CYO Athletic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Welcome coaches of the CYO Athletic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia!

The Catholic Coaching Essentials online training satisfies the immediate coaching education requirements set forth by the CYO Athletic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for first-time CYO coaches.

As the exclusive coaching education provider to the National Catholic Youth Organization Sports (NCYOS), the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) has designed customized online coaching courses incorporating faith-based content. The courses carry the endorsement of NCYOS, and coaches in the CYO Athletic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are strongly urged to participate.

While coaches in the CYO Athletic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are required to take the Catholic Coaching Essentials online course if they have not attended a Coaches Orientation, it is highly recommended that coaches also take the sport-specific course for the sport they coach, though it is optional. Coaches taking Catholic Coaching Essentials and the sport-specific course will be nationally accredited through NCYOS.

Required course:
Catholic Coaching Essentials (prerequisite to sport-specific courses listed below).

Recommended courses:
Catholic Coaching Baseball Essentials
Catholic Coaching Basketball Essentials
Catholic Coaching Flag Football Essentials
Catholic Coaching Tackle Football Essentials
Catholic Coaching Soccer Essentials
Catholic Coaching Softball Essentials
Catholic Coaching Tennis Essentials
Catholic Coaching Volleyball Essentials
Catholic Coaching Wrestling Essentials

To register for any of the online courses, click on the text link above or the appropriate icon in the table below. From the course catalog page, click the "Add to cart" link.

Contact Information
CYO Athletic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Contact: Carol Beausoleil, Coordinator for Athletic Ministry/CYO Sports
Phone: 215-965-4638
E-mail: CBeausol@adphila.org
Web: www.oyya.org


ASEP courses required or recommended by CYO Athletic Ministry of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia:

Catholic Coaching Baseball Essentials - PDF

Catholic Coaching Baseball Essentials focuses on how coaches teach the offensive and defensive skills and tactics of baseball. Catholic Coaching Essentials is a pre-requisite to this course.
Version or Format Course Components
Catholic Coaching Baseball Essentials - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Catholic Coaching Basketball Essentials - PDF

Catholic Coaching Basketball Essentials focuses on how coaches teach the offensive and defensive skills and tactics of basketball. Catholic Coaching Essentials is a pre-requisite to this course.
Version or Format Course Components
Catholic Coaching Basketball Essentials - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Catholic Coaching Essentials - PDF

Catholic Coaching Essentials is a sport-neutral course centering on general coaching principles, sport first aid, and team management. At its core is the coach's role as youth minister, who can use sports as a venue to teach Gospel values, instill Christian character, and build community.
Version or Format Course Components
Catholic Coaching Essentials - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Catholic Coaching Flag Football Essentials - PDF

Catholic Coaching Flag Football Essentials focuses on how coaches teach the offensive and defensive skills and tactics of flag football. Catholic Coaching Essentials is a pre-requisite to this course.
Version or Format Course Components
Catholic Coaching Flag Football Essentials - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Catholic Coaching Soccer Essentials - PDF

Catholic Coaching Soccer Essentials focuses on how coaches teach the offensive and defensive skills and tactics of soccer. Catholic Coaching Essentials is a pre-requisite to this course.
Version or Format Course Components
Catholic Coaching Soccer Essentials - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Catholic Coaching Softball Essentials - PDF

Catholic Coaching Softball Essentials focuses on how coaches teach the offensive and defensive skills and tactics of softball. Catholic Coaching Essentials is a pre-requisite to this course.
Version or Format Course Components
Catholic Coaching Softball Essentials - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Catholic Coaching Tackle Football Essentials - PDF

Catholic Coaching Tackle Football Essentials focuses on how coaches teach the offensive and defensive skills and tactics of tackle football. Catholic Coaching Essentials is a pre-requisite to this course.
Version or Format Course Components
Catholic Coaching Tackle Football Essentials - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Catholic Coaching Tennis Essentials - PDF

Catholic Coaching Tennis Essentials focuses on how coaches teach the offensive and defensive skills and tactics of tennis. Catholic Coaching Essentials is a pre-requisite to this course.
Version or Format Course Components
Catholic Coaching Tennis Essentials - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Catholic Coaching Volleyball Essentials - PDF

Catholic Coaching Volleyball Essentials focuses on how coaches teach the offensive and defensive skills and tactics of volleyball. Catholic Coaching Essentials is a pre-requisite to this course.
Version or Format Course Components
Catholic Coaching Volleyball Essentials - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course

Catholic Coaching Wrestling Essentials - PDF

Catholic Coaching Wrestling Essentials focuses on how coaches teach the offensive and defensive skills and tactics of wrestling. Catholic Coaching Essentials is a pre-requisite to this course.
Version or Format Course Components
Catholic Coaching Wrestling Essentials - PDF No ancillaries; reading material is delivered as PDF downloads within the online course