GOYA Basketball

Celebrating a winning tradition of sportsmanship and camaraderie, the cathedral’s basketball program is open to all students of the Sunday school program. With practices once a week and nearly 6 tournaments open to participation annually, the basketball program offers children the opportunity to develop their athletic skills in a fun team environment. Open to children ages 12-18. All skill levels are welcome.

2020-2021  Tournaments and Activities (TBA)

September 27, 2020: First day of Sunday School

September 2020: First Basketball Practice (TBA)

September 2020:  Welcome Back to Sunday School Picnic (Cancelled)

October 2020: Annual Hay Ride at Butler’s Orchard (TBA)

October 2020: Saint Nicks (Baltimore, MD) (TBA)

October 2020: Saint Sophia Cathedral (Washington, DC) (TBA)

November 2020: St. Katherine’s (Falls Church, MD) (TBA)

November 2020: Annunciation (Baltimore, MD) (TBA)

December 2020: Overnight Christmas Retreat at Saint Sophia (TBA)

January 2021 Ice Skating with Little Angels and JOY (TBA)

January 2021: Saints Constantine & Helen (Richmond, VA) (TBA)

January 2021: Kimisis (Brooklyn, NY) (TBA)

February 2021: Wilmington, DE (TBA)

March 2021: St. George (Bethesda, MD) (TBA)

April 2021: Saturday of Lazarus – Family Communion

April 2021: Set-up and cooking for Plaki Luncheon in FJ Hall (TBA)

April 12, 2020: Plaki Luncheon in FJ Hall (TBA)

April 2021: Easter

May 2021: GOYA Basketball End of Year Celebration (TBA)

May 2021: Last Day of Sunday School, Mother’s Day & Cathedral Nameday celebration (TBA)

May 2021: Saint Sophia Annual Greek Festival (TBA)



  • All Basketball tournaments have a dance on the Saturday evening of the tournament weekend. All GOYAN are welcome to attend the dances whether they play basketball or not.
  • All teenagers are welcome and encouraged to help run our basketball tournaments.



Pre-K – Grade 5 from 9:40-10:00 AM;

Grades 6 – 12 from 11:15-11:45 AM;

(All classes will be taught  virtually until further notice)

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Sunday School Registration
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Sunday School GOYA Membership Application

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GOYA Health and Emergency Form


Our Coaches

Boy’s Head Coach: George Wallace (
Boy’s Assistant Coach: Evan Gaginis (
Boy’s Assistant Coach: Christian Sbily

Girl’s Head Coach: Lia Psillos (
Girl’s Coach: Maria George (
Girl’s Coach: Michael Polchert (

Youth Director

Father Dimitri, Sunday School Youth Director (


Stephanie Stratos
Maddie Mereos



Practice (TBA)

Walt Whitman High School, Mondays 7:30-9:00pm

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  • From I-495 (the Capital Beltway), take exit 39 (River Road/MD-190).
  • Bear right at the end of the ramp to merge onto River Road/MD-190 East to Washington.
  • Make a left onto Whittier Boulevard (the 5th traffic light).
  • Whitman is a 1/4 mile on the left.

Registering for the Basketball Team

To register for the Cathedral’s basketball team, all children must be registered in the Sunday School program first. Please see the Sunday School program for more details. To sign up for the basketball team, please complete basketball registration forms OR CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE.

Sunday School Resources

Link to our classroom’s resources on the Saint Sophia website: