CYO Basketball Program

Fall and Winter Travel Basketball --REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

St. Teresa CYO Prayer

Lord, help us to use our gifts and talents to the best of our abilities.
May I respect my teammates and players on the other team,
Whether we win or lose, help us to do so gracefully, 
Always remembering that we are all sons and daughters of God.

The St. Teresa Basketball Program participates in the Union County CYO League. St. Teresa has teams of boys and girls in the 5th through 8th grades.  The season runs November to March.  Details are:

1.    Game Locations – Home games at Oratory Prep in Summit. Away games at opposing team facility, typically in Union County.

2.    Games – Saturday and Sunday afternoon to early evening. Minimum of a 12 game season plus playoffs.

3.    Practice – one weeknight supplemented by clinics.

4.    Eligibility – 5th to 8th grade boys and girls that are enrolled in a Catholic school or attending religious education at St. Teresa or a nearby parish that does not have a CYO program (e.g., St. Rose).

5.    Team Formation – teams will be formed based on skill level of those at the 5th/ 6th grade (JV) or 7th/8th grade (Varsity).  We will have a draft to have balanced teams if we have more than one Varsity or JV team (i.e., no A/B teams).

6.    Cost – non-refundable $140/player. Additional costs include the practice jersey is $15 and uniform is $65 (jersey only $40, shorts only $25) available at Thompson’s Sporting Goods. Players from last year can use the practice jersey/uniform they already have.

7.    Registration - For player sign-ups you need to fully complete and return the following w/ you payment:

  1. Permission Release Form (see link at right);
  2. Code of Conduct Form (see link at right)

    The above can be dropped off in the Rectory mail slot or mailed to - St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Attn: CYO Basketball, 306 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901

8.    Deadline – forms and payment submitted by Sunday October 16th (see address below).

 

 

Volunteers are needed for the following:

 

Head Coach - one per team to lead the team:

1.    Assistant Coach - at least one per team to help/run practices, assist at games and lead the team in the absence of the Head Coach;

2.    Clinic Coach - runs drills at our clinics and or practices (when coach is unavailable);

3.    Score-keeper - keep the scorebook at home and away games, if possible (not required).  High School students can perform this task for volunteer hours.

4.    Scoreboard operator - run scoreboard at home games.  HS students can volunteer to perform this task for volunteer hours.

The physical and emotional safety and well-being of our players is our paramount concern. All parents and players must complete a Code of Conduct form and I ask that any inappropriate or questionable behavior is reported to me. In addition, for the volunteers interacting with the children, the following is required:

  1. A Volunteer Application – all coaches;
  2. Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Training (PGC) – all coaches;
  3. Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic (Sports Awareness for Educating Today's Youth ™) – Head Coaches.

Other coaches are encouraged to take this training. Training costs are paid for by our Program.

Links to volunteer forms, permission forms, code of conduct and other information about the program are located on the right side of this web page.  Other inquiries can be directed to the Program e-mail at stteresacyobasketball@gmail.com

For player sign-ups you need to fully complete and return the following w/ you payment:

  1. Permission Release Form
  2. Code of Conduct Form

The above can be dropped off at the Rectory or mailed to:

St. Teresa of Avila Parish, Attn: CYO Basketball, 306 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901