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St. Pius X Athletic Programs 2018 - 2019

 

ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS 

ST. PIUS X YOUTH SPORTS PROGRAM OVERVIEW 2018 - 2019

 Here is Brief Description of our Youth Sports Programs. Please mark your calendars for registration dates.

 

 

 

 
 

 


SOCCER PROGRAM - For Boys and Girls in Grades K thru 8th

 

REGISTRATION - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2018 (9:00 AM) 

IN THE PARISH GYM OR LIBRARY

 Description:

 This program is for boys and girls from grades K through Eight. You must be a registered St. Pius X parishioner or registered in St. Pius X School to participate. There are three different levels:

  •  Intermediate Level - Fifth through Eighth Grades
  • Junior Level - Second through Fourth Grades
  • Pee Wee Level – Kindergarten and First Grades

 

The Intermediate and Junior Levels will have practice one night per week and play their games on Saturday mornings (and one Sunday afternoon) here at St. Pius. There is no travel required. The games are refereed by our Confirmation Candidates.  Team tee shirts will be given to all participants in these two levels.

 

The Pee Wee Level is basically instructional (no games) and a time for the children to learn some of the basic soccer skills and have fun. There is no separate practice required for this level.   

 The registration fee is $25.00 for Junior & Intermediate Levels and $5.00 for the Pee Wee Level. (Fee payable in cash or a check made out to ST. PIUS X). Only parents need to attend the registration on Saturday Sept. 8th.

  

 

 
 

 

 

 


                        MORE SOCCER NEWSCOMING THIS SEASON ONCE AGAIN…. 

 

MODIFIED / INTERSCHOLASTIC SOCCER St. Pius X will be entering a team in the “Friendship League” and play soccer against other schools and programs. Only children in 7th and 8th grades who are registered and participate in our Intermediate Level Saturday morning games will be eligible to play on this team. Last year we had a good turn-out and we may need to limit the number of players on the team this season.  

 

Modified Soccer Registration will be on Saturday Sept. 8, 2018 (10 AM) in the gym or library with a short meeting to follow.  The registration fee is $35.00. More details to follow. 

 

 

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CROSS COUNTRY PROGRAMFor Boys and Girls in Grades 6th thru 8th

  

St. Pius X will be entering a Cross Country team in the “Friendship League” to

compete against other schools and programs.

REGISTRATION – In early SEPTEMBER 2018. More info to follow.

 

 

Related imageCYO BASKETBALL PROGRAMFor Boys and Girls in Grades 5th thru 8th

 

REGISTRATION – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 (6:30 PM)

IN THE PARISH GYM OR LIBRARY

 

 

Description:

This program is for boys and girls from grades 5th through 8th. You must be a registered St. Pius X Parishioner before 12/31/17 or registered in St. Pius X School to participate. Our CYO basketball program participates in the Capital District CYO Basketball League and consists of games played from December through early March against other area Catholic Schools or Parishes and Community Based Youth Basketball Programs. The games are refereed by sanctioned / trained referees. Travel is required as there are both home and away games. There is at least one practice per week. All children are evaluated (3 try-outs required) to obtain their playing skills and are placed on a team accordingly. Each child is given a SPX uniform for the season and it must be handed back in at the conclusion of the season. Parents will be charged a fee to cover the cost of damaged uniforms and/or uniforms not handed in at season’s end.

To participate, all children should register on Thurs, September 27, 2018 to participate in our CYO Basketball Program. We will have a Sports Information Meeting prior to registration to explain the goals and objectives of our CYO Basketball Program. Parents must be present for the meeting and to register their children on the evening of the September 27th.  Early registrations, registrations through other family members or friends and late sign-ups may not be accepted due to available spaces on each team. Based on past years enrollment and participation in our CYO basketball program, we may have to limit the number of players on each team. So mark your calendars now to be present on Thursday September 27th for registration. If you cannot make the Thursday Sept. 27th registration, please contact Lou Klender to make other arrangements prior to September 27th.

 

The CYO Basketball registration fee is $45.00/Child - (payable in cash or a check made out to ST. PIUS X). Only parents need to attend the registration on Thursday Sept. 27th.

 

  

Related imageINTRAMURAL BASKETBALL PROGRAM (Saturday Mornings Only)

  - For Boys and Girls in Grades Four, Five and Six

  

REGISTRATION – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11th, 2018 (6:30 PM)

IN THE PARISH GYM OR LIBRARY

  

Description:

 This program is for boys and girls in grades 4th through 6th. You must be a registered St. Pius X parishioner or registered in St. Pius X School to participate.

 Registration for our Saturday morning Intramural Basketball Program will take place on Thursday, October 11, 2018 @ 6:30 PM in the parish gym or library. On Saturday November 3rdh, children will report to the gym at 9:00 AM until 11:00 AM and receive some basic basketball instructions and drills. All games will be played here at St. Pius on most of the Saturday mornings beginning in November and continuing through the end of February. Team tee shirts will be given to all participants. The games are refereed by our Confirmation Candidates. There is no separate practice night for this program. A practice / instructional session will take place for all players before each game to go over basic basketball skills. Children who play CYO basketball, at the 5th and 6th grade level (biddy level), are encouraged to sign up for this program too. Historically, there are very few conflicts with the Intramural and CYO basketball game schedules.

 The registration fee is $25.00/child (payable in cash or a check made out to: ST. PIUS X)

  

 

VOLLYBALL (Co-Ed Program)

 

Image result for volleyball pictures clip art-For All Children (Boys & Girls) in Grades Seven and Eight

 

 

REGISTRATION – EARLY MARCH 2019

IN THE PARISH GYM OR LIBRARY

 

Description:

This program is for boys and girls in grades 7th and 8th. You must be a registered St. Pius X parishioner or registered in St. Pius X School to participate.

The registration fee is $25.00/child (payable in cash or a check made out to: ST. PIUS X). More details to follow.

 

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TRACK & FIELD PROGRAMFor Boys and Girls in Grades 6th thru 8th

St. Pius X will be entering a Track & Field team in the “Friendship League” to compete against other schools and programs.

 

REGISTRATION – In early APRIL 2019. More info to follow.

 

We hope all St. Pius X parish and school family members take advantage of our athletic programs for their children. Our coaches, assistant coaches and mentors all have undergone Virtus Training and are selected based upon the goal of promoting sportsmanship, respect and commitment through the strong Catholic values.

 

  

The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and St. Pius X emphasizes the following values:

 

1. To encourage our young men and women toward Christian leadership, growth in social awareness, development of character and sound Christian values;

 

2. To encourage fairness, compassion, truth, growth and development along with cooperation through recreational activities;

 

3. To encourage and challenge our youth to participate and serve those more needy in their Parish and Community;

 

4. To encourage a respect for authority, a sensitivity for the rights of the individual and a loyalty to one's team and parish;

 

5. To encourage sportsmanship and self-control in the face of adversity;

 

6. To encourage the growth of each participant as a player, and avoid a 'win at all costs' attitude;

 

7.  To foster respect and cooperation among all people

   

Thank you.

Lou Klender

SPX Parish Athletic Director

 



2018- 2019 St. Pius X CYO BASKETBALL Schedule

Please Note: The complete 2018 -2019 Basketball Game Schedule (for all St. Pius X Teams) will be made available asap.

Please check back to this web page frequently as it will be updated as the schedules come in.

Good Luck to all our St. Pius X Teams!