Availability: Practices may begin on March 1, 2017. Regular season meets will begin March 26, 2017. The program is open for children in grades 3-8.
Fees: Contact your Athletic Director.
Each “pod” is required to provide volunteers to assist in staffing the CYO Track & Field Meets. Below is a document containing the “pod” staffing assignments for the regular season meets. Volunteers should watch the videos in the tabs below and review the written material associated with their assignment before they arrive at the track.
All Meet volunteers are to report to the finish line tent at least 45 minutes before the start of the meet for sign-in as well as instructions.
TRACK AND FIELD MEET TRAINING VIDEOS & INFORMATION
The tabs of the section contain information and videos related to the roles of those involved in staffing a track & field meet. Please take a few minutes to review the booklet below as well as the tab related to your specific responsibility.
This video discusses elements of the Shot Put and the Discus.
CYO Track and Field is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. Practices begin in early March followed by regular season meets which begin in early April. Participants may compete in 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m races as well as 4 x100m relay, and 4x200m relay and the 200m Hurdles. The Standing Jump, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, and Discus field events are also held. The program concludes with the exciting Championship Tournaments in late May.
The goal of a CYO Coach is to facilitate a positive environment in which athletes can grow physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. For a list of the requirements to be a CYO Coach, visit the How to be a CYO Coach page.
CYO’s philosophy states that every player participates at all divisions of play. Each athlete must be treated with Dignity regardless of their ability. Participation on a team allows players to learn and understand the values of cooperation, teamwork, sportsmanship, responsibility and respect. CYO encourages each child to develop at their own pace while working for a common goal by regulating mandatory participation rules. The participation requirements are clearly defined in the sport rules. It is our Hope that each athlete can make a significant contribution to their team.
Genesis 1:27 reminds us “in the Divine image God created humanity.” CYO Athletics encourages every athlete and every coach to accept one another with compassion, respect, patience, kindness, humility and understanding.
Track and Field athletes use their skills and discipline to help them finish that race or place in a field event!