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Incarnation Crusaders Athletics

CYO Track


Incarnation Track activities have been cancelled for the 2020 season.   


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INCARNATION TRACK - 2020  - -  GENERAL INFORMATION    
 

Registration – The deadline for registering for the 2020 season is Monday, March 2nd.  Athletes will be accepted after that date only if numbers permit additional team members.

Eligibility - All local athletes registered by the cut-off date, March 2nd, will be accepted as team members.  Those signing up after this date will be accepted as numbers permit on a first come - first serve basis.  Athletes from neighboring parishes and communities will be accepted as numbers permit in accordance with the bylaws of the Incarnation Athletic Board.

Two of our meets are sponsored by the Dayton CYO.  Those meets are open only to parish members attending the parish school or actively attending their parish’s religious education program.

Age Group Determination - The age group your son or daughter will be competing in is determined by his or her age as of Sept. 30, 2020.  For example, if he or she is currently 10 years old but will turn 11 in August, he/she will be competing in the 11&12 age group.  The age groups are; 9&10, 11&12, 13&14. We run a substantially reduced program for our Munchkin age group.  The Munchkins are our 1st and 2nd graders (by class, not age).  Their practices are less intensive and are designed to maintain their enthusiasm and interest.  Their meets are also low key and involve only their age group.

Practices - Our first practice will be held Monday, March 2nd, at Incarnation School from 5:45 – 6:45.  The next practices will be Thursday, 3/5, from 5:45 – 6:45 at Incarnation and Saturday, 3/7, from 12:00-1:30 at Incarnation.  The following weeks the practices will remain at Incarnation on Monday, 6:00-7:30, Thursday, 6:00-7:30, and Saturday, 12:00-1:30.

Our practices will mainly be at Incarnation School with some practices at the Centerville or Alter High School Tracks.  Starting the end of March through the end of the season there will be three practices during the week with a meet on the weekend.  A detailed practice schedule indicating times and locations will be sent out as soon as possible and posted on the website.  Additional voluntary specialized practices may be held at various times throughout the season.

The Munchkins will practice twice a week, Monday and Thursday, throughout March.  They will practice once a week when their meet schedule begins in April.  Their practice time and locations will be the same as the rest of the team.

Schedule - Our competition season runs from the end of March through May.  We have at least one meet scheduled every weekend of the season except for Easter weekend. The meets will be held at various high schools in the Dayton area, mainly at Centerville HS.  Finalized schedules will be available by the end of March.

The Munchkin schedule is very tentative at this time. Most of the meets will be on Friday evenings, mainly at Centerville HS, with a Saturday meet also possible.  We will pass out real schedules as soon as possible.

Entries to most of our meets are due during the week preceding that particular meet.  If your son or daughter cannot attend a meet, please notify us, in writing or e-mail, by the Tuesday preceding the meet. 

Registration Fees - The registration fee is $25.00.  There will be an additional fee for late registrations.  The fee covers all meet entry costs and includes a uniform top. 

Events - Our athletes will train and compete in the following events: 100, 200, and 400 meter sprints; 800 and 1600 meter runs; High Jump, Long Jump, and Shot Put, and for the 11 & Older, 3200 meter run, Hurdles, and Discus.  Team members will become acquainted with all the events associated with their age groups.  

Uniforms
- The uniform tops are provided and are for each athlete to keep at the end of the season.  Black shorts are preferred to complete running uniform.  Running or Umbro-type shorts are preferred but not required.

Equipment - A decent pair of running shoes is a must for all.  They will help prevent leg and foot injuries.  Spiked Track shoes are allowed this year for the older kids (not the Munchkins).  They do offer a slight advantage in some of the events but are not required.  They would only be worn during meets or practice sessions at the track. 

Layered clothing is best for practice as it can be removed or added as the athlete warms-up and then cools-down.  Water should be brought to all practices, even in cold weather.  Please put your name on all gear; water bottles, jackets, sweats, etc.

Parent Participation - We need your help to continue our program at its present level.  We are proud of the quality of our program but need more parent involvement to maintain it.  Our greatest need is for people to work at our meets.  We are responsible, to some extent, to help run every meet in which we participate.  There are a variety of jobs and no experience is needed.  Besides helping the program, it is also a good way to get more involved in your child's activity and to develop a better understanding of the sport.  If you can help in any way please indicate on the registration form or contact us.            

We also need parents, or others, who are interested in helping to coach.  We currently have a big need for help with the Munchkins and for the Field Events for the older kids.  We have been extremely fortunate over the years to have had some very outstanding and dedicated coaches involved in our program.  However, circumstances change, children grow up and their parents move on, families move, jobs change, etc.  Thus anyone willing to help us in this manner will be greatly appreciated.  Experience in Track is a big plus but not a must as we can teach you the skills to be passed on to the athletes.  Anyone interested in helping with coaching must complete the VIRTUS program training.          

Other Sports - We neither encourage nor discourage participation in other competitive sports during Track season.  Track is basically an individual sport. Your improvement in, and enjoyment of, Track depends upon how much time and effort you put into it.  For those competing in baseball, soccer, lacrosse, or other activities there will be scheduling conflicts.  We are very understanding.  Just make sure to inform us of any conflicts as soon as possible.

Communications
–The best source of information will be the website
www.Incarnationcyo.org.   We will use e-mail to communicate last minute schedule changes so please list your e-mail(s) on the registration form or register it with us via e-mail. We normally practice during most kinds of weather except for extreme cold, heavy rains, lightning storms, or other unusually inclement weather.  However, as parents please use your own judgment as to your child's attendance.

For any questions regarding the track team please call Bob Tomasoski @ 435-1147 or e-mail us  -  [email protected]