Saunders Catholic Schools

CYAO Clubs

The Catholic Youth Activities Organization (CYAO) provides support and guidelines for Cavalry Clubs that host activities for our students outside the classroom.  The purpose of the Catholic Youth Activities Organization and the CYAO Board is to ensure that our youth programs function within the Catholic mission of our schools, including spiritual development, skills training, and the involvement of our children and families as a part of our faith community.

To learn more about guidelines and participation requirements, click here:

The CYAO board meets at least once annually to discuss financials and any concerns for the upcoming year.

Agenda & Minutes:   CYAO Board Meeting Agenda, Notes & Financials

CYAO Youth Sports and Activities


 Wahoo Civic Center Sports

The Civic Center in Wahoo, NE also hosts many sports and activities that students may participate in, volleyball, basketball, soccer, etc. To learn more or to enroll, click here.


To offer athletics and activities, many volunteers are needed to help
with concessions, coaching, taking tickets at games, etc.  Parents are
strongly encouraged to fully participate in these activities to help
make them available and enjoyable for students and families.

Lincoln Diocese Volunteer Requirements

The Diocese offers Safe Environment protocols for all the schools in the Diocese of Lincoln.
For more information click here.

Free concussion training for coaches and parents, go to the NFHS Learning center for more details.

2022-2023 CYAO Board Members:

  • Rick Ahrens, Athletic Director
  • Martin Barry, Booster Club President
  • Mike Weiss, St. Wenceslaus Representative
  • John Kreikemeier, Bishop Neumann Principal
  • Eva Fujan, St. John Representative
  • Jon Brabec, Cavalry Softball
  • Bryan Stuhr, Cavalry Softball
  • Bryan Choutka, Cavalry Wrestling
  • Dan Hoss, Cavalry Wrestling
  • Ross Plybon, Cavalry Basketball
  • Jessica Schutt, Cavalry Basketball
  • Chad Palensky, Cavalry Basketball
  • Eric Baumert, Cavalry Basketball
  • Reed Mayberry, Cavalry Basketball
  • April Hoss, Cavalry Volleyball
  • Karla Lechtenberg, Cavalry Volleyball
  • Marv Wiese, Cavalry Robotics
  • Kristin Hurley, Cavalry Robotics
  • Dave Stava, Cavalry Robotics
  • Fr. Lee Jirovsky
  • Fr. Matt Vandewalle