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ST. JOSEPH CYO TRACK AND FIELD 2020 - PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Hello Parents and Players,

Welcome back to a new CYO season of track and field. The program is open to children K-8 living within the St. Joseph parish church boundaries. All children are encouraged to invite their friends to participate. Remember, it’s the only sport that every athlete has the opportunity to compete in all the events. The registration process consists of a series of program questions that are required for you to complete. Unanswered program questions is considered an incomplete registration.

REGISTRATION
Included in the registration process for you to read and complete are:
-Parental Permission, Health Authorization, and Release and Waiver*
-Code of Conduct and Social Media Policy Agreement
-CYO Concussion Information Sheet
-Volunteer Opportunities
-Uniform Order
-Registration Fees

*In addition to completing the Parental Permission, Health Authorization, and Release and Waiver forms during the registration process, the Oakland Diocese requires that this form be present at all CYO activities. Therefore, we need you to print out this form, complete it, and hand it to your coach during the first practice. Your child cannot participate in practice without this form being completed. Please download this form at: https://d2y1pz2y630308.cloudfront.net/22403/documents/2019/10/PermissionFormFillable6-13.pdf

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
A player has to play where they are eligible. Eligibility in CYO is established in one of three ways:
(1) If a child attends the parish school, they can play for their school.
(2) If the child is in religious education at the parish, both this year and last year, they can play for that parish.
(3) If the child and parents live in parish boundaries, they can play for that parish.

FOR FAITH FORMATION AND BOUNDARY PLAYERS, YOU MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF THE PLAYERS BIRTH CERTIFICATE. NOT INCLUDING THIS DOCUMENT IS AN INCOMPLETE REGISTRATION.

FOR BOUNDARY PLAYERS, YOU MUST SUBMIT PROOF OF RESIDENCE AND A MAP SHOWING YOUR RESIDENCE IN OUR BOUNDARIES. NOT INCLUDING THESE 2 DOCUMENTS IS AN INCOMPLETE REGISTRATION.

REGISTRATION FEES
The registration fee to participate in track and field is $65.00 plus $20.00 for a jersey top.

PLEASE NOTE that Sports Connect, the website that is processing our registration will be charging a $3 transaction fee. For example, if the registration fee is $65 and the uniform fee is $20, you will be charged $88 in total.

PARENTAL PARTICIPATION IN CYO
In order for this program to be successful, we need participation of parents. The coaches and team parents who volunteer countless hours each year are not the only ones responsible for the success of the program. Each family who signs up their child to play CYO sports must make a commitment to the program. This commitment includes volunteering time whenever it is needed as well as getting your child to practices and meets consistently and on time. Coaches understand that occasionally a meet or practice will be missed due to illnesses or unexpected events. Please contact the coach as early as possible, but no later than two (2) hours before practice/meet, to let them know your child will not participate. What is not acceptable is when a child repeatedly misses meets or practices without a good reason such as injury, illness or special family occasion. Other weekly activities such as other sports, etc. do not count as excused absences. This is detrimental to both the player and their team. The coaches will be instructed to keep track of repeated unexcused absences. Our program has many children on the waiting list each year, and we want to make sure that the child’s playing are totally committed to this program. The coaches will explain their individual policies to you at the first parent meeting after the teams are organized.

The due date for registration will be March 1st. If there are any questions, please contact:
Hiep Pham at (510) 789-7736 or [email protected]

About

2020 Season

Welcome to another year of CYO Track & Field. Our program is open to children K-8 living within the St. Joseph parish church boundaries. All children are encouraged to invite their friends to participate. Remember, it's the only sport that every athlete has the opportunity to compete in multiple events.

CYO Track & Field

Just like the Olympics, our program includes traditional running events, relay races, and field events. All athletes compete at their own level and are awarded medals and ribbons for their achievement. Everyone is a winner.

Our Program

St. Joseph Parish is a participant of Mission Valley Track & Field League, known to us as Section III. There are 10+ parishes, approximately 500+ kids that compete during our regular meets. We generally have 5 regular meets during the season plus a relay meet, a Sectional Qualifier for the Diocese, a Sectional Final for K-2 and of course, the Diocesan Finals.

Our track program has been around for a very long time. On the average, we have about 50+ athletes that participate in our program. Grades 3-8 make up the majority of the team while K-2 accounts for about 20 kids. We also have an equal balance of athletes that are parishioners, Christians, and others who live within the boundaries of our church.

Track is an individual sport. Our league provides ribbons for merit of completion, regardless of what place the athlete achieves. As always, there will always someone who is faster or jumps higher, or throws farther. Our program teaches the kids to better their efforts each time. More importantly, we encourage the kids to have fun and acknowledge God's blessings each day.

Running Events

  • 50 Meter Dash
  • 100 Meter Sprint Race
  • 200 Meter Sprint Race
  • 400 Meter Middle Distance Race
  • 800 Meter Distance Race
  • 1600 Meter Long Distance Race
  • 4 x 100 Meter Team Relay Race
  • 4 x 400 Meter Team Relay Race
  • Tiny Tots Races - 25 Meter Dash

Field Events

  • Long Jump
  • Softball Throw
  • Tetherball Throw
  • Shot Put Throw
  • High Jump

Bill Ford Relay Races

  • 4 x 100 Meter Team Relay Race
  • 4 x 400 Meter Team Relay Race
  • 100-100-200-400 Meter Sprint Medley Race
  • 200-200-400-800 Meter Medley Race

Schedule

Practice Schedule

Practice location is at Irvington High School 41800 Blacow Road, Fremont.

K-2nd

  • Tuesdays at 5pm-6:15pm*
  • *Before daylight savings time, practices will end at 6pm.
  • Cancellations may occur due to weather condition.

3rd-8th

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5pm-6:30pm*
  • *Before daylight savings time, practices will end at 6pm.
  • Cancellations may occur due to weather condition.

Track Meet Schedule and Other Important Dates

  • Track meet location is at James Logan High School 1800 H Street, Union City. Times are approximate. Cancellations may occur due to weather condition.
  • February 11th (Tuesday) - Track Practice starts @ Irvington High School
  • March 1st (Sunday) - Final Registration is Due
  • March 7th (Saturday) at 12:00pm-1:00pm - Mandatory Parent Meeting at St. Joseph Church, Fremont
  • March 12th (Thursday) at 6:30pm - Coaches Workshop at St. Clement McCollum Hall, Hayward
  • March 15th (Sunday) at 11:15am-4pm - Practice Meet (no timing)
  • March 22nd (Sunday) at 11:15am-4pm - Time Trials
  • March 23rd (Monday) during the evening (time to be determined) - Pictures
  • March 29th (Sunday) at 11:15am-4pm - Regular Track Meet
  • April 5th (Sunday) at 11:15am-4pm - Regular Track Meet
  • April 12th - NO TRACK MEET DUE TO EASTER
  • April 19th (Sunday) at 11:15am-4pm - 3rd-8th Sectional Qualifiers
  • April 26th (Sunday) at 11:15am-4pm - Bill Ford Relay Meet
  • May 3rd (Sunday) at 11:15am-4pm - K-2nd Finals
  • May 8th (Friday) at 5:30pm-9pm - 3rd-8th Diocese Meet 800m & 1600m Championship at James Logan HS
  • May 9th (Saturday) at 8am-4pm - 3rd-8th Diocese Meet All Remaining Events Championship at Diablo Valley College in Concord
  • Date TBD - End of Season Celebration

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Events

Order of Events

Event order are subject to change. Times are approximate.

Running Events 11:45am-4pm

  • 4x100m Relay (Girls)
  • 4x100m Relay (Boys)
  • 1600m (Girls)
  • 1600m (Boys)
  • 800m (Girls)
  • 800m (Boys)
  • 400m (Girls)
  • 400m (Boys)
  • Prayer/Tiny Tots Race
  • 100m (Girls)
  • 100m (Boys)
  • 50m (Girls K-5th)
  • 50m (Boys K-5th)
  • 200m (Girls)
  • 200m (Boys)
  • 4x400m Relay (Girls)
  • 4x400m Relay (Boys)

Field Events 11:45am-3pm

The field events usually all open at the start of the meet.

  • Shot Put (Boys 5th-8th)
  • Shot Put (Girls 5th-8th)
  • Tetherball Toss (Boys 3rd-8th)
  • Tetherball Toss (Girls 3rd-8th)
  • Softball Toss (Boys All Grades)
  • Softball Toss (Girls All Grades)
  • Long Jump (Boys All Grades)
  • Long Jump (Girls All Grades)
  • High Jump (Boys 5th-8th)
  • High Jump (Girls 5th-8th)

Cougars!

Coaches

Volunteer Coaches & Coordinators

Our team of volunteer coaches and coordinators go through Safety Training and Fingerprinting as mandated by the Oakland Diocese. All are volunteers. They are not paid for their time. They mentor their athletes to promote the sport of track & field and instill confidence to kids from Kindergarten all the way to 8th grade. We welcome you to join our team.

Coordinator

Hiep Pham
CYO Certified, SJ Parish Coordinator

Coach Hiep is a 5 year coach for CYO. He is the parish coordinator as well as coaching of all grade levels. He has two boys participating in the sport.

Coaches

George Fontelera
CYO Certified, Coach 3-8

Coach George is a spartan athlete. He will be focusing on relays, shot put, strength and conditioning for our team. He has one child participating in the program currently.

 

 

Rudy Malanum
CYO Certified, Coach 3-8

Coach Rudy comes to us with extensive experience in physical training. He is CPR certified and a former US Marine. He has two boys participating in the program. Coach Rudy will be responsible for conditioning and strength development.

Please contact Hiep Pham if you would like to join our team or for any questions you may have about the program.

[email protected]
(510) 789-7736

 

Allan Bernales
CYO Certified, Coach K-8

Coach Allan is a 4 year coach for CYO. He has one child in the program. He will focus on K-2 development which includes running and jumping, skills he brings from coaching CYO basketball.

 

Jason Quock
CYO Certified, Coach K-8

Coach Jason is also 4 year coach for CYO. He also has one child in the program. He will assist in K-2 development including relays and field events.

 

 

Rick Eno
CYO Certified, Coach K-8

Coach Rick is also 4 year coach for CYO. He has two children in the program. He will assist in K-2 development including relays and field events.

 

 

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