The St. Pius Athletic Club sponsors a varied program of competitive team sports for elementary school-aged boys and girls. While most of the participants are St. Pius School students, eligibility is open to all parish-member children and other parishes that do not provide that program are welcome to participate.
As a parish activity, the St. Pius Athletic Club supervises the sports program. They oversee the hiring of coaches and the general policies under which the programs operate, in communication with the Catholic Youth Organization Office in Detroit, The CYO is responsible for scheduling games, assigning game officials, and supervising the playoff structure. Most matters of local policy are left to parishes to determine.
Please contact Mike Suchy, Athletic Director at (email@example.com).
It is the goal of the CYO Sports Program to provide young people opportunities to develop positive interpersonal relationships and attitudes of cooperation through participation in team sports under the leadership of responsible Christian adults. While championships and “perfect seasons” are exciting and memorable experiences, they are not the measurements of the success of strength of the programs. The athletic programs also help young people develop a respect for physical development as well as a positive attitude toward fitness.
Levels of Play
Most sports play on two levels:
- Varsity — grades 7 & 8
- Junior Varsity — grades 5 & 6
It is scheduled according to the availability of facilities. It is the responsibility of each team member to arrange his or her own schedule to see that homework responsibilities are met while maintaining full team participation.
- Coed T-ball
- Cross Country
- JV Football
THE PIRATE WAY:
Pray: To give thanks & give glory to God for our talents.
Integrity: Knowing & doing what is right by being committed, courageous, honest, disciplined and resilient.
Respect: Treat others, as you would like to be treated.
Attitude: Your attitude determines your altitude. Greatness will be determined by how well you accept failure.
Teamwork: The whole is always greater than the sum of its parts. Success always comes from a total group.
Enthusiasm: Enthusiastic players look for the best in themselves and others. Your enthusiasm will work like a magnet drawing out confidence & performance qualities to help you and your teammates.