Starting in 2017, St Josaphat School became a proud official partner with the Play Like a Champion Today Educational Series. The series is a national coach and parent education program designed specifically to elevate the culture of Catholic sponsored sports. Crafted by leaders in the fields of sport psychology, coaching education, Catholic theology and moral development, Play Like a Champion works in partnership with St. Josaphat School to enable the athletic experience to be a missionary tool to develop our youth on all fronts.
St Josaphat first worked with Play Like a Champion Today five years ago hosting its original parent clinic, when St. Josaphat School Athletic Director Kate York, became a licensed presenter to both parents and coaches in the greater Chicago area. Leading up to 2018, SJS hosted a second parent clinic, piloted the middle school athlete leadership program called CHAMPS, and participated in events such as Living Stations of the Cross and Championing Play campaigns.
“We believe that we have the unique opportunity to encourage our children’s growth morally, spiritually, and physically through sports,” said Coach York.
As Chicago Catholic Youth League Chairman, Coach York also finalized the League’s partnership with the Notre Dame PLACT program, where every AD and Assistant AD in the league is trained.