In the Words of Our Participants:

St. John's cross country program is a wonderful program that not only teaches the fundamentals of running but stresses support and encouragement - kids learn that running is fun. We can't say enough about the coaches and their devotion to the children's development both physically as well as mentally. This program has helped our daughter Erin gain a confidence level in herself to not only challenge herself but also to support her teammates.

Charlie and Dawn Gillin

St. John’s CYO Cross Country has been a wonderful experience for our 8 year old son Aidan. This was his first experience with XC. We thought he might enjoy it, being that he loves to run and have fun outdoors. On the days that he did not have XC, he was asking for it and/or asking to go for a run in our neighborhood. Each practice was a different routine which made it exciting for him. He also loved the “team spirit” that the coaches and other participants provided. He’s sad that the season is coming to an end, but looks forward to next September.

Thank you!
Michelle Cusanno (Oct. 2011)


The cross country program has helped Jill gain confidence as a runner and athlete. It has forced her outside her comfort zone. It has encouraged her to meet new children her age and develop a sense of community with others from the parish.
Thanks for all you do!!!!

"The CYO cross country program has provided my son with an opportunity to challenge himself physically, develop self-discipline, and interact with a great group of kids and coaches."

Kevin Nerz

Very happy to pass along some comments. The SJC Cross Country & Track Teams have been a wonderful experience for our boys. On top of teaching great running skills & good sportsmanship, the coaches are supportive, encouraging & are always cheering on the kids.


The Pizzirusso Family

The SJC Track and Cross Country program has taught the Brennan children that running is not only fun but it is also something that can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Thanks to all the coaches!


We couldn’t be happier with our son, Ian’s experience with your track and cross country programs. Your high level of talent for teaching running as well as your attention to healthy training is incredible, deserving high praise. The culture you have created which stresses fun, healthy attitudes and sportsmanship helps build healthy minds as well is exceptional. You are the best all around coach we have ever experienced.

Thank you very much and keep up the great work!

Bob and Chris Reid