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Our Lady of Guadalupe CYO

Program Information

Registration for the 2017-2018 season will open on June 1st, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions for Boys Basketball

How is CYO basketball different from other leagues?

Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) programs serve the needs of all youth and reflect the diversity of the community. CYO offers a safe, fun, yet challenging environment where participating youth may maintain physical health while learning the benefits of teamwork. Emphasis rests not on the number of games won or lost, but on the participants' attitude in victory or defeat.Our Lady of Guadalupe’s CYO program is one dimension of the church’s total ministry to our community’s youth.

What are the fees for CYO Boys Basketball?

$160 - Basketball Player Registration
$60 - Uniform Purchase (see Uniform Purchase Program for more specifics)
$30 - Candy Fundraiser Buyout (optional per player)
$25 - Shoot-a-thon buyout (optional per player)

$20 – Early Bird Discount per player registration (excluding siblings)
$25 - Sibling Discount (per sibling in the boys basketball or cheer program only; sibling discount will be applied to the basketball registration.)

Example New Player Registration with Candy Buyout
Registration Fee:  $160
Uniform Purchase:  $60
Candy Fundraiser Buyout:  $30
Shoot-a-thon buyout:  $25
Early Bird Discount:  -$20
Total Payment:  $255

Returning Player using same uniform with no candy buyout:
Reg Fee:  $160
Early Bird Discount -$20
Total Payment:  $140

What are the major dates for the 2017-2018 Season?
    • Early Bird / In Person Signups 
    • Parent/Family Information Meeting: TBD
    • Player Evaluations: September 9th, Silliman Center 
    • Practices begin in September, TBD
    • 3rd Grade Jamboree: TBD
    • Harvest Festival / Shoot-a-thon
    • League games begin first weekend in November through February
    • Playoffs/Championship in March
When/where can I register?

Online registration will be available in the late spring, usually within the last few weeks of the school year. Online registration will stay open through summer break and typically closes in August. There will be at least one in person registration where paper registration packets complete with all required forms and check payment can be dropped off.

Any registrations not turned in with payment by the close of registration will be waitlisted. Acceptance onto a team will be determined on a per player basis.

What age groups can sign up?
1st through 8th grade boys and girls who answer YES to at least ONE of the following:

1. Attend Our Lady of Guadalupe School
2. Attend Our Lady of Guadalupe parish Faith Formation (CCD) classes
3. Live within the parish boundaries (see the Forms and Registration page)

Priority preference is based on the above list. Players attending the school will have the highest priority, followed by players actively attending Faith Formation, followed by those living in the parish boundaries.

Does my child have to be Catholic to participate?

No. The only eligibility requirements are those in the question above.

How are teams formed?

Teams in each grade level are divided into two divisions - American (A) and National (N). The A division is the first seed, the N division is the second seed. Teams are formed as follows:

PLAYER EVALUATIONS: All players must attend the player evaluation in order to be drafted onto teams. Any player that does not attend the player evaluation must attend the first week of the American division practice for that grade level to be evaluated. The American division coach will determine if the player will be drafted onto the American division team by the end of the first week of practice. Any players that are allowed to register after the player evaluation will attend the American division practice for one week. The American division coach will determine if the player will be drafted onto the American division team by the end of that week.

PLAYER DRAFTS: The American division coaches in each grade level will select players to complete their rosters. Remaining players will be placed on National division teams. If there are enough remaining players to field two or more National division teams, a separate draft will be conducted with each of the National division oaches alternating draft picks until all remaining players have been assigned to a team.

All players are assessed by the coaches at player evaluations as decided around team draft time, and the A division coach selects first. The A division coach has the option to assess a player who is not present at tryouts at a later time.

When/where do the teams practice?

Teams typically practice twice a week for 1 - 2 hours depending on age group and gym availability. Practices begin around 5pm and run every 1 - 2 hours. Typically, the earlier practice times are assigned to the younger grades.

Practices are held at local gyms such as Walters Jr. High, Durham Elementary, Grimmer Elementary, Horner Jr. High, etc. Coaches select practice days, times and locations during draft night.

How many games does the team play?

Each team plays 10 games in the regular season. Grade levels 4 through 8 include playoffs after the regular season ends. In addition, a coach may enter a team for tournaments that will provide additional playing time. Tournaments are optional and may include additional fees. Registration fees do not cover tournament fees.

Where are the games held?

The teams play at various locations within Fremont, Newark, Union City, and Hayward:

Alvarado Middle School, Barnard White, Cesar Chavez Middle School, Chabot Junior College, Moreau Catholic High School, Holy Spirit Church, James Logan High School, Newark Jr. High

The younger grades usually play at the smaller gyms.

When are the games held?

Games are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays beginning the first weekend in November. There is a break for regular season games during the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. There may be tournaments on the breaks. Tournaments are optional and determined by coaches. Games on Saturday may start as early as 9 AM and games on Sunday may start at noon up to as late as 5:45pm.

Game schedules vary from season to season depending on the number of teams within the league.

Do we have to buy a uniform?

All new players will be required to buy a uniform. The purchase price is $60. Returning players may reuse their uniform or purchase a new one.

Shoot-a-thon Information

 All basketball players must participate in the Shoot-a-thon Fundraiser ($20 minimum). The fundraiser will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG) School’s Harvest Festival in October. Shoot-a-thon details, date, and time will be delivered to each team and will be posted on the CYO portal.

Families may NOT opt-out of the Shoot-a-Thon fundraiser. The Shoot-a-thon form is available here.



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Our Lady of Guadalupe CYO

41933 Blacow Road 
Fremont, California 94538

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 510-347-8359
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