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Sections: Coaches Training ProgramProtecting God's ChildrenPrayers

The CYC would be nothing without so many excellent coaches, dedicated to helping their team members achieve success and spiritual growth, both on and off the field. The CYC provides as many resources as possible to help coaches reach this goal.

All Coaches and Managers (who are 18 years of age and over/out of high school) of Kindergarten through 8th Grade teams must attend the CYC Sports Coaches Training Program, a 2 and 1/2 hour program that helps coaches make a positive difference in their team member's lives. After attending this program, coaches need to apply for a CYC Coaches ID card.

Coaches who are under 18 years of age must read and sign the Minor's Code of Ethical Conduct and return it to their parish office. They can use their CYC Youth ID Card, but the roster must reflect that they are a youth coach. They do not need a coaching ID number.

The CYC also requires that all adult coaches and those adults working with youth meet the Archdiocesan requirements.  Attendance at a Protecting God's Children Workshop, through the Archdiocese of Saint Louis' Safe Environment Program, and have a Missouri Background Check ever two years, read, sign and return to your parish Ethical Code of Conduct. These are requirements that the Catholic Youth Apostolate and CYC Sports fully support.

Finally, our website includes a resource page for prayers for coaches to use in their practices, in their games, and outside of their games, to help foster the spiritual growth of all the CYC league participants.