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Track & Field

SPORT OVERVIEW

Welcome to WYSI Track & Field.  For 2019 we are building on the success of the program after making significant changes last year.    Once again, we have numerous opportunities for our athletes to compete in local track & field meets.   In addition, we have the privilege of calling one of the state’s newest and best equipped track and field facilities our home!   Come be a part of this programs transformation and expose your young athlete to the many benefits of Track & Field.  

ONLINE CALENDAR:       2019 Track & Field Calendar 

The calendar link above will be consistently updated and should be referenced as the official schedule for our season.   You should be able to import this calendar into multiple formats.  

PRACTICES

Practices will begin (May 9th) promptly at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 7:15 p.m. (unless otherwise noted on calendar).    It is not required to attend every practice but encouraged to participate whenever possible.  

MEETS

We will host two in-house meets scheduled for May 22 and June 6.    Plan to be at the track by 5:50 p.m. with the last event finishing around 8:30 p.m. This time is approximate and may change based on the number of participants.   The first event (beginning at 6:00 p.m.) will be the 50m dash.   Athletes will have an opportunity to try a variety of events in our open call format.  These events are relatively laid back and fun.  Bring a blanket to lay out and watch from the infield.  Numerous volunteers will be needed to assist with officiating, timing and to ensure a smooth experience for our athletes.    

Track events* for In-house meets:  50m, 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1600m, 100m Hurdles;   Relays: 4X100, 4X400, 

Field events for In-house meets- Shot put, Discus, Javelin, Long Jump, High Jump,  Pole Vault (6th grade and older).


* This is NOT the order of events.  We will hand out order of events at Parents Meeting


INDIANA YOUTH TRACK ASSOCIATION (IYTA) MEETS

All athletes (born 2012 and prior) in our club will have the opportunity to participate in four (4) local Saturday meets as part of the IYTA (Indiana Youth Track Association).  The dates and locations of these meets can be found on the 2019 WYSI Track & Field Calendar 

Additional information about the IYTA can also be found here:

We will discuss these meets in greater detail at Parents Meeting on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m.  


USATF Membership

Westfield Track Club is a USATF Member Club. USATF is the governing body of Track & Field in the United States and serves as the organization that selects athletes for the Olympics.

By joining USATF, athletes will have the opportunity to participate in a series of USATF sanctioned Track & Field and Cross Country Meets.   USATF membership is optional ($20) and can be completed at:  USA Track & Field    Be sure to enter our Club # 16-1427 when registering. Families are responsible for all entry fee and travel related expenses.   This topic will be covered at the parents meeting as well.   

  • USATF Indiana Meet: June 15-16 - Ball State University, Municie, IN
  • USATF National Youth Championships:  June 25-30, Durham, NC
  • USATF Region 7 Meet: TBA
  • USATF National Junior Olympics Meet: July 24-28 Sacramento, CA

GENERAL INFORMATION

Commissioner

Jason Ferreri


Background Checks Required

If you’re looking to volunteer or coach one of our sports, you’ll need to complete a background check.

SafeSport Course

All Coaches and  Assistant Coaches need to complete the free SafeSport course.  This course takes about 3 hours to complete. Click here to begin the "SafeSport" course. After completing the course, please submit a PDF copy of the certificate to the league commissioner.


Registration Information

Open to children K – 8th Grade

Registration Fee*   $120 (born 2012 and prior) - Includes Entry into 4 IYTA Saturday Meets
                                  $95 (born 2013 or 2014)
 


* Register on or before the Early Bird deadline and receive a $20 discount (the discount will be applied at the end of the registration process)

Registration Deadline: May 3 (*Early Bird: on or before April 19)

 


Dates to Remember

  • Mandatory Parents Meeting: May 2nd @ 6:30 (Intermediate School)  
  • Mandatory Coaches/Volunteer Meeting: May 2nd @ 6:00 (Intermediate School) 
  • First Practice: May 9 (6:00 p.m. at High School Stadium)
  • Last Practice: June 20 (6:00 p.m. at High School Stadium)

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