CYO? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
Catholic Youth Organization. There is a moral/ethical code meaning that there is no swearing at any time as well as work toward the greater good. In addition, most track meets are led by a Catholic prayer and blessing (optional for those of other faiths).
WHERE ARE PRACTICES HELD?
In normal times, practices are held at the East Islip Middle School track. Currently we are seeking an appropriate practice facility(s) due to the ongoing pandemic.
WHEN ARE THE PRACTICES?
In normal times we have had practice times available from Tuesday through Thursday. K-3 practices from 5:15-6pm and 4-8 from 6:16-7pm. 1 practice per week is required, 2 practices per week is recommended. Parents choose the day(s) that work best for them.
The upcoming season(s) we are not able to comment on just yet.
WHAT ARE THE UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS?
For practices we request that your child dresses for the weather. Expensive track shoes are generally not needed at this level so whatever is comfortable is fine. For track meets, all athletes must wear their team jersey complemented by solid black shorts.
WHAT ARE TRACK MEETS?
The track meets are held throughout Long Island in both Nassau and Suffolk counties. These events are where multiple teams and athletes compete in events ranging from the 40 meter dash all the way up to a 1 mile race. Your child will have the opportunity to compete in 2-4 races depending on the meet rules presented. Meets are 2-4 hours in length.
DOES EVERY CHILD GET A MEDAL?
For those who participate in track meets, there can be opportunities to earn a medal or ribbon based on place of finish. For those who don't participate in track meets the opportunity is to be a part of a successful team.