The Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) is an athletic program designed to be a character builder for youth. The ideals of good sportsmanship and Christianity shall be the overriding influence of the program. CYO Athletics should be viewed as part of the faith building efforts of the participating members. These programs can be effective tools that will invite, welcome and involve any person into the life of that faith community. The inter-relationship of CYO Athletics with family life, parish life, and school life, is essential.