Mission Statement: Northern Virginia Junior Catholic Youth Organization (NVJCYO)
The mission of the NVJCYO, through its member parishes, is to organize sports programs for parish youth from 1st through 8th grades throughout the Catholic Diocese of Arlington, to reinforce Catholic values taught in parish schools and religious education programs. It is an important component of the comprehensive approach to youth ministry in the Diocese. The programs administered by NVJCYO are meant not only to encourage healthy physical activity but also to play a significant role in the development of Catholic values in the youth of the Diocese and these activities should foster cooperation, respect, sportsmanship, responsibility, leadership, competitiveness, fairness, and courtesy.
CYO Activities follow Fairfax County Public School for weather cancellations–if FCPS closes due to whether there will be no CYO Activities.
The head of the CYO Program at Saint Michael School is Eric Williams
The CYO’s website is available at NVJCYO
For Schedules click the NVJCYO link above.
CYO Basketball is a program dedicated to the youth in our parish, grades 3-8 (girls’ and boys’ teams). Students who are enrolled in either Saint Michael School or the Religious Education program at Saint Michael are eligible to participate.
This program requires adults to serve as the head coaches and/or assistants. Previous basketball coaching or player experience is desired but not mandatory. Practices are one or two times per week, with one game per weekend (played in gyms throughout the diocese). Practices start in late October, games start early December, and the season concludes in early March.
CYO Cross Country is open to students in grades 3-8. Students must be enrolled at Saint Michael School or the Saint Michael Religious Education program to be eligible to participate.
This program requires adult volunteers to serve as trainers, head coaches, and assistants. Previous Cross Country coaching or player experience is helpful but certainly not necessary. Practices are held twice a week, with one match per weekend. (meets are held at various locations within the diocese).
CYO Track is open to students in grades 3-8. Students must be enrolled at Saint Michael School or the Saint Michael Religious Education program to be eligible to participate.
CYO Track is a program dedicated to the youth in our parish. Practices are held twice a week. There are two meets a year, one in the fall and one in the spring.