Welcome to the St. Mark CYO Page!


CYO (Catholic Youth Organization) sports is the athletic component of a Parish or Catholic school youth ministry program. CYO enables the partnership between religious leaders, coaches, volunteers, and parents to manage and support a sports program that allows youth to grow in their relationship with God and come to a better understanding of themselves and the Catholic faith through sport.

                                                                                                                                                    - Archdiocese of Philadelphia Minitry Handbook

 Athletics Director: 

                           Daniel VanBuskirk-   
                                                                        
                                          dvanb002@gmail.com
Coordinators:


     Greg Pezza-

                    greg@itriwoodfired.com

       
                       
  

Christopher Ziegelhofer- 

             cziegelhofer@comcast.net    


                                                                                                


Matthew Shaw- 

               mshaw@teksystems.com

Danielle Webb- 

                                              danielle.webb@comcast.net 

   


To participate in our CYO program you must: 
             Be a registered member of our parish and attend our school or CCD/PREP program.

Everyone who wishes to participate in our program must review and follow the rules in our 
St. Mark CYO Handbook (Click on this link to view)

Participants, parents, and coaches are also asked to review our handbook, then print out, sign, and return the following forms, found on the last pages: 
              1.   St. Mark CYO Player, Parent, and Coach Code of Conduct Agreement 
              2.  St. Mark Consent Form- Posting Pictures/Videos of Minors
 
             3.  Agreement and Release of Liability
Once completed, both forms should be returned to the coordinators.

We can always use a little help... 
Parents wishing to volunteer with this program, should visit our Volunteer Page and turn in the requested forms in "Group C" before helping out. 
Then they should also click on the image below to take the online Catholic Coaching Essentials Training listed in the coaches orientation information section of cyophilly.com 

 and click on the link to review other important program requirements  2023-2024 Archdiocese of Philadelphia CYO Handbook.

Registration link for all our CYO Programs:

https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/stmarkbristol

If you are eligible and want to participate in one or all of our programs, click the link above to select your sport and register. 
Parents wishing to volunteer can also sign up by using this link.


Programs: 

SPRING TRACK AND FIELD

March through June

Registration opens in January

All St. Mark Students, PREP/CCD Students, or Confirmed Students in 1st through 8th grade are eligible to join.
Register online using the blue sombrero link above.

A registration fee of $60 is due at sign-up.
If you need a uniform singlet, the cost is $25 and shorts are $20.
All Registrations and payments must be turned in before the first practice.

Practices: Begin on Monday, March 4th 
Location:  Bristol High School Track, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Days:  Monday through Friday for grades 4th to 8th Graders
             Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 1st to 3rd graders
Meets:  On Sundays

If you have any questions please contact: Head Coach Chris Ziegelhofer @ cziegelhofer@comcast.net

We need a few parents to step up and help out with coaching, no experience is necessary, but clearances are required. (See the link above for other volunteer requirements)


ST MARK SHORT SHOTS - INTRAMURAL & SKILLS BASKETBALL CLINIC

March through April

Registration opens in March 

St. Mark Short Shots is a Skills-Based Clinic and Lightly Competitive Intramural Play for children in Grades K-4.
Open to all St Mark School and CCD students.

Two days a week athletes will have the opportunity to learn to dribble, pass, shoot, and play basic defense. Each session will last from 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes. For the first 30-45 minutes of each session, athletes will be taught the fundamentals of basketball in a clinic-like atmosphere with very little downtime. For the last 30-45 minutes athletes will compete in intramural games while also learning the rules of basketball.

When:      March 5th through March 26th, 2024

                   Tuesday- March 5th, March 12th, March 19th​​​​​​​ and March 26th
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                   Thursday-  March 7th


Where:   St. Mark School Gym from 5:45 PM-7:00 PM
                 
Fee:  TBA

Contact:  Maggy McCay with questions @ 215-791-0768.


Register here: https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1390152


FALL SOCCER

August through November

Registration Opens in May

Open to St. Mark school students and CCD/PREP participants 
in grades Pre-K to 8th.
August 1, 2024 to November 20, 2024
2024 Fees (based on grade for the 24/25 school year):
Pre-K-(Skills and Drills. Aug 1st-Nov 1st)  $50
K to 4th grade - $80
5th to 8th - $105
To register use the bluesombrero link above or contact the coordinator (Matt @ 267-980-5238) with questions.

Message from Dan VanBuskirk-Athletic Director- June 10, 2024

Hello St Mark Family,

2024 Fall Soccer registration is now open to all St Mark Students and PREP students.  Practices will begin in early August.  You can find the registration link on the St Mark Athletics Page or use the below link. 

Please note that this year we are handling jersey orders separately from registration.  As an organization we spend a lot of money on new uniforms every year because our kids usually out grow their uniforms even though they are still in like new condition.  We have been contemplating a way to be more efficient in re-using jerseys in good condition and hopefully reduce the need to purchase new jerseys every season.  We are going to have a jersey exchange/donation event this year on June 11th from 6p-7p in the St Mark gym.  Please bring any CLEAN uniforms in good condition that you are willing to exchange for a new size.  Or please bring jersey's you are willing to donate.  We will set up tables for each size and try to see how well this works.  Obviously, the more that participate, the better the results.  After the jersey exchange we will send out an email requesting jersey orders for the 2024 season.   We are looking forward to a fun season!!
Registration Link.
https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1390152

WINTER BASKETBALL

November through February

Registration opens in October

Grades 4th-8th

Register using the link above

Message from Daniel VanBuskirk, St. Mark Athletic Director...10/12/23

I am excited to announce that registration is open for the 2023/24 CYO Basketball season for Grades 3-8.
*NEW FOR THIS YEAR*, 3rd graders can now play in the novice level.

Practices will start in early November. Assignments will be made for teams, coaches, and practice times. Greg Pezza will be coordinating basketball for us this season. An email will follow in a few weeks with further details.

If you can, please get registrations completed soon as we need to submit team counts to the Region soon.
https://tshq.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1390152

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.


Picture Gallery

Spring Track Pictures-


          arch championships may 2023                                                             
Archdiocese of Phila. Championships at Franklin Field -May 2023. Congratulations!

Picture from the Penn Relays, April 2023. Great Job Everyone!
Our thanks to all who participated in April 2022!










Our thanks to all who participated in 2019!










SPRING SOCCER PICTURES-

Our thanks to all who participated! Spring 2019