Mission Statement

The mission of St. Patrick’s CYO is to provide the highest quality programs to our young people within the Catholic Parish environment. We are committed to providing these programs based on integrity, fair play and the right of all individuals to participate. We strive to provide an enjoyable and educational experience for all those involved through a fun but structured environment. We view our responsibility as extending far beyond the mere teaching of athletic skills. Our programs offer the opportunity to develop moral standards in all of our young people not only in athletics but also life lessons to carry on in the future.

Boys grades 4-8

September – March
Grades 4 – 8 as of September 2020

Registration Closed

Girls grades 4-8

September – March
Grades 4 – 8 as of September 2020

Registration Closed

CYO Basketball Tryout Dates (GIRLS)

Below dates for GIRLS ONLY. MUST be present at both tryouts.
Boys tryout dates coming soon.

Saturday, September 19 

  • 5th Grade 9:00 – 9:45am
  • 6th Grade 10:00 – 10:45am
  • 7th Grade 11:00 – 11:45am
  • 8th Grade 12:00 – 12:45pm

Tuesday, September 22

  • 5th Grade 5:00 – 5:45pm
  • 6th Grade 6:00 – 6:45pm
  • 7th Grade 7:00 – 7:45pm
  • 8th Grade 8:00 – 8:45pm

CYO Basketball Tryout Policies

CYO of Nassau and Suffolk County is a competitive travel league for children in grades 4 – 8. The Teams practice one weeknight per week and play games on the weekends. Girls’ practices begin in September while boys begin practicing in October. Girls’ games being in October and run through January. Boys’ games begin in November and run through March.


  • Open, well-advertised tryouts will be held for each grade. The dates will be determined by the Parish.
  • No walk-ins allowed. Every player must be pre-registered.
  • There will be no try-outs or evaluations for 4th grade, teams are now “first-come, first-served”
  • Each player must present and participate in tryouts to be placed on a team.
  • All tryout participants will be evaluated by independent evaluators, not grade level coaches.
  • Participants will be evaluated as fairly as possible and ranked according to skill level.
  • No parents permitted to enter the building for evaluations.
  • Masks must be worn to enter and exit building.
  • The tryout process is subject to change and may be amended or cancelled without prior notice.
  • Participants will not be placed on a team solely based on school location, friends, coach preference, or previous year participation.
  • The CYO participation fee is $245 must be paid prior to tryouts and is non-refundable. If your child is not placed on a team due to inadequate number of players for a roster, your payment will be refunded.

Team Selection and Notification:

  • Following tryouts, the Athletic Directors and tryout evaluators will establish the team rosters based upon the skill level.
  • Size of roster and number of teams is at the discretion of the Athletic Directors and so, not every child who attends tryouts is guaranteed a spot on a team.
  • A “waiver” participant will be allowed on a team only if all “nonwaiver” participants have been selected to a team. If there are cuts, a “waiver” participant cannot be selected to a team. This is mandated by CYO
  • After each team has been selected, an eligible coach will be appointed.
  • The Team coach will notify all players of selections to team.
  • The Athletic Directors will notify all participants who did not earn a spot on a team.
  • No team will be rostered with more than 12 players. Roster size is determined by the Athletic Directors.

Coach Eligibility and Selection:

  • Coaches are appointed solely at the discretion of the Parish
  • Coaches must have completed (or will complete before starts of season) Diocese of Rockville Centre VIRTUS training and CYO Sanctioning.
  • Coaches may be removed at any time at the discretion of the Parish.
  • Coaches must be reappointed each season by the Parish. No coach is guaranteed a returning position for subsequent seasons.