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This site is for Our Lady of Perpetual Help CYO Sports located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Over the past few years we have been receiving registrations for Our Lady of Perpetual Help located in other states. Please use make sure of your registration selections - Incorrect registrations will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee.
Spring Soccer – Games will be played on Sundays, beginning in April and ending early June. The spring season is a time to get out and enjoy the weather, there are generally no practices and standings are not kept. Additional information will be provided by the coaches. If you have a soccer jersey from last year's spring or fall season (with or without numbers) you can wear that this spring. There is an option to order a new shirt during the registration process.
Over the past year there have been changes to the soccer brackets. Previously the brackets were based on age as determined by the school year. There has been a transition to Birth Year brackets. This spring season will have brackets for the following divisions U9 (birth years 2008-2009), U11 (2006-2007), U13 (2004-2005), U15 (2002-2003). To be eligible to participate this spring your athlete would need to have been born between 1/1/2002 through and including 12/31/2009. There have been several changes to the registration site to properly capture the birth year. If you experience challenges during the registration process, please let us know.
Track and Field – Practices will be starting in March. The meets are held Saturdays at Notre Dame High School, there is the possibility of an Allentown Central Catholic meet at DeSales University. Track is a short season which begins in April and ends mid May. Julie Dody will be leading the pack this season.
Practice for track and field will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All of the times and dates will follow. Practice will most likely start around the second week of March.
High School Students: Keep in mind - Track and Field is a great opportunity to earn your community service hours. What better way to cheer on your brother, sister or former classmate? The coaches appreciate the help when your schedules allow, especially on Saturday mornings.
Basketball Registration for the 2016 - 2017 Season is now live. Practices may start as early as October 20th, with most practices beginning after the Garcia Cup Weekend (November 5th & 6th). Please complete your registration early. Due to roster deadlines - registration will be closing October 25th, for grades 3 to 8. No registrations for 3 to 8 will be accepted after that date.
Do you enjoy running, then cross country may be just the outlet you are looking for. Practices will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at OLPH from 5:30 to 6:45pm. While the meet schedule is not yet available, practices will start on Tuesday, August 9th. The meets are always held on Sundays at 2:15pm and typically completed by 3:30-4:00 depending on how many runners we have. The season usually starts in September and wraps up by mid October, the locations are different for each meet and held throughout the Lehigh Valley. The grade and distance breakdowns are as follows:
grades K-2 1/2 mile
grades 3-4 1 mile
grades 5-6 1.5 miles
grades 7-8 2 miles
• Girls Volleyball Season (Fall 2016)
▪ Grades 7th and 8th (Varsity A and B) - This age group strives to be able to execute skills comparable to what will be expected at a competitive high school level. First year 7th and 8thgrade players are welcome to participate so they can learn the sport and compete.
▪ Grades 4th thru 6th(JV) - This age group is being introduced to the sport and strives to be able to apply the fundamental skills / techniques to match situations. The goal is to utilize three contacts as often as possible so the team is preparing for competitive volleyball.
o Practices – Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:50 to 7:30 pm (beginning 1st week of August and ending late October/early November).
o Matches – Saturdays and Sundays beginning Labor Day weekend (season ends late October/early November).
o Questions/Volunteers – Please contact Coach Zile at 610-392-6769 (call or text) or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the season and / or if you are able to volunteer as a coach for the season.
Soccer Registration for the 2016 Fall Season is now CLOSED
There have been many changes to the age groupings for Soccer. The change was required to follow the guidelines that have been established by US Soccer. Instead of the players age being determined by a rolling calendar year it is now determined by YEAR of birth. This change has created new opportunities for some players in level of play groupings that are now available and also changes in the format of play.
Registration is available for ANY one that has a birth date between January 1, 2002 through and including December 31, 2011.
Birth Years Level of Play Format of Play
2010 & 2011 Under 7 (U7) 8 v 8
2008 & 2009 Under 9 (U9) 7 v 7
2006 & 2007 Under 11 (U11) 9 v 9
2004 & 2005 Under 13 (U13) 11 v 11
2002 & 2003 Under 15 (U15) 11 v 11
The U7 grouping is the only age ban that will be co-ed. We will be playing against teams from St. Janes and Bethlehem Township Athletic Association.
Because of these changes we ask that you register quickly as we have a short window of opportunity to determine if we will have enough players to field teams at each level.
You will be able to purchase a uniform during the registration process, previously the younger groups did not need a uniform with a number, this year numbered uniforms are required from U9 on up. There is an option to just purchase shirt or shorts individually without purchasing an entire uniform kit (both shorts and shirt).
Many people have asked what the registration fee covers. Blue Mountain Youth Soccer League registration fees (both players and teams), referee fees, entire season of games, end of year activities, and most of the expenses associated with the Garcia Cup (tent, table, chair rentals and setup).
Registration for each athlete is $75.00, the uniform kit (shirt and shorts) will be $25.00. With the increases in the registration fees we will be capping the maximum expense a family will incur for the fall soccer registration(s) and uniform kit(s), that will be $200.00.
During the registration process you will be prompted to order a uniform kit if needed. All first year U9 players will need to order a uniform. Please keep in mind that you will be able to use this uniform season to season, judge accordingly when selecting the uniform size for your athlete to insure you will be able to get multiple seasons from this purchase.
If you would like to be updated with information on the upcoming 17th Annual Golf Tournament in 2016 please use the link below to email your request.
We would like to thank everyone that supported the charity event. We exceeded last year's total and were able to raise $800. The money will be disbursed between the Notre Dame Thon and Bethlehem Catholic Thon with each receiving $400.
The Tournament was a great success.The OLPH CYO board members would very much like to thank all of the Sponsors, Golfers and Volunteers for your support in the annual OLPH Golf Tournament. As you know, organizations like ours rely strongly on the generosity of the local community and dedication of the many volunteers who help run this event.
The funds raised directly benefit all our participants in providing uniforms, equipment, and many other necessary items needed to run our programs. This would not be possible with our your help.
We may have a different home fields for U10, U12, and U14 teams, more information to follow once the fields are determined.
We are also facing several challenges in addition to fields this year for our fall program. Unfortunately we will be forced to raise our registration fee to reflect the increases from the Blue Mountain League and referee fees. The underlying goal of the CYO program is to break even each year between the registration fees and expenses, without requiring any additional fundraising for each sport.
The Protecting God’s Children™ Program for Adults was purchased to educate every priest, employee, and volunteer who works with children about the harms of child sexual abuse and what they can do to prevent it. The Safe Environment Coordinator organizes the training sessions as well as administers the web-based online system that tracks who has been trained. The system provides follow-up information and reinforcement to facilitators and to participants who have been trained.
The Protecting God’s Children™ program is a three-hour video presentation. Any adult volunteer who comes into contact with children for more that 15 hours a year is required to attend this program. Workshops require PRE-registration. Past attendees are eligible to sign up for ongoing bulletins from Vitrus.