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ST. JOSEPH CYO CROSS COUNTRY 2019 - PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Hello Parents and Players,

Welcome back to a new CYO season of cross country. All runners from K thru 8th grade are welcome to participate. Cross country is a distance running sport. There are 5 regular meets per season held in various East Bay parks. The courses are laid out for distances between 7/8th of a mile and 1-1/8th miles & 1/2 mile for K-2nd. The meet dates have not been scheduled yet. Each meet has four races, grouping participants as: 3rd-5th grade girls, 3rd-5th grade boys, 6th-8th grade girls and 6th-8th grade boys. Runners who are younger than 2nd grade may run in the 1/2 mile races, the ONE mile 3rd-5th grade races or participate in the Fun Run. 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 cross country is $49.00 per runner. This fee includes the team Dri-Fit Shirt.

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 $49 you will be charged $52 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 September 12th. If there are any questions, please contact either:
Joanna Diaz Yoshioka at (510) 304-1220 or [email protected]
Cindy Imura at (510) 364-4015 or [email protected]

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