Dear CYO Families,


Due to the current, continuing pandemic, all CYO activities in the Diocese of Oakland will be suspended until at least January 1, 2021. This action is based on the uncertainties of the progress of the pandemic, the challenges in keeping our young people, volunteers and families safe in sports, and in accrodance with guidelines from the State of California along with directives from the Alameda and Contra Costa Health Departments.  This suspension is taken after consultation with the presidents of the CYO leagues in the diocese.


The suspension includes CYO Cross Country, CYO Basketball and Girls’ CYO Volleyball practices, games and activities scheduled to begin this fall. The presidents of each of the CYO leagues will meet in late October to assess the situation at that time and to make recommendations about the feasibility of playing modified schedules for these sports.  There will also be consideration regarding the spring CYO sports.


CYO will continue to be a vital ministry in our Church for our young people. We will resume play with our leagues when possible and through  the dedication of our many players, coaches, athletic directors, coordinators and volunteers. While we wait, we will all continue to pray for those affected by the pandemic, that our churches and schools will open soon and that our children will stay healthy and safe.


Bill Ford

CYO Director

Diocese of Oakland