The 2019-2020 IFBL/CYO Season is here!

Mandatory Coaches Meetings will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm at the JCC and Saturday, November 16 at 10 am at St. Patrick.

To open the season, all coaches, players and their families are asked to attend Mass together on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9 am (Main Campus).  Coaches, please wear your game polos and players, please wear your uniform top over another shirt.  Teams are encouraged to sit together with their families!

Registration is complete.  For more information, contact Ryan Kilmartin.

Practices

  • Practices time/Day/Duration are determined after evaluations that are ran by the coaches.
  • Practices usually start the following week after the draft
  • We intend to have another volunteer handle practice time coordination directly with the coaches after the draft.
  • If you have a practice/team/carpool request please put that in the note section, coaches try to help accommodate but cannot be guaranteed!
  • Typically 1x per week (some days get more due to gym conflicts)
  • We try to go for 1 hour but due to gym restrictions, we double up in parish gym, 2 per time slot, if needed 45 minute practices.
  • Practice times can range from 4pm (sometimes 3 if coordinated with younger athletes right after school with coach) to 9pm-10pm as the last slot. Older teams practice later.
  • Saturday practices are not typical due to gym constraints.
  • Practices can range from Monday-Friday and some even on Sundays
  • Coaches are asked to pray before every game and practices with the team.

Games

  • IFBL (3rd-8th Grade Boys and Girls) usually play all their games on Saturday. Typically between 8am-5pm
  • CYO ( High School) Usually play all their games on Sundays. Typically between 12-5pm
  • The League tends to post the schedule for IFBL SUNDAY EVENING AFTER THANKSGIVING.. AND CYO THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY EVENING.
  • CHECK REGULARLY FOR UPDATES: https://secure.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/Client.asp?ClientID=323
  • The league does not honor scheduling requests..IF YOUR TEAM CANNOT PLAY THE COACH NEEDS TO NOTIFY ME 48 HOURS IN ADVANCED SO I CAN NOTIFY THE OTHER PROGRAM, LEAGUE AND AVOID THE FEE!
  • Typically with all 3rd grade teams (sometimes 4th grade) play their games in the St. Matthew School gym on Saturday.
  • All other grades games can be played in other locations including, but not limited to: St Matthew Parish gym, St. Gabes, Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School, Greek Orthodox, Charlotte Catholic High School, Providence Day, St. Mark, the JCC and others!
  • 7th & 8th Grade Teams may be able to participate in the annual Shamrock Tournament (coaches will discuss in January about this)
  • If Inclement weather is expected, please do not email.. as soon as it is confirmed whether the league is not playing or a location is not opening.. communication email will be sent out immediately!
  • If games one weekend are cancelled… games will be attempted to be reschedule during the week (removing practices) but is not guaranteed!
  • GRADES 3rd-8th (IFBL) TENTATIVE GAME DATES- December 7, 14 January 4,11,18,25, February 1 and February 8. Tournament Feb 9-15
  • HIGH SCHOOL(CYO) TENTATIVE GAME DATES: – December 15 January 5,12,19,26 and February 2,9, and 16. Tournament Feb 17-29.
  • NO TECHNICAL FOULS.. ATHLETE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PLAY THE NEXT GAME, NEXT TWO OR INDEFINITELY…
  • Ryan will PERSONALLY GET NOTIFIED EVERY WEEK OF ANY DISCREPANCIES/TECHNICAL FOULS ON OUR PLAYERS/COACHES.

Coaches

  • If you want to coach or plan on coaching again… you MUST BE CONFIRMED that you are in FULL COMPLIANCE by LISA HORNUNG BEFORE NOV 1st! (CONTACT INFO BELOW)
  • On Nov 1st I will email her the list of coaches that REQUESTED ON SPORTABILITY and she will do a compliance check on all of them.. those in full compliance can coach and draft.  Volunteers not in full compliance CANNOT PARTICIPATE!
  • EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU ARE IN FULL COMPLIANCE CHECK WITH LISA TO CONFIRM AND STAY UP TO DATE WITH BULLETINS.
  • Bulletins are posted monthly; go online and check on https://www.virtusonline.org/… if you are suspended you need to contact Lisa)

Lisa Hornung

Safe Environment Coordinator

lisah@stmatthewcatholic.org

St. Matthew Catholic Church

704-543-7677 ext. 1016

IFBL Coaches Meetings:

  • Centralized Coaches Meetings will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm at the JCC and Saturday, November 16 at 10 am at St. Patrick.
  • We will work on hosting one as well on campus timed with the required meeting with Faith Formation and Fr. Pat!
  • The League tends to post the schedule online the sportability website for IFBL SUNDAY EVENING AFTER THANKSGIVING.. AND CYO THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY EVENING.
  • The league does not honor scheduling requests..IF YOUR TEAM CANNOT PLAY THE COACH NEEDS TO NOTIFY ME 48 HOURS IN ADVANCED SO I CAN NOTIFY THE OTHER PROGRAM, LEAGUE AND AVOID THE FEE!

The 2019-2020 IFBL/CYO Season is here!

Mandatory Coaches Meetings will be held on Tuesday, November 12 at 7pm at the JCC and Saturday, November 16 at 10 am at St. Patrick.

To open the season, all coaches, players and their families are asked to attend Mass together on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 9 am (Main Campus).  Coaches, please wear your game polos and players, please wear your uniform top over another shirt.  Teams are encouraged to sit together with their families!

Registration is complete.  For more information, contact Ryan Kilmartin.