Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Preseason 2015 News

Hello everyone, and welcome to the 2015 season CYO track and field. Here's a look at the weeks ahead as we get ready to hit the track...

Tentative Schedule

I've posted the preliminary dates for the meets on our team web site:


It's likely that we will be back at Ygnacio Valley High in Concord for at least a few meets this season. We had so much fun and such good weather at YVH last year for their pre-season meet that I'm planning to attend again. CYO meets officially start the week after: the YVH event is for fun.

Please take into account family commitments like First Communions and Spring Break when looking at the meet calendar, and bring that information with you to signups...

Save the Date: Signup Nights

As in years past, we're setting up at Christ the King School room 222 for signups:
  • Thursday, January 22 - 6:00-8:00pm
  • Tuesday, January 27 - 6:00-8:00pm
Fees and forms will be updated on the team site soon.


You only need to attend one of the nights to register for the team, and we'll accept late registrations for a few weeks. Tell your friends!


We are planning for practices every Tuesday and Thursday, from 5pm until dusk.

Stadium construction at College Park High may disrupt us this year, forcing us to an alternate location. We'll do our best to keep an eye on the construction and warn everyone if we're unable to use CP. I hope any disruptions are minimal.

As always, CYO means being patient and flexible, and keeping our senses of humor and perspective.

Our first practice is Tuesday, February 3 at 5:00pm, hopefully(!) at College Park. Stay tuned.

Like to Run?

Did you resolve to run more in 2015? Do you have a good, loud mom-or-dad voice? Have you considered coaching?

CYO is volunteer-operated, and we are always on the lookout for parents who can commit to working one or both practices a week, plus helping out at meets.

Coaches attend a mandatory CYO certification meeting, complete a safe-environment course, and are fingerprinted through the diocese.

If you are interested in coaching, please see me at signup night and plan to attend our meeting:
  • Coach meeting, Wednesday January 28, 6:00pm at CTK school room 222
This is the same room as the signups, the day after the second session. Coaches are generally assigned to a practice group, and we divide up the team into groups based on the overall athlete breakdown and the amount of help we have.

Being a coach or assistant coach fulfills your family's volunteer requirements for the team, entitles you to some cool team swag, and puts you in the company of some of the nicest people I know.

Track and field experience is not required, but always welcome. The most important skills you can bring are a willingness to run and teach others to run, a positive attitude, and to enjoy kids being kids.

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