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The Northwest Indiana CYO is committed to providing a ministry that helps bring youth to their full human potential. The CYO enables youth to reach for higher achievement by having requirements demanding specific grades in order to be able to participate and maintain eligibility in CYO programs. The CYO provides opportunities for young people to develop strong moral character, self-esteem and leadership qualities through activities of a social, educational, recreational and athletic nature.
The objective of CYO athletics is to be well organized, uniform in philosophy, properly supervised and provide opportunities for the youth of Northwest Indiana to develop physical fitness, self-discipline, mental alertness, and an attitude of good sportsmanship based upon Catholic principals of fair play and cooperation.
Youngsters can choose programs from the following activities:
- Spelling Bee
- Academic Bowl
Athletics are seen as one way of implementing the mission of the CYO.
Nearly 800 men and women volunteer their time as CYO coaches each year. To better prepare these adults, Coaches' Certification Programs are held to stress the social, psychological, and spiritual impact on the coach and players. On the technical side, various clinics are sponsored each year to refresh coaches on the updated rules and policies.