The Mission of the Catholic Youth Apostolate is to help all young people hear the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and to help all young people actively respond to the Gospel message and enthusiastically participate in the mission of Jesus Christ and His Church.

Coach It Right Baseball Clinic - March 7 at SLUH


FREE, yes FREE, Coach It Right Baseball Clinic, Saturday March 7, 2015 from 8:30am to 11:30am at St. Louis Univerisity High School in the Danis Field House.  SLUH Baseball Coach, Steve Nicollerat does an outstanding job of breaking down how to teach the essential skills to young baseball players.  Every youth baseball coach can benefit from attending this clinic.  Many coaches attend it year after year.  It is a great way to get excited about the upcoming CYC Baseball season.

It is FREE, but you have to register by going to or by calling 314 345-5130.  Your players will be glad you attended.

POSTPONED - Catholic Summer Camp & Activities Fair


POSTPONED - POSTPONED - POSTPONED - POSTPONED - POSTPONED - POSTPONED - the new date for the Catholic Summer Camp & Activities Fair is Sunday, March 22nd at SLUH, noon to 5pm

Come out and enjoy an afternoon with us at SLUH and plan your child's summer with both Faith and Family Friendly camps and activities.  There will be summer programs for all ages.  Sports, Music, Academic, Residential and Day Camps brought to you by the St. Louis Catholic Community. 

Free giveaways include season passes to some of St. Louis' best family spots like the Magic House and Six Flags.  All are Welcome.  Presented by Catholic Family Magazine.

For more information and to preregister for the 2015 Catholic Summer Camp & Activities Fair please visit their website at .

20% Off at Dick's Sporting Goods


CYC Parents and players looking for Spring sporting needs or apparel, Dick's Sporting Goods is offering 20% most of the items on February 28 & 29 at all St. Louis locations.  You will need to bring the coupon, CLICK HERE, to get the discount.  Are you looking for a baseball glove, softball bat, new putter, lacrosse stick or a track sweatsuit?  Print the coupon and save yourself 20%!!!

4 More Random Acts of Basketball Sportsmanship

     The first two Random Acts of Sportsmanship (RAS) are very similar and they happened the same day in two different gyms, both during 8th grade girls games.  At Sacred Heart-Valley Park the home and Marian Middle School were battling for 1st place in the league.  SHVP only had 5 players and then one of them was injured during the second half and had to leave the floor.  Seeing this the Marian Middle School coach, Gabrielle Hearn took one of her players off the court, so the teams could play with even numbers, 4 on 4.  Later after the injured player had recovered and returned to the game, both teams finished the game with 5 on the court.

      Meanwhile the same day at St. Gabriel the 8th grade team from St. Gerard only had 6 girls due to previous injuries and other conflicts.  In the 1st quarter one of the St. Gerard players went to make a layup and hurt her ankle.  As she limped off, her teammate asked to also come out of the game because she was feeling dizzy.  So St. Gerard only had 4 healthy players on the court.  The opposition team, St. Gabriel, coached by John Barton, Mike Miano, Dave Christanell and Bill Nolan (that's quite a coaching staff!) had one of their players sit, so the teams could play 4 vs 4.  One of the St. Gerard players was able to return midway through the 2nd quarter, so both teams went back to 5 a side.  The St. Gerard coach, Dan Ritter, said the St. Gabriel coaches went even futher in their sportsmanship by slowing the game down and not running.  This allowed all 5 of the St. Gerard players to stay in the game.  Coach Ritter went on to say, "By simply showing the sportsmanship the St. Gabe's staff exhibited, both teams had a great Sunday afternoon... what I saw today is what I believe CYC sports is about." 

       Most fans watching the Championship game of the 45th Annual Joe Becker Tournament at Seven Holy Founders last Sunday will remember the long range shot a St. John Bosco player made with 12 seconds left to put his team in the lead for the first time the whole game.  In fact, St. James had built a double digit lead after half that St. John Bosco chipped into as the game drew to a close.  Even more memorable might be the 3 point buzzer beater a St. James player made to regain the lead and the championship!  However, one fan did notice numerous RAS performed by St. John Bosco player Josh Lindell through out the game.  It was a well played physical game and contact under the basket was quite common.  Twice after collisions Josh reached out to help and opponent back up after being knocked down, and yes, fouls were called.  Even more impressive at the end of the game, although very disappointed, he congratulated St. James in a sincere manner.  Great going Josh!

       Finally, we want to recognize the 8th grade girls team from St. Michael that receive the Chris Stahl Sportsmanship Award for their sportsmanship throughout the Becker Tournament.  Thank you girls for showing us consistent Good Sportsmanship!

       Remember, if you see a Random Act of Sportsmanship, please email that information to so we can recognize it and share it with all the CYC players, coaches, officials and fans.  Good Sportsmanship makes Great Sports!

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