Welcome to the OLG Athletics CYO Website.
The Archdiocese of Indianapolis and our parish sponsor sports programs for Catholic youth as one part of a comprehensive ministry to youth in the Church. The sports programs are often called Catholic Youth Organization or CYO. The sports programs are jointly administrated by the parishes and the CYO Office. The CYO sports programs exist in the Archdiocese only to help young people practice and live Gospel values through athletic experiences.
Essentially in CYO sports, the purpose is to foster the total personal and spiritual development of the young person. CYO sports are for all youth in the Catholic Church, and reflect the diversity of the community, including these with all levels of gifts and abilities.
In CYO sports, Christian values such as fair play, sportsmanship, honesty, respect, loyalty, patience, tolerance, gratitude and humility must be taught in words and actions.
The ultimate responsibility for the success of CYO sports rests with the administrators and coaches at each parish. The adults selected to provide witness to the young people through the ministry of CYO sports must know that the program exists to foster the Christian growth of young people, only. These individuals must be held to accountable by the parish community to always model Catholic values and virtues.
Learn More about CYO Sports at the Arch Indy CYO Website www.cyoarchindy.org