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Welcome

Posted by Joseph Caiola at May 4, 2019 5:00PM PDT

St. Joseph’s of Ronkonkoma CYO

REGISTRATION FOR ALL FALL SPORTS IS UNDERWAY

 


Wishing everyone a great summer. 

 

Soccer Questions – check out our FAQ – Click here.

Questions (please direct all inquires to the specific sport):

For Baseball, call Gene (588-1879)
For Soccer, call Joe or Beth (585-0748)jcaiolahome@gmail.com (fastest response)
For Track
, call Jerry (585-4048)
For Softball
, call Dennis (467-6174)
For Basketball:
     Clinic Division – call Nick (585-7723)
     Boys Division – call Vinny (521-5544)     
      Girls Division – call Brittney (445-9099); Email: nusig2002@yahoo.com

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Soccer FAQs

Posted by Joseph Caiola at Feb 28, 2019 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Spring 2019 Soccer FAQs

 

Q. How can I get the most updated information - stay on top of rainouts, dates, etc.? 
A.  The best place to get information is from your coach. However, there will be times when you are not assigned to a team yet, or the coach is already on the field and it is difficult to reach him/her. The soccer program uses Twitter to get quick, important messages out throughout the season. We recommend that you register to receive these tweets by following us on Twitter at sjcyosoccer OR by texting "follow sjcyosoccer" to 40404. 

Q. What if I am interested in coaching or assisting?
A. We are always looking for coaches, assistance, and volunteers in all of our sports. Please email Joe at 
jcaiolahome@gmail.com or contact 585-0748 immediately.

Q. When does the season start?
A. The Spring 2019 Soccer season begins on march 31st. The first game of the season is typically an exhibition game player along with another team so coaches can begin to understand player strength and needs and our athletes can get acclimated to the field and rules. Coaches may hold practice in our Micro, Middle, and Upper divisions prior to that date. 

Q. When does the season end?
A. Our Spring season ends on or about June 10th.

Q. Can I still register?
A. Yes, right now all of our spring sports have openings, but registrations will close as we get closer our respective opening days.  

Q. How do I register?
A. If you have a registration form - please immediately send it in to the PO Box at the bottom of the form. If you do not have one, please download a form from this site and mail it in - see the home page. We are rebuilding our online registration pages, so they will not be available for the Spring. Forms can also be found in the Our Place newspaper and the Sachem Scene at various times throughout the year.   

Q. Will there be practices for my child?
A. All Micro, Middle, and Upper divisions teams (ages 5 and above) will practice approximately once each week at a time determined by the coach. Coaches try to work out scehduled practices that coincide with times that parents and athletes can attend. Clinic teams (ages 3 and 4) do not practice separately and only play on Sunday mornings.

Q. When are games scheduled?
A. All games (and Clinic  practices) are held on Sunday mornings between 9 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Athletes will be scheduled for a one-hour time period during these times. A schedule will be distributed to each parent and athlete during the first official game of the season.

Q. Where do we play?
A. All practices and games are held at Ronkonkoma Middle School on Peconic Street in Ronkonkoma.

Q. I registered, when will I hear from the league or a coach?
A.  Rosters are being distributed and coaches will begn making calls begining the week of March 18th. If you have not received a call and you have just registered, please be patient. At certain times of the year prior to season start, we are required to wait until we have a number of members on a team before we create a new team, so there may be a delay in reaching out to the parent by a coach until a team is created. However, if this is the case, the parent will receive a recorded message from the league with updated information stating that the child is registered and providing uniform or schedule information. 

Q. What is the fundraising buyout and should I do it?
A. At St. Joseph's CYO, we give you a choice of paying us an additional $30 in place of a fundraising commitment or participating in fundraising directly. If you chose to take the fundraising buyout, you will be required to pay an additional $30 (at the time of registration only) and you will not receive a box of chocolate/candy to sell. Fundraising is an important part of our program which allows us to keep registration costs low and still raise money for field maintenance, program costs, fees, insurance costs, etc.

Q. I will participate in fundraising, what should I expect?
A. If you chose to take part in fundraising (and not opt-out for an additional $30), you will receive a box of 60 pieces of chocolate/candy, and you are required to return $60 to the league within two weeks of receipt of the chocolate. You can choose to sell the candy or eat it, but you are expected to return the $55 to the league. Fundraising is an important part of our program which allows us to keep registration costs low and still raise money for field maintenance, program costs, fees, insurance costs, etc.

Q. Where do I get a soccer uniform, how much does it cost and what does it consist of? 
A. Soccer uniforms will be on sale on March 30th from 10am to 12 pm at Ronkonkoma Middle School (in the rear of the school by the bleachers) and March 31st from 9:15 am to 11:30 am at Ronkonkoma Middle School - IN THE REAR BY THE FOOTBALL BLEACHERS. Those athletes picking up uniforms on game day, march 31st should come down at least 30 minutes prior to their game to prevent them from being late to the game. Uniforms must be picked up during these dates. The soccer uniform consists of a reversible jersey (gold/blue), shorts, and soccer socks (which are to be worn over shinguards). Uniforms cost $30.

Q. What equipment will my child need, other than a soccer uniform?

A. Each athlete in our program must wear a St. Joseph's CYO official uniform during all scheduled games (see above). In addition to this uniform, athletes in all divisions must wear shinguards during practice and scheduled games. Also, athletes in all divisions above our Clinic 3 and 4 year-old division must wear soccer cleats. Athletes should also have a soccer ball for practice.

Q. What size soccer ball will my child need?
A. For our Clinic 3 and 4 year-old division, a #3 soccer ball is required. For our Micro and Middle divisions (5-9 year-olds), a #4 ball is required. For our Upper Division (10-13 year-olds), a #5 ball is required.

 

 

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Track FAQs

Posted by Joseph Caiola at Sep 6, 2014 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Q. Where can I find practice and meet schedules?
A. Please click here or check under Handouts on the Left of your screen. 

Q. What is Track?
A. CYO track is a hybrid sport. It is a travel team without the tryouts. Track is an outdoor sport that focuses on two types of races --- relays and dashes. Our teams compete against other CYO track teams in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and as a result we will need to travel to the meets.

Q. What ages can join?
A. Track teams are assigned by grade and gender. Teams start at kindergarten and continue up through the 8th grade.

Q. How can I register my child?
A. If you have a registration form - please immediately send it in to the PO Box at the bottom of the form. If you do not have one, please download a form from this site and mail it in - see the home page, or register directly on-line with a credit card. Forms can also be found in the Our Place newspaper and the Sachem Scene at various times throughout the year. Once a registration form is submitted, your child is placed on a roster and you should be contacted by a coach to let you know about practices dates, times and locations.

Q. What is the fundraising buyout and should I do it?
A. At St. Joseph's CYO, we give you a choice of paying us an additional $25 in place of a fundraising commitment or participating in fundraising directly. If you chose to take the fundraising buyout, you will be required to pay an additional $25 (at the time of registration) and you will not receive a box of chocolate/candy to sell. Fundraising is an important part of our program which allows us to keep registration costs low and still raise money for field maintenance, program costs, fees, insurance costs, etc.

Q. I will participate in fundraising, what should I expect?

A. If you chose to take part in fundraising, you will receive a box of 52 pieces of chocolate/candy, and you are required to return $52 to the league within two weeks of receipt of the chocolate. You can choose to sell the candy or eat it, but you are expected to return the $52 to the league. Fundraising is an important part of our program which allows us to keep registration costs low and still raise money for field maintenance, program costs, fees, insurance costs, etc.

Q. Is there a uniform? (or my child has an individual style and would like to wear neon pink shorts)
A. Yes. The uniform consists of a track shirt, navy blue shorts and sneakers. There is a $12 fee for the track shirt. Shorts should not have pockets or cut offs. Soccer shorts are acceptable but are not recommended for older children. Special track shoes or sneakers are not required for CYO track. No jewelry should be worn.

Q. Is there a practice schedule?
A. Practices are held either at Sequoya Middle School on Waverly Avenue in Holtsville or Seneca Middle School on Main Street in Holbrook. Each team has two practices per week for approximately one hour. Inclement weather and school closings sometimes force changes to the schedule. The coach will let you know where and when your team practices.