Keeping the Faith While Keeping the Score!

Keeping the Faith While Keeping the Score
Boy at track meet with shirt: 'We Run for Fun'.

Time Conflicts Between Church Activities and Youth Sports Games?

Religious education and youth ministry programs in Catholic parishes and youth sports have the same audience. How can very busy families keep time conflicts between faith and sports in perspective? Click here for an article from Our Sunday Visitor, "In Soccer Mom Era, Sports and Faith Go Head-to-Head," for creative ways to deal with these problems. NCYOS Chair Tauno Latvala from the Archdioces of Seattle is interviewed for the article!

Youth in a Cross Country race.

Concerned About Injuries on Your Team or With Your Child?

Each year, countless athletes hit the courts and fields in our faith-based sports programs. Often injuries can make the experience not much fun and can be dangerous! How can we make youth sports more safe? For information on a variety of injury prevention programs, including concussion awareness, visit the Ensuring a Safe Playing Environment section of the NCYOS Standards and Best Practices page.

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