Learn to play chess in a fun environment and play chess on your Parish team in match play!
CYO Chess Program for children in Grades 3 thru 8. This program is both for beginners learning to play Chess and for more experienced players.
The registration fee is $125 and includes a travel chess set with a vinyl board that can be rolled up for travel along with a team jersey.
St. Aidan's Chess teams will play 10 matches against other Parish Teams. We anticipate that the matches will be held on Friday evenings commencing on December 8th and will run into February.
In addition, the St. Aidan team will enter a minimum of three Chess Tournaments (to be held at St. Ignatius School in Hicksville on Saturdays, Dec. 16th, Jan. 13th and Feb. 3rd).
The team will be divided into age groups as follows: 3rd and 4th grade; 5th and 6th grade; 7th and 8th grade. We expect the 3rd and 4th grade to focus on learning the game of chess, with an emphasis on instruction, but they will also play in matches.
In addition to the matches CYO of Long Island will be holding instructional clinics open to all registered players. St. Aidan CYO will hold practice learning sessions during the middle of the week throughout the season.
Registration will be held from November 14th to November 27th.
There will be a meeting of all coaches for the chess team (and interested parents) on Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 7:30 PM in the St. Francis Room, located in the basement of the Finnamore Center, across the street from the church.
CYO Tyro / Senior Registration Ends November 17, 2017
All Late Registrations Will Incur A $50.00 Late Fee
The St. Aidan Boys’ Basketball Programs runs from October 2017 to March 2018 and is open to students entering grades 3 through 12 for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
CYO Travel Evaluation Dates and Times: - St. Aidan Gym
Monday September 11 - 3rd Grade Boys 6:00pm – 7:30pm - (Closed)
Monday September 11 - 4th Grade Boys 7:30pm - 9:00pm - (Closed)
Monday September 25 - 5th Grade Boys 6:00pm – 7:30pm - (Closed)
Monday September 25 - 6th Grade Boys 7:30pm – 9:00pm - (Closed)
Monday October 2 - 7th Grade Boys 6:00pm – 7:30pm - (Closed)
Monday October 2 - 8th Grade Boys 7:30pm - 9:00pm - (Closed)
7th & 8th Grade Boys, who will be playing middle school basketball for their middle school team, please only register for the CYO if you are able to commit fully to all the practices and games. We have had attendance problems in the past, and this is not fair to the team and coaches.
Any High School Boy who plays on their High School Basketball Team will be ineligible to play CYO Winter Basketball and will have their registration fee refunded without penalty.
Once evaluations have been completed, players will be assigned to a CYO Travel Team. Any players not assigned to CYO will automatically be placed on a St. Aidan Basketball League (SABL) team. Anyone who wished not to try out for CYO may register for SABL by clicking on that session on the registration page.
All players who make a CYO travel team will incur an additional $60.00 uniform fee which will be collected at a later date. You will not be able to purchase these online.
Any requests for a refund should be submitted to the Sport Coordinator for approval and will incur a $25.00 processing charge.
Please contact the following Basketball Coordinators with any questions that you may have:
Team uniform: $45.00 per registrant (you keep the uniform).
Registration extended till August 31, 2017
Any registrations accepted on or after July 10, 2017 will incur a $25.00 Late Fee.
The St. Aidan Fall Soccer Program runs from September through November and is open to students entering grades K through 8 for the 2016-2017 school year. The program is open to boys and girls who live in the St. Aidan parish or live in adjoining parishes that do not have their own CYO soccer program, including residents of Albertson, East Williston, Mineola, Roslyn, Williston Park and parts of New Hyde Park. CYO soccer teams will play on average a schedule consisting of between 8 and 10 games. Volunteer coaches are encouraged to run team practices as well. Away games are played throughout Nassau County and home games are played at Mineola High School, Mineola Middle School, and Meadow Drive School, depending on grade and field size required.
Please indicate during the registration process if you are interested in coaching one of our teams. All CYO Soccer coaches must be Vertis trained and approved. We are always in need of coaches so please volunteer if you can, even if you can only assist in running a team.
Coaches will contact their teams in late August or early September as the season approaches. Game schedules are usually available from CYO Long Island by the second week of September.