In CYO programs, emphasis rests not on the number of games won or lost,
but on the participants' attitude in victor or defeat.
Learning how to lose is just as important as learning how to win.
Learning how to win graciously is more important than winning itself.
CYO programs serve the needs of all youth. They enable the gifted
to excel, the less gifted to participate and improve.
Principles of fair play and sportsmanship must govern every game.
Dishonesty has no place in CYO competition.
"Run to win," St. Paul advises (I Cor. 9:24). In CYO athletics, all who compete can win,
if they run to win the real prize; closer union with Jesus Christ.