Welcome to the ICD Track Team Information Page

Repeat Champions!

2018, 2019, 2022 CYC CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to a great group of hard working kids!

 

Track is Back!

2023 Track Team Information

 

If your kid(s) participates in track, you are making the following commitment:

-Kid(s) will compete in at least 1, if not both, of the pre CYC meets.

-Your kid(s) will compete in the qualifer and two track finals if they qualify.

 

Team Overview

The Immaculate Conception Dardenne Track and Field team started in 2010 and is a member of the St. Louis CYC Sports Association.  The CYC runs three qualifying meets followed by the CYC City/County Final Meet.  Each CYC team competes in one qualifying meet. Our qualifying date will be either Saturday, April 29th or Saturday, May 6th.  Top 6 finishers in each event move on to the final meet.  The four qualifying meets have a combined 2,000 kids competing.

The ICD track team also competes in two additional meets prior to the CYC qualifying meet.  This pre-CYC qualifier meet(s) gives kids an idea what track competition is all about.  The pre-CYC meet(s) also give coaches an idea which events are best for each child.  Kids are expected to participate in these meet(s) prior to the CYC qualifying meet. Coaches use the results of these pre-CYC qualifier meet(s) to determine which events are best suited for kids to excel.  The coaching staff will review these results, then determine which events each kid will enter at the qualifying meet.

CYC Track is a very demanding and competitive league.  We hold practice sessions up to 3 days 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 the  meet(s) prior to the CYC qualifying meet on Saturday, April 29th or Saturday, May 6th.

Our program includes both boys and girls ages 6-15 (pre-K-8th).  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.  If you are not in the ICD boundaries and your local parish does not have a track team, you are eligible to join the ICD team.

 

Age Group and Events

Age groups are based on the child’s age as of July 31st of the current year.

• 7 and under - 50m, 100, 200, softball throw and standing long jump

• 8/9 - 100m, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, softball throw and standing long jump

• 10/11 - 100m, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, high jump, running long jump, and 6 lb. shot put

• 12/13 - 100m, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, high jump, running long jump, and 6 lb. shot put-Girls/8 lb. shot put-Boys

• 14/15 - 100m, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 4x100 relay, 4x200 relay, 4x400 relay, high jump, running long jump, and 6 lb. shot put-Girls/8 lb. shot put-Boys

Registration starts Wednesday, January 15th and ends Monday, March 20th.  Cost per child is $40, which includes entry into all meets.  You will be required to purchase an ICD track jersey/shorts from BSN Sports.   BSN Sports link is 

http://bsnteamsports.com/shop/ALWFSkMWME

***The track jerseys run small.  Please order up a size.***

Store Open From: January 9th – March 1st

 

Season Information

Track season begins the week of March 13th through May 13th.  The team trains three days a week, if track time is available.  We train at Fort Zumwalt West High School (working around their soccer & track season).  Practice starts at 6pm and will last no more 1 hour 15 minutes in the beginning.  As the days get longer, we will train longer.  At times, if Fort Zumwalt West is not open on a scheduled training day, we will move to upper field behind the football field or to the ICD soccer practice field.  Any last minute changes will be sent via e-mail, posted on Facebook, Team Sideline app and Google calendar.  It is suggested you watch your emails regularly.  Some families have multiple conflicts; participation in each practice is not mandatory, but highly suggested.  More training means a better athlete.

Make sure to download the Team Sideline app on your phone.  Team Sideline will keep you updated on all changes and reminders.

During the CYC meets, athletes are limited to the number of events they can enter.  The coaching staff will place kids in the events based on their results in the meets prior to the CYC qualifier.  Kids can compete in four events, as long as one is a field event. 

It cannot be stressed enough, if your kid qualifies for finals, it is mandatory they make it to the championship meet on Saturday, May 13th. 

Important dates:

• Sunday, January 15th - Registration opens

• Monday, March 20th - Registration closes

• Monday, March 13th - First day of training  

 

Training and Meets

Training: Starts Monday, March 14th at 6 pm

Tentative training schedule all at Fort Zumwalt West High School. Please see team Facebook page, team email and/or Google calendar for updates and last minute changes.

March- 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 24, 27, 29, 31

April- 3, 5, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21, 26, 28

May- 1, 3, 4, 8, 9, 11

 

Inter Squad Meet:        Sunday, April 16th @ St Dominic High School 1 pm
                                     31 St Dominic High School, O'Fallon, MO 63366

Holy Redeemer Meet:  Saturday, April 22th @ Moss Field in Webster Groves approx. time 9 am - 3 pm
                                     630 S. Elm Ave, Webster Groves, MO

CYC Qualifying Meet:  Meet date could either be (will be updated when we know)

                                     Saturday, April 29th @ Cardinal Ritter High School

                                      OR

                                     Saturday, May 6th @ St Dominic High School 8 am-5 pm
                                     31 St Dominic High School, O'Fallon, MO 63366

 

CYC Finals:  Saturday, May 13th @ Desmet High School 8am

                     233 North New Ballas Rd, St Louis, MO 63141

 

Track updates are posted on Facebook regularly.  See “ICD Track Team"

Tentative training schedule all at Fort Zumwalt West High School. Please see team Facebook page, team email and/or Google calendar for updates and last minute changes.

Other important dates to keep in mind:

• First Holy Communion - April 29th and May 6th (The same dates as the qualifying meets.)

• Confirmation - May 13th (The same date as the final meet.)

 

Volunteering and Coaching

All 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 bullpen and relay judge. Parents are expected to volunteer! 

If anyone is interested in coaching, please contact:

Tom Borich

Icdsports.track@gmail.com

314-503-8525 cell