St. Columba CYO Basketball
The Archdiocese of New York requires all volunteers who work with youths, including CYO referees, to complete a forms and education, prior to refereeing any CYO contests. The required forms vary by age of the referee. You can learn more about this at the Archdiocese of New York - Safe Environment Program website. We have attempted to simplify what you need to do below based on your age.
All persons involved with children in programs by the archdiocese, are to be guided by the policies set forth in the Sexual Misconduct Policy Summary and the Code of Conduct provided by the archdiocese of New York. You can click on the prior links to see these documents.
Referees must be at least 14 years of age for CYO basketball
Which Forms do you need? Click the highlighted text to get the form(s)
14 or 15
You must complete a Safe Environment Questionnaire, and attend a "Safer Spaces" class.
16 or 17
18 or older
WHERE TO SEND THE FORMS:
All forms that are needed must be set to the St. Columba rectory. You can bring them in person or fax them at 845-227-8390. Please do not send the background check authorization form to the Safe Environment Office as stated on the form. Send the background check authorization form and/or the safe environment questionnaire to the St Columba Rectory. When you do this, please and notify the basketball registrar via an e-mail as well.
SAFER SPACES CLASS:
All referees who have not already done so, must attend a VIRTUS "Protecting God's Children" class or a "Safer Spaces" class. If you have already attended one of these classes, please provide the date and location of the class to the basketball registrar in order for the St Columba parish staff to be able to confirm this with the archdiocese. If you can't remember all the details, provide as much information as you can.
If you have not previously attended one of these classes you will need to watch a safer spaces training video. The online class is not an option for children under the age of 18. Please contact Sister Marie Pappas in St Columba Religious Education (845-221-4900) to arrange a time with her to watch the video. You will need to provide the sign in sheet with your birthday listed on the sheet to the St Columba rectory.