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


John DeAngelo
CYO Athletic Director
Office: 617-746-5813

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) Athletic Ministry


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Boston Catholic Athletics is a ministry of Family Life & Ecclesial Movements within the Office of Lifelong Faith Formation & Parish Support.  Catholic athletes and the life of a disciple are intertwined. 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/she must persevere in prayer, be trained in virtue and follow the divine Master in everything.”

The challenge before us – how to help our youth encounter Christ through Catholic athletics.

To assist our coaches and athletic directors to meet this challenge, we have partnered with Notre Dame University to certify all our coaches, athletic directors and area coordinators in the coaching as youth ministry and leadership development program, Play Like A Champion Today. The next coaching certification clinic will be on March 7, 2019 from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Parish Hall in Lynnfield. To register for this required certification, click here.  All head coaches should complete this one-time certification by April 1, 2019 and all assistant coaches by December 2019.  New coaches will have an opportunity to be trained each year.  

For those parishes in collaboration or those who would like to get a head start on the language of evangelization there are Forming Disciples in Mission workshops offered throughout the year.  To find a location near you click here.  

If you are a coach, athletic director, principal or pastor and not on our Boston Catholic Athletics Flocknote please click here to join and keep abreast of the latest updates.

The CYO Basketball Tournament for parish and school teams begins the first weekend in March with the qualifying parish teams playing at Malden Catholic (MC) and St. Joseph's Prep, Brighton on March 2-3. The qualifying school teams will begin on March 9-10 at MC and St. John's Prep, Danvers and the championships will be on March 16-17 @ MC.  For tournament rules and information, please click on the relative document below.

To see the brackets for the tournament, click here.

Coach’s Registration  

Coach’s Registration- Family ID  

All coaches and athletic directors must register with our organization’s page entitled “Boston Catholic Athletics (CYO)” on  Create an account and then log in.  After you click on the link for “Boston Catholic Athletics”, scroll down to the green button marked “register here”.  Please click the green button and begin the registration process for yourself and the team(s) you coach or AD.  

Area Coordinator Contact Information    

General Guidelines and Constitution

CORI Forms

Parent/Guardian and Player Forms

Player Petition Forms