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Sport Overview

Welcome to WYSI Track and Field. For 2018 we have exciting news to share regarding changes to the program, practice and meet schedules and additional opportunities for our athletes to compete in local track and 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 and Field.


Practices, Meets, and Information

Practices will begin May 15th promptly at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 7:15 p.m. Regularly scheduled practices will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. It is not required to attend every practice but encouraged to participate whenever possible.

We will host two in-house meets scheduled for 5/24 and 6/14. 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 will be the 50m dash, which will begin at 6:00 p.m. 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, 3200**, 100m Hurdles; Relays: 4X100 and 4X400

Field events for in-house meets: Shot put, Discus, Javelin, Long Jump, and High Jump; Pole Vault for 6th grade and older.

* This is NOT the order of events. We will hand out order of events at Parents Meeting
** 3200 will only be contested at 6/14 meet


Indiana Youth Track Association Meets

New this year: All athletes (born 2011 and later) in our club will have the opportunity to participate in four local Saturday meets as part of the Indiana Youth Track Association (IYTA). The dates and locations of these meets can be found on our calendar.

Additional information can also be found on the Indiana Youth Track Association website; IYTA is Indiana's Premiere Track and Field Association. We will discuss these meets in greater detail at the Parents Meeting on May 14.


USATF Membership

Westfield Track Club is a USATF Member Club. USATF is the governing body of Track and 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 the USATF Junior Olympics State Championship Meet. Those who qualify at the State meet will be able to compete at the Region 7 meet in July. Upon qualification at the Regional meet, an athlete will have the option to participate at the USATF National Junior Olympics Championship Meet. Registration is optional ($20) and can be completed on the USA Track & Field website. 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 State Meet: June 16-17 at Ball State University
  • USATF Region 7 Meet: July 5-8 at Ball State University
  • USATF National JR Olympics Meet: July 23-29 Greensboro, NC

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.

SafeCoach Course

All Coaches and Coaches Assistants need to complete the free SafeCoach course.  This course takes about 3 hours to complete. Click here to begin the "Safecoach" 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 2011 and prior)
                                     $95 (born 2012 or 2013)
     Includes Entry into 4 IYTA Saturday Meets

  • Registration Deadline: May 10 (*Early Bird: on or before May 1)


* 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)


Dates to Remember

  • Mandatory Coaches/Volunteer Meeting: May 14 (5:45pm at Middle School Cafe)
  • Mandatory Parents Meeting: May 14 (6:30pm at Middle School Cafe)
  • First Practice: May 15 (6:00 p.m. at High School Stadium)
  • Last Practice: June 21 (6:00 p.m. at High School Stadium)

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