The Chicago Catholic Youth League is a not-for-profit entity, as designated by the State of Illinois. CCYL organizes sports leagues for the members of the conference, as defined below, for the purpose of fostering healthy athletic competition guided by Christian tenets among Catholic Schools in the city of Chicago. CCYL is organized to assist participating student athletes in having fun while achieving the proper balance of family, religion, academics, and athletics. CCYL membership is comprised of the Archdiocese of Chicago Vicariate Council II schools and other non-Vicariate Catholic Schools whose membership was approved in CCYL. CCYL member schools adhere to and follow many of the guidelines put forth from the Athletic Handbook of the Archdiocese of Chicago and general principles of Play Like A Champion.