Saint Philip Neri CYO
St. Philip Neri Parish " Home Of The Saints " Lafayette Hill - PA

Coach's Corner .... more coming soon..

CYO Coach’s Pledge

Upon my honor as a CYO Coach, I pledge myself to the following:

To guide each player to be a better Christian and a better citizen.

To be ethical and sportsmanshiplike in my coaching conduct

towards all athletes, officials, spectators and coaches.

To motivate each athlete to compete according

to the rules at all times.

To teach each athlete, especially through my own

examples, to be humble

and generous in victory and proud and courteous in defeat.




CYO Sports Volunteer Recommended Reading List



By Coach John Wooden (UCLA Bruins Basketball)


The Double-Goal Coach

By Jim Thompson (Positive Coaching Alliance)


Just Let the Kids Play

by Bob Bigelow, Tom Moroney and Linda Hall


Values of the Game

by Bill Bradley


Character Development and Physical Activity

by Brenda Bredemeier and David Shields


My Losing Season

by Pat Conroy


Coaching for Character

by Craig Clifford and Randolph M. Feezell


Raising Cain

by Dan Kindlon and Michael Thompson


Coaching Catholic: Gospel Values in Youth Sports

by Rev. Richard J. McGrath, OSA, Ph.D.


The Parent’s Guide to Catholic Youth Sports

by Rev. Richard J. McGrath, OSA Phd.


Positive Coaching: Building Character and Self Esteem Through Sports

by Jim Thompson


Shooting in the Dark

by Jim Thompson


Reviving Ophelia

by Mary Piper


Spirituality of Sport: Balancing Body & Soul

by Susan Saint Sing, Phd.


Way To Go, Coach!

by Ronald E. Smith and Frank L. Smoll


Good Sports: The Concerned Parent’s Guide to Competitive Youth Sports

by Rick Wolff