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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.

 Boys 4th to 8th Grade Tryout dates for upcoming 2015-2016 Season



4th Grade (One Night)   Tuesday 09/15   6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Murphy JHS Gym


5th Grade Tuesday 09/08 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Murphy JHS Gym


                   Thursday 09/10 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Murphy JHS Gym


6th Grade    Wednesday 09/09 6:00 Pm to 7:30 PM at Gelinas JHS Gym


                     Monday 09/14 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Gelinas JHS Gym


7th Grade    Wednesday 09/09 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Gelinas JHS Gym


                     Monday 09/14 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM at Gelinas JHS Gym


8th Grade    Tuesday 09/08 7:30 to 9:00 PM at Murphy JHS Gym


                     Thursday 09/10 7:30 to 9:00 PM at Murphy JHS Gym


These tryouts are closed to Parents.  Only evaluators and St. James Cyo personnel will be admitted to the gym.  All players are expected to be at both tryout nights.  Any reason that your son cannot be there both nights, please email John Case at    Please don’t email and ask for special consideration due to another sports conflict...  All boys should be dressed in basketball appropriate attire and wearing sneakers.  Parents do need to fill out a quick form upon entering the gym.  There is no money due at the tryout.  Unfortunately all players are not taken.  A group of independent evaluators choose the boys.  .     Good luck to all.  Results are expected to be up on website on Friday 09/18/15




 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 at ST James Parish Center

Sr.  11- 12th Graders     Tuesday August 25th 7 to 9 PM at St James Parish Center


  •  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