Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Athletic Ministry
66 Brooks Drive
Braintree, MA 02184-3839


J. Kenneth Foscaldo
CYO Athletic Director
Office: 617-746-5813

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Athletic Ministry


Archdiocese of Boston
CYO Athletics

CYO Athletics is a ministry of the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation & Parish Support.  We are dedicated to serving the pastors, clergy, pastoral teams and lay leaders (Athletic Directors, coaches, etc) in evangelization and catechesis for the mission of forming disciples of Jesus Christ in the parishes and institutions of the Archdiocese of Boston.  

Athletic Ministry and the life of a Christian Disciple go hand in hand.  As Pope St. John Paul II reminds us: “Every Christian is called to become a strong athlete of Christ, that is, a faithful and courageous witness to his Gospel. But to succeed in this, he must persevere in prayer, be trained in virtue and follow the divine Master in everything.” – Pope St. John Paul II

It begins with the basics, as Fr. Nels Gjengdahl of Mendota Heights, MN points out:  “The challenge put before us today is to try to help the students see the priority of God.  If coaches are willing to bring prayer into the sports lives, it keeps God involved. If coaches are seen attending Mass, then the students will see that even coach makes God a priority.”

To assist in this effort of evangelization, the Archdiocese’s Training and Support Team regularly offers “Forming Disciples in Mission,” a workshop designed to provide the tools to understand the New Evangelization, live as an intentional disciple, share your personal witness, form others as disciples, and create parish structures to support discipleship. Click here for more information. In addition to this training, our staff is also available to offer youth ministry training and support to your parish or school.

Below are the documents that inform and guide our CYO Basketball League, as well as the pertinent forms needed to participate in the 2017-2018 Season.  God Bless+ 

CYO Area Coordinator Directory
Safe Environments      

For Referees/Game Officials    

For Athletic Directors/Coaches/Area Coordinators    

Parish Forms  

School Forms