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.

2021-2022  Tournaments and Activities

September 13, 2021: First Basketball Practice

September 26, 2021: First day of Sunday School

September 26, 2021:  Welcome Back to Sunday School Picnic

October 2021: Annual Hay Ride at Butler’s Orchard (TBA)

October 30-31, 2021: Saint Sophia Cathedral (Washington, DC) 

November 13-14, 2021: Annunciation Cathedral (Norfolk, VA) (TBA)

November 2021: St. Katherine’s (Falls Church, MD) (TBA)

November 2021: Annunciation (Baltimore, MD) (TBA)

December 2021: Christmas Retreat at Saint Sophia with Saint Constantine & Helen (TBA)


January 2022: Vasilopita Cutting (TBA)

January 2022: Ice Skating with Little Angels and JOY (TBA)

January 2022: Saints Constantine & Helen (Richmond, VA) (TBA)

January 2022: Kimisis (Brooklyn, NY) (TBA)

February 19-20, 2022: Wilmington, DE

March 2022: St. George (Bethesda, MD) (TBA)

March 2022: GOYA Fundraiser/Charity

April 2022: Saturday of Lazarus – Family Communion

April 16, 2022: Set-up and cooking for Plaki Luncheon in FJ Hall (TBA)

April 17, 2022: Plaki Luncheon in FJ Hall (TBA)

April 24, 2022: Easter

April 30-31, 2022: Annunciation (Baltimore, MD)

May 8, 2022: Last Day of Sunday School, Mother’s Day & Cathedral Nameday celebration

May 13-15, 2022: Saint Sophia Annual Greek Festival

June 2022: GOYA Basketball End of Year Celebration  



  • 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.



(All classes will resume Sunday, September 26th with in-person instruction).

DIVINE LITURGY will begin at 10:00 AM; All students are asked to participate in the Liturgy with their families and then proceed to their classes AFTER Holy Communion.


2021-2022 Saint Sophia Cathedral
Sunday School Registration
2021-2022 Saint Sophia Cathedral
Sunday School GOYA Membership Application

2021-2022 Saint Sophia Cathedral
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

Effie Frankowski, Sunday School Youth Director


Stephanie Stratos



Practice (TBA)

We will be at Wootton High School most of the year as Whitman is still closed while they finish their addition.  Most of the practices will be on Monday, with a few weeks on Tuesday in November.  We also have BCC high school on Monday’s for some of the year as well.
We will start at Wootton (Main gym) on Monday 9/13/21.  Practices will be from 7:30-9:00pm.

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: