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Welcome to Holy Spirit Catholic Youth Organization in Fremont

::::::::What's New With Holy Spirit CYO::::::::

Boys and Girls Cross Country 2018-19
Grades K-8

     Come join the Holy Spirit cross country team!  Run for fun. Run for your health, mind and spirit! Practice begins on Saturday, September 1 from 9am-10am at Lake Elizabeth Park in Fremont on the cross streets of Paseo Padre Pkwy and Mission View Dr. We will meet at the Redwood Picnic Area (1 & 2) and will be held once per week as a team. Five meets will be held on Fridays – September 21 through October 19. Kids Kinder - 2nd can run 1/2 mile and 3rd-8th grades can run 1 Mile  (Running experience is not required. Kids will run at their comfort level and develop at their own pace. 
Coach Chris has been coaching the Team for the last 5 years. He is AED/CPR certified as well as a Certified Personal Trainer in the Fitness Industry. He competes in many races such as Ironman Triathlons, Spartan Races, Tough Mudders, Marathons and many other running events. 
  Interested players for ALL GRADES registration will be ONLINE this year. Registration is open NOW until 8/31/18
Please follow the link to register:
https://form.jotform.com/82278508684166

The link to the site will be posted on the Holy Spirit Website and on the FB page prior to registration. If your registration is received earlier than your specific registration date it will not be honored**

Team selection is based upon the Oakland Diocese CYO guidelines:
     Holy Spirit Students, Faith Formation Students then Holy Spirit Parish Boundary. Returning players do not have priority over Holy Spirit Students or Faith Formation Students. 

In order to make the registration process smooth for you please make sure you have the information below.

When registering please make sure to upload the following:
     Faith Formation: 
        -Birth Certificate
    Holy Spirit Boundary: 
        -Birth Certificate      -Proof of address (acceptable forms of proof of address is PG&E, Water, Garbage (NO cable, cell phone or phone bill) 
        -Boundary map that you can acquire on the Oakland Diocese website showing where you reside:https://www.oakdiocese.org/parish-and-school-locator

How to acquire the boundary Map:

       Holy Spirit Boundary needs to locate their address on the map and save it to their computer and upload: https://www.oakdiocese.org/parish-and-school-locator

To find your boundary:

1. put your address on the box that states search for your address then click GO
2. Locate your boundary. 
3. Take a screen shot of the page or save the document onto your computer
4. When registering your child upload the boundary map that you saved to your registration.  If you are not in Holy Spirit Boundary you are not qualified as a boundary participant.

     Please contact Chris at cdcanotal@yahoo.com if you have questions. Season Fee: $80.00 (includes Dryfit Tank and Shorts) checks payable to “Holy Spirit CYO.” PLEASE BRING CHECKS TO FIRST PRACTICE! Go Spartans!”

Girl's Volleyball '18 - '19
Grades 3-8

Girl's Volleyball - Interested players in grades 3rd-8th registration will be online this year. Registration dates will be as follows based on the eligibility.

Holy Spirit Students: August 12-15
Holy Spirit Faith Formation Students: August 17-20Boundary Participants: August 22-25
Please follow the link to register:
https://form.jotform.com/81645374984167

The link to the site will be posted on the Holy Spirit Website and on the FB page prior to registration. If your registration is received earlier than your specific registration date it will not be honored**

Team selection is based upon the Oakland Diocese CYO guidelines:
     Holy Spirit Students, Faith Formation Students then Holy Spirit Parish Boundary. Returning players do not have priority over Holy Spirit Students or Faith Formation Students. 

In order to make the registration process smooth for you please make sure you have the information below.

When registering please make sure to upload the following:
     Faith Formation:
        -Birth Certificate
    Holy Spirit Boundary:
        -Birth Certificate      -Proof of address (acceptable forms of proof of address is PG&E, Water, Garbage (NO cable, cell phone or phone bill) 
        -Boundary map that you can acquire on the Oakland Diocese website showing where you reside:https://www.oakdiocese.org/parish-and-school-locator

How to acquire the boundary Map:

       Holy Spirit Boundary needs to locate their address on the map and save it to their computer and upload: https://www.oakdiocese.org/parish-and-school-locator

To find your boundary:

1. put your address on the box that states search for your address then click GO
2. Locate your boundary. 
3. Take a screen shot of the page or save the document onto your computer
4. When registering your child upload the boundary map that you saved to your registration.  If you are not in Holy Spirit Boundary you are not qualified as a boundary participant. 
     Please contact Chris at cdcanotal@yahoo.com if you have questions. Season Fee: $80.00 (includes Dryfit Tank and Shorts) checks payable to “Holy Spirit CYO.” PLEASE BRING CHECKS TO FIRST PRACTICE! Go Spartans!”

Boys Basketball  '18 - '19                         
Grades 3-8

     Attention all Boys, grades 3rd – 8th, interested in participating in the Holy Spirit CYO Boys Basketball Program, registration will be held on 4 separate dates based on eligibility:  
·        Monday, June 4, 2018 from 12 noon to 1 PM – Holy Spirit Students only  
·        Monday, July 30, 2018 from 6 pm to 730 pm – Holy Spirit & Faith Formation Students only ·        Tuesday, July 31, 2018 from 6 to 730 pm – All returning players from the 2017-2018 season.  ·        Wednesday, August1, 2018 from 6 to 730 PM – All new and returning players    
    
     Please download the Player Application (5 pages) and the Concussion/Publicity/Social Media Forms (3 pages) from the Holy Spirit CYO Web Site - click on “Players Forms”

  Click here for details
Boys Athletic Director    Alex Radich    510.919.9675       al.radich@yahoo.com

HS CYO Scholarship Program 2018

Holy Spirit's CYO Board of Directors has initiated a scholarship program for graduating 8th grade CYO Student Athletes. Holy Spirit CYO Board will be awarding one female and one male 8th grade student athlete a scholarship to help offset the cost of high school tuition. More details of the scholarship can be found in the attached Scholarship Program Overview. Also attached is the Application Form each student needs to complete in order to be considered for the award.

Student Eligibility Requirements: Graduating 8th grade student. Student does not need to be a student at Holy Spirit School. Student must have competed in one of the CYO athletic programs for at least three (3) complete seasons. (Softball, Basketball, Volleyball, Cheer, Cross Country, Track & Field) One season must have been completed during his/her eighth grade year. Student must be attending a Catholic high school starting in the Fall of 2018. Financial need and academic achievement is not a consideration for this scholarship. The Board's goal is to recognize two young individuals who best exemplify what our CYO program is all about - Promoting Christian Values through the Vehicle of Sports. To help evaluate the applicants, the Board requires each student to submit an essay using the following topic: In what ways has your participation in CYO helped you practice your faith? The scholarship overview has additional information and requirements for the essay.  Completed applications and essays are to be mailed and must be postmarked on or before May 23, 2018. Applications postmarked after May 23rd will not be considered.

*** Please refer to attachments for details***

Applicant must complete and mail the application, essay and Participation & Achievement form to the address below. All entries must be postmarked on or before Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - please no hand deliveries.

Holy Spirit CYO Scholarship Program 
37588 Fremont Blvd.
Fremont, CA 94536

Scholarship Program Overview
Scholarship Application Form

Holy Spirit CYO Boys & Girls 
Track and Field 2018 - Grades K-8


Practice Schedule: 
Wednesdays & Fridays
         K-2 -  Holy Spirit School @ 3:30 pm May be adjusted by staff on site.
         3-8  -  American H.S. @ 5:00 pm through 6:30 pm (first few weeks, may end early due to light)

Track Meets Location:
James Logan High-School Logan Track @ 12:00 (time is, for now, what it’s been in the past)
            All Athletes must report to Holy Spirit Site for check-in between 11:15 and 11:45.
            *******A lot yourselves the entire afternoon, typically 4 to 5 hours in length********

Meet Schedule (Sundays) tentative start date:
o   March 18 
o   May 11 & 12 – Diocese Meet (Normally at Livermore)

No CYO Activities (neither practices nor meets): Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday, March 29- April 1

     Come join the Holy Spirit Track and Field Team! Run for fun. Run for your health, mind and spirit! Kids can participate in sprints, distance runs, relays, jumping and throwing events (2 field & 1 running or 2 running & 1 field event combinations).  Our focus will be on participation, achieving your personal best, good sportsmanship and being a beacon of Christian fellowship. 

      Practices begin 2/14, at Holy Spirit track for K- 2nd grade, and at American H.S. for 3rd through 8th grade.   Track meets will be held on Sunday afternoons, starting mid-March through the beginning of May.  Kids can participate in sprints, distance runs, relays, jumping and throwing events.   Experience is NOT required. Our focus will be on participation, achieving your personal best, having fun, experiencing new challenges and good sportsmanship.  Sign-ups are still be accepted up to 2/16. Please make sure that you have all the forms ready and filled out completely to include a copy of Athlete's Birth Certificate and proof of residence. The “Holy Spirit Player Application Forms (5 Pgs.)” and "Concussion Form (1pg)" can be printed from the CYO website at http://www.holyspiritcyo.com and dropped off at the rectory (Attn: CYO Track & Field). Registration forms must be filled out by parents before a child can practice. The fee is $120.00, with a $10.00 discount for siblings, payable to “Holy Spirit CYO” (Spartan uniform is included. Athletes will get a running tank, shorts, and a long sleeve top. Please indicate shirt and shorts size of the child on the front page of the application form – there is no specific blank for this).   REMEMBER The last day to accept Applications will be February 28th due to data entry requirements for meet. For questions, issues, or concerns, Please contact Chris Canotal at cdcanotal@yahoo.com 

Go Spartans!

Girl's Basketball 2018

Girls Basketball Registration Info (Pls. Click here for details)

     Girls Basketball Registration Dates:

Holy Spirit School
     Dec. 14 -> 3:15- 3:30  After School in the Parish Center Lobby
     Dec. 14 ->  6:30- 7:30
     Dec. 20 ->  6:30- 7:30

Holy Spirit Faith Formation
     Dec. 20 -> 6:30- 7:30
     Dec. 21 -> 6:30- 7:30

Boundary
     Jan. 4 -> 6:30- 7:30
    Jan. 10 -> 6:30- 7:30


New CYO Concussion Information Sheet and Procedure - new rules regarding concussions or suspected incidents of concussion during CYO sporting events. Read attached letter from Alex Radich for IMMEDIATE COMPLIANCE. For more information, follow link to Youth Sports Concussion Safety Laws.All CYO families need to sign and submit completed acknowledgement forms to team coaches.

Transfer of Supervision Policy - Safety reminder for all coaches, parents/guardians.

Parents & Coaches -
 
It is Holy Spirit's CYO policy that transfer of supervision of all players BEFORE and AFTER any CYO event (practice, game, etc.) be done in person inside the gymnasium.
Transfer of supervision can only be done to/from the coach from/to the player's parent, guardian, or another known adult (for instance, another player's parent).

Acknowledgment of the transfer shall be done by a sign-in/sign-out sheet or direct and verbal communication with the coach.
 
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE will players be allowed to leave the facility and the Holy Spirit Campus without being accompanied by their parent, guardian, or known adult.
Players are to remain INSIDE the gym until transfer of supervision has been completed.
 
If a parent or guardian is not able to bring/pick up a player before/after a CYO event, then the player should not participate in that day's/evening's event.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.
  
Holy Spirit CYO Board

IMPORTANT ! Closing & Securing Holy Spirit Gym - Coaches, please read attached link and ensure that procedures are followed at the end of games or practices. Assign tasks to volunteer assistants or player parents if necessary, but make sure that the checklist is complied with. Let us work together to preserve our Holy Spirit Gym.


IMPORTANT ! - All completed application forms must be submitted directly to the Athletic Director. DO NOT turn in forms to either the church Rectory or the School's front office. You can contact the ADs directly through the CYO Board page link to ensure that your applications are received and processed in time.

Team Snacks - Forgot it's your family's turn to bring the team refreshments? Head on to the Concession stand in the gym lobby to get your hungry players re-energized after the game! Get details through this link.

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In the meantime you can reach us at 510.456.4979 or 510.797.1660 ext.402. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

If you are not familiar with CYO and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.

In brief, you should know the following about us: The CYO at Holy Spirit Church in Fremont, California is dedicated to encouraging children to develop and share their unique athletic gifts, to play together as teams, and to honor each other's talents through sports. We are located at 37588 Fremont Blvd. Fremont, CA 94536.

For more on our CYO Ministry profile and mission please click HERE

GO SPARTANS!!!