Interested in Coaching?

Interested in coaching a Saints Joseph and John CYO athletic team?

Saint Joseph and Saint John Neumann parishes sponsor the following CYO athletic programs:

  • Cross Country
  • Flag Football
  • Tackle Football 
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field 
  • Cheerleading

Volunteer head and assistant coaches for these sports are often needed.  Before a volunteer can begin coaching, CYO and Booster Club bylaws require the following from each head or assistant coach:

  • Complete a parish coach’s application
  • Attend a Diocese abuse prevention program (Virtus)
  • Complete a finger printing process
  • Attend a CYO Coaches Development Program
  • Read and acknowledge the Diocese of Cleveland, “Policy For the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse”

Each of the above requirements is explained in detail below:

Complete a parish coach’s application

The first step for a coaching candidate is to complete a coach’s application and submit it to the parish athletic director. Click on the links below to obtain and complete a coach application.

Coach Application

Applications will be reviewed by the Saints Joseph and John Athletic Committee.  Applicants approved to coach a CYO athletic team for a given season will be notified by the athletic director prior to the seasonal start of the athletic program.

Attend an approved abuse prevention program (Virtus)

The Diocese of Cleveland requires that each volunteer complete a Virtus program before any interaction with children. The program promotes best practices in preventing wrongdoing and enabling “right doing.” Upon completion of the program, a copy of your certificate must be given to the Sts. Joseph and John school office. Save the original but give a copy to the athletic director or the sport commissioner. The schedule and registration for these sessions can be found at:

Complete a fingerprinting process

Each volunteer is required to be fingerprinted in order to do a background check with the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI). Fingerprints and background reports must be on file at Sts. Joseph and John School prior to interaction with student-athletes. Fingerprints can be done at Corporate Screening Services. There are two advantages to having them done there. First, they offer the lowest cost ($22). Second, the fingerprints are done electronically with the results forwarded to our school within 24 hours. The fee will be reimbursed by the SJJ Booster Club. Submit your receipt to any board member. Call (440)816-0500 for an appointment. This to ensure that they are open on the weekend. Please mention that you are a Sts. Joseph & John coach. Corporate Screening Services is located at 16530 Commerce Court, Middleburg Hts. 44130. Commerce Court is located on the north side of West Sprague, just east of Pearl Rd.

Attend a CYO Coaches Development Program

The CYO Athletic office periodically conducts these sessions. Completion of this program is mandatory for all coaches prior to practices or games. The schedule for these sessions can be found at:

Your fee of $25 will be reimbursed by the Booster Club. Turn your receipt into the athletic director.

           Read and acknowledge the Diocese of Cleveland, “Policy For The Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse”

           If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Craig Behm at