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.

Best Night in St. Louis Sports - and there is No Game!


When is a good time to save money? How about THIS Weekend

     There is never a bad time to save money.  Sports Authority is offering CYC players, parents and families an opportunity to save 20% THIS WEEKEND, Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22.  Simply CLICK HERE and print this coupon you can use at any of the St. Louis area Sports Authority locations.  Perfect timing for the upcoming CYC basketball season.

Random Acts of Sportsmanship (RAS)


         We have a number of teams to honor for their Random Acts of Sportsmanship (RAS) this time.  First we start with the 8th grade girls volleyball teams from Mary Queen of Peace and Annunciation (pictured above).  There were spotted by the Sportsmanship Brigade.  The brigade said they honestly couldn't pick just one or two players because all players on both teams showed great sportsmanship throughout the match.

           The next team was recognized by their opponents.  Thank you to Coach Stephanie Oetjen for bringing Nick Boschert's 3rd grade Immaculate Conception-Dardenne soccer team to our attention.  Stephanie said, "I was so impressed by the good spirits of these girls and their coach.  It was infectious and an obvious reflection of character and integrity exhibited by the parents and role models of these girls. BRAVO!!" 

            This recognition comes from one of our officials, Tim Fleming, who worked the 8th Grade Girls Closed Archdiocesan Championship game between St. Monica and St. Bridget.  Tim said, "these girls were hustling and playing hard, but players on both sides acknowledged good plays by their opponents and were always there to offer a hand up when a player hit the turf."  Way to go girls and coaches!  Showing everyone Good Sportsmanship belongs in Championship games.

             Here is one for a St. Clare of Assisi volleyball coach, StacyHoffman.  A parent pointed out that Stacey went above and beyond with the girls this year.  Her attitude and spirit is always so great!  She is such a positive coach.  Always encouraging and recognizing the girls for their improvement as a player and as a team.  She is a wonderful role model for young girls.  What a great compliment for a coach to receive.

             Another coach, Erin Neal of Immaculate Conception-Arnold, was recognized for what she did after a match.  During her 7th grade girls match with Mary Mother of the Church one of Erin's parents was yelling as the Mary Mother players tossed the ball to serve, in an effort to distract them.  Erin did not notice this during the match, but it came to her attention after the fact.  She sent a note to the opposing coach and team apologizing for the unsportsmanlike conduct of her fans and wished the Mary Mother team good luck as they advance through the playoffs.

             Last but certainly not least, once again we want to acknowledge Sharon Mason and West County Volleyball for their annual Coat Drive for Most Holy Trinity.  Players, parents and friends were encouraged to bring coats, gloves, hats and uniforms to their gyms and fields the first weekend in November.  Sharon and her St. Anselm team will deliver the collection to Most Holy Trinity School the first week in December. 

              We encourage everyone to keep a sharp eye out for any Random Act of Sportsmanship you see and send an email to with a brief explanation of the sportsmanship.  We will recognize that player, coach, official, team or even fans.

               Or you may want to join the Sportsmanship Brigade, which is a group of Sports Commission volunteers who attend youth sporting events looking for acts of good sportsmanship. For more on the Brigade, including scheduling and volunteering information, please visit or call 314-345-5130. 


CYC Archdiocesan Girls Soccer Championships

The USA Men’s team is playing in St. Louis this weekend. There may be more skill being displayed at their game, but not necessarily more desire, caring and heart than at the CYC Archdiocesan Girls Soccer Championships that are taking place this weekend.
Games continue on Friday night. Semi-Finals will be played on Saturday, with the Finals being played on Sunday. The St. Charles CYC District is our host. We invite you to come out and see the youth of our Archdiocese proudly representing their team/parish.
You can view locations and times on our soccer web page. Good luck to all teams.
CYC Soccer . . .

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