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.
Chess 2016

Share your CYC experiences

     We invite you to help us celebrate 75 years of CYC sports by sharing some of your stories and photos.  We have set up a separate webpage ( ) for the occasion.  We will divide entries into one of the following categories:

  • I Played CYC Sports
  • My Favorite CYC Memory
  • My CYC Coach
  • I Loved Playing at...
  • One Liners
  • Photo Album

     Details of what could be included in each category are on the 75th Anniversary webpage.  But don't let the categories constrain you.  Please feel free to share your best memories of CYC Sports.  Send them via email to (please put "75 Years of CYC" in the subject line.)

     So you may be wondering why the baseball/softball diamond is part of the 75th Anniversary logo?  After all the CYC offers so many different sports.  Why pick baseball/softball?  Because the 75th Anniversary is considered the Diamond Anniversary.


Coaches Recognize Opponents Random Acts of Sportsmanship (RAS)


Random Acts of Sportsmanship (RAS) were recognized for the third weekend in a row at CYC games.  That is a streak to be proud of.  The great thing about these two situations is the opposing coaches reported the RAS.

It was a tight, back and forth 7th grade boys game between Sacred Heart-Valley Park (Coach Elder) and Holy Redeemer coached by Kevin Weishaar.  The score was 28-26 in favor of Holy Redeemer when one of the Sacred Heart players fouled out of the game.  Ordinarily that would not be a problem, but this day it was.  Sacred Heart only had 5 players at the game.  So now they would be down to 4.  Coach Weishaar offered to Coach Elder to let the player stay in the game so the numbers would be even.  Although Coach Elder declined he thought it was a great gesture of sportsmanship.  Coach Elder also pointed to a time earlier in the game when two players collided, Coach Weishaar was just as concerned about the Sacred Heart player as he was his own player.  Thank you to both coaches for being examples of Good Sportsmanship.

Our next RAS came during a 7th grade girls game, St. Paul (Strubhart) against Annunciation (Tegethoff).  This was in the second of two very competitive games between these teams in the same weekend.  The girls from both teams exhibited great sportsmanship during both games, but what one of the Annunciation players did during the 2nd half of the second game really stood out.  The score was close, St. Paul was pressing and #13 on Annunciation, Cecilia "Quinn" Tegenkamp, collided with a St. Paul player, who fell to the ground.  Even though her team was still trying to get the ball across half, she immediately did what looked very natural to her.  She stopped, checked to see fi the St. Paul player was OK and helped her to her feet.  The St. Paul player smiled and thanked her before they both ran down the court to rejoin the game in progress.  It is great to see such sportsmanship and genuine caring for others, espeically their opponents.  Well Done Quinn!!!

Let's keep this Sportsmanship streak going.  If you see a Random Act of Sportsmanship, please email with a brief description of the action.  We feel these acts deserve to be recognized and shared with everyone one in the CYC family.  We are working to beONE through CYC Sports.  We all know, Good Sportsmanship makes Great Sports

Celebrate Catholic Education Night at SLU Men's Basketball 2-20-16


Saturday, February 20th all are invited to the St. Louis Univeristy Billiken Men's Basketball game vs the Fordham Rams 7pm at Chaifetz Arena.  It is Celebrate Catholic Education Night and SLU is offering discounts on tickets.  You will be able to purchase a ticket (as long as they last) for $5, $7 or $10.  To order you tickets call the Billiken ticket office at 314 977-4SLU and tell them you want the Catholic Education discount.  Or you can go online at WWW.SLUBILLIKENS.COM and use the promo code: CCEN16 .   

FREE Sports Concussion Seminar - Feb 22


Sports Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers
Quickly Approaching – February 22, 2016 in St. Louis
FREE Concussion Training for Volunteers & Paid Staff of Community, Recreational or School Teams.
Register Now at

Who:   Sports Personnel to Attend Coaches, (paid or volunteer) of all competitive levels of all sports, athletic directors, sports league coordinators, licensed athletic trainers, and game officials.

What:   FREE continuing education for team personnel involved with concussion prevention, care & procedures. Keynote Session is Team Approach to Implementing Concussion Protocols. Lunch provided.

When:   Monday, February 22, 2016 from 7:45 am – 2:00 pm. Pre-Registration is required at Space is limited.

Where:   Spazio’s Bistro – Westport, 12031 Lackland Road, St. Louis, MO 63146

Why:    To reduce the risk of long-term effects on health, learning and life for elementary, middle and high school age students and athletes who may sustain a potential concussion, which is a brain injury.


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