The following is from St. Joseph’s Catholic Youth Organization
St. Joseph’s CYO is now accepting registrations for both girls and boys in grades 2 to 12 for the 2017-2018 basketball season. CYO basketball is open to all girls and boys who are parishioners at one of the local area Catholic parishes and attend a Parish CCD-Religious Education Program or a Catholic School in the Archdiocese of Newark.
Originally started as a shared parish ministry between St. Joseph’s Parish in Maplewood and Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in South Orange, the program has grown to now include Catholic families who live in Maplewood and South Orange. These families not only send their children to a Catholic school in the local area but also every public elementary, middle and high school in the South Orange-Maplewood School district.
Last year St. Joseph’s CYO had over 200 players participating on 20 teams that played in the Union County CYO Youth Basketball League. Teams are comprised of players based on their grade in school and this year the program is excited to add a new team for just 2nd grade girls. The high school division is open to boys who are not on the Freshman, JV or Varsity roster at the high school they attend.
Starting in October, teams will begin to practice once or twice during the week and will play games on weekends at St. Joseph’s Parish Gym beginning after Thanksgiving and ending in mid March.
Additional information on registration, fees and registration forms can be found on the St. Joseph’s CYO Basketball web site at www.eteamz.com/stjosephcelticscyobasketball
Adult volunteers are always needed to help coach the teams. For more information about the CYO program or to send in a coaching resume, contact Gerry O’Connor, St. Joseph’s CYO Athletic Director, at [email protected].