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Sports Athletic Code

CYO athletic competition is a means of training young people to enjoy healthful sports. The goal is to help CYO players learn to respect opponents, officials and spectators.

It is important that all concerned with the CYO athletic program follow this code:

~ To emphasize the proper ideals of

sportsmanship, ethical conduct and fair play

~ To ensure the safety of all participants

~ To stress the values derived from being fair

~ To show cordial courtesy to opponents and


~ To establish a happy relationship between

visitors and hosts

~ To respect the integrity and judgment of


~ To achieve a thorough understanding and

acceptance of the rules and standards of


~ To encourage leadership, use of initiative and

good judgment by the players

~ To recognize that the purpose of competitions

is to promote the physical, mental, moral,

social and emotional well-being of the players

~ To remember that a contest is only an activity

and not a matter of life or death for player,

coach, school, parish, official and fan