Athletics at Saint Raphael

All Parishioners Are Welcome!

Tim Kerwin (Boys)
                                                              440-665-4505                                                                                                srboyshoops@gmail.com                              

                                                           Paige Taliak (Girls)                                                                                                                           440-503-2201                                                                                                         srgirlshoops@gmail.com                                      

 

Offered for boys and girls grade 4-8 with practices starting the first week of November. All children who register are placed on a team. The season runs from December until March. Practice days and times for an individual team will vary from week to week based on gym time availability and will be posted weekly on the parish website. Games are held on Saturdays or Sundays at various locations on the west side of Cleveland. In grades 4-6 teams are set up with equal talent and height with an emphasis on development. No league standings are kept but teams can enter 2-3 tournaments. In grades 7-8, teams are set up as A/B based on talent and skill. League standings are kept and teams can enter 2-3 tournaments in addition to regular season games. 8th grade teams have a city-wide tournament at the end of the season.

 

High School CYO Boys Basketball              High School CYO Girls Basketball

      Mike Schafer                                                         Connie Lempke
      440-892-3855                                                         440-617-0911


Mike Sekerak

Offered for grades 4-8. Practices start in March in the St. Raphael gym and move outdoors to Bay Village City fields as weather permits. Practices are held 2-3 times each week. Grades 4- 6 are more instructional while the 7/8 grade is more competitive. Teams play 10-12 games which are held after school or on weekends at various west side locations and the season runs through the middle of May. Coaches are needed for all grades.
 


Dan Straitiff
216-577-4455

Offered for boys and girls who will be in grades 3-8 in the Fall who enjoy running, would like 
to get in shape or like a team sport. Practice starts in August and is held at Cahoon Park in
Bay Village, typically 4 times per week at 6:30pm - 7:45pm. Meets are held every weekend
in September and October on either Saturday or Sunday at various locations in the Greater 
Cleveland area. All participants run, regardless of ability in meets. Please note the dates for 
registration and review and complete all actions listed in the points below. Register using the 
grade your athlete WILL BE in the FALL.
 

Brian Darling

Offered for boys and girls in grades 1 through 4 with the primary purpose of instruction and development of skill and knowledge of the game. Practices are once a week and start in August. Games are held in September and October on Saturday morning. Home games will be played in Bay Village, and Away games at neighboring parish fields. 


Connie Massie
440-930-7243

Offered for girls grade 4-8 with practices starting the first week of August. All girls who register are placed on a team. The season runs from late August-October. Practices will be held at St. Raphael and other designated sites 1-2 times per week. Games are held on Saturdays or Sundays at various locations on the west side of Cleveland. In grades 4-6, teams are set up with equal talent and height with an emphasis on development. No league standings are kept but teams can enter 1-2 tournaments. In grades 7-8, teams are set up as A/B based on talent and skill. League standings are kept and teams can enter 2-3 tournaments in addition to regular season games. 8th grade girls have a city-wide tournament at the end of the season.


Patti Nugent
440-263-6316

A program for 4-8th grade girls and boys. Golf instruction and course play is offered weekly at Bob-O-Links Golf Course on Thursdays at 11:00am. A CYO Medical Form must be on file for each student athlete before they can participate in any practices. Only one form is required for the entire school year. Emergency Medical Forms, however, need to be filled out for each sport and submitted to the coach along with the registration form.

  • Cost:  $115
  • Info & Registration
  • Sign-ups: April 

Mike Ginley
440-821-7317

Open to all boys in grades 5-8. Boys in the 5th and 6th grade are combined into one team and boys in grades 7 and 8 are together on another team. Practices start 2-3 weeks before school starts and are held 5 nights a week and sometimes on Saturday. Games are held on Sundays in September and October with both teams playing at the same field, primarily school fields in western suburbs or Catholic high schools.


           Mike Ginley                       Dan Straitiff
          440-821-7317                     216-577-4455

Offered for boys and girls in grades 3-8. Practices start in March and are held at Learwood Middle School in Avon Lake 3 nights per week for about an hour. Meets are held on weekend days in April and May with competition held at the grade level.
 
• Cost: $75 - All registration ends March 26th
• Sign-ups: March
 

Useful Information

The Athletic Commission promotes, coordinates and finances athletic programs at St. Raphael parish to provide wholesome opportunities for parish youth to develop favorable habits and attitudes of social living. We hope to fulfill this purpose with several objectives in mind:

  • To aid in the moral, physical and athletic development of parish youth, both as individuals and as members of a team
  • To encourage and maintain interest in parish athletic programs and to provide an opportunity for all interested parish youth to participate in athletics
  • To provide safe and adequate fields, equipment and facilities for the use of parish athletes and teams
  • To provide proper supervision and coaching for parish youth engaged in parish athletics
  • To provide proper supervision and coaching for parish youth engaged in parish athletics
  • To promote the philosophy, values and objectives of the CYO through its athletic programs

For Additional Info Contact:

Dave Puckett
440-250-9303