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As the school year winds down, we wanted to send our best wishes for a healthy, safe and active summer! Please take a moment to read the spring CYO updates below.

  • A special shout out to our St. Joseph Falcons who competed in track and field this season on the IHM team. Congratulations to the following student-athletes who wrapped up their season this past weekend at Walsh Jesuit Stadium:
    • Kathryn Booker (grade 3)
    • Eve Klein (grade 5)
    • Harry Lehman (grade 5)
    • Matthew Marchione (grade 5)
    • Madelyn McAninch (grade 8)
    • Justin Partsch (grade 6)
    • Sylar Mann (grade 7)
  • Calling All Coaches! If you recently completed the Coaches Development Program OR if you are interested in coaching and have never coached a CYO sport before, please email athletic director Frank Schulda ([email protected]) so he can help you navigate the next steps in getting credentialed to coach.
  • The St. Joseph CYO team is always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in learning more about volunteer board opportunities, please email [email protected]. We understand that everyone is busy, but many hands make light work. We welcome anyone who is interested in contributing their skills to this organization!

Have a great summer!


A special shout out to our 8th grade boys basketball team who fought hard in the playoffs defeating St. Anselm before an epic four overtime loss to St. Francis Xavier. We want to wish all our 8th grade winter student-athletes good luck as they move toward graduation and high school. Also, thank you to their dedicated coaches who have invested considerable time into molding these young men and women. Falcon Pride!

Rosters for pictures attached:
 
8th Grade Boys Basketball
Coaches: Tom Leenheer, Mike Tanner
Student-Athletes: Brian Bulgrin, Ryan Kelly, Logan Leenheer, Lucas Plouse, Andrew Podlogar, Michael Samels, Matthew Snock, Hayden Tanner
 
7th/8th Grade Cheer Squad
Coach: Shelly Zackasee
Student-Athletes: Cecilia Bailey (8th) , Gina Cerrito (7th), Elena Rizzo (8th), Abigail Zackasee (7th)
 

Our Falcons wrapped up the winter season with some excitement this weekend. Congrats to our youngest Falcons as our 3rd grade boys captured a close victory in their season finale. We want to extend a special shout out to our 8th grade boys who won their first playoff game on Saturday and battled in a 4 overtime loss on Sunday, 50-52 to St. Francis Xavier. Thank you to Coach Leenheer and Coach Tanner for the time they have devoted to these young men. We want to wish all our 8th grade cheer and basketball student-athletes good luck as they move toward graduation and high school.  

Season wrap up reminders below:

  • Uniform Turn-In: Uniform inventory has been dwindling over the years, so it is imperative that every athlete turn in their uniform. Please ensure your child’s uniform is laundered and returned.
    • OUR LAST turn-in date for volleyball and basketball will be Tuesday, March 23rd from 5-6:30 pm outside the gym doors.
    • Please launder the uniform and put it in a bag labeled with the athlete’s name for turn-in.
    • To celebrate our CYO athletes this year, all SJPS school children will receive an April 15th spirit day casual pass when they turn in their uniform and non-SJPS children will receive a treat. All football, cross country and volleyball athletes (who already turned in their uniform) will receive their casual pass in their school folders early April. 
  • Track & Field Registration: St. Joseph will be combining with IHM to offer track & field for boys and girls in grades 3 – 8. Register through IHM on SportsPilot by March 28th. The following eligibility forms are required to participate: CYO Pre-Participation Form, Lindsay’s Law Form (available on the Ohio Department of Health website) and IHM Parents Code of Conduct. Practices begin March 23rd and will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 6:15-7:30 pm at Bolich track. Practices will extend o 7:45 pm later in the season.
  • CYO Bylaw Feedback: Every year the Diocese of Cleveland CYO administration invites parents, coaches and athletic directors to provide feedback to improve their Charter and Bylaws (CBL). If you have any feedback after reviewing the CBL, please email your recommendations to [email protected] by April 1, 2021. Please make sure to cite the bylaw you are referencing in your email.

Scores Round Up

  • 8th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Anselm, 30-25 / Loss vs. St. Francis Xavier, 50-52 (4 overtimes)

  • 3rd grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Ambrose, 10-8

Go Falcons!


The winter season wrapped up for most of our teams this weekend – congrats Falcons! Good luck to our 3rd grade boys basketball, 8th grade boys basketball and cheer teams who will continue to compete for the next week or so. A special shout out to our 5th grade girls team who finished their season with a victory and our 4th grade boys team who finished their season undefeated!

Please read the reminders below:

Uniform Turn-In: Uniform inventory has been dwindling over the years, so it is imperative that every athlete turn in their uniform. Please ensure your child’s uniform is laundered and returned. Thank you!

  • Turn-in dates for volleyball and basketball will be Tuesday, March 16th from 5-7 pm outside the gym doors and Friday, March 19th from 2:30-3:30 pm during school pick up.

  • We will arrange an additional turn-in date for the 3rd grade boys basketball, 8th grade boys basketball and cheer teams when their seasons wrap up.

  • Please launder the uniform and put it in a bag labeled with the athlete’s name for turn-in.

  • To celebrate our CYO athletes this year, all SJPS school children will receive an April 15th spirit day casual pass when they turn in their uniform and non-SJPS children will receive a treat. All football, cross country and volleyball athletes (who already turned in their uniform) will receive their casual pass in their school folders in early April.

Track & Field Registration: St. Joseph will be combining with IHM to offer track & field for boys and girls in grades 3 – 8. Register through IHM on SportsPilot by March 28th. The following eligibility forms are required to participate: CYO Pre-Participation Form (attached), Lindsay’s Law Form (available on the Ohio Department of Health website) and IHM Parents Code of Conduct (attached).

CYO Bylaw Feedback: Every year the Diocese of Cleveland CYO administration invites parents, coaches and athletic directors to provide feedback to improve their Charter and Bylaws (CBL). If you have any feedback after reviewing the CBL, please email your recommendations to [email protected] by April 1, 2021. Please make sure to cite the bylaw you are referencing in your email.

Scores Round Up

  • 8th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. Barnabas, 38-44

  • 7th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Ambrose, 29-56

  • 6th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. Holy Family, 12-50

  • 5th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Vincent de Paul 12-24 / Loss vs. Holy Family, 8-17

  • 5th grade girls basketball: Win vs. St. Hilary, 13-11

  • 4th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Patrick, 31-14

  • 3rd grade boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Barnabas, 2-19

  • 3rd grade girls basketball: Loss vs. St. Patrick, 4-8

  • Cheer: Were on the sidelines to support the 7th grade boys this weekend!

Go Falcons!


What a beautiful weekend topped off by Falcon victories by our 8th grade boys, 4th grade boys and 3rd grade boys.  Next weekend marks the end of the season for our 3rd - 7th grade basketball teams; however, our 8th grade boys and cheer teams will begin preparations for the playoffs. We also want to give a shout out to our 10th grade boys team who wrapped up their season last weekend. Coach Kerr shared that the team, which is comprised of six 9th graders and one 10th grader, competed every game and had a lot of fun! Please check out the spring and season wrap up updates below.

  • Track & Field: St. Joseph will be combining with IHM to offer track & field for boys and girls in grades 3 – 8. Register through IHM on SportsPilot by March 28th. The following eligibility forms are required to participate: CYO Pre-Participation Form (attached), Lindsay’s Law Form (available on the Ohio Department of Health website) and IHM Parents Code of Conduct (attached).
  • CYO Bylaws Feedback Wanted: Every year the Diocese of Cleveland CYO administration invites parents, coaches and athletic directors to provide feedback to improve their Charter and Bylaws (CBL). If you have any feedback after reviewing the CBL, please email your recommendations to [email protected] by April 1, 2021. Please make sure to cite the bylaw you are referencing in your email.
  • Uniforms: Winter sport uniform turn-in dates will be announced in next weekend's update. Uniform inventory has been dwindling over the years, so please ensure your child’s uniform is laundered and returned in a timely manner.

Scores Round Up

  • 8th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Francis de Sales, 32-27 / Loss vs. Sacred Heart 26-29
  • 7th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. Holy Family, 16-28
  • 6th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Francis de Sales, 20-25
  • 5th grade boys basketball: No game this weekend
  • 5th grade girls basketball: Loss vs. Seton, 8-12
  • 4th grade boys basketball: Win vs. Holy Family, 24-14
  • 3rd grade boys basketball: Win vs. Seton, 10-8
  • 3rd grade girls basketball: Loss vs. St. Barnabas, 2-11
  • Cheer: Supported the 8th grade boys team this weekend!

Go Falcons!


A special shout out to our 12th grade boys who won the final game of their St. Joseph basketball careers over IHM by a score of 34-16 on Sunday, February 28. Many members of this tight-knit team have known each other since grade school. St. Joseph CYO would like to thank Coach Jason Filby for the time he has invested into these young men and wish these senior Falcons good luck as they soar into the next chapter of their lives. 

  • Coach: Jason Filby
  • Student-Athletes: Gabe Barnes, Colin Conway, Nickolas Donatelli, Andrew Filby, Joshua Freiman, Alex Givens, Jack Houck, Sam Kurtz, David Rosiak, Dillon Walsh

This weekend saw many Falcon victories! Our 6th and 8th grade boys teams both won in barnburners. Also, we want to extend a special shout out to our 12th grade boys who won the final game of their careers over IHM 34-16. Thank you to Coach Jason Filby for the time he has invested into these young men and best wishes to these senior Falcons as they soar into the next chapter of their lives. 

With two weeks remaining in the season, our teams are looking to finish strong and healthy. As we begin to shift focus to the spring, we want to let you know St. Joseph will be combining with IHM to offer track & field for boys and girls in grades 3 – 8. Practices may begin as early as March 22 and competitions will begin the weekend of April 16. We will share the IHM registration information when it becomes available.

Athlete/Team Spotlight: IHM 6th Grade Girls Basketball Team - Kennedy Filipczak

This team represents four different schools and includes Kennedy Filipczak from St. Joseph. Many of the girls have been playing together since 3rd grade and have experienced some success over the past 3 years. Coach Randy Genet shared that the girls are tough, play hard and smart. Also, they are fun to coach because they listen and take direction well. He contributes their success to the fact that they get along and are coachable.

Scores Round Up

  • 12th HS boys basketball: Win vs. IHM, 36-16

  • 10th HS boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Francis DeSales, 16-47

  • 8th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Francis Xavier, 26-24

  • 7th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. Seton, 5-53

  • 6th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Vincent de Paul, 18-16

  • 5th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Ambrose, 5-24

  • 5th grade girls basketball: Loss vs. St. Sebastian, 10-32 / Loss vs. St. Sebastian, 12-13

  • 4th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Barnabas, 38-12

  • 3rd grade boys basketball: Tie vs. St. Hilary 2-2

  • 3rd grade girls basketball: Win vs. St. Hilary, 6-2

  • Cheer: Debuted a new Hello cheer and were on the sidelines to support the 7th grade boys this weekend!

Go Falcons!


Our Falcons continue to compete on the hardwood and a weekend highlight was the 5th grade girls first victory on a last second free throw! Also, a special shout out to our Falcon cheerleaders who continue to bring energy and spirit to the sidelines. We have said this many times, but it is worth mentioning again – our volunteer coaches continue to go the extra mile to keep our student-athletes healthy and safe. Thank you, coaches! Parents, thank you for doing your part in following game day protocols.

Team Spotlight: 3rd Grade Boys Basketball Team

  • Coach: David Robinson, John Dapp

  • Student-Athletes: John Anderson, Kyle Cassidy, Brennan Davis, Blake Davis, Robert Nyitray, Bryce Olcean, Zac Robinson

The 3rd grade team is a very energetic group. According to Coach Robinson, they are doing a great job playing defense and sharing the ball. Their goal for the season is to have every player on the team score and they are well on their way to accomplishing this. The team will take on St. Hilary next Sunday.

Team Spotlight: 4th Grade Boys Basketball Team

  • Coach: Corrine Don Gaffney, Frank Schulda

  • Student-Athletes: Evan Eberly, Drew Gaffney, Ryan Gaffney, Robby Murphy, Sam Nowak, Curtis Plouse, Lucas Randall, Brennan Schulda

The core of the 4th grade team started playing together at the YMCA in Pre-k, with a focus on skill development and basic team concepts. They added two new players this year who have been a welcome addition to the team! According to Coach Gaffney, the boys have enjoyed success on the court, but more importantly, they continue to work to improve as individuals and teammates, and consistently demonstrate good sportsmanship.

Scores Round Up

  • 12th HS boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Vincent – St. Mary, 45-47

  • 10th HS boys basketball: Loss vs. IHM, 14-21

  • 8th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Hilary, 29-21

  • 7th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Hilary, 23-7

  • 6th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. Seton, 27-31

  • 5th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Hilary 7-18 / Loss vs. IHM 9-15

  • 5th grade girls basketball: Win vs. St. Ambrose, 17-16

  • 4th grade boys basketball: Tie vs. St. Hilary, 31-31 / Win vs. IHM 29-14

  • 3rd grade boys basketball: Loss vs. Holy Family 10-22

  • 3rd grade girls basketball: Loss vs. St. Ambrose, 2-24 / Loss vs. St. Sebastian 6-10


We are halfway through the winter season and our Falcons continue to work hard and demonstrate good sportsmanship in the gym. Thank you, Falcon families for continuing to follow game day protocols – it is a team effort to keep everyone safe and healthy this season! Below are a few reminders about this upcoming week:

  • In observance of Presidents Day, there will be NO CYO practices tomorrow - Monday, February 15.

  • Cleveland Diocese CYO continues to ask us to remind our families that the spectator rule is two spectators per athlete, not person. Please respect this rule as we enter the second half of the season.

Team Spotlight: 3rd Grade Girls Basketball Team

  • Coach: Carolyn Davis, Denise Pluto

  • Student-Athletes: Caylee Davis, Emma Johnston, Reaya McInnes, Mia Musgrave, Julia Oden, Parker Pluto, Khloe Potok

The team is comprised of St. Joseph and IHM students and their coaches shared that the girls are hardworking and have shown improvement on both offense and defense each week. They got a taste of winning week 2 and continue to improve and learn basketball fundamentals.  Their coaches are proud of how they encourage each other and always want their teammates to succeed. The team will take on St. Ambrose next Saturday.

Team Spotlight: 5th Grade Girls Basketball Team

  • Coach: Corrine Mack, Monica Fuerst, John Dapp

  • Student-Athletes: Lucy Anderson, Rebekah Horak, Sophia Maccarelli, Clare Mack, Madison Page, Carli Pangle, Maggie Ruegg, Cassidy Serdinak, Alondra Tanner

The team features St. Joseph 4th and 5th graders who set a goal to improve their individual skills to become a better team. Coach Mack said they continue to build on their fundamentals such as jump stops, squaring up to the hoop and triple threat. They are tough defenders and are beginning to learn help side defense. After coming off a competitive loss to St. Ambrose (Jindra), they will take on St. Ambrose (Dziedzicki) next Saturday.

Scores Round Up

  • 12th HS boys basketball: Loss to St. Basil, 25-45 / Win vs. St. Patrick, 81-31

  • 10th HS boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Hilary, 20-29

  • 8th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. Sacred Heart, 37-42

  • 7th grade boys basketball: Win vs. Sacred Heart of Jesus, 24-9 / Loss vs. IHM, 27-35

  • 6th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Hilary 19-35 / Win vs. St. Ambrose, 21-9

  • 5th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Barnabas, 6-44

  • 5th grade girls basketball: Loss vs. St. Ambrose, 4-7

  • 4th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Francis Xavier, 21-2

  • 3rd grade boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Ambrose, 7-14

  • 3rd grade girls basketball: Loss vs. Seton, 1-6

Go Falcons!


It was another great weekend for our Falcons. A special shout out to our 3rd grade boys and girls basketball teams who won their first games as Falcons! As we wrap up week 3 of the season, we want to pass along a few updates/reminders related to questions we have received this week:

  • Even though SJPS will be remote learning this week, CYO practices will still be held at their regular scheduled times. However, if school gets canceled any day for a calamity day, then the building will be closed and no practices will take place. We will communicate via email if this is the case.

  • We have had several questions about the two spectators per athlete rule and CYO has provided some examples to clarify the rule. We appreciate our Falcon families respecting this rule to keep everyone safe.

    •  The rule is two spectators per athlete, not person. So, coaches are NOT permitted an additional 2 spectators.
    • If one family has only 1 spectator per athlete, it is not permissible to “give up” your extra spectator to another family who wants to bring in 3 spectators.

    • If one spectator is a child, the child must remain with the adult at all times.

  • The basketball undershirt uniform rule appears to be a point of emphasis this year. As a reminder, grades 3 - 8 may wear an undershirt that is black, white, beige or the predominant color of the uniform and the same color shall be worn by all teammates. High school players’ undershirts must be the same color as the predominant color of the uniform and the same color shall be worn by all teammates.

Team Spotlight: 6th Grade Boys Basketball Team

  • Coach: Harry Lehman, Randy Kerr

  • Student-Athletes: Ben Arnold, Carter Campbell, Lincoln Feisthamel, Andrew Kerr, Grady Lehman, James Myers, Justin Partsch, Noah Randall, Aaron Snock

The 6th grade team is a tight knit group that is well-balanced with solid guard play and height at the post. Coach Lehman shared that their goal is to strive to fulfill their potential as CYO students and athletes. He is proud that the boys support each other and love to celebrate each other’s successes.  Following a tough battle this weekend against St. Barnabas, the team will take on St. Hilary next Saturday.

Team Spotlight: 5th Grade Boys Basketball Team

  • Coach: Jason Oden, Harry Lehman, Greg Marchione

  • Student-Athletes: Dylan Cassidy, Christopher Davis, Harry Lehman, Matthew Marchione, Dominic Oden, Colton Schulda

The 5th grade team consists of all St. Joseph Parish School students and has been playing together since 3rd grade. Coach Oden shared that their team goal is to improve each week. He feels that the boys have worked to improve on their fundamentals each year and looks for them to continue to work hard and to stay disciplined on the court. After coming off a tough loss to Seton, they will take on St. Barnabas next Saturday.

Scores Round Up

  • 12th HS boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Ambrose, 41-61

  • 10th HS boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Vincent-St. Mary, 30-37

  • 8th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Barnabas, 22-16

  • 7th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Francis Xavier, 28-15

  • 6th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Barnabas, 23-28

  • 5th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. Seton, 12-19

  • 5th grade girls basketball: Loss vs. Sacred Heart of Jesus, 4-21

  • 4th grade boys basketball: Game canceled due to Covid protocol.

  • 3rd grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Hilary, 20-6

  • 3rd grade girls basketball: Win vs. St. Francis DeSales, 10-4

  • Cheer: The squad supported the 8th grade boys team on Sunday!

 

Go Falcons!


This winter, we are excited to offer athletic experiences to more than 80 student-athletes by sponsoring boys and girls basketball, as well as cheer. After an unusually long preseason, competitions kicked off this weekend for our older student-athletes. We are grateful to our coaches and the rectory staff for the time they have committed to keeping the health and safety of our student-athletes a priority. Finally, St. Joseph Parish Gym (Jones Hall) will host CYO basketball games starting this Saturday. A special thank you to everyone who supports this effort – it is wonderful for our Falcons to play on their home court.

Basketball & Cheer Pictures Scheduled for Thursday, January 28
All orders must be placed online at https://Vizphoto.hootproof.com/stjoebb by Wednesday, January 27. Please note: the picture schedule below has changed for the 5 – 5:30 pm time slots. All pictures will be taken individually which will be combined for a composite team picture. All athletes must wear a mask while waiting for their picture to be taken.
5:00 PM           5th Girls Basketball
5:15 PM           Cheer
5:30 PM           4th Boys Basketball
5:45 PM           7th Boys Basketball
6:00 PM           3rd Boys Basketball
6:15 PM           3rd Girls Basketball
6:30 PM           5th Boys Basketball
6:45 PM           6th Boys Basketball
7:00 PM           HS Basketball – Filby
7:15 PM           8th Boys Basketball
7:30 PM           HS Basketball - Kerr

Team Spotlight: 12th Grade High School Team

  • Coach: Jason Filby
  • Student-Athletes: Gabe Barnes, Colin Conway, Nickolas Donatelli, Andrew Filby, Joshua Freiman, Alex Givens, Jack Houck, Sam Kurtz, David Rosiak, Dillon Walsh

Many members of the 12th grade team have known each other since grade school. They split their games over the weekend, defeating St. Ambrose but falling to St. Basil the Great. Coach Filby says his tight-knit squad excels in teamwork, tenacity and relentless perseverance while trusting each other to make the play. This week the team will take on Sacred Heart of Jesus on Sunday.

Team Spotlight: 10th Grade High School Team

  • Coaches: Randy Kerr and Eric Tackett
  • Student-Athletes: Grady Davis, Scott Filipczak, Brian Herter, Cooper Jones, Alex Kerr, Andrew Tackett, Dominic Vallee

The majority of the 10th grade team has played together since before kindergarten in the YMCA league. This year they are joined by a new team member who fits in great and is like a coach on the floor. Coach Kerr admires the team’s passion for the game and their desire to stay in playing shape and shared they are looking forward to having a lot of fun this year. Next week the team will look to rebound from their loss to St. Francis Xavier as they take on St. Mary (Hudson) and St. Patrick on Friday and Sunday.

Scores Round Up

  • 12th HS boys basketball: Win vs. St. Ambrose, 25-8 / Loss vs. St. Basil the Great, 35-46
  • 10th HS boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Francis Xavier, 33-58
  • 8th grade boys basketball: Win vs. St. Hilary, 31-16 / Loss vs. St. Francis Xavier 15-20
  • 7th grade boys basketball: Loss vs. St. Francis Xavier, 23-24 / Loss vs. St. Ambrose 16-32
  • Cheer: The squad supported the 8th grade boys team on Sunday!

Go Falcons!


Registration for Winter Sports Now Open - CLOSES Friday, October 30, 2020

Registration is open for St. Joseph Parish basketball and cheer teams. Please make every effort to register by October 28 to save money and allow us time to verify rosters and better prepare for the upcoming season. Registration will close on October 30.
  • 3rd – 8th Grade Cheer:  If registered by October 28, $65.00. After October 28, $75.00.
    • 3rd - 5th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball:  If registered by October 28, $115.00. After October 28, $125.00. Practices start December 9 and games start January 9.
  • 6th - 8th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball and High School Basketball:  If registered by October 28, $125.00. After October 28, $135.00. Practices start November 12 and games start December 12.
ELIGIBILITY: St. Joseph parishioners, St. Joseph Parish School students and active St. Joseph PSR students.

ONLINE REGISTRATION: 

  1. Visit: https://reg.sportspilot.com/106429 and click on the green “Begin Registration” button.

  2. If you have not created an account before with SportsPilot, you will be asked to create an account. You only need one account per family and can add multiple student-athletes and coaches to your account.  Please have a credit/debit card available to pay your dues to complete registration. If we do not have enough student-athletes and/or coaches for a team or we cannot find you a roster spot on a team within our section we will refund 100% of your registration fee.

  3. COACHES - We are in need of a head coach for the following teams: 3rd - 5th grade cheer and 3rd grade boys and girls basketball. Also, we are always looking for assistant coaches for all teams. Please indicate if you are interested in coaching basketball or cheer when registering your child(ren). If you are new to coaching, please email [email protected] for info on becoming CYO certified. For additional details regarding coaching requirements visit: https://www.ccdocle.org/service-areas/cyo-athletics/coaches/requirements-responsibilities

  4. Our goal is to offer athletic opportunities to all St. Joseph parish and school children. If you have financial concerns or have any questions regarding the registration process, please email [email protected].

MANDATORY CYO PRE-PARTICIPATION FORM: All 5 pages of the CYO Pre-Participation Form need to be completed, signed by a physician and witness, and submitted to your coach prior to the first practice.  This form has been updated since last season and is attached to this email or you may visit https://www.ccdocle.org/service-areas/cyo-athletics/resources and choose the "Pre-Participation (Physical Form)" tab to download the form. Form collection will be strongly enforced by CYO, so please make sure your child has had a physical within the last 13 months. 

COVID-19 INFORMATION: We understand parents are weighing the risk of sport participation against the health and well-being benefits of the sport for their child(ren). Please know St. Joseph Athletic Association will be proactive in keeping our student-athletes and coaches safe; however, it is impossible to guarantee 100% safety.

GO FALCONS!

Frank Schulda
Athletic Director - St. Joseph Parish CYO


Final Fall Sports Weekend Update - Saint Joseph Parish CYO - October 25, 2020

Congratulations to our 8th grade girls volleyball team who advanced to the finals of the playoffs and finished runner-up to St. Paschal Baylon today. A special thanks to head coach, John Serdinak, for his creativity in streaming the games over Zoom so our entire Falcon Family could cheer the girls on virtually! Coach shared, "I am so happy for these girls. They played to their potential and have improved so much. Every girl contributed and they represented our program very well today." 

Fall season is officially in the books. A huge shout out to all of our coaches and student-athletes! Please see below for each team's season highlight. As we transition to our winter sports, cheer and basketball, please pay close attention to this week's announcements.

Announcements:

  • LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR CHEER & BASKETBALL - Early registration ends THIS WEDNESDAY! Register here: https://reg.sportspilot.com/106429. Full details below. 
  • VOLLEYBALL UNIFORM TURN-IN THIS WEEK - Tues, Oct 27 and Wed, Oct 28 from 5:15 - 6:30 pm outside the gym doors. John Mack, our equipment manager, will be onsite to collect volleyball uniforms.
  • SPIRIT WEAR SALE - CYO will host another sale that will open mid-November, so stay tuned!

Fall Season Highlights:

  • 8th grade girls volleyball: A tremendous play-off run that included knocking off Holy Family and St. Matthew and eventually finishing runner-up to St. Paschal Baylon.
  • 6th/7th grade girls volleyball: Sweeping the two-game season series against neighboring rival, IHM. 
  • 4th/5th grade girls volleyball: Another fun season in which they finished 6-2 and continued to develop.
  • 6th grade rookie tackle football (with St. Sebastian): Noah Randall ran for 65 yards and had a sack during his last game of the season vs. Gesu.
  • 3rd grade flag football (with IHM): Before every game and practice the team said, “I believe in my God, I believe in myself, I believe in each other, but how do we win....TOGETHER”, and they ended in first place for the second season in a row.
  • 1st/2nd grade flag football (with IHM): Earning their first win over St. Rita's 14-6 in a game that included a pick six and safety, also firsts for the team.

Go Falcons! 

WINTER SPORTS REGISTRATION: Registration is open for St. Joseph Parish basketball and cheer teams. Please make every effort to register by October 28 to save money and allow us time to verify rosters and better prepare for the upcoming season. Registration will close on October 30. 

  • 3rd – 8th Grade Cheer:  If registered by October 28, $65.00. After October 28, $75.00.
  • 3rd - 5th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball:  If registered by October 28, $115.00. After October 28, $125.00. Practices start December 9 and games start January 9.
  • 6th - 8th Grade Boys & Girls Basketball and High School Basketball:  If registered by October 28, $125.00. After October 28, $135.00. Practices start November 12 and games start December 12.

ELIGIBILITY: St. Joseph parishioners, St. Joseph Parish School students and active St. Joseph PSR students.

ONLINE REGISTRATION: 

  1. Visit: https://reg.sportspilot.com/106429 and click on the green “Begin Registration” button. 
  2. If you have not created an account before with SportsPilot, you will be asked to create an account. You only need one account per family and can add multiple student-athletes and coaches to your account.  Please have a credit/debit card available to pay your dues to complete registration. If we do not have enough student-athletes and/or coaches for a team or we cannot find you a roster spot on a team within our section we will refund 100% of your registration fee.
  3. COACHES - We are in need of a head coach for the following teams: 3rd - 5th grade cheer, 3rd grade girls basketball and high school basketball. Also, we are always looking for assistant coaches for all teams. Please indicate if you are interested in coaching basketball or cheer when registering your child(ren). If you are new to coaching, please email [email protected] for info on becoming CYO certified. For additional details regarding coaching requirements visit: https://www.ccdocle.org/service-areas/cyo-athletics/coaches/requirements-responsibilities
  4. Our goal is to offer athletic opportunities to all St. Joseph parish and school children. If you have financial concerns or have any questions regarding the registration process, please email [email protected].


MANDATORY CYO PRE-PARTICIPATION FORM: All 5 pages of the CYO Pre-Participation Form need to be completed, signed by a physician and witness, and submitted to your coach prior to the first practice. This form has been updated since last year and is attached to this email or you may visit https://www.ccdocle.org/service-areas/cyo-athletics/resources and choose the "Pre-Participation (Physical Form)" tab to download the form. Form collection will be strongly enforced by CYO, so please make sure your child has had a physical within the last 13 months. 

COVID-19 INFORMATION: We understand parents are weighing the risk of sport participation against the health and well-being benefits of the sport for their child(ren). Please know St. Joseph Athletic Association will be proactive in keeping our student-athletes and coaches safe; however, it is impossible to guarantee 100% safety.

 

Weekend #6 Update - Saint Joseph Parish CYO - October 16, 2020

Congratulations to our 8th grade girls volleyball team who advanced to the second round of the playoffs with a win over Holy Family! Many of our fall sports teams wrapped up their seasons this weekend and we would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who made the fall season possible - our coaches, our parents, the St. Joseph site management team and parish and school leadership teams. A special thank you to our student-athletes who represented our CYO program with sportsmanship and a competitive spirit. We are looking forward to another exciting season of basketball and cheer. Winter registration is open, please see complete details below.

Announcements:

  • WINTER REGISTRATION - Register here: https://reg.sportspilot.com/106429. Full details below.
  • SERVICE PROJECT - The Thankful Thursday casual day is this Thursday. Please consider supporting this cause which will benefit CYO’s service project with the Labre program.
  • UNIFORMS - Stay tuned for information related to fall sport uniform turn in.

Scores Round Up:

  • 8th grade girls volleyball: Win vs. Holy Family (playoff game)
  • 6th/7th grade girls volleyball: Loss vs. Holy Family
  • 4th/5th grade girls volleyball: Loss vs. St. Ambrose
  • 6th grade rookie tackle football (with St. Sebastian): Loss vs. Gesu 46-0
  • 3rd grade flag football (with IHM): Win vs. St. Mary 19-6
  • 1st/2nd grade flag football (with IHM): Loss vs. St. Mary 12-6
  • 6th-8th grade cross country (with Holy Family): October 11 meet - 7th place finish
  • 3rd-5th grade cross country (with Holy Family): No meet results for Oct 11

Go Falcons! 


Weekend #5 Update - Saint Joseph Parish CYO - October 9, 2020

Falcon student-athletes wrapped up another exciting weekend of competition highlighted by four volleyball wins, as well as an 8-6 win over St. Mary’s by our 3rd grade flag football boys! Of note, our 4th/5th grade girls volleyball team is undefeated and the 8th grade girls team brought home two wins this weekend. We anticipate hearing about winter sports participation from the diocese soon, so stay tuned for more information about registration. In the meantime, if you are interested in coaching please review the coaching guidelines at the bottom of this email. If your child(ren) participated in basketball or cheer last year and still have their uniform, please contact [email protected] to make arrangements for turn in.

Team Spotlights:

  • 1st/2nd Grade Flag Football SJS Student-Athletes: Kyle Cassidy (2nd), Ryan Gaffney (2nd), Allen Ruegg (1st), Lewis Ruegg (1st), William Victory (1st)
    Having only two second graders on the team, the boys have risen to the challenge of playing teams comprised of only second graders. Led by Coach Denholm from IHM, this group of boys brings energy and enthusiasm to every game and always seems to be having fun. The second graders have had some nice pass plays and key flag pulls, and the first graders contribute by pulling flags and rushing the ball.
  • 6th Grade Rookie Tackle Football SJS Student-Athlete: Noah Randall
    Noah has played nearly every snap this season and is a key contributor on both sides of the ball for St. Sebastian’s squad. He recorded a season high 7 solo tackles in the first game of the season and recorded his longest rush of the season (38 yards) this weekend over St. Rita. 

Scores Round Up:

  • 8th grade girls volleyball: Saturday - Win vs. St. Barnabas (25-9, 25-15) / Sunday - Win vs. St. Augustine
  • 6th/7th grade girls volleyball: Loss vs. Holy Family (13-25, 5-25) / Sunday - Win vs IHM (26-24, 6-25, 15-11)
  • 4th/5th grade girls volleyball: Win vs. St. Joan of Arc (25-14, 25-20)
  • 6th grade rookie tackle football (with St. Sebastian): Loss vs. St. Rita 34-0
  • 3rd grade flag football (with IHM): Win vs. St. Mary, 8-6
  • 1st/2nd grade flag football (with IHM): Loss vs. Holy Family, 33-0
  • 6th-8th grade cross country (with Holy Family): Sept. 27 meet - 6th place finish
  • 3rd-5th grade cross country (with Holy Family): Sept. 27 meet - 6th place finish

Go Falcons!
St. Joseph CYO • [email protected]

INFORMATION ABOUT CYO COACHING Every CYO coach is required to attend a CYO Coaches Development Program and Virtus program before they begin coaching children in the Diocese of Cleveland CYO.

  • The Virtus program is part of the Diocese of Cleveland’s commitment to Protecting God’s Children. You may check with St. Joseph’s rectory or register at www.virtus.org to learn about dates, times and locations.
  • Coaches Development Programs are scheduled throughout the year through the CYO Athletic Office. Go to the Cleveland CYO Athletic website https://www.ccdocle.org/service-areas/cyo-athletics/coaches/coaches-development-program and click the red “Register Now” button under Registration. Log into Sports Pilot (using your parent login (not the student athlete log in). Browse the dates and locations for the 2020-2021 Coaches Development Program (CDP). NOTE: Due to COVID most CDP courses will be completed by zoom meetings.
  • Once you have completed Virtus and CDP, you will then register as a head or assistant coach through your sports pilot parent login once the athletic association opens up registrations. We are here to help if you have any questions. Please contact [email protected]

Weekend #4 Update - Saint Joseph Parish CYO - September 29, 2020

As we wrap up another beautiful fall weekend of competition we are beginning to look forward to our winter basketball and cheer seasons. CYO relies on volunteers to provide athletic opportunities to our parish children and we welcome anyone who is interested in contributing their talents and skills to join us for our athletic board meeting tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. Meeting information is below. Also, if you are interested in coaching this winter or in the future, please see the coaching requirements information at the end of this email. If you have any questions about getting involved feel free to email [email protected]. Go Falcons!

Reminder:

Team Spotlight: 3rd Grade Flag Football

  • Coach: John Dapp
  • SJS Student-Athletes: Johnny Anderson, Brennan Davis, Bryce Olcean, Zac Robinson

The St. Joseph third graders are an integral part of IHM’s flag football team. Coach Dapp shared, “They are all great sportsmen and work together like a well oiled machine.” The boys collectively are involved in all aspects of the game - pulling flags, running, catching and snapping the ball - and had significant contributions to this weekend’s victory against a solid Saint Mary’s team. Next week the team will take on St. Mary’s other team on Saturday.

 

Scores Round Up:

  • 8th grade girls volleyball: Saturday - Loss vs. St. Matthew (12-25, 5-25) / Sunday - Loss vs. Holy Family (18-25, 27-29)
  • 6th/7th grade girls volleyball: Loss vs. St. Basil the Great (23-25,18-25)
  • 4th/5th grade girls volleyball: Saturday - Win vs. IHM (25-10, 25-15) / Sunday - Win vs. St. Ambrose (25-20, 25-22)
  • 6th grade rookie tackle football (with St. Sebastian): Loss vs. St. Mary - Chardon 38-0
  • 3rd grade flag football (with IHM): Win vs. St. Mary, 21-8
  • 1st/2nd grade flag football (with IHM): Loss vs. St. Ambrose, 29-6
  • 6th-8th grade cross country (with Holy Family): Sept. 20 meet - 8th place finish
  • 3rd-5th grade cross country (with Holy Family): Sept. 20 meet - 3rd place finish

INFORMATION ABOUT CYO COACHING

Every CYO coach is required to attend a CYO Coaches Development Program and Virtus training before they begin coaching children in the Diocese of Cleveland CYO.

  • The Virtus training is part of the Diocese of Cleveland’s commitment to protecting God’s children. You may check with St. Joseph’s rectory or register at www.virtus.org to learn about dates, times and locations.
  • Coaches Development Programs are scheduled throughout the year through the CYO Athletic Office. Go to the Cleveland CYO Athletic website https://www.ccdocle.org/service-areas/cyo-athletics/coaches/coaches-development-program and click the red “Register Now” button under Registration. Log into SportsPilot (using your parent login, not your student-athlete's log in) to browse the dates and locations for the 2020-2021 Coaches Development Program (CDP). NOTE: Due to COVID, most CDP courses will be completed by zoom meetings.
  • Once you have completed Virtus and CDP, you will then register as a head or assistant coach through your SportsPilot parent login once the athletic association opens up registration for your sport's season.
  • We are here to help if you have any questions. Please contact [email protected]

Weekend #3 Update - Saint Joseph Parish CYO - September 22, 2020

Our Falcon student-athletes had another full weekend of competition. Congratulations to our 4th/5th girls volleyball team who remains undefeated at 3-0!

Reminders:

  • Volleyball Pictures are THIS Tuesday, September 22. All orders must be placed online at https://Vizphoto.shootproof.com/stjoevb by Tuesday and there will be no hard copy forms available. Pictures times are as follows: 5:30 pm - 4th/5th grade; 5:45 pm - 6th/7th grade; 6:00 pm - 8th grade
  • The St. Joseph Athletic Association has a 24 hour cooling off policy which means if you have a concern or question following a game or practice, please wait 24 hours before contacting the coach unless it is an emergency. If there is no resolution with the coach, please contact the athletic director. CYO sports have detailed participation rules, so before inquiring about playing time it is recommended that a parent consult these rules on the CYO website: https://www.ccdocle.org/service-areas/cyo-athletics.
  • Next Athletic Association Meeting: September 28 @ 7 pm via Zoom. Email [email protected] if you would like to attend.

Team Spotlight: 4th/5th Grade Girls Volleyball

  • Coaches: Michelle Serdinak (Head), Mary Dapp
  • 5th Grade Student-Athletes: Lucy Anderson, Clare Mack, Daphne Mann, Madison Page, Carli Pangle, Cassidy Serdinak 
  • 4th Grade Student-Athletes: Adaline Kubasek, Maggie Ruegg 

The team kicked off the season with an exciting three set victory, against a very good St. Rita’s team, in which every player contributed points. Since then they have rattled off two impressive two set wins and are undefeated (3-0) going into next weekend’s match ups - Saturday against IHM and Sunday against St. Ambrose. Coach Serdinak is impressed with the girls fundamental development as they are starting to string together three touch rallies and she shared, “The leap in all the girls' abilities from last year is fun to watch.”

Scores Round Up:

  • 8th grade girls volleyball: Saturday - Loss vs. St. Ambrose (10-25, 20-25) / Sunday - Win vs. St. Francis Xavier (25-17, 21-25, 15-9)
  • 6th/7th grade girls volleyball: Saturday - Loss vs. St. Barnabas (14-5, 22-25) / Sunday - Win vs. St. Basil the Great (25-16, 15-25, 15-13)
  • 4th/5th grade girls volleyball: 9/13 - Win vs. St. Barnabas (25-21, 25-14) / Saturday - Win vs. St. Ambrose (27-25, 25-17)
  • 6th grade rookie tackle football (with St. Sebastian): Loss vs. St. Gabriel Mentor 38-0
  • 3rd grade flag football (with IHM): Loss vs. St. Mary’s, 12-6
  • 1st/2nd grade flag football (with IHM): Loss vs. St. Barnabas, 28-0
  • 6th-8th grade cross country (with Holy Family): Sept. 12 meet - 6th place finish
  • 3rd-5th grade cross country (with Holy Family): Sept. 12 meet - 4th place finish

Go Falcons!
St. Joseph CYO • [email protected]


Weekend #2 Update - Saint Joseph Parish CYO - September 15, 2020

Our fall sports season is in full swing now that rookie tackle football and 4th/5th grade volleyball opened up this weekend. The St. Joseph volleyball program had a great showing on Saturday - all three teams battled tough opponents and came up victorious on their home court! In football news, the St. Joseph 3rd grade flag football student-athletes played key roles in IHM’s victory over Holy Family and 6th grader, Noah Randall, played every offensive and defensive snap and had 11 tackles for a short-handed St. Sebastian Saints team in a loss to St. Mary Assumption.

 

Save The Date: Volleyball Pictures Scheduled for Tuesday, September 22

Team Spotlight: 6th/7th Grade Girls Volleyball

    • Coaches: Chuck Domonkos (Head Coach), Kristen Domonkos, Jerry Kovach and Jason Ruegg
    • 7th Grade Student-Athletes: Gina Cerrito, Rilyn Chancey, Aummerie Siders, Trinity Swinehart, Abigail Zackasee
    • 6th Grade Student-Athletes: Allie Domonkos, Ella Kovach, Seraphina Nyitray, Morgan Ruegg, Anna Young

 

Composed of a strong core of players that have been playing together for four years, the team was excited to welcome a few newcomers this year who have added depth and spirit to the team. Coach Domonkos admires the 7th graders for how they lead by example and their ability to keep the mood light to ensure the team is always having fun. The 6th graders each bring their own strengths and add a great combination of finesse and toughness to the team dynamic. The team is currently 1-1 on the season and coming off a come from behind win against cross-town rival, IHM (20-25, 25-20,15-10). Next weekend the girls have two games on the schedule against St. Barnabas and St. Basil the Great.

 

Scores Round Up

    • 8th grade girls volleyball: Saturday - Win vs. St. Augustine, 26-24, 25-7 / Sunday - Loss vs. IHM 9-25, 20-25
    • 6th/7th grade girls volleyball: Win vs. IHM 20-25, 25-20, 15-10
    • 4th/5th grade girls volleyball: Win vs. St. Rita 22-25, 25-22, 15-6
    • 6th grade rookie tackle football (with St. Sebastian): Loss vs. St. Mary Assumption 21-0
    • 3rd grade flag football (with IHM): Win vs. Holy Family, 19-13
    • 1st/2nd grade flag football (with IHM): Loss vs. St. Mary, 32-0
    • 6th-8th grade cross country (with Holy Family): 9th place finish (9/6), Ryan Kelly PR
    • 3rd-5th grade cross country (with Holy Family): Results not available yet

 

Go Falcons!
St. Joseph CYO • [email protected]