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.

Pope Francis says Sports are an Opportunity for Fraternity and Growth

We want to give credit to Dave Baranowski, the Archdiocese Stewardship Education Director and friend, for bringing Pope Francis' sports reference to our attention.  Here is his prayer:

"Lord God, in sports and in life we seek a goal. This search – the search for the goal – is strenuous; it demands struggle, a commitment. And it is important not to run alone! In order to arrive, we must run together. We move forward together until we reach the goal. Then we celebrate! Help me live with the discipline necessary to attain my goal – eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven. Amen."

Coach It Right Soccer Clinic...but Wait there is More!!!

Sts. Joachim and Ann have decided to host a Coach It Right Soccer Clinic too.  Pick the closest, pick the best date, but be sure to pick one of these clinics to attend FREE, before your soccer season starts.


Coach It Right - Soccer Clinics - FREE


The CYC is excited to join with The St. Louis Sports Commission and Denny Vaninger to offer soccer clinics

Wednesday, July 30, 6:00-9:00pm at St. Alban Roe Gym

Wednesday, August 13, 6:00-9:00pm at SLUH Theatre

The Coach It Right Soccer Clinics are FREE to any coach or parent, but space is limited.  Please contact Solomon Alexander at or call 314 345-5130 to register.

Every coach who completes the clinic will receive the Youth Coaching Certificate (formerly called the F license).

This clinic is aimed at youth coaches from K through 8th grade.  Don't miss a chance to help your team by improving your soccer knowledge!

SportsCare page now on CYC website


The CYC has partnered with SportsCare so our coaches, parents and players have a place to go with their sports medicine questions and concerns.  SportsCare helps keep kids in the game through educational programs and support for parents, coaches and athletes that focus on injury prevention, proper technique and overall athletic health. SportsCare is a young athlete’s best connection to sports medicine and athletic well-being.

The CYC has given SportsCare their own page on the CYC website.  It is under the Coaches ribbon at the top of all CYC website pages, or go to .  This page includes safety tips for various sports and health tips for possible sports injuries.  It can be a great resource not only for coaches, but also for parents and players.

If you have a question concerning a possible sports injury or need help finding an expert physician for your young athlete, contact your local SportsCare representative at 314-577-5640.


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