St. Mary of the Mills is part of the Archdiocese of Washington’s Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) program. At different times throughout the school year, we offer soccer, cross country, baseball, and basketball for St. Mary of the Mills' students and parishioners' children in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade. Additionally, we offer T-ball for our students and parishioners' children in grades Kindergarten through 2nd grade.
The Archdiocese of Washington’s website notes:
CYO programs seek to help young men and women appreciate Christ’s presence in their opponents, use their physical gifts and play fairly and enthusiastically, both on and off the field. Through programs and training linked to parish life, CYO offers young people, coaches and their families another opportunity to work together in communion, showing the world a new vision of “competition” in sports.
The season will run from September 8 to October 27. All practices and games will be on Saturday mornings. This year we will be adding an optional skills clinic on Friday nights. These sessions will focus on fundamental skills and will be run by the coaches. Again, these are completely optional for all kids.
Soccer registration is online at http://bit.ly/stmarycyosoccer. All parish children in grades K-2 and all skill levels are welcome. Registration will be open now until Tuesday, August 21.
If you are interested in coaching a team as a head or assistant coach please indicate it on your child's registration or contact Jim or Suma Penrose at firstname.lastname@example.org. All coaches must be in full compliance with the Archdiocese of Washington Child Protection Policy before they begin coaching. If you are not compliant we can help you complete the process.
Back to back championships!
Our 14U Girls did again! Feb 24, in a rematch of the 2017 Championship game, our 14U girls beat St. Pius again. This year, they did it in overtime, 31-34! Sadly, one of our players, former St. Mary's student, Clare Andrews, dislocated her knee cap with just over a minute left in regulation. However, the Lady Stallions rallied together to win the championship for Clare and St. Mary of the Mills in overtime! This season is the last season for 8th graders Olivia Allen, Elizabeth Afambo, Sydnee Washington and Kelsey Eggleston. Sydnee and Kelsey have been playing for St. Mary's CYO since 3rd grade. We will also miss our beloved coach, Troy Eggleston, who has been coaching them since 4th grade.
Please email email@example.com for details on joining any of our programs.