When CYC was founded, the intent was for all young athletes to play for the parish boundaries that they reside in. This is a way to build community among your friends, classmates, and neighbors. Demographics have changed a lot over the past 75 years, but CYC will always stay true to the original purpose of setting boundaries on where kids can play. “Building Communities of Faith Through Sports” is the mission statement of CYC, and that in many ways starts with where we play.
CYC is a sports program that is open to athletes of all skill levels, and placing guidelines on where kids play also prevents team “stacking” or playing for a team just to win games. Archdiocesan Playoffs are a great tradition for CYC, but should not be the sole focus. We want ALL kids to feel comfortable and excited to play CYC Sports, but that means that all programs must follow the same rules.
Every CYC program must be affiliated with a Church or faith-based school. We are proud to have many non-Catholic churches that have a CYC program, and we welcome individuals of all backgrounds to participate.