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INCARNATION TRACK - GENERAL INFORMATION


Registration –Registration is CLOSED for 2022 Track. 
The deadline for registering for the 2022 season for grades 3rd-8th will be March 23, 2022. 

Munchkins Registration will close on March 14, 2022.  

The registration fee is $30.00 from 2.14.22 - 3.5.22(Early Bird) and will go up to $40.00 from 3.6.22-3.14.22(Munchkin) and 3.6.22 -3.23.22 (3rd-8th).
The fee covers all meet entry costs and includes a uniform top. 

Eligibility -Open to all 1st-8th grade local school athletes.  (No Kindergarteners can run as the Munchkin Program starts in first grade.)
Munchkin Incarnation Track is 1st and 2nd graders. 
Incarnation Track is 3rd-8th graders.

Different from most Incarnation Athletics, all local school athletes are welcome and need to register in the window outlined above.  Once registration closes we will not be able to add runners to the team.  

Please note, two of the track meets are sponsored by Dayton CYO.  These meets are only open to members attending their parish school or actively attending their parish's religious education program.  (Incarnation religious education program is PREP.)  

Determination of Who Your Child Competes Against - This will be explained more once practices start but we want to communicate the following:

-Munchkins (1st and 2nd Grade) will run by their grade class - 1st and 2nd grade.  
-3rd Grade - 8th Grade - The competition group your son or daughter will be competing in is determined by his or her age ON April 30, 2022.   
Whatever age your child is on April 30, 2022 will be the age he or she will compete in for the remainder of the track season.  
Different from Munchkins the competition group for grades 3rd-8th is by AGE GROUP(age of runner on April 30, 2022) not GRADE.  

Practices
The first practice will be held Monday, March 14, at Incarnation School from 6:00 – 7:30pm.  The next practices will be Thursday, 3/17, from 6:00 – 7:30pm and Saturday, 3/19, from 12:00-1:30pm, both at Incarnation.  

Our practices will mainly be at Incarnation School with some practices at the Centerville or Alter High School Tracks.  Starting in early April 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 (6-7:30pm), 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.  Please note, the Munchkin 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.

Schedule - Our competition season runs from the beginning of April 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 south Dayton area.  Schedules will be distributed when all dates are finalized.

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 schedules when finalized 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. 

Events - Our athletes will train and compete in the following events: 100, 200, and 400 meter sprints; 800 and 1600 meter runs; Relays, 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. 

The Munchkins have a reduced event listing; 100, 200, 400, Relays, Long Jump, and Baseball Throw.

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 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 Safe Parish program training/background check.   

Parents of Munchkins - please consider volunteering to be an assistant coach!  We have a large team, so we need more coaches compared to other sports.  No experience is necessary and you don't have to commit to be at every practice.  You would need to complete the Safe Parish training and background check. 

In order for Munchkin Meets to run smoothly, we need A LOT of volunteers!  We ask the family of each Munchkin participant to please cover one volunteer spot at one meet, minimum.  Volunteering for more than one meet would be so helpful to the program.  Responsible older siblings are welcome to help as well.  For junior high students preparing for confirmation, helping at a track meet could be used for one of the required service projects.  Volunteer sign ups will be routed once the meet dates get closer.

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 this 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]