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Welcome to Cardinal Country! The St. Thomas a’Becket CYO Basketball program is part of the great CYO tradition—a tradition that has been around for over 75 years! Here at St. Thomas a’Becket, we pride ourselves on the accomplishments that we have achieved in the years that we have been running. With the amazing and enthusiastic coaching staff that we have on board, your CYO experience is sure to be a great one.

Calling all youth, grades 4—8: the CYO basketball season is upon us and we want you to come on out and be a Cardinal! The basketball program here at a’Becket has truly been making a name for itself over the last few years with a ton of tournament trophies to add to the collection and incredible post-season play-off performances each year. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of something like this?

We run four teams here at a’Becket:

The fee to play for JV is $100 and $125 for Varsity. The season officially begins in November and runs all the way through the first week of March, with a total of 10 season games, 3 tournaments, and two practices a week. The league is sanctioned through the Catholic Youth Organization of the Archdiocese of Detroit, meaning we compete against other Catholic churches in the area. The JV league tends to favor more of a learning atmosphere, while the Varsity level can get quite competitive. At the end of the day, though, win or lose, playing your best , while doing so with Christian values, is what the CYO is all about.

The try-out schedule is as follows:

  • JV Boys: Monday (10/21) and Monday (10/28), 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • V Boys: Monday (10/21) and Wed. (10/23), 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • JV Girls: Tuesday, (10/22) and Thurs. (10/24), 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • V Girls: Tuesday, (10/22) and Thurs. (10/24), 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

There is no need to sign up or register to try-out—just simply show up at your assigned time. It is HIGHLY recommend that you attend BOTH days of try-outs. All try-outs, practices and home games will take place here, inside the Family Life Center, at St. Thomas a’Becket.

Participants of the CYO must be registered parishioners of a Catholic parish and must be able to provide proof of such status. Students attending Catholic schools are eligible to participate. Our coaches are volunteers who follow our Safe Environments guidelines.

If you have ANY questions during the CYO season, please feel free to call Stephanie Tierney at (734) 981-1333 or email

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