Frequently Asked Questions
Registration opens mid-August. Player Evaluations are held in early September. Practices start in October. Tournaments and league games begin in November and continue through early February. Playoffs will follow for qualifying teams.
Players must reside in the St. Perpetua Parish boundary, or attend St. Perpetua School, or attend St. Perpetua Faith Formation.
St. Perpetua CYO sponsors over 50 basketball teams each season. Because of the large number of teams/players, gym time is a challenge. Team practices are held in gyms located in Lafayette, Moraga, Walnut Creek and Concord Games are played at gyms throughout Contra Costa County, typically from Orinda to Martinez.
If you are a new Player, or if your child is a returning player, but their uniform no longer fits, you must order a new uniform. Returning players may wear their uniform from last season - if it fits. Information on how to order new uniforms will be distributed after Registration closes.
CYO strives to form fair and balanced teams. CYO divisions are based on grade and gender. Players are asked to attend their division's evaluation session to determine their current skill level, relative to their division. An independent evaluator, and all prospective coaches attend the evaluation sessions. Each year, one American Team, which consists of the most skilled players within a division, is selected. All remaining players are then selected to National Division teams through a draft process. Please note: There is no American Division Team for the 3rd Grade Girls Division.
Players should expect two practices and one game per week. CYO expects each player to commit to the program and their team. Any player who cannot commit to participate in at least 75% of the practices and games, should not reserve a spot on a team / register to play.
All baskets are 10 feet from floor.
- Boys, 3rd - 5th grades: 28.5
- Boys, 6th - 8th: 29.5 / NBA regulation
- Girls, all divisions: 28.5
All refunds are subject to a 20% processing fee. Refunds should be requested one week prior to Player Evaluation Dates / no refund will be granted after teams are formed.
Any player who misses the registration deadline should register for the Wait List. We will do our best to accommodate every potential player.
CYO youth basketball should not be a financial hardship for any family. We provide need based financial aide. For information, please contact Peter Reidenbach at firstname.lastname@example.org