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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:

  • foster the personal and spiritual growth of teens,
  • emphasize sportsmanship and teamwork,
  • build community and healthy relationships among participants,
  • offer opportunities for young people to associate with dedicated adults who not only foster athletic skills but serve as models of Christian living,
  • 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 Flyer:

CYM Volleyball Youth Flyer - to promote esp among grade school youth looking to high school opportunities

CYM Volleyball Parish Flyer - to promote among grade school coaches, parents, athletic directors

CYM Volleyball Seeking Coaches - to recruit parents or young adults as coaches

CYM Basketball Youth Flyer - to promote esp among grade school youth looking to high school opportunities

CYM Basketball General Flyer - to promote among grade school coaches, parents, athletic directors

CYM Sports Flyer - a simple flyer summarizing CYM athletics

Student-Athlete and Parent Resources

Concussion Awareness
Visit our Safety Training page for the required concussion information and forms

"CYM basketball part of comprehensive approach to youth ministry"
Read about CYM Sports in the Catholic Herald (3/15/2012)

 Coach Training

Required Safety Training
Online training in concussion awareness and bloodborne pathogens

Catholic Coach Training
Comprehensive online training course, sponsored by ASEP and NFCYM



Catholic Youth Sports
NFCYM promotes Gospel values in Catholic youth sports

“Giving the Best of Yourself" 
Christian perspective on sport and the human person, 2018

Symposium: Sports, Education & Pastoral Care
Watch videos from 2019 Symposium on Church & Sport

Papal Texts on Sports
Read what Popes have said about the value of Sport

Faith, Sport and Culture
Resources from the Pontifical Council for Culture

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

Grade School Athletics
Athletics for elementary level in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee



Catholic Athletes for Christ
To serve Catholic athletes and share the Gospel in and through athletics

Varsity Catholic
Serving college athletes searching for Christ

Play Like a Champion Today
Education series for coaches, parents and sport leaders

Catholic virtue-based formation for coaches & directors of sports ministry of all levels

Pray 60
'We love sports, but love God more.'  Take back Sunday mornings

Coaches Toolbox
Catholic coaching tools and link to Coaching for Christ video


Free Resources to use with the movie Run the Race

Watch the Movie Trailer

Youth Minister/Coach Guide
For use with students/athletes


Free Resources to use with the movie The Miracle Season

The story of the impact of a young believer in Christ (Caroline Found) on her teammates both before and after her untimely death. 

Trailer for The Miracle Season
Movie Trailer

Parish Minister Guide
2-session team-building mini-retreat

Coach Devotional
10-day devotional for coaches based on movie themes

Access to Movie Clips 
Sign-up for access to resources and 7 movie clips to use with your group




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