Youth and Young Adult Sports Ministry


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GOYA Boys and Girls Leagues: Grades 9-12

JOY Boys and Girls Leagues: Grades 5-8

Jr. Joy Skills Clinic: Ages 8-10


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The main purpose of the Athletic Ministries offered by the Metropolis of Boston is to bring together Orthodox Christians athletes who can grow closer to Christ and each other by enjoying a healthy leaven of athletic competition. The largest Athletics Ministry of the Metropolis of Boston is the Youth Basketball League. Over 300 youth, representing more than 20 parishes participate in the 2018-2019 Season. It was a very enjoyable and smooth season due to the hard work and cooperation of the Clergy and the dedicated parish coaches. Congratulations to this year’s champions from the Taxiarche Church in Watertown (JOY, undefeated), St. Demetrios in Weston (GOYA Girls) and Sts. Constantine and Helen in Andover (GOYA Boys, undefeated)

The following teams participated in the 2018-2019 Season:

Annunciation - Brockton, MA (GOYA Boys, JOY, combined with Braintree)

Annunciation - Woburn, MA (GOYA Boys)

Saint Athanasios the Great - Arlington, MA (GOYA Boys, GOYA Girls)

Saint Catherine - Braintree, MA  (GOYA Boys, JOY, combined with Brockton)

Saint Demetrios - Weston, MA (2 GOYA Boys, 1 GOYA Girls, 2 JOY)

Saint George - Lynn,MA (GOYA Boys, JOY)

Saint Nectarios - Roslindale, MA (GOYA Boys combined with St. John the Baptist, Boston, GOYA Girls, JOY)

Saint Nicholas - Lexington, MA (GOYA Boys, JOY)

Saint Spyridon Cathedral- Worcester, MA (GOYA Boys, GOYA Girls)

Saint Vasilios - Peabody, MA ( GOYA Girls)

Saints Constantine and Helen - Andover, MA (GOYA Boys, JOY)

Taxiarchae - Watertown, MA (GOYA Boys, GOYA Girls, JOY) 

The 2018 – 2019 Season the Athletic Ministries also included a Men’s League which affords young adults the opportunity to enjoy fellowship while playing a game they love – even some clergymen of our Metropolis have joined in on the teams. The League had 7 teams totaling over 60 players.