Spring Track Registration

Track registration is opening soon!

Does your child like to run? Jump? Throw things? Get to know kids in other grades? Have fun? Track season is starting soon! Sign your 4th – 8th grader up for the St. Al/St. John track team. We had a ton of fun last year with a record 85 kids participating, and a 2018 CYO championship team win. We look forward to another year and any and all are welcome to participate regardless of experience or ability.

Practices start Monday, March 25 and continue through the end of May.  Practices will be Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 PM at the Ingraham High School track.  This year we are also able to offer Friday practices, 6:30 – 7:30, for those who want to do a bit more running or get additional practice on their field events.  Meets will be on Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, and June 1. There is also a very fun 8th grade-only Pentathlon on May 19 that we encourage all 8th graders to participate in—pizza party details will be forthcoming.​ ​​​

Like cross-country, practices are optional–we understand kids have many other commitments, so please send your kids when it works. Please don’t worry if you can attend any or all of the meets.  Also, we understand many kids do club sports outside of school, so if they can’t make any practices but will be running elsewhere, we would still love to have them for meets if they are interested, so let us know.​​​
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We’re welcoming back Mike Martinez as distance coach and Trevor Sevigny as sprinting coach, and are thrilled to have Dave White and Rachel Lambert on board to coach sprinting and Chris and Marie Holt back to continue their support with coaching distance.  If anyone else has a passion for track, we welcome any and all parent-helpers at practices. ​

CYO Sports Registration Link

Angels’ Angle:  March 21

CYO Baseball Sign Ups

It’s time to sign up for CYO Baseball!

We hope to field a 5th/6th and either one or two 7 and 8th grade teams for the 2019 CYO season.

We need coaches for the 5th/6th grade team! Without a coach, we cannot field a team. Please contact Kevin Sylvester at sylvesterkj@msn.com right away if you would like to coach or be an assistant.

Register here:  https://reg.sportspilot.com/106510/leagues

Registration Fee is $95

CYO Baseball reminders:

  • Baseball is a co-ed sport.
  • We encourage our players to participate in additional leagues (LL, Pony, Club, etc.)  CYO is an opportunity for classmates to play the game together, but we do not practice (just 2 practices in March) during the season, this is an opportunity to play more games and get more chances to hit, field and pitch.

Outdoor practice will be at Loyal Heights 3/2 and 3/9 from 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

Game Dates:

  • League
    • March 17, 24, 31
    • April 7, 14, 21, 28
    • May 5, 12
  • Tournament
    • Wednesday, May 15 – Sunday, June 2, 2018
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Volleyball Registration Now Open

Volleyball registration is open! CYO sports are open to school and parish kids, so recruit your friends and spread the word about volleyball!  The regular season games run from February to April, with practices beginning the week of Feb 11. Playoffs for grades 6/7/8  are held in April 2019. Volleyball registration costs $75.

Please register early so we can plan for coaches and gym times.

Click here to register. For scholarships click here.

If you would like to coach or assist, please contact John Fletcher.

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CYO Basketball Registration

CYO Basketball Registration

Registration is open for coaches and players in grades 4-8. Registration fee is $105

Registration is open until October 29th, 2018.

If you do not register your child by this date, we cannot guarantee that they will be able to participate in CYO basketball this year.

Follow the link on our website to register at SportsPilot: https://stalseattle.org/school/extracurricular/cyo-athletics/

Assessments for teams will take place beginning the week of October 30th (unless your child’s team is in Soccer Playoffs that week). For 4th and 5th grade, teams will be separated by gender and the teams will split up as evenly as possible. For 6th – 8th grade there will be Varsity and JV teams for both Boys and Girls. Independent assessors will be evaluating to separate the teams according to CYO rules. Practices will start the week after assessments.

Games start the weekend of 11/16/2018. There is a week off for Thanksgiving, then one game each weekend for the first three weekends of December. There are then four games (one per weekend) between January 5th and January 27th.  Playoffs will be held for 6th – 8th grade the first two weeks of February.

Your child’s specific practice and game schedule will be communicated by your child’s coach following the assignment of teams.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Deines via email at dein34@gmail.com or by phone at 206-300-0741.

Contact CYO-scholarships@stjohnsea.org for a scholarship. No questions asked.

Contact Julie Giebel (cyo@stalseattle.org ) with any questions.

Basketball/Volleyball Uniform Return

We need you to look through you drawers and closets for last years Under Armour basketball/volleyball jersey and shorts. We are missing a significant amount of them (about 100). Please, please return them. They are to be re-used to keep costs down over the next few years. This also goes for students who played volleyball including the high school teams.

You can return uniforms to the office.  Please return them ASAP but no later than Tuesday 10/9.  Thanks!

2018 Bump It Up Parent Fundraiser

Bump! Set! Spike!

…or something close to it!  This is our Annual FUNraiser Tournament to support St. John/St. Al CYO Athletics!

Moms, Dads, Grads & Teachers, grab some knee pads or not, and join the upcoming BUMP IT UP! Volleyball Tournament coming in October. Contact me to get on a team (see below or download flyer) It’s a great way to meet other parents and learn some volleyball.

Playing times for your team will be for 1 hour, twice a week during the evening hours (6:15 or 7:15 or 8:15) on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during October. Support St. John/St. Al Athletics, by coming out and playing!

Any questions, please contact John Fletcher (Volleyball Coordinator) at fletchjp@aol.com.

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CYO Fall News

Fall soccer and cross country are underway! If you still need a purple jersey, there are a few extras in the office. Please help yourself.

Spring Track is looking for assistant coaches. Coaching is a fun and rewarding way to fulfill your family volunteer obligation. Please contact Nelle Steele at steeletupe@hotmail.com for more information regarding spring track opportunities.

Volunteers/Coaches: Anyone interested in coaching CYO sports is required to take a one-time training class. There is a rare opportunity to take this class at St. John next week. The training is called PLACT (Play Like a Champion PLACT Sports as Ministry training). The class will be held next Monday, September 17th from 6:30-9:00pm at St. John Egan Hall (121 N 80th St, Seattle, WA 98103).

St. Al/St. John CYO Night at Seattle Sounders – This Saturday!

To kick off the soccer season we have 150 tickets together for the Sounders match this Saturday, September 1 at 1pm.  As a result we have been given experiences for the kids.  Not only will some kids get a chance to high five the players pregame (filled) but there are open spots for kids to get on the pitch towards the end of the 1st half and watch from the field! The Sounders have a chance to make a historic win streak as they have already surged from near last place into a playoff berth.

Tickets are around $25 (depending on quantity). You can purchase them through Sportspilot.  Families just need to log into Sportpilot https://reg.sportspilot.com/106510/login , select register “Begin Registration”, select any family member, then Sounders Game and they can select the quantity they need.

Please purchase your tickets by Wednesday so we can organize the experiences and  be able to email you the tickets by Friday.  All St. Al/St. John students present, past and future welcome!

While we still have many on the field experiences, they are limited so buy your tickets ASAP!

Matt BonDurant
CYO Soccer Coordinator

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CYO News: Fall Sports Registration Open

Fall CYO Sports Registration Open

Cross Country
Pre-K:  $4 (yes only $4) plus t-shirt or purple sports jersey
Kindergarten:  $25 plus t-shirt or purple sports jersey
Grades 4-8:  $40 plus t-shirt or purple sports jersey

Soccer
Pre-K and K:  $40 plus purple sports jersey
Grades 1-8:  $65 plus purple sports jersey

Don’t know your fall schedule yet? Register now and get a full refund for any reason if requested by September 9th. Registration open through August 1st. Registering for Soccer prior to August 1st will guarantee a player’s spot, but after August 1st it will be based on team/grade availability.

REGISTER HERE

Please note:

There are a few jerseys in the uniform exchange. Help yourself.
Scholarships are always available. For scholarships or questions, please contact Julie Giebel at cyo@stalseattle.org.


We always need adult volunteers!

Do want to help with CYO by coaching/assisting soccer, helping at XC practices/meets or doing other activities?

Reach out to matt.bondurant@procareportal.com for Soccer and XC Head Coach Joe Sperry jsperry@oz.net , for Cross Country. Thank you!


Want to get your child in the tunnel high-fiving the Sounders?

St. Johns and St. Als have secured a group of tickets for the Saturday, September 1st match against Kansas City. Tickets are on sale during soccer registration. The only way to currently get tickets is during registration and the only way to secure 1 of the 20 tunnel experiences is to purchase 3 tickets to the game (3 tickets per experience). The first 20 families who purchase 3 tickets will be guaranteed one spot in the tunnel to high five the Sounders on their way to pre-game warmups.

Create/log intoSportsPilot today from the link on our St. Al’s CYO Extracurricular webpage to register for soccer, and buy your tickets.


Looking for a good league and summer soccer camp outside of CYO?

For birth years 2000-2010: Check out https://www.shorelinesportsclub.com/ . The coaching philosophy and focus on the game is CYO friendly. This is a great option for advanced soccer without the extreme time intensity and cost of other local organizations.

A. Tryouts/Placements are May 12th at Ingraham High School

B. Summer Youth Program June 25- August 24 is only $350 for Monday – Thursday 9:30 am – 12:30 pm at Bitterlake CC. Ages 7-17.