CYO SOCCER

SJP offers CYO soccer leagues for students in grades 1-8 within St. Joseph Parish.  Our soccer teams compete against other parishes in the Archdiocese. The season runs from mid- Aug through mid-November.  CYO soccer is an excellent way for your child to grow in his or her soccer skills, faith, and friendships within the SJP community!

CYO GIRLS SOCCER

Our girls’ soccer CYO program is hosted through CRC. Any girl who is a parishioner at SJP, attends SJS, or lives in the Cockeysville area is more than welcome to join.

For more information or to register click HERE

CYO BOYS SOCCER (En Español haga clic AQUI)

Throughout the season, the SJP CYO boys’ soccer teams participate in service opportunities, grow in their faith together, and grow in their soccer abilities. Coaches strive to help the boys develop as athletes, Christians, and young men. What could be more fun than that?!? To learn more about the CYO program (more formally known as ABSP), please visit their website: http://www.abspweb.com.

Any boy who is a parishioner at SJP, attends SJS, or lives within the parish boundaries are invited to join us. There are 4 different age groups for St. Joseph Parish CYO soccer (U8, U10, U12, and U14).

To register for U8, U10, U12, or U14, please complete this online registration click HERE

Ages will be determined as of August 1, 2021:

  • U8 (6 and 7-year-olds)
  • U10 (8 and 9-year-olds)
  • U12 (10 and 11-year-olds)
  • U14 (12 and 13-year-olds, as well as any player turning 14 in 2021).

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

How is CYO different than rec in-house and rec travel? CYO is a great soccer program in which we play teams from other parishes in the Archdiocese.  Half of our games will be at our home field and half will be away (usually less than 25 min away).  It is a little more competitive than rec in-house but not as demanding as rec travel teams playing in the CMSA league. 

Throughout the season, the SJP CYO boys’ soccer teams participate in service opportunities, grow in their faith together, and grow in their soccer abilities.  Coaches strive to help the boys develop as athletes, Christians, and young men.  What could be more fun than that?!?  To learn more about the CYO program (more formally known as ABSP), please visit their website: http://www.abspweb.com.

My son plays rec travel.  Can he play CYO too?  Yes!  If your son plays CMSA travel and wants to play with his buddies at SJP too, he can do both.  Many boys do this in other parishes.  Both leagues have games on Saturdays, but it doesn’t seem to pose too many conflicts.  When needed, boys can miss their CYO game for their CMSA travel game.

Can I use uniforms from previous years? Yes, if your son still fits in his jersey, shorts, and soccer socks from 2020, he may use the same uniform again this year.  Please try them on now to make sure they still fit!  If he needs a bigger size, please order a new uniform kit. Families will pay for their uniforms separately.  More information will be given about how and when to order uniforms.

How much does it cost? The Registration Fee for this year is $80.  This covers the cost of fields, league fees, and equipment.  Each player will need to purchase a uniform for an additional fee.  Shin guards and cleats are also needed.

When does the season begin?  Practice nights will vary for each team but expect U8 to practice one night a week, and U10 and older to practice two nights a week.  Practices will start in mid-late August and games will begin in September.  All ABSP Boys games are held on Saturdays.  For more information about the ABSP league, visit their website: http://www.abspweb.com.

Feel free to email sjpboyssoccer@sjpmd.org  with any questions. 

To learn more about the CYO program (more formally known as ABSP), please visit their website: http://www.abspweb.com

As a Catholic parish oriented youth soccer program, the ABSP shares common goals: 

  • To promote the physical, moral, spiritual, mental, social, and emotional well-being of our youth participants 
  • To stress the highest ideals of ethical conduct, sportsmanship, and fair play 
  • To show courtesy and respect to all visiting teams and referees 
  • To encourage the development of leadership, initiative, and good judgment in all team members 
  • To be gracious in defeat and modest in victory