Saturday, June 23, 2018

Become a Coach!

Step 1:  Complete a criminal background check online, and email completed form to Jose Hernandez at

Criminal Background Application Form - Archdiocese of San Antonio_English

Step 2:  Take the Coaching Coaches Online Training program. There is a fee of $24.95 that you must pay.

Coaching Coaches

Step 3:  Take the Protecting God's Children (OVASE) Online Training program, which is free.


Quick Steps for online training:

1. Create login and password

2. Enter your personal information

3. Select ministry location (Parish of CYO program)

4. Select your ministry and identify yourself as a CYO coach

5. Click "no" for already attending a Virtus Protecting God's Children course

6. Select training date for live training or scroll to bottom to choose the online course (allow 24 hrs upon completion to receive your certificate)

Step 4: Once the above steps are completed, take your complete Coaches Training Certificate and OVASE Certificate to the CYO Office located at 2718 W Woodlawn to take your picture and get your badge. Their office hours are Monday thru Friday, between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

***Please note that your coaches badge must be worn in order to be on the field and/or gym. Failure to do so will no allow you to participate as a coach.

Pre-Game Opening Prayer

Father in Heaven, we ask your blessing

on the game we are about to play. 

Give each one of us the courage to play this game
in a manner which
by our words and our actions
is pleasing to you.

Let us enter into this competition
in a spirit of sportsmanship and
with a respect for the members of the opposing team.

We ask You, Father to bless each one of us,
especially the coaches, officials,
parents and players.

Keep us under the protection of your son, Jesus Christ,
and help us be aware of his presence with us in this game.


Post-Game Closing Prayer

Thank You Lord for this game.

We hope we played
and will always play
in a manner that is pleasing to you.