Track & Field Contacts

Director, Track Program Michael Amador Email Me
Co-Director, Track Program Eric Moos Email Me

Track & Field

The goal of the Ascension Youth Track Program is to develop a child's track and field skills in a safe, positive environment which promotes Christian values.


Who Can Play?

All boys and girls, ages 5-15 (in grades Kindergarten through 8th), are eligible for participation in the track program if the child's family is a registered Member of Ascension Parish, lives within the Ascension Parish boundaries, or attends Ascension School. The eligibility of a child to participate in a given age division is determined by his/her age as of July 31st of this year.

Starting in 2020, the age cut off is July 31. Kids run in the age group of whatever age they will be on July 31 of that year.

Example: Usain Bolt Junior's birthday is June 20, 2011. He will be 10 Years old by July 31, 2021 therefore he runs 10/11 age bracket, even though he is only 9 years only on the day of the CYC Prelims and Finals in May. This keeps kids of the same grade running together.

We Need Your Help!

The following positions are available for the 2022 Track Season. Please contact Michael Amador or Amber Rogan if interested.

  • Track Coaches at all age divisions
  • We would love a sprint coach!

Events

Event 7 & Under 8/9 10/11 12/13 14/15
50M Dash X        
100M Dash X X X X X
200M Dash X X X X X
400M Dash   X X X X
800M Run   X X X X
1600M Run   X X X X
400M Relay   X X X X
800M Relay   X X X X
1600M Relay   X X X X
Softball Throw X X      
Standing Long Jump X X      
Running Long Jump     X X X
High Jump     X X X
Shot Put     X X X

General Information

Team Formation

All players participate as a single team with assignment to events based on age and gender requirements, as well as player election and in some cases, player performance. Each child is guaranteed participation in at least one event.


Registration and Fees

Registration typically runs from mid January mid February each year.

Fees are $45 per participant.

A late registration fee of $5 applies to any late registrations after February 21st. After March 1st, we can no longer accept registrations.


Uniforms

Fischer’s will be supplying our track shirts and it is the responsibility of the player/parents to go to the store, get sized, and place the order. Cost will be $10. This track shirt will be yours to keep and will be used for many years so feel free to order a size up so it fits longer.


Practices

mid-March through mid-May 2022

  • Wednesdays, 6-7pm at Priory, all ages
  • Sunday, 8-9am Chesterfield Central Park, 800m and 1600m kids

2022 Meets

Please be aware track meets are super fun and can last all day. Participants are free to come and go as time between events allows. Bring plenty of food, water, games, and umbrellas for the sun and rain.

Blue & Gold April 9 All Ages TBD

Nash Dash

April 23

All Ages Hixon Middle School
CYC Prelims

May 7

All Ages St. Dominic
CYC Finals TBA   Top finishers from the CYC Meets to be recognized

 

Example track meet timeline:

9:00 AM 1600 Meter Run SLJ 7-8-9, SP 10-11, HJ 10-11, RLJ 10-11
10:00 AM 100 Meter Dash SP 12-13, 7U SThrow-immediately following 7U 100 meter dash
11:00 AM 400 Relay(4 X 100) SP 14-15, RLJ 14-15, HJ 12-13, 8-9 SThrow- following 8-9 4x100
12:30 PM 400 Meter Dash  
1:30 PM 50 Meter Dash 1PM. RLJ 12-13, HJ 14-15
2:00 PM 800 Relay (4 x 200)  
3:00 PM 800 Meter Run  
4:00 PM 200 Meter Dash  
5:00 PM 1600Relay (4 x 400)  

Mandatory Parent Participation

Parent participation is MANDATORY to help out with practices and at the meets. We are required to provide one (1) parent volunteer per ten (10) track participants at all meets. Each family will be required to help out with (1) practice and work (1) shift at a meet. This does NOT fulfill your work duty requirement for the Athletic Association.

Volunteer Information

Parent Participation - We Need Your Help!

All parents are encouraged to volunteer in a Sports Program as a Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager, practice/game helper, or party organizer. If your team already has a Head Coach, please ask him/her what you can do to help the team. Or contact the appropriate Coordinator for details on how to help. Parent Participation allows us to continue to provide sports programs!

Each volunteer must fulfill their Archdiocese obligation by being compliant with the guidelines listed below. Non-compliance means we cannot accept volunteers that we greatly appreciate and need to make our Ascension programs successful.


Parent Volunteers
​Coaches & Assistant Coaches​
  • All Coaches and Assistant Coaches must register each season in Team Sideline (no fee to register)
  • Please visit the "Coaches Corner" tab for Coaching requirements