Purpose:

By charter, the foundational purpose of SEAM and its board is to provide a Catholic Ministry through athletics. The SEAM Board develops, implements and manages athletic programs for the families of Saint Elizabeth Parish and offer recommendations to the Administrator of Parish Youth Ministry Programs and to the pastor regarding athletic programs and the use & upkeep of parish athletic facilities.

SEAM is the partnering of parents, coaches, young adults, and parish staff, to manage and support a multi-sport athletic program that allows youth to grow in their relationship with God and to come to better understand themselves and their Catholic faith while emphasizing skill development, healthy competition, sportsmanship, and responsibility to the community.

Mission:

  • SEAM participates in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia CYO (Catholic Youth Organization).
  • Emphasis on teamwork, sportsmanship, positive attitude, love of the game, respect, commitment, and responsibility.
  • CYO programs serve the needs of all youth. They enable the gifted to excel, the less gifted to participate and improve.
  • All participants should have the respect of others on their own team and the opposing team. 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. Their speech and actions should reflect Christian values.
  • Prayer – All activities will begin and end with prayer.
  • Christian Service – SEAM teams are Christian communities – all treat teammates and other teams with respect and dignity. As part of our call to serve, each team will plan and participate in a service project for the parish or local community.
  • Stewardship – SEAM would not exist without the stewardship of parents and other parishioners. As part of the registration process, there are required fields indication ways in which parent assistance is necessary to run a program. As always, we need coaches, service project coordinators, and other positions so please consider volunteering in one of these roles.

Information regarding any of our sports programs or volunteers can be found on our website at www.seamcyo.com, or by contacting Bob Ferraro, 610-840-7336, steathletics99@gmail.com

 

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