COVID Updates

Important updates for the 2021-2022 season

To sign up players in the coming seasons, it is required that parents or guardians review the “Policies for Participation in CYO Sports” and then sign and return the “Waiver and Release of Liability.” The policy and waiver are necessitated by the current pandemic. The key is that "we all work together to create a sports environment to reduce the likelihood for transmission of COVID-19 during CYO competitions."

Highlights of the "Policies for Participation in CYO Sports" include the following:
  • Symptoms and Reporting: By bringing the child to a practice or game, Parents/Guardians attest that their child does not exhibit COVID symptoms. If symptomatic, they should stay away. This section also highlights reporting responsibilities.
  • Face Coverings: Face coverings will required for all coaches and for players not on the court. Face coverings are recommended, but currently not required. for players while on the court. This is subject to change, depending on health and safety policies for the pandemic when we have practices and games.
  • Facility Rules: Facilities may have varying rules for usage. More stringent policies of the facility must be adhered to.
  • Personal Items: No sharing
  • Prayer: Prayer is always encouraged but must be done safely.
The “Waiver and Release of Liability” must be signed and returned to the CYO athletic director prior to the child’s participation in any activity. The athletic director should keep complete rosters of players prior to participation. (If there is a reported case, we will need to know who the participants are.) Coaches should not invite players to practice, or allow participation, without clearance by the athletic director. Coaches must read and sign the waiver prior to working with children.

Please communicate with your Parish Athletic Director in regards to registration and parish protocols.