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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, andplay 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.


All sports are played in our St. James Parish Center located at 429 Route 25A, Setauket NY

  Tyro and Sr. High School basketball tryouts.

Each Fall St James enter teams into the highly competitive high school Tyro 9-10th grade and Sr. 11-12th grade Seasons.   These are before the high school seasons begin, so school players are eligible..  It is recommended for experienced travel and school players.     The amount of boys will be limited and unfortunately there is not room for all players.   For 9-10th grade boys that are not selected the community offers Three Village Basketball.  For 11-12th grade boys there is Middle Country Basketball league ( )

Tyro 9 - 10th Graders    Monday August 24th   7 to 9 PM

Sr.  11- 12th Graders     Tuesday August 25th 7 to 9 PM 


  •  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


In preparation for tryouts and the 2015/16 season, St. James CYO will host boys open gym scrimmage sessions.  Teams will be organized upon arrival, and sessions  are managed by a St. James coach.  No pre-registration is required; sessions are only open to St. James CYO players (season 2014/15).

Monday's July and August:  7/13, 7/20, 7/27, 8/03 and 8/10

  • 6:00 to 7:15  Grades 5 & 6
  • 7:15 to 8:30  Grades 7 & 8


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



QUESTIONS regarding the boys program contact John Case

QUESTIONS regarding the girls program contact Dianne Fitzpatrick