Wednesday, March 10, 2021
With the announcement that CYO sports were approved to move ahead for a spring 2021 season, the CYO Track & Field Committee and the Region Track & Field commissioners began meeting to explore the logistical challenges facing the regions, and the health & safety protocols needed to ensure our athletes, parents, coaches, and officials safety.
In accordance with the health and safety protocols issued by the Archdiocese, all athletes, spectators, coaches, and officials will be required to wear masks at all time. Mask exemptions for athletes must be documented with a note from a doctor and sent to the coach and region commissioner in advance.
While we are moving head with a spring season, there will be significant changes from previous years. There will be no CYO Night at the Penn Relays, or Area or Archdiocesan championship meets this year. Regions are able to extend their seasons through May to allow flexibility in scheduling to respond to COVID-19 conditions.
Every Region is facing challenges with facilities due to COVID-19. The Track & Field Committee is requiring that only one spectator per family of athletes attend meets. Officials do not count as spectators, so this is a great year to volunteer!
CYO sports are run by volunteers. To hold a season, our volunteer coaches and athletic directors will have to retain the necessary information to effectively contact trace in the case of positive cases. Please be sure to assist them in whatever way you can.
Friday, July 17, 2020
The start of the fall CYO season has been pushed back to September 1, 2020. A reminder that, under CYO rules, no activities can take place until PA mandatory mask update is lifted.
Local parishes may be able to host certain activities under the guidelines that Archdiocesan CYO office will continue to put out. Philadelphia CYO Cross Country will not be coordinating local events. It will be up to the pastors, local CYO officials, and coaches to make arrangements and determine the best course of action for their parish.
We continue to pray for everyone's safety, for those we have lost, and the swift end of this terrible pandemic.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020
There have been a few significant changes to the CYO track program this year.
1.) The distance limit for CADETS has been increased to 3200M
2.) The order events has changed - please see the track packet. No new events have been added.
3.) A small parish merger rule has been created and is available to eligible teams effective immediately.
Please review the updated CYO track packet!
Good luck to all the athletes and coaches this season!
Philadelphia CYO Athletes have been invited to participate at an indoor CYO meet run by NY CYO at Ocean Breeze on March 28th. Please see the flyer here.