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.
Basketball 2015
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CYC Promotes the Triangle

The CYC is proud to launch its first online parent program as the 3rd component of CYC Sports training.  Protecting God's Children (child protection) and Coaching to Make a Positive Difference (coaches training) are already in place.  Now adding the Positive Parent Participation program we complete the Child, Coach and Parent triangle, which is why we have named this "CYC Promotes the Triangle"

The CYC would like every family which has a child involved in CYC sports to take the 27 minute online class.  At this time the class is not manditory.  However, this is the ideal time to take the class, because it is FREE for the first 1,120 families who register for the class.  The St. Louis Sports Commission also wants the best for youth sports in our area, so they have generously offered the CYC a grant to pay for that many programs.

All you have to do, to complete the online Positive Parent Participation program is CLICK HERE.  Once you have completed the program, be sure to print the Certificate of Completion from the online DASHBOARD.

Finally, since the course is not manditory, we would like to reward teams whose parents do take the class.  We are sponsoring a "Triangle Contest".  There can be up to 8 teams that win the contest prize, which is an end of the season Pizza Party for your team and parents with the head basketball coach at Lindenwood University, Brad Soderberg and possibly other local celebrities/sports figures.

How does a team qualify to have their name pulled out of the hat as a Triangle Contest winner?

  1. 75% of your team's families must take the Positive Parent Participation online course.  Teams that have 100% participation will have their names entered twice!
  2. Coaches should collect the parents' Certificates of Completion and mail them to Coaching Coaches by February 17th.  (Coaching Coaches, 337 W Argonne Dr.  Kirkwood, Mo 63122).
  3. Your team (player, coach or parent) must not have received an "unsportsmanlike" technical foul all season long.

Parents, don't wait, complete your part of the Triangle today!

If you have any questions, please contact Buzz Swanston at 314 792-7254.

dollar BILL day at SLU Women's Bball January 24th

Saturday, January 24th at 3pm the St. Louis University Women's Basketball Team takes on Fordham at Chaifetz Arena.  This game will be on National TV and the Billikens would love to have a HUGE crowd!  So they are offering ALL CYC Families and Friends FREE TICKETS!!! Plus it is "Dollar BILL Day", which means most concession stand items (soda, hot dogs, nachos, popcorn) are only $1.

Here are just a few of the many reasons you, your family and your team should attend:

  • Tickets are FREE, yes FREE, zero, nada, no dineros, FREEEEEEEEEE!
  • Concession items only $1 - You can have a cheap lunch, dinner or lunner!
  • You could be on National TV!  This could be your big break!  You might go on to be a TV/movie star!
  • You can cheer on CYC and St. Louis players Sadie Stipanovich (above left) and Erin Nelson (right).
  • This would be a great team activity.  Your team can learn by watching the college team in action.
  • CYC players eligible for CYC attendance prizes!!!

How do you order FREE CYC tickets?  Send your name, parish and # of tickets you will use to .  He will confirm your order by email reply.  Then you can pick up your tickets at the will call window the day of the game.  ALL ORDERS MUST BE IN BY 9AM JANUARY 23RD.  Join us for a great time at SLU! 

Home for Christmas - Eileen Doherty

Many of you know Eileen, and a greater number have probably seen her at Sacred Heart - Valley Park's gym and various CYC gyms around St. Louis.  This past year she has been fighting cancer and doing an amazing job of keeping her spirits high through out the battle.  However, we received this message today:

Home for Christmas
By Donna Haller —
We brought Eileen home yesterday. I have to believe that she was comforted to be here, surrounded by those who love her...even the cats took turns laying by her side as she settled in. Last night, Fr. Denny our pastor prayed over her and anointed her. And at 1:30 am this morning, God welcomed her Home. She did not struggle, simply slowed her breathing and let go. I want you to know that I read every entry that you all wrote after my last post the other day, assuring her of your prayers and reminding her how deeply she touched your lives. Though she could not respond, I believe she heard and treasured every word. We are going to Kutis in Affton to make arrangements today. She will be buried from Sacred Heart probably on Saturday morning and laid to rest in the Sacred Heart Cemetery right next to the children she so dearly loved. I will post specific arrangements when we have them. Please pray for all of us, especially her family who will be traveling here over the next several days.

Eileen now coaches and officiates on the Heavenly Team.  It is up to those of us here to continue her enthusiasm, love and the legacy she started at SHVP and the CYC.  God Bless!

Last Minute FREE Tix to SLU Mens Basketball 12/17

St. Louis University has generously offered the CYC FREE Tickets to the Men's Basketball game vs Texas - Pan American on Wednesday, December 17 at 7pm at Chaifetz Arena.  To reserve your ticket, send an email to with your name, parish and the # of tickets you can use, BY NOON ON 12/17.  Buzz will confirm your order.  Then you can pick up the tickets at a special CYC Will Call Table at Gate A.

Don't delay, these are First Come, First Serve...

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