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Gym Monitors
Whenever TimberPoint is scheduled for a weekend game, each team has the responsibility to serve as gym monitors for 1/2-full day.  You need to assign the parents at least a one hour or one game shift gym monitor duties.  
What does a gym monitor do?---Sell snacks, provide the score sheets for the next team, clean up any major spills in the stands or in the bathroom.  
A few new things
***This year, most teams will serve two weekend days of gym monitor duties.  
*** Also this year, you can have part or all of your shifts be covered by some High School Students by paying them $12/hour.  James Wall has a list of high school students who will be available to help as long as you give James 2 weeks notice to cover your shift.  
***  If your team is scheduled the last game of the day/night, all parents must help clean the gym.  The more help we get in cleaning the gym, the less time it will take to get it done..
Here is the schedule of Gym Monitor duties for 2018-2019
November 10:  Lindsey Osborn (8:30-1:15); 
                          Bill Daigre     (1:15-last game)  
November 17: Gerritt Jones (8:30-1:15)
                         James Wall (1:15-last game)
December 1:  Erin Black (entire day)
December 2:  Mike Banchieri (entire day)
December 8:  Jason Atoigue (8:30-1:15)
                        Bill Daigre (1:15-last game)
December 9:  Mike Bowman (entire day)
December 15: Tim Santos (entire day)
December 16:  Tim Wiitala (entire day)
January 5:  Nate Smith (entire day)
January 6:  Robert Tocci/Rick Dahl (11:30-3:45)
                    Erin Black (3:45-6:00)
January 12:  Joe Bongay 5th grade): (8:30-1:15)
                      Paul Tamayo (1:15-7:30P)
January 13:  Mike Bowman (11:30-3:45 pm)
                      Tim Santos (3:45-close)
January 19:  Gerritt Jones (8:30-1:15) pm
                       James Wall (1:15-last game) 
January 27:  Lindsey Osborn (11:30-2:30)
                      Nate Smith (2:30--close)
February 2:  Robert Tocci/Rick Dahl (11:30-3:00)
                      Joe Bongay (4th grade)(3:00-close)
February 9:  Brad Stone (entire day)
February 10:  Joe Bongay (5th grade)  (11:30-3:45)
                       Paul Tamayo (3:45--close)
February 16:  Tim Wiitala (entire day)
February 17:  Mike Banchieri (entire day)
Each Coach will notify James Wall as to how their team will handle Gym Monitor Duties.

by posted 11/06/2018
In The Words of Our Leaders...

Sport, because of the wholesome elements it gives value to and exalts, may become more and more a vital instrument for the moral and spiritual elevation of the human person and therefore contribute to the construction of an orderly, peaceful and hardworking society.

"The Church approves and encourages sports seeing in it a form of gymnastics of the body and of the spirit, a training for social relations based on respect for others and for one's own person and an element of social cohesion which also fosters friendly relations..."

-- Blessed Pope John Paul II

", practiced with passion and ethical sense, in addition to exercising a healthy competative spirit, becomes a school to learn and deepen human and Christian values."

-- Pope Benedict XVI

by posted 03/19/2014

Purpose of CYO Sports

Every athletic competitor exercises every kind of self-discipline - they to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one.
(I Corinthians 9:15)
A diocese or a parish sponsors a Catholic Youth Organization as one dimension of its total ministry to youth. Athletic programs can help young people toward imperishable crowns as well as perishable ones. A parish CYO program justifies its existence and the sacrifice and expense it entails only if it allows young people to practice Christian attitudes and responsibilities.
In CYO programs, emphasis rests not on the number of games won or lost, but on the participants' attitude in victory or defeat. Learning how to lose is just as important as learning how to win. Learning how to win graciously is more important than winning itself.
CYO programs serve the needs of all youth. They enable the gifted to excel, the less gifted to participate and improve. "Star" athletes and teams do not receive exclusive attention.
Principles of fair play and sportsmanship must govern every game. Dishonesty has no place in CYO competition. CYO competitors must not borrow from professional sports questionable techniques for winning at any cost.
All participants should have the respect of others on their own team and the opposing team. Competitors should regard the opposition as friends, not enemies.
CYO participants should have a spirit of loyalty to CYO ideals, to parish, to coach, and to the team. They should learn patience with and tolerance of those of less ability. They should feel grateful to all who make the CYO program happen. Speech and actions should reflect Christian values.
At times, during the heat of competition, a participant may temporarily forget some rule of conduct. Prompt correction can turn even failures into learning experiences.
Ultimate responsibility for the success of CYO programs lies with the volunteer adult participant. Adults involved in CYO must remember that the program exists for the Christian growth of young people. Conduct of adults must always model Christian values and virtues. When adults forget the primary focus of CYO, the program becomes destructive. When adults remain faithful to the Christian ideals of CYO, they exercise a unique and rewarding ministry to the young with whom they come in contact.
"Run to win," St. Paul advises (I Cor. 9:24). In CYO athletics, all who compete can win, if they run to win the real prize; closer union with Jesus Christ.