Founded in Chicago in 1930, the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) was organized to provide young men in gangs with an alternative to the streets. Today, the CYO still has one mission in mind: to bring youth together, to foster strong relationships in families and communities, and to help youth lead more fulfilling and rewarding lives through sports.
The Maryville CYO sponsors organized athletic programs throughout the year, notably basketball, cross country, track and field and cheerleading, utilizing facilities such as Catholic schools, the YMCA, the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Public Schools.
Each year, approximately 3,000 youth, ages 8 – 19, participate in CYO events in the Chicago area. Maryville sponsors and directs this program on behalf of the Archdiocese of Chicago. However, CYO is open to young people of all faiths.
CYO Grade School Cross Country Meet will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 @ Maryville Academy. Top 30 athletes in each division receive awards. Top Team per Division receives a Championship Trophy!
CYO High School Basketball League will be held weekends from December 7, 2019 – February 16, 2020. Three Divisions are open to all Parishes/Churches.
Host Site Availability
If you have a standard size gym and want to be a Host Site for the League, contact Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-491-3534.
Cheer Clinics: By request at your school / gym. Please contact Kim at
email@example.com to make an appointment.
Coaches! Learn more about our Play Like a Champion training: Play Like a Champion requirement for CYO Coaches
Interested in coaching for CYO — please download our CYO Coach Requirements.
Still wondering if CYO is for you? Click here for the CYO Information Flyer.
Kimberly Williams, Coordinator of Athletics
Maryville Catholic Youth Organization (CYO)
1658 W. Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60622
Phone: 312-491-3534 Fax: 312-491-3531