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.
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CYC 75th Anniversary Memories

Ambush Final Game - Slobo Bobblehead GiveAway


The St. Louis Ambush will host their final Youth Game-Day Clinic of the season on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26th from 10am-Noon at the Family Arena for all girls and boys in GRADES 1 - 8.

The cost of the Clinic is just $30 and includes TWO (2) tickets to the Ambush final home game of the season that afternoon at the Family Arena at 3pm against the Baltimore Blast. Additional tickets can be purchased in advance for just $15 each.

Ambush players will instruct the Clinic, which will consist of fundamental drills, games, and an autograph/photo session.

Each participant should bring their own soccer ball, water bottle, and shin guards.

Check-In will begin at 9:30am in the Main Lobby (Gate 2) at the Family Arena.

The first 30 participants to register for the Clinic will get to participate in the "High Five Tunnel" for the Ambush Player Introductions just prior to kickoff.

Also, the first 1,200 fans will receive a SLOBO ILIJEVSKI BOBBLEHEAD, compliments of Rockwood Bank and Maddock-Henson partnership with the St. Louis Steamers Soccer Club.

For those just interested in purchasing tickets to the Ambush game at 3pm, there are discounted prices available in advance.

$23.50 - FRONT ROW (normally $47)
$15 - Sides (Rows 2-Up....normally $30 & $22)
$12 - Ends (Rows 8-Up....normally $18)

To purchase tickets and/or to register for the Youth Clinic, please call BRIAN ROTH at the Ambush office at 636-477-6363. This offer is NOT good at the Family Arena Box or on Game-Day. This offer is only good through the Ambush office. The deadline to purchase tickets and to register for the Clinic is Friday, February 24th at 5pm.

FREE Tickets to SLU Women Bball v Richmond Sat. Feb 18

Short Notice on a LIMITED number of FREE tickets to the St. Louis University Women's Basketball game vs. Richmond this Saturday Night, February 18 at 7pm at Chaifetz Arena.  As always these tickets are on a First Come, First Serve basis.  Please only ask for the number of tickets you will use. 

The process is the same.  Email your Name, Parish and # of tickets you will use to by 10am Friday.  Your order will be confirmed with a return email explaining how you get your tickets.

Thank you to St. Louis University for this generous offer and Go Bills!

Changes Coming to Baseball & Softball in 2017

In an effort to improve the overall experience for CYC Baseball and Softball players and families changes are being implemented, especially for the 5th through 8th grade teams in 2017.  Those changes are listed on the Baseball and Softball webpages.

Sportsmanship Shines on the Hardwood

Meet Brady Schnable

When we opened our emails Monday morning, there were a number of them nominating coaches, players, a whole team for the Random Acts of Sportsmanship Award all centered around one incident late in a 7th grade boys game between Holy Spirit and St. Charles Borromeo.  Borromeo was well ahead with 2 minutes left in the game when Coach Barteau (Borromeo) called time out.  A few fans thought it odd that the leading team would call timeout at this point in the game.  What happened next was an incredible display of sportsmanship and what the mission of CYC is all about.  The smallest player (by far) on the court, Brady Schnable, had the ball and was trying to make his first basket.  [ A little back story is needed here.  Brady was born with multiple birth defects including a congenital heart defect, but he doesn't let that define him.  This past April he had his second heart surgery, but he continues to play and try hard.  He can give his all for about 90 seconds before he has to come out of the game.]  He shot and missed.  The Borromeo team allowed him to rebound but he missed a few more times.  After a teammate made the basket, Borromeo inbounded the ball.  Coach Barteau (Borromeo) urged Brady to "Steal the Ball"!  Which he did.  He took a few more shots, but missed.  He was running out of steam.  Then with the encouragement of #34 on Borromeo's team he got closer to the hoop and Made a Basket!  The whole gym exploded in excitement!  After he made the shot all the players, on both teams gave Brady high fives.  After the game #22 came up to Brady gave him a high five and words of encouragement.  Coach Barteau taught his players and everyone in the gym a huge lesson in sportsmanship.  Here is a testimony from Coach Schnable, Brady's mom, " I want to thank the whole Borromeo team, Coach Barteau and #34 for giving Brady the opportunity to score his first basket.  It is a  moment that this momma will never forget."  Neither will everyone in the gym that day.

Two young basketball officials are also being recognized for their Random Acts of SportsmanshipMichael Oleson and Mason Jenkins are both juniors in high school.  They officiate in the St. Charles league.  The were nominated by coaches and the Officials coordinator.  They work hard at being good officials.  Not only do they make good calls, but they explain their calls so the players and coaches understand.  They are good young men who are outstanding representatives of the CYC program.

We remind everyone who attends a CYC game that if you see a Random Act of Sportsmanship to please bring it to our attention by sending an email to and simply explain what you saw.  It can be a player, coach, official and even fans can be recognized for their good sportsmanship.  We want to spread the word, because Good Sportsmanship makes Great Sports

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