Resurrection CYO

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Resurrection CYO offers tryouts for incoming 6th, 7th & 8th grade players. 

Tryouts are located in the Doty Gym in the Resurrection Middle School.  No parents will be allowed in the gym for tryouts, except the Resurrection CYO Grade Captain.

Tryout Info

As kids mature, we recognize that children develop at different stages and, in addition, many kids have interests other than CYO basketball.  For this age group, each season we host independent try-outs in mid-September to evaluate and place players on teams where they will (a) be comfortable with the competition, (b) optimize their playing time, and (c) be best positioned to improve their skills. 

With tryouts there will be a reshuffling of rosters from the 5th grade.  Depending on the depth of talent in each respective grade and the number of returning players, Resurrection CYO will field teams according to collective skill level.  Generally there will be one "Select" team and one to three additional teams that will be placed in the appropriate WPCYO division.  There is no set formula for the composition of non-Select teams.  Depending on factors such as the number of players, depth of collective skill, size, athleticism, time commitment, etc., the CYO Board may compose non-Select team rosters that are evenly balanced, or may choose rosters that will compete in different competitive divisions.

Player assessments will be conducted by an independent professional coach and two professional basketball referees with many years of experience in Westchester/Putnam CYO.  The applicable Grade Captain will coordinate all aspects of the tryouts.  Teams will be constructed in consultation with the Resurrection CYO Board President.  All children are encouraged to attend both sessions so we can establish competitive balance within teams, and so your player has the opportunity to showcase their understanding of the game as well as growth during the off-season.   Players competing for a spot on a "Select" team should attend both tryouts.  At times, conflicts may arise that permit a player to attend only one of the two sessions.  Attending only one session may have an impact on the assessors' ability to observe your player's talents and, therefore, your child's placement. Even if your player was on a Select team last year, he/she must attend tryouts.  There are no “cuts" -- generally, any eligible child who wants to play basketball will have a spot on a team.   If your player does not attend either of the tryout sessions but is registered to play CYO, we will rely on past performance and feedback from coaches in making a placement determination, but that player will not be considered for a Select team, unless the absence is due to established injury or illness. 

Unlike many team sports, basketball teams have small rosters so it’s important that those who seek to play on the Select teams be willing to commit and be ready for maximum participation.  Players on Select teams will be expected to have attendance greater than 90% of all practices and games, including County Playoffs in February and March.  In short, Select teams are for kids who make Resurrection CYO basketball their Winter priority sport and don’t have major conflicts with other activities.


The times for the 2019/2020 CYO Season Tryouts are:

6th Grade Boys

Tuesday 9/10 6:15-7:30 PM

Thursday 9/19 7:30-8:30 PM

6th Grade Girls  

Thursday 9/12 6:15-7:30 PM

Friday 9/20 7:30-8:30 PM

7th Grade Boys

Tuesday 9/10 7:45-9:00 PM

Thursday 9/19 6:15-7:15 PM

7th Grade Girls

Thursday 9/12 7:45-9:00 PM

Friday 9/20 6:15-7:15 PM

8th Grade Boys

Friday 9/13 7:45-9:00 PM 

Tuesday 9/17 6:15-7:15 PM

8th Grade Girls

Friday 9/13 6:15-7:30 PM

Tuesday 9/17 7:30-8:30 PM