Courses are where kids explore new ideas with their friends!

Keep the friend group together and try one of Coach Matt's favorite topics.


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  • Basketball

    Coach Matt will help organize games that are fun to play. You'll develop your skills, work on overall athletic movements, and compete with friends!

    Let's hoop! 
  • All-Sports

    Each week you'll play a different game. You can vote if we play basketball, soccer, kickball, or flag football first!

    I'm an athlete! 
  • Photography

    Learn how to take a great photo using your digital camera or a cell phone! Coach Matt uses a role-playing technique to help young photographers get into the right mindset.

    Say Cheese! 
  • Game Design

    Be a creator, not just a consumer! Coach Matt will introduce you to the world of video game design. You will make a game each week!

    It's a me...Coach Mario! 
  • Web Design

    Learn how to make your own website! What will you put on it? Learning how to actually code could open so many doors for you.

    Let's Code! 
  • Improv

    Coach Matt's favorite class ever! This will be so much fun to play around and make scenes together. Sign up for 8 and he'll host a show for you to perform!

    Yes and! 

Size of Ball and Basket per Grade

1st and 2nd Grade:

  • Ball: 27.5

  • Basket: 8 feet

3rd Grade:

  • Ball: 27.5

  • Basket: 9 feet

4th and 5th:

  • Ball: 28.5

  • Basket: 10 feet

A few thoughts on modifying sports equipment from the head of Mission 5&2, Steve Cloran:

"Through research-based studies and clear facts, you find leading organizations around the globe modify both playing courts/fields and equipment for different age groups.

Did you know that we've modified the soccer ball size for our JV(grade 5-6) and V (grade 7-8) divisions for years? 

Did you know that we've modified the football size for our JV and V divisions for years? 

For many years, CYO has modified the size of the balls used in football and soccer.  Both football and soccer use smaller balls than those that are used at the high school, college, and professional levels. 

But, our basketball divisions have not modified the basketball sizes!  Our JV boys basketball players use the same basketball as high school, college, and professional basketball players.  Why?  What's the rationale for this inconsistency between CYO sports?  "

Quick update: They unanimously voted in CYO region 32 to use a smaller ball. 



Is this only for teams who played in the winter league?

Of course not! This is open to everyone.

Do we have to keep the team together from the basketball league?

Certainly not. These groups do work best when they are of similar ages. But, you can mix and match any group of kids together for Courses.

Is Coach Matt the only instructor?

For right now, yes. I am collecting an all-star cast of coaches as we speak, though. We are creating those courses together and hope to roll them out in the Spring.

What courses might you offer in the future?

Softball pitching, Strength and Conditioning, Social Media for Athletes, Reading Tutoring, and more...

Are these courses just for kids?

Great question! For now, yes. Eventually, we will be offering classes for all ages. I'm excited by what's in development for our adulting classes. Stay tuned :)