Welcome to the ICD Track Team!
TRACK and FIELD Team Information
The Immaculate Conception Dardenne Track and Field team started in 2010, and is a member of the St. Louis CYC Sports Association. CYC track has been competing for over 68 years. The CYC runs three qualifying meets, followed by the CYC City/County Final Meet. Each CYC team competes in one qualifying meet. Top 6 finishers in each event move on to the final meet. The three qualifying meets have over 2000 kids competing to make the final meet.
The ICD track team also competes in 2 to 3 additional meets prior to the CYC qualifying meet. This gives kids an idea what track competition is all about. These meets also give coaches an idea which events are best for each child. Kids are expected to participate in 2 meets prior to the qualifying meet.
CYC Track is a very demanding and competitive league. We hold practice sessions 3 day a week. If kids only practice once a week, it is very unlikely they will be competitive. Before you decide to sign up, make sure you can commit to making at least 2 training sessions a week, and make at least 2 meets prior to the CYC qualifying meet Saturday, May 5th.
The track program seeks to achieve these goals:
• Maximize physical fitness though training 3 days a week
• Focus on self improvement, confidence and technique
• Establish a foundation for speed, agility and endurance
• Provide a safe environment for kids while providing a Christian atmosphere
Our program includes both boys and girls ages 6-15 (pre- high school). Track events include sprints, distance and various field events. Eligible youth include parishioners and non-parishioners as long as they live in the ICD parish boundaries. Age groups are based on the child’s age prior to May 31st of the current year.
Age groups are as follows:
• 7 and Under
Events per age group are:
• 7 and under - 50m, 100, 200, softball throw and standing long jump
• 8/9 - 100m, 200, 400, 800, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, softball throw and running long jump
• 10/11 - 100m, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, high jump, running long jump, and shot put
• 12/13 - 100m, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, high jump, running long jump, and shot put
• 14/15 - 100m, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, high jump, running long jump, and shot put
Registration starts Thursday, February 1st 2018 and ends Sunday, March 18th. Cost per child is $30, which includes entry into all meets. If needed, you will be required to purchase a red ICD track jersey from Johnny Mac's for $18. Track registration has a link to Johnny Mac's website at the top of this page. The team wears black running shorts. Any running shorts will work although you can also by one via the track jersey website.
Track season begins the week of March 12th and runs through May 19th. The team trains three days a week, if track time is available. We train at FZ West High School (working around their soccer & track season). Practice starts at 6pm and will last no more 1hour 15minutes in the beginning. We can go longer as sunlight allows. At times, if FZ West is not open on a scheduled training day, we will move to FZ South or Wentzville Liberty. Any last minute changes will be sent via e-mail, posted on Facebook or Google calendar. It is suggested you watch your emails regularly. We recognize families have multiple conflicts; participation in each practice is not mandatory, but highly suggested. More training means a better athlete.
During the CYC meets, athletes are limited to the number of events they can enter. The coaches will put kids in the events based on their results in the meets prior to the CYC qualifier. There are a limited number of spaces available per age group. Some age groups fill up fast. If you try to sign up and the age group is full they will be placed on a waitlist. In most cases, the waitlist is cleared, and they should attend training sessions.
The tentative track schedule is as follows:
• Thursday, February 1st - Registration opens
• Sunday March 18th - Registration closes
Training: Starts Monday, March 12 at 6pm
Trinity Meet: TBA (early April)
Incarnate Word Meet: TBA (mid April)
Holy Redeemer Meet: Saturday, April 21, @ Moss Field in Webster Groves
CYC Qualifying Meet: Saturday, May 5, @ Bishop Dubourg High School
CYC Finals: Saturday, May 19, @ St Dominic High School
Track updates are posted on Facebook regularly. See “ICD Track Team”
Important Dates to keep in mind:
• First Holy Communion - April 28 and May 5
• Confirmation - May 12
⇒ Track meets for the most part are run by parent volunteers. Each team must provide volunteers to help run each meet. Typically ICD provides 8-10 parents at each meet. Volunteer positions such as, timing, bullpen, and relay judge. These are easy positions, and no track experience is required.
You can subscribe to the ICD Track Calendar Here: Google/HTML or iCal
If you have someone signed up for Track, make sure you friend the track team’s facebook page. Updates, including practice changes, are posted on our page. http://www.facebook.com/icdtrack