Archdiocese of Newark Announcement 8/2020 (retyped for website)

August 17, 2020

Dear Pastors, Principals, and Athletic Directors,

After ongoing discussions with various Archdiocesan Officials and Departments, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the CYO Fall Sports Season for our Parishes and Schools.
This decision was made in an abundance of safety for our student athletes, parents, volunteer coaches and officials as we continue to navigate these uncharted waters of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is our hope and desire that we can facilitate and offer these Fall Sports in the spring.
With this decision please know that this also means the following:
– no school or parish should be hosting any sort of organized sport contests, practices, clinics or league
– no school or parish can form teams under the parish or school name nor enter any other league
Formal guidance regarding the Winter CYO Basketball Season will be forthcoming from the Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry/CYO in the upcoming weeks as we continue to monitor guidance from the CDC, NJ State Officials, the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).
In the interim, if you have any pressing questions you may contact Tom Conboy, Director of the Office for Youth & Young Adult Ministry/CYO at or 201-998-0088 x 4146 or Gary Nova, Associate Director for Athletics at or 201-998-0088 x 4143.

Peace in Our Lord,
Mr. Lawrence Boland
Rev. Msgr. Thomas J. McDade, Ed.D
Mr. Tom Conboy