Resurrection CYO Basketball
6th, 7th and 8th Grade Travel Programs
Resurrection CYO will offer a Travel League for our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade girls and boys from mid-October through mid-February. Resurrection CYO eligibility rules apply. These teams play games against other parishes in the Westchester/Putnam CYO League. 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, and (b) be best positioned to improve their skills.
With open tryouts there will be a reshuffling of rosters. 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 two or three additional teams that will be placed in the appropriate WPCYO division. WPCYO divides the league into A, B and two C 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. Teams will be constructed in consultation with the Resurrection CYO Board President. The applicable Grade Captain will coordinate all aspects of the tryouts. Tryouts are closed to parents (other than the applicable Grade Captain, who is there for coordination purposes only, and not for substantive input with respect to the placement of any player on a particular roster). The size of the rosters will depend on the number of registrants, the collective skill level of the grade, and the level of commitment of the players. All children are encouraged to attend 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. There are no “cuts" -- generally, any eligible child who wants to play basketball will have a spot on a team. Players competing for a spot on a "Select" team should attend both tryouts. If your player does not attend the tryouts but is registered to play CYO, we will rely on past performance and feedback from coaches in making a placement determination.
Resurrection CYO aims for fair playing time for each player and we rely on the judgment of our head coaches. For our 6th, 7th and 8th Grade non-Select teams, player attendance and active participation in practices are requirements for participation in games. Minimum playing time for these teams is one quarter.
Players placed on Select teams will be expected to have attendance greater than 90% of all practices and games, including County Playoffs in February and early March. Select players are requested to factor the playoff schedule into their travel plans.
*PLAYING TIME ON SELECT TEAMS*
Individual playing time on Select teams is determined by the game coach and is entirely within his or her discretion based on the prevailing circumstances within a particular game. It is assumed that a player placed on a Select team has the requisite skills for that level of competition and will be able to achieve success during games. There is no minimum playing time on Select teams. Parents should consider this factor in determining whether they wish their player to compete for a spot on a Select team.
2019-2020 6th Grade Girls Captain:
2019-2020 6th Grade Boys Captain: Chris Coco
2019-2020 7th Grade Girls Captain:
2019-2020 7th Grade Boys Captain:
2018 -2019 8th Grade Captain: Ryan Sfreddo