St. Jude Jaguars – CYO Tackle Football

Faith and Football –  Stronger Together

St. Jude Tackle Football: For several decades the St. Jude football program has provided an environment where we are able to teach the fundamentals of football, focus on the meaning of teamwork, foster good sportsmanship, and promote physical fitness. Our mission is to provide a program that will not only build strong character within competition, but also extend that strength to the interaction with their faith and community.

If your child is interested in playing football with us and you have questions, please contact:
Greg Smith – St. Jude CYO Football Commissioner                                                                               

Cell – 440-258-2174 (call or text) or

CYO: In the CYO, the athletic competition gives each participant an opportunity to grow in character, ability and community while honoring oneself, as well as one’s family, teammates, officials and church. The CYO in Northeast Ohio is part of Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland. As such, the program promotes the values of Dignity of Person, Hope, Service and Justice to all those whom we come in contact with each day.

USA Football: We are entering into our third season as a USA Football Heads Up program. USA Football is the sport’s national governing body. It leads the game’s development, inspires participation, and creates a better and safer* experience for youth football. Combined with the traditional Cleveland CYO coaching requirements, St. Jude requires that all coaches have concussion awareness training. As part of the Heads Up Program, we also have a designated Player Safety Coach that is certified through USA Football. In addition, every team fielded at St. Jude will have multiple coaches who have completed Tackle Certification courses through USA Football. We encourage all parents to review the USA Football and Heads Up Football information on their website.

If you would like to receive information updates please register on the Sports Pilot website: St. Jude CYO SportsPilot

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