Saint Hilary Athletics and CYO Sports

Saint Hilary is a member of Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). CYO's mission is to provide an environment that promotes team spirit, hard work, good sportsmanship and fair play. This is a parish and community based athletic program that involves both our own Saint Hilary children, as well as students from the greater community. CYO strives to provide a quality experience and encourages the participation of all young people and fosters the development of Christian values in the Catholic tradition.

CYO is committed to increasing the player's understanding of the game, building character, self-esteem and discipline, developing responsibility, and adding to their enjoyment of the game. These are all lifelong traits.

Saint Hilary CYO Athletic Director: Neil Caynan.

Please email your questions to ncaynan@sainthilaryschool.org or contact our registrar at cyosthilary@gmail.com


2017 Spring Basketball Clinics

6th, 7th and 8th Grade Boys

$25 per session paid on line, $30 per session at the door

Thursdays (4/6-5/25) 3.30-5.00 @ St. Hilary gym-lead by Jon Kay, MC Coach

Fridays (4/7-5/26) 3.30-5.00 @ ST. Hilary gym-lead by Stevie Johnson

4th and 5th Grade Boys

$25 per session paid on line, $30 per session at the door

Wednesdays (4/5-4/24) 3.30-5.00pm @ St. Hilary gym--lead by Marcus Hall

 

Number of Sessions
Player's Name
Indicate Attendance Date(s)

Basketball: Boys & Girls

Registration:September 9 - 30th Registration. Click here to register for basketball. 
Season:Practices begin in November. Games are played from January - March
Grade:Grade 3 Introductory & Grade 4 – 8
Fee:$250 for Grades 4-8
- If you withdraw before tryouts, you will receive a full refund.
- If you withdraw after tryouts, but before the 1st practice, there will be a $100 cancellation fee.
- If you withdraw after the 1st practice, there will not a refund.
Contacts:CYO Marin Athletics
EvaluationsEvaluations are for Grades 4 - 8 to organize the players into "A" and "B" level teams. Evaluations are done by independent, non-St. Hilary basketball specialists. Anyone who does not participate in evaluations will be placed on a B team. A player may not play up a grade. Teams will be announced by November 4. The CYO board reserves the right to make any changes or amendments at any time.
Team Placement Evaluations

*ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED AND PAID IN FULL TO ATTEND THE EVALUATIONS FOR TEAM PLACEMENTS.

2016-2017 Schedule:

GIRLS: (October 26th and 27th)
3.30 - 4.30 - 4th grade
4.30 - 5.30 - 5th grade
5.30 - 6.30 - 6th grade
6.30 - 7.30 - 7th grade
7.30 - 8.30 - 8th grade
BOYS: (October 17th and 18th)
3.30 - 4.30 - 4th grade
4.30 - 5.30 - 5th grade
5.30 - 6.30 - 6th grade
6.30 - 7.30 - 7th grade
7.30 - 8.30 - 8th grade
 

*Players must attend one session to be evaluated to be considered for an A team position.

Games and UniformsGames begin in January and end mid-March. Uniforms for all teams Grades 4-8 can be purchased and picked up directly from T&B Sports in San Rafael. Player numbers are to be coordinated by each coach. 
*Grade 3 BasketballThe Grade 3 level Saint Hilary basketball serves as a fun introduction to CYO competition, but is administered through Mill Valley Dirt Bowl. Grade 3 must register here.

The coaches work with all players to teach fundamental skills of dribbling, passing, rebounding and shooting. They also emphasize teamwork and good sportsmanship. Teams have only one practice per week and one scheduled game per week against another third-grade CYO team from Marin.

To reinforce the introductory nature at this level, no scores are registered during the games. Game referees temper their officiating to recognize the beginning level of the players.

Track & Field: Boys & Girls

Registration:Registration open in February.
Click here to register for Track and Field.
Season:March – May
Grade:3 – 8 Grade Boys & Girls
Fee:$100, includes St. Hilary CYO Track and Field T-Shirt
Contacts:John O’Neill - oneill@ddrs.com
Practices:

Practices: Will be on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Tam High School track from 5:30-6:30pm, on the following dates: March 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31; April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28; May 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19 . Team members should arrive by no later than 5:30pm and go immediately to the stretch and exercise circle near the long jump/pole vault infield. This will help the team get started promptly, prevent injury and avoid conflict of space with Tam High and other athletic events.

Attendance: Attendance at practices is not mandatory, but team members should try to attend as many as possible to improve performance and understand strategy and methods for events and relays. Attendance at meets is not mandatory but is strongly encouraged, not only for the competitive experience and achievement of personal goals, but to support the team and add to the total team score for the meet. Commitments to attend meets in advance will allow the coaches to manage event assignments and relay team formation.

What to bring: All team members should wear running shoes, shorts, t-shirt and a sweatshirt (often cold at Tam in the evening) and bring a water bottle (please no gatorade, sports drinks or chewing gum – banned at Tam track and bad for track surface).

What not to do prior to practices or meets: To avoid cramps, runners should avoid substantial meals for four hours prior to practice or meets.

Meets:

Will be held at Terra Linda High School in San Rafael on the following Sundays: April 30, 2017 (division 2, grades 6 - 8); May 7, 2017 (division 1, grades 3 - 5 ); May 21, 2017 (CYO championship, divisions 1 and 2, all grades).

Events:

Sprints: 50M (div 1 only), 100M, 200M, 400M
Distance: 800M, 1600M (div 2 only)
Relays: 4x100, 4x400
Field: softball throw (div 1 only), shotput (div 2 only), long jump

Goal of the Program:

The primary goal of the St. Hilary track & field program is to instill a love of track and field as a sport. The program will encourage team members to achieve this goal by providing each of them the opportunity to improve performance as the season progresses and experience the satisfaction that comes from such improvement. To that end, practices will be easy early in the season and will gradually increase in difficulty, although at no time will practices be overly difficult and coaches will not push team members beyond levels that are reasonable for grade school kids. To help team members improve and get the most out of each performance, coaches will also provide instruction on how to develop proper form for sprints, distance and field events.

Help wanted: We will need some help from parents as assistant coaches at practices and meets. If you can volunteer, please email coach John O'Neill - oneill@ddrs.com.

Volleyball: Girls

Registration:Registration Closes on May 28th.
Click here to register for Girls' Volleyball.
$175, after May 28th increases to $200 and players will be placed on a waitlist.
Season:End of August through Early November
Grade:Grade 5 – 8
Fee:$175
Contacts:Coach Neil Caynan ncaynan@sainthilaryschool.org
Tryouts

*Tryouts will be held on May 30th and May 31st as follows:

3.30 - 4.30 - 5th Grade
4.30 - 5.30 - 6th Grade
5.30 - 6.30 - 7th Grade
6.30 - 7.30 - 8th Grade

*Grades listed are the player's grade for the 2017-2018 school year.

Players must be registered and paid in full to tryout. Players do not need to attend both tryouts to be considered for an A team position (Grades 6-8th), but it is encouraged. There is no A team at the 5th grade level.

Cross Country: Boys & Girls

Registration:Click here to register for Cross Country. 
Season:September-October Practices TBD
Grade:Grade 3– 8
Fee:$125
Contacts:Chas Thorp
MeetsThere are three or four meets a season. The meets are hosted by different schools each year on different dates, including a Marin County Championship hosted by Marin County for 6th-8th graders. The meet dates are during the week and are determined during a coaches meeting in mid-September. The schedule will be disseminated as soon as we receive it. Parents must drive their kids to the meets (or make car pool arrangements).

Grade 3-5 runners race against their age group and there are separate girls and boys races.

The Grade 6-8 also race against their age group and there are separate girls and boys races.

If you are a 6th-8th grader, you must compete in two meets if you are interested to run in the Marin County Championship. This rule was strictly enforced last year to prevent sudents from not training or participating on teams and then simply racing (and winning)the Championship on behalf of the school.

Race distances for all grades are 1.00 to 1.25 miles.

Shield the Vulnerable

All potential coaches are required to successfully complete The Shield The Vulnerable training and undergo necessary background checks.