Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Coaches' Eligibility Guidelines & Required Forms

Coaches’ Eligibility - In order to coach in the CYO Cross Country Program, an individual must meet the following criteria:

1) A Head Coach must be a mature Christian adult of at least twenty-one (21) years of age prior to August 1, 2015. Assistant Coaches have no minimum age requirement, unless specified by their parish.

2) All coaches, including assistant coaches MUST have attended the CYO Coaches’ Orientation Program prior to the start of their second year of coaching.  An assistant coach is defined as anyone who works with and/or instructs members of the cross country team more than one day a week. Orientation dates can be found online at  http://cyophilly.com/for-coaches-staff/

3) All coaches must meet any additional requirements of their parish, local, state and federal government

4) All coaches must provide their Parish every third year a Police Background Check Form and PA Child Abuse History Clearance. (visit these sites for forms  Police Check - https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp – PA Child Abuse - https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home) - and FBI Fingerprint - https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index.htm  or Disclosure Application.

5) All coaches must be listed on the “Coaches Affidavit” which is submitted with the team roster.
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is committed to the implementation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.   Therefore, all adults involved in ministry and service to children must provide required background checks and proof of attendance at the Safe Environment training for their parish.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Week 1 Results

Results are posted online by Run the Day. See the link to the right.

Excel results

Friday, August 28, 2015

2015 Cross Country Packet

2015 XC Packet

The packet has been updated to reflect the changes in PA Volunteer laws. These laws affect coaches and all volunteers working the meets.  Please be sure to download the packet.

Each coach is required to fill out a Coaches' Affidavit, and the Acknowledgement of Volunteer Requirements found in Appendix II in the packet.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

2015 Cross Country Coaches Meeting

Sunday, August 23rd, 7pm - St. Anastasia's School

ALL teams should have a representative in attendance! Coaches preferably.

Discussion will include meet / race scheduling, team assignments, changes to PA state laws regarding volunteers and other topics. 

Saturday, May 30, 2015

2015 Archdiocesan Champs - Final Results

Results and Team Scores

Congratulations to St. Andrew's - Newtown on their double championship!

Thank you to our many volunteer officials, coaches, parents, and especially the athletes who competed so well today and throughout the season.

Contrast Photos will be up soon

Monday, May 18, 2015

Archdiocesan Champs Updates

Performance List 

Time Schedule - Updated 5/19/15 - New Shot Put Schedule.

Directions to Farrell Stadium - West Chester University

Facility Map

T-Shirts and a complete meet program, including history of past champions, records and cross country champions will be for sale at the stadium. Medals are awarded to the top 6 finishers in each event and will be available after results are announced, not the completion of an event.  Any medals not collected before the completion of the meet will be forfeit. 

Relays - 4x200 will be run using a 2 turn stagger - i.e. in lanes for the 1st and 2nd leg, 3rd leg will break to the rail.  4x400 will be run using a 2 turn stagger, with the 2nd runner breaking to the rail immediately after receiving the baton. Because the entire race is not run in lanes athletes may not use the fly zone or line up outside of the exchange zone in the 4x200, 4x400, and 4x800.  Relays will be DQ'd if runners are lined up outside of the exchange zone right before the hand-off is attempted.

High Jump - Opening Heights:

NG - 3' 4"
NB - 3' 4"
MG - 4'0"
MB - 4'0"
CG - 4'4"
CB - 4'8"