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The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) is a youth sports program for grades 4 to12.  Participants play for the parish in which they reside, and play competitive games against other parish teams on Long Island.  Players learn basketball/volleyball skills, team concepts, self-esteem, and sportsmanship.  CYO continues to strongly maintain a commitment to Catholic values and excellence in sportsmanship.


  •  GIRLS GRADES 4 to 8...Season is October thru January 
  •  BOYS GRADES 4 to 8...Season is November thru February
    • Boys Tryouts hosted in September


St. James hosts teams for girls volleyball for grades 6-9 (based on interest).  Tryouts are held in January for the February to April season.  Check back for specific dates.


GIRLS TEAMS 2016-17 are established.

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL TRYOUTS GRADE 9-12 will be hosted at the St James Parish Center on Monday 8/29.  Grades 11/12 6:00 - 730 Grades 9-10 at 7:30 -9:00  No pre-registration is required.   Fall Basketball is very competitive.  Unlike Winter High school basketball, it is open to all boys including the boys that play JVand Varsity. 

BOYS TRYOUTS GRADES 4-8  Tryouts for Boys teams listed below.  Boys should be in basketball attire a nd prepared to play.  No pre-registration required.  There is a form that needs to be filled out prior to the tryout.  Forms will be given out at the gym at the table at the entry door.   Boys are required to attend both sessions.    Please be advised that this is a tryout.  Boys will be selected by independent evaluators.   The tryouts are closed to Parents.   For those boys that are not selected for a team, Three Village basketball signups are at Nassakeag Elementary 09/27 and 09/28 from 6 to 8 PM.    

PLEASE CHECK THIS WEBSITE PRIOR TO GOING TO THE GYM AS DATES, TIMES OR LOCATION COULD CHANGE.  We do everything we can to avoid that, but at times it can happen due to circumstances out of our control. 

Good luck to all. 

Monday and Wednesday September 12th and 14th at Gelinas JHS

BOYS 5th GRADE 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

BOYS 7th GRADE 8:15 to 9:30 PM


Tuesday and Thursday   September13th and 15th at Murphy JHS

Boys 6th  Grade   7:00 PM to 8:15 PM

Boys 8th Grade     8:15 to 9:30 PM


Friday September 16th at St James Parish Center

Boys 4th Grade   7:00 PM to 9:00 PM   One night Only


QUESTIONS regarding the boys program contact John Case

QUESTIONS regarding the girls program contact Dianne Fitzpatrick