Coach: Karl Prior
To reach Karl, click on his name and you will be directly linked to his email.

On Line registration only August 22nd and 23rd

We compete in the Philadelphia CYO league which is the largest youth cross country organization in the United States.

Registration Fee:  $110.00 – Family max:  $300.00

Cross Country
— is open to children in grades 2-8
— begins practice in August and competes through late October
— competes in six to seven meets held on Sunday afternoons
— competes at Belmont Plateau, Philadelphia
— runners compete in age & gender specific races
— practices four nights a week in various locations
— Distances range from 1.24 miles (2,000 kilometers) for the youngest competitors to 2.48 miles (4,000 kilometers) for our “Cadets.”
— As many as 160 runners compete in each race.

Our practices are fun, but demanding. We focus on helping our children improve as runners and individuals within the team environment. Our goal is to build self-confidence and concern for others, while fostering a lifelong commitment to fitness. Our team participates in various community service projects including the Archdiocesan Food Bank.

Cross Country is not compatible with football. Cross Country is compatible with Fall Soccer, BUT parents are strongly encouraged to coordinate with and among soccer and cross country coaches to make sure that a child can maintain their commitment to each sport and team without overextending or hurting themselves.

Great News for CYO Sports Registrations!!

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Active Sports to provide our CYO sports program with a computerized system to manage player registration, team setup and scheduling, and online communications for parents, players, and coaches!  (

Beginning immediately with our Cross Country program,  player registration and payment of fees will be available via a secure online system through Active Sports and their Active LeagueOne system. 

To register a child into one of our CYO sports programs, you will need to create an account for yourself, setup an account user-ID and password, then log into the system with your ID and password.  Then you would add your child/children under your account, and then proceed to register them for a particular CYO sport program “opened” for registration.   As you register your child/children, you will be prompted for information quite similar to the paper registration form.  You will also be prompted to review certain documents such as the player and parent code of conduct, concussion protocols, etc.  The registration process ends with the secured electronic payment process, either through credit/debit cards or bank funds transfer. 

In addition to the player registration, your account will also allow you to access team schedules, site locations,  rescheduling, and, for example, even directions to site location! 

This is an exciting opportunity for our CYO sports program!
Please click on the link below to register your child for the Cross Country program. 

CYO - Registration Button

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Active Sports online registration program, please direct them to Gary Lumpkin at or contact Gary via phone, 215-968-2262 x17.