But first, some very important information for you to know about the season, before you decide to register.
Please review the COVID-related rules and the new rules for basketball before registering.
COVID Rules & Restrictions
Changes to the CYO Basketball Rules
Rules that the Diocese of Rochester is putting in place for all teams and game locations:
· Everyone will wear a mask at all times. This applies to players (while in the game and on the bench), spectators, coaches, referees, and anyone else in attendance. This applies to games and practices.
· Two spectators per player at games.
“A Safe Return to Basketball” on our parish website
A major rule change from the Diocese of Rochester:
· All games will use a Running Clock with two 20-minute halves and a 5 minute halftime. The clock will not stop for fouls, foul shots, substitutions, etc. Foul shots will work differently than in previous seasons, but the details are still being worked out.
This will allow games to be completed in 45 minutes, giving teams time to clear out before the next games begins.
Read a sample of the CYO Basketball Rules on our parish website
This is for 5th/6th grade, but similar rules apply at all levels.
These rules come from the Diocese of Rochester. Our parish and all participants must follow these rules in order to be part of the league. If players or families do not follow these rules, then they will most likely be removed from the program. If there is a waiting list of players, the next player on the list will be offered that player’s spot.
Registration will open on Friday, October 8 at 8 am and will close on Sunday Oct 17. But if there is still space we may keep some teams open. . At that time, you’ll be able to Register on the SaintPiustenth.org/Register for Events
Due to gym space limitations, we may need to have fewer teams than normal. We may not be able to accept as many players into our program as in previous years. A few days after registration closes, you will receive a notification to let you know if you have a spot on a team. A link for payment will be sent at that time. The exact cost of basketball registration is still being worked out, but it will be comparable to the regular registration cost of previous years. As always, no players will be turned away due to financial hardship or inability to pay.