Dear CBA Families,
Now that fall sports season is coming to a close, it is time to begin thinking about the winter season.   The winter “Meet the Coaches Night” for parents and student athletes will be Wednesday, November 1st at 7:00PM in the Ned McGraw Gymnasium. All families must attend the meeting! Below I have listed all of the important information regarding winter sports. The information below should answer the following questions:
What winter sports are offered at CBA?
How do I sign up for Winter Sports?
When do the winter sports begin?
What are the times and locations of the practices and tryouts?


Basketball – Varsity, JV, Freshmen, Modified,
Any questions, please contact Dave Doemel at

NOTE: We also have a CYO Program for our 5th and 6th graders.  Anyone interested should contact our Director of CYO, Brian Cummings, at  The first tryout will be held Monday October 16th from 7:00PM-8:30PM  in the Ned McGraw Gymnasium.

Bowling – Varsity
Any questions, please contact Marty Capullo Jr. at

Hockey – Varsity
Any questions, please contact Blaine Drescher at

Indoor Track – Varsity
Any questions, please contact Tom O’Malley at

Swimming – Varsity, Modified
Any questions, please contact Blaine Drescher at

Before being eligible to practice, each student-athlete must sign up and be CLEARED BY THE
HEALTH OFFICE.  The Health Office is the ONLY place you can sign up for winter sports.  Sign ups will take place in the Health Office every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the month of October.

NOTE:  CYO Basketball Players DO NOT need to sign up.

*Before being cleared by the Health Office, each student must have the following:

  1. A valid physical on file in the Health Office.
  2. An up-to-date Parent Permission and Health History Form, to be completed within 30 days of the start of the winter season.  Even if you played a sport in the fall, you must submit a new form for the winter season.
    NOTE: If you have indicated on your health history form that your child has asthma or any medical condition and requires medication, you must obtain a written order from your physician. These orders need to be filed at the beginning of every school year. Orders should state that medications be self carried and administered if possible.


Listed below are the dates and locations for winter sports teams. Coaches will give out a schedule with practice times at the winter “Meet the Coaches Night”

Varsity, JV, and Freshmen – Tryouts will be held on November 6th in the Ned Mcgraw Gymnasium
Modified – Tryouts will begin on November 13th.  All seventh and eighth graders should tryout.
CYO – Tryouts will begin on October 16th at 7:00PM-8:30PM.  Once the season begins practices will be Mondays at the Ciccotti Center and Wednesday evenings at CBA.  For more information, please contact      Brian Cummings, Director of CYO, at

Varsity – Bowling will begin on November 6th at Towne Bowling Academy.  Transportation will be available

Varsity – Tryouts will begin on November 6th at the Albany County Hockey Facility.
Transportation will be available.

Indoor Track
Varsity – Practice will begin on November 6th.  Please report to the CBA Track at 3:00PM.

Varsity  – Practice will begin on November 6th.  Location is TBD.
Modified – Practice will begin on the 13th.  Location is TBD.


Thank you very much for your patience and cooperation. I look forward to your son being part of the CBA Athletic Program and help us continue our tradition of excellence in athletics.


Blaine Drescher ‘04
Director of Athleties
Christian Brothers Academy