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About The Program

St. Patrick's Basket
ball program consists of our clinic aged program for children in Pre-K to the 2nd grades, our competitive CYO teams for players in the 3-8 grades (all boy OR all girl teams) and our intramural program is for 3/4/5 grade and 6/7/8 grade boys and girls (co-ed teams) who play once a week and do NOT practice. Our basketball program is part of the Brooklyn Diocese CYO and we paly against member parishes in Brooklyn and Queens. We require our parents to volunteer their time and talents as coaches, assistants, score keeppeers, door fee collectors (CYO Games only), gym floor and bleacher cleaners, and most importantly in our gym cafe/kithcen which helps offsets the costs of running ALL the sports programs offered at St. Pat's.

Online Registration opens in August and closes at the end of October.

Our season runs from November to March with CYO teams practices beginning in October (there are NO practices for clinic or intramural teams).

 

The divisions are:

Clinic (PreK-2 split up through four sessions) - The clinic division is for early instruction and includes teaching the fundamentals as well as simulated games with lowered baskets. Clinics are held on Saturday mornings only from 8:45 am to 12:15 pm. There is no additional practices. All players receive awards at the completion of the season. 

Sub Novice (3rd Grade) - For players that have already attended clinic and are ready to start applying the rules of the game as well as continuing to learn the fundamentals. No scores or standings are kept and there is a time commitment to weekly practices and scheduled league games. Sub-novice teams do not participate in playoffs. All CYO 3rd graders MUST participate in intramurals.

Pee Wee (4th Grade) - The first level of the program with a ref and scoring. A time commitment to weekly practices and scheduled league games is required. Pee wee teams particiapte in diocesan wide, "NCAA type" playoffs (luck of the draw) at the end of the regular season. All CYO 4th graders MUST participate in intramurals.

Novice (5th Grade) - The kids continue to build on the skills learned earlier.
A time commitment to weekly practices and scheduled league games is required. Novice teams particiapte in diocesan wide, "NCAA type" playoffs at the end of the regular season. All CYO 5th graders MUST participate in intramurals.

Bantam (6th Grade) - The kids continue to build on the skills learned earlier and now have two refs per game. A time commitment to weekly practices and scheduled league games is required. Bantam teams particiapte in diocesan wide, "NCAA type" playoffs at the end of the regular season. All CYO 6th graders MUST participate in intramurals.

Rookie (7th Grade) - The kids continue to to build on skills learned. A time commitment to weekly practices and scheduled league games is required. Rookie teams particiapte in diocesan wide, "NCAA type" playoffs at the end of the regular season. All CYO 7th graders MUST participate in intramurals.

Intermediate (8th Grade) - The last level of basketball in the program before entering high school. A time commitment to weekly practices and scheduled league games is required. Rookie teams particiapte in diocesan wide, "NCAA type" playoffs at the end of the regular season. All CYO 8th graders MUST participate in intramurals.

Practices are once a week in our gym dependent on the coaches availability.

Home games are played on Saturdays and Sundays after 1pm. Away games are played based on the gym availability at those locations. We have no control over when CYO Games are scheduled. 

There are NO standings kept by CYO. There are no trophies awarded for 3-8 grade division. Teams that reach the finals in each diocesan division are the only ones to receives awards. 

 

 

How to Register Online

(Note: In order for the multi-child discount to work you must register the oldest children first (based on the group they fall under)
 
  1. Click here for the appropriate registration.
  2. Sign in with a valid email address that you check regularly. For the first time ONLY, enter your email address and click 'Sign-in' OR press enter. A temporary password will be mailed to the address you entered within a few minutes.
  3. Follow the steps for the application process.
  4. At the end of registering a child and before you pay you should choose to add additional children if applicable.
  5. Once finalized you can pay securely via PayPal (credit card or electronic check). You do not need a PayPal account to pay; simply choose the option to pay as a guest from the PayPal screen. You may also pay be personal check, NO CASH!