Track & Field - boys & girls grades 1 - 8

 Registration for Boys & Girls track & field runs from early January to mid-February.

 

 

Program Basics:



  • Grades 1 - 2 are considered an intramural program (not official CYO).  Emphasis is placed on learning the joy of running and participating in field events.  Coaches emphasize teaching basic skills and promoting good sportsmanship among the kids.


  • Events intramural program sponsors include: 100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, and 4 x100 relay as well as Standing Long Jump, Running Long Jump, and Javelin Dart.


  • Grades 3 - 6 are considered instructional.  Emphasis is placed on learning basic track and field skills.  At this level, the kids are exposed to the many different running distances and field events so they and the coaches can determine what suits them best. 


  • Grades 7 & 8 are considered competitive.  Emphasis is placed on improving skills and personal goals. 


  • Grades 3 - 8 are part of the official CYO Program.  Events CYO sponsors include: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, dash races, 1600 M Run, 4 x100 relay, and 4 x 200 relay as well as Standing Jump, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put, and Discus.


  • We know that all athletes have different abilities.  We welcome all boys and girls regardless of how fast or how slow they are.  Having fun and developing friendships are an integral part of the track program. 


  • All coaches are background checked and go through a CYO training course that emphasizes good sportsmanship. 

 

 

Meets:


  • Grades 1 – 2 have 3-4 regular season meets held at various sites in the western suburbs of Cleveland.  Meets are normally held on Saturday afternoons at Padua High School.  However, there may be some weekday evening meets in the North Olmsted/Westlake area. 


  • The final meet of the season is held at Padua High School, usually on the 3rd Saturday in May.  This meet includes all of the intramural track teams from the western suburbs of Cleveland. 


  • Grades 3 - 4 have 5-6 regular season meets held at various sites in the Greater Cleveland area.  Meets are held on Saturday mornings or Saturday afternoons. 


  • Grades 5 - 8 have 6-7 regular season meets held at various sites in the Greater Cleveland area.  Meets are held on Sunday afternoons.


  • The season ends with a CYO championship meet, composed of all teams, grades 7 and 8.  This meet is usually held on the Wednesday or Thursday (evening) before Memorial Day. 

 

 

Pratices:


  • Grades 1 – 2 begin in early April and run through mid-May.


  • Practices are normally held 1 day a week (Wednesday or Thursday) from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the North Olmsted High School track, weather permitting.  If weather is inclement, practices may be held at the St. Richard Gym. 


  • Grades 3 - 8 begin in early March and run through mid-May.


  • Practices are normally held 3 days a week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the North Olmsted High School track, weather permitting.  If weather is inclement, practices may be held at the St. Richard Gym.


  • Because of varying abilities, all athletes are closely monitored during practices. 

 

 

Questions concerning track and field can be directed to Bill Kosmac at (440) 777-9368 or by emailing him at 

wlblkfam@aol.com.