GOAL Athletics

Greek Orthodox Athletic League (GOAL)

The GOAL of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago is a home for athletics that traces its roots back over 50 years. Its focus is growing the principles of healthy competition, sportsmanship, and fellowship through its offerings for our youth and young adults. The GOAL’s offerings include: (1) the GOAL Basketball League for 3rd-12th Graders, along with its Men’s League; (2) the Metropolitan Iakovos Memorial Thanksgiving Tournament; and (3) softball and basketball tournaments for youth & young adults throughout the year.

The leadership of the GOAL includes its Commissioner and Executive Board of volunteers.


2021 GOAL Season & Metropolitan Iakovos Memorial Tournament Information

The 2021 Metropolitan Iakovos Memorial Thanksgiving Tournament (MIMT) will take place at various parish locations from November 26-28, 2021 for all participating GOAL basketball teams! The following weekend (December 3-5, 2021) the GOAL Regular season will begin. Below is the Schedule for the 2021-22 GOAL Season, the brackets for the MIMT, and Rules, Registrations, and Roster forms for both.


Click to view/download the following documents: 

- 2021-22 GOAL Youth Regular Season Schedule

MIMT Brackets

Rules & Regulations

Roster Forms



Latest News & Events Latest News & Events

  • Junior Olympics Relaunches and Registration Opens for its 40th Year »

    April 15, 2021

    The Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago announced the dates and registration information for its annual Junior Olympics, which will take place in person after last year’s cancellation caused by COVID-19.

  • YAL Summer Softball »

    April 14, 2021

    Join us for a softball tournament for young adults (ages 18 - 30) at SS. Constantine & Helen in Palos Hills, Illinois! It will take place every weekend starting June 27th thru August 1st during the afternoons/evenings.

  • CANCELED: Metropolis of Chicago Junior Olympics »

    March 10, 2020

    *In light of the rapidly changing developments with COVID-19, and our steadfast commitment to the safety and health of our parishioners, the Metropolis of Chicago has cancelled the Junior Olympics. His Eminence Metropolitan Nathanael and Father Kosmas Kallis extend their sincere prayers to you and your families during this time of crisis.

  • 36th Annual Junior Olympics Opening Ceremony »

    May 29, 2017

    Metropolitan Iakovos of Chicago officially opened the 36th Annual Metropolis of Chicago Junior Olympics this morning.

  • 35th Annual Jr. Olympics »

    June 9, 2016

    On May 27-29, nearly two thousand youngsters representing, thirty-six parishes, ages 7-18 participated in the 35th annual Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago Junior Olympics. Parishes from Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Iowa, and Minnesota were all represented during this joyous event of Christian Athletic Fellowship.