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CYM Sports

Parish athletic programs

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee sponsors sports leagues for Catholic youth in high school as part of the its comprehensive approach to youth ministry.

CYM sports programs are intended to:

  • offer opportunities for young people to associate with dedicated adults who not only foster athletic skills but serve as models of Christian living,
  • emphasize sportsmanship and teamwork.
  • foster the personal and spiritual growth of teens,
  • build community and healthy relationships among participants,
  • enable the gifted to excel, and the less gifted to participate and improve,
  • serve the needs of all youth and reflect the diversity of the community.

Currently, the archdiocese sponsors Volleyball and Basketball Leagues. CYM teams are parish-based.

For information about:

Download a CYM Sports Promotional Flyer

Read about CYM Sports in the Catholic Herald:

     "CYM basketball part of comprehensive approach to youth ministry," March 15, 2012


Resources and Coach Training

National CYO Sports
NCYOS animates Gospel values in Catholic youth sports

Catholic Coach Online Training
NCYOS partners with American Sport Education Program to provide training

Concussion Awareness Materials
Coach, Parent and Youth education and forms


Sport and Youth Ministry

Our athletics should go hand in hand with our youth ministry. Sport well understood and practiced contributes to the whole person because it demands generous effort, careful self-control, mastery of self and respect for others, complete commitment, and team spirit.     

- Pope John Paul II


Sport Can Form Us

Never forget beauty: the beauty of life, the beauty of sport, that beauty which God has given us. Sport is a very suitable path for this discovery, to open ourselves, to go outside of our own walls and get in the game. This is how we learn to participate, to overcome, to struggle together. And all this helps us to become active members of society and also of the Church; and it helps society itself and the Church to overcome all forms of discrimination and exclusion.
     - Pope Francis


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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408