St. Basil Spring CYO Sports


TRACK AND FIELD: St. Basil sponsors a Track and Field program for 2nd – 8th grade boys & girls who are Parishioners of St. Basil the Great OR St. Michael. Children enrolled in PSR or attending St. Michael School are also eligible to participate.
**2nd Graders are eligible to participate in the Track and Field season per the CYO By-Laws. For that reason, St. Basil will make the program available to 2nd graders provided they meet the above criteria as a Parishioner, PSR student, or SMS student. If you have any questions regarding eligibility, please contact Coach Lisa Ryder.

Registration is NOW OPEN and will remain open until March 1st. 

Practices start in early March and are generally Tuesday/Thursday from 5:30pm – 7:00pm at Independence H.S. unless indoors at St. Basil (practices adjust to 6pm – 7pm).  The season will end in May with the final championship meets.  Certain practice dates will be adjusted due to IHS track availability. 

If you are interested signing your child up to participate, please read the Parent Guide linked below. The process and requirements for registration are further outlined below.

For more information regarding Track and Field, contact: Lisa Ryder at


SPRING VOLLEYBALL:  St. Basil the Great has previously sponsored Spring Volleyball for girls in Grades 3-12.
Practices begin in March. Competition is expected to start in April and conclude by the end of May.  We have some coaches in place, but are looking for additional help to support and grow the program.
Registration is NOW OPEN for 2023 Spring Volleyball.  Instructions and links are found below.  Registration should remain open until March 5th, but may be extended depending on the CYO Team Registration deadlines.
For more information, contact:
GRADE SCHOOL BASEBALL:  St. Basil the Great has previously sponsored Grade School Baseball for boys in Grades 5-8.
Practices typically begin indoors in March and outside once weather permits. Competition starts in April and concludes at the end of May. 
If you are interested in CYO Baseball, please contact: Dan Savage
ADDITIONAL SPRING SPORTS:  The Diocese of Cleveland CYO sponsors additional spring sports, including  Lacrosse, Golf and Tennis.
Registration with CYO begins in January. Practices will begin in March. Competition starts in April and concludes at the end of May.  
For more information and to register, please contact: Joe Canzano

St. Basil Athletic Association (CYO) Covid Monitoring and Expectations

St. Basil CYO Covid Monitoring Questions:  Please be aware that all participants in St. Basil CYO Athletics will be asked the following 3 questions prior to being admitted into the Family Life Center for a practice, or to any site or facility for a game.  All participants will also have their temperature taken on site via a non-contact thermometer.  Note:  Anyone presenting with a fever greater than 100.4, or answering YES to any of these questions will not be permitted to enter the facility.  Please monitor your athlete prior to bringing them to practice.
  1. Are you currently experiencing any of the following symptoms: Cough, Body Aches, Sore Throat, Lost of Taste or Smell, Chest Pain?
  2. Have you or anyone in your householdbeen exposed to an individual known or presumed to be positive for Covid-19 in the past 10 days?
  3. Have you traveled outside the State of Ohio to a State Currently on the Ohio list of high Covid-19 incidence states in the past 10 days?
Note that #2 does mean that if a member of your household has been contact traced and put into quarantine, we ask that your athlete refrain from participating until the quarantine period has elapsed for all members of your household.
Critically, we expect that all families maintain a transparent stance with respect to positive Covid-19 tests, and notify the St. Basil Athletic Director, Sport Commissioner or Coach promptly if your athlete has tested positive or has been contact traced to a positive Covid-19 case.  This will help us minimize exposure of other teammates and families.  We hope to have a long season, and missing 2 practices is a small price to pay to help maintain the health and safety of our program.  Thank you.

St. Basil Athletic Association (CYO) Pre-Participation Clearance Via Privit

New for this year, and moving forward, St. Basil Athletic Association will use Privit to manage the Pre-participation Clearance Process for all athletes, without exception.  A pre-participation sports physical which was completed no earlier than June 1st, 2020 is required of all participants of Spring Sports.  With this new arrangement with Privit, parents will manage their child’s documents and forms will not be submitted to the coaches. 
Note that the following process MUST be completed prior to your athlete participating or attending any practices or games:
  • Please go to the following link to complete the Pre-Participation Clearance process. 
  • Note that a completed OHSAA physical form is an acceptable upload for the “Completed Physical” step, but all other steps need to be completed. 
  • There is no charge to athletes or families for use of the Privit system for St. Basil.
  • If you already have a Privit profile for your athlete, login with your existing credentials and their information will be ported over to our system and you will not need to reenter it.

Everything you need to complete registration can be found here.

Required Items:

  • Online registration – Registration can be completed at the registration link below.
    • It is completed within the Sports Pilot website.  In order to register, a family registration must be created, with children added to the family.  Once there is a family account with the athlete added, the athlete can be signed up for the individual sport.
    • More detailed instructions on the Sports Pilot registration can be found below.
  • Privit Preparticipation Clearance – Clearance via the Privit System described above is required prior to participation in any CYO activity.

Sports Pilot Registration Instructions:

  1. Click on the Registration Link above.
  2. If you’ve added your family account already, you can login or request to have your login emailed to you. Otherwise, click ‘Add a New Family’
  3. Enter the main parent/guardian on the account; this person will be the main point of contact with any information coming from the St. Basil Athletic Association
  4. After the initial parent/guardian is added you will be taken to the family account page. You need to add your child(ren) by clicking ‘Add Child’ as well as any other parents or guardians you want on the family account.  Multiple children and parents can be added to a single account.
  5. Once the family account has all members added, you can register for any open programs simply by clicking ‘Begin Registration’.
  6. Chose the ATHLETE you intend to register.
  7. Chose the Program for which you would like to register.
  8. This will take you through a few selection screens, at which point you will have to agree to the Terms of Service for St. Basil Athletic Association and SportsPilot, fill out the remaining registration form, and verify that all the information you are submitting is correct.
  9. After verifying and submitting the registration form, choose the “Add Registration” button to put the registration in the your cart.  If you have additional athletes to register, repeat steps 6-10 to add them.  Once all athletes are registered, chose “Quit Registration”.
  10. Click on the cart icon at the top of the page to complete the checkout.  You must checkout to complete the payment process and confirm your athlete’s registration.