St. Pius X CYO 2017-18 Basketball Travel Team Frequently Asked Questions
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CYO Travel Basketball – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Contact: Mr. Carlos Vieira
In regards to some of the most Frequently Asked Questions concerning CYO Travel Basketball – Here are some answers to the most popular questions. Any further question please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Who can try out?
A: For the Upcoming 2017 / 2018 CYO Travel Basketball season, CYO of Nassau Suffolk will again be enforcing the residency requirement this year. NEW Basketball players must meet one of the following requirements in order to tryout and play travel basketball at St. Pius.
The rules that CYO will be adhering to are as follows to allow a child to tryout and play on a St. Pius X travel team:
1) Returning St. Pius X CYO Travel Basketball player (if you played on a St. Pius X travel team during 2016/2017 you are approved to tryout and play),
2) Family is a Parishioner of St. Pius in good standing for prior two years,
3) Family lives within St. Pius X parish zoning (Click Here) but is not a parishioner of St. Pius,
4) Lives in a parish area with no program - this affects a small portion of north Plainview zoned for a Woodbury parish where no program exists.
If none of the above applies to you, you must go to your resident parish to tryout for their team (Our Lady of Mercy in Hicksville, St. Martin in Bethpage and St. Killian’s in Farmingdale.)
Waivers granted for other sports (volleyball) do not carry over to basketball.
If none of the above applies, you will not be eligible to tryout for St. Pius X Travel Basketball, as CYO will not approve a waiver and your placement on the team. In addition, CYO will not grant a waiver if there is room in a team of your resident parish and/or if cuts are made in a team you for which you are asking to play.
Additional zoning questions, tryout requirements or waiver questions can be directed to CYO – either the Compliance Specialist or the Zone 5 Coordinator and they will explain the travel policies.
All Parish Boundary Maps can be here – CYO Parish Boundary Maps.
Q: When are tryouts?
A: Tryouts dates are posted at bottom of this page. Registration for Travel Team tryouts is REQUIRED. To register for Travel Team tryouts, click HERE.
Q: When does the season start?
A: The travel season starts in October for the Girls and in November for the Boys. Practices start in September for all. When the team is assembled the coaches will work with the St. Pius Coordinators to set up a time slot. The home games and practices will be on that day and time. Practices and games are typically 1 day per week. Your home time slot will be used for home games. Away games can be during the week or weekend at any time. A season is 12 games – 6 home and 6 away.
Q: Do we have to try out if we are only interested in intramurals?
A: No the tryouts are to form a travel team that will play against other towns across Long Island. This will be a competitive program with standings, referees and the keeping of the score. If you are not interested in travel, signups for the intramural season will be in early June.
Q: What is the commitment level?
A: The goal is to make a competitive team. It will be expected that you will make all practices and games and adhere to the St. Pius CYO Philosophy.
Q: If we try out and don’t make the team can we still play in the intramural program?
A: Yes, the intramural program will run the same as every year. No standings, no playoffs.
Q: How many Travel teams will we have for the different age groups?
A: This will be determined by the number of kids that show up for tryouts, the level of talent and the availability of coaches and gym time. Currently our program offers boys and girls from 4th grade through High School the ability to play travel basketball.
Q: How far are the away games?
A: The schedule is not set up but we generally play the neighboring towns.
Q: Can I play travel and intramurals?
A: The goal of the intramural program is to teach and have fun. The travel program is for the more competitive level players. To the extent there is room in the intramural program, we will work to accommodate those travel players that want to play. ***ALL TEAMS PLAYING 4th GRADE TRAVEL WILL ALSO HAVE TO PLAY IN THE WINTER INTRAMURAL PROGRAM***
2017/2018 St. Pius X CYO Travel Basketball Tryout Dates*
The schedule is as follows - and this is the grade that the children WILL BE ENTERING IN THE FALL 2017:
Registration for Travel Team tryouts is REQUIRED. To register for Travel Team tryouts, click HERE.
Entering 4th grade: Sunday, June 11th at 5:00 pm
Entering 5th grade: Sunday, June 11th at 6:15 pm
Entering 6th grade: Sunday, June 11th at 7:30 pm
Entering 7th grade: Thursday, June 8th at 7:45 pm
Entering 8th grade: Tuesday, June 13th at 7:30 pm
Entering 7th grade: Thursday, September 14th at 7:30pm
Entering 8th grade: Friday, September 8th at 7:30pm
Entering 4th grade: Sunday, September 10th at 3:00pm
Entering 5th grade: Sunday, September 10th at 4:30pm
Entering 6th grade: Sunday, September 10th at 6:00pm
*Please note that there are now eligibility requirements per CYO for NEW players. Existing CYO travel players are grandfathered in. NEW players please check the St. Pius X CYO webpage or email email@example.com for additional information on eligibility requirements.