parish in grades 1-8. The fee to run CYO Cross Country for St. Basil the Great is $100 per runner.  Please register through SportsPilot prior to August 8th, 2022.
 
Please access SportsPilot via your parent account:
 
https://reg.sportspilot.com/106381/leagues
 
All players must be cleared prior to beginning participation.  Physicals and parent waivers are all completed through the Privit system. 
 
Go HERE for more details on the SportsPilot registration and St. Basil Athletic Association (CYO) Pre-Participation Clearance process.
 
About Cross Country
 
CYO cross country is distance running team sport for both boys and girls. It gives each child a chance to make new friends, exercise and have fun with other children from our parishes. No prior running experience is necessary.
 
Races (called meets) are held from late August through October. The races are held at various parks and schools throughout the diocese and Cleveland area. The courses are usually a combination of trails and fields. We do not run on tracks or roads. Everyone on the team gets to race. Nearly one thousand children from parishes throughout the diocese compete at various meets each week. The races are divided into groups based on grade level and gender.
 
Typically, St. Basil is the host for the CYO Brecksville meet each season, usually held in September. When a team is selected to be the host, that team is required to provide volunteers for the meet to help mark the course with cones or guide the runners at turning points. Participation from at least one adult is mandatory so that we can spread the duties of the meet to all parents. This is a ONE-TIME commitment during the season. Your help is what makes this meet one of the best during the season! 
 
About St. Basil’s Program
 
We encourage your child to attend as many practices as possible, but we understand when you cannot attend practice due to other commitments. We begin practice with a prayer, then we warm up, run, stretch, and sometimes we even play games. We do require that all runners sign in and out of each practice. Coaches run with the team at all practices, parents are welcome and encouraged to run at practice but are not required to participate.
 
Team traditions include a pasta dinner during the season, as well as the Cross Country Club run at the end of the season. The end of season banquet is held in October. More details on these events during the season.
 
Diocesan CYO Information:  Cross Country
Practices
 
  • Practice begins last week of July (Weather permitting – August 1, 2022)
  • Practices take place M-W-F for 1 hour from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at either at Oak Grove Pavilion, Station Road Bridge or Meadows Pavilion in the Cleveland Metroparks Brecksville Reservation.
  • Athletes are expected to attend at least 2 practices per week.
  • Athletes must have a pair of quality running shoes (no slip-on shoes allowed) and appropriate practice clothes.
  • A practice schedule will be mailed mid-July to all registered athletes and provided to athletes as registered thereafter. Practice locations are subject to availability of the park system.
  • St. Basil Athletic Association (CYO) Pre-Participation Clearance must be completed before an athlete can participate.
 
CYO Meets
 
  • Saturdays or Sundays from late August through mid-October (approximately 6 meets). Meet schedule will be published by CYO in mid-August for all the parish teams registered.
  • Meets are held at various greater Cleveland locations. St. Basil typically has run at Brecksville Broadview Heights Middle School, Walsh High School, Goodyear Park, Hudson Springs and other south/southeastern suburb parks and area schools.
  • 1-3 grade athletes run 1.0 miles
  • 4-5 grade athletes run 1.5 miles
  • 6-8 grade athletes run 2 miles
  • A uniform consisting of running shorts and jersey will be provided for each athlete to use during the season
  • Running spikes may be used during events.
  • All athletes participate in every meet.
  • Season will end in early October for all 1-7th graders, one week before the 8th grade championship.
 
Uniforms
  • A uniform consisting of running shorts and a singlet will be provided for each athlete to use during the season. The uniform must be returned at the end of the season.
  • Athletes must have a pair of quality running shoes and dressed appropriately for the weather.
  • CYO athletes in grades 3-8 may use running spikes during events.
  • Runners may rent spikes from St. Basil Cross Country for $10 but athletes must purchase their own metal 1/8th inch spikes. Spikes may be purchased at Vertical Runner in Brecksville for a minimal cost.
  • Other questions on uniforms will be addressed at the first practice.
 
For more information regarding Cross Country contact:
Head Coach Lisa Ryder
Phone: 845-642-5942
Email: basilcrosscountry@gmail.com
 
 

Additional CYO Fall Sports

 
In addition to Cross Country and Volleyball which are sponsored by St. Basil Athletic Association, athletes are invited to participate in additional Fall CYO Sports, including Football, Cheer-leading, Soccer and Tennis.  These programs are not held at St. Basil, but interested parties will be assisted with placement on teams at nearby parishes.
 
Those interested in Football, Cheer-leading and Soccer should sign up via your SportsPilot family account prior to July 18th, 2021:    Register HERE
 
The St. Basil Athletic Association will contact you for placement on nearby teams.
 
Those interested in Tennis will find all information and registration at the CYO website: Cleveland CYO Tennis Information
 
If you have any questions, please refer them to Joe Canzano:  jvcan71@hotmail.com
 
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