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Westfield Youth Sports

Track & Field

Interested in Coaching?

Without our parent coaches our program cannot run efficiently or offer all the track and field events for our athletes.

If you are interested in helping to coach or volunteer, please contact the commissioner and let them know how you would like to help. You can also register to volunteer during athlete registration. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, just a willingness to learn alongside your athlete and a head coach.

We always need coaches with experience in the following areas:
long jump, high jump, javelin, shot put, discus, and starting blocks.

Registration

Track & Field - 2024

Welcome to WYSI Track & Field!


7-14 yrs. (born 2016 and before)

Registration closes on 04/12/2024 at 11:59 PM
$135.00

Middle School

Registration closes on 04/26/2024 at 11:59 PM
$135.00

AGE GROUP BREAKDOWN

WYSI track and field is open to all athletes 7-14 years old. WYSI follows the IYTA and USATF breakdown for age groups. Age groups are based on the participant's age on December 31st of 2024. Please refer to the graphic below.



GENERAL INFORMATION

TRACK & FIELD OVERVIEW

Welcome to WYSI Track & Field!

For 2024 we are building on the success of the program in recent years. The program will be open to all athletes ages 7+ on or before December 31, 2024.

This program is very much a fundamental skills building program filled with volunteer parent coaches who have a passion for the sport. Your athlete will learn the funadmental skills for events that they are interested in. We are always looking for parent coaches with experience or a willingness to learn the skills alongside their athletes and a head coach. 


DATES TO REMEMBER (dates are from 2023, 2024 is TBD)

Mandatory Coaches/Volunteer Meeting: April 10, 2023 @ 7 pm  (Zoom Link will be sent) 
Mandatory Parents Meeting: April 12, 2023 @ 6:30 pm (Westfield High School Stadium)  
Field Events Try Out Night: April 12, 2023 @ 6:30 p.m. (Westfield High School Stadium)
First Practice:
 April 17, 2023 @ 6:30 p.m. (Westfield High School Stadium)
Last Practice: June 22, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m. (Westfield High School Stadium)
Last Meet: June 24, 2023 @ 8:00 a.m. (Center Grove)

PARENTS MEETING/FIELD EVENT TRY OUT NIGHT

We will discuss the season in greater detail at mandatory Parents Meeting on April XX, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at the Westfield High School Stadium. While the parent meeting is going on, your athlete will have the opportunity to try out any or all of the field events. The goal for try out night is to narrow down what events your athlete would like to focus on during practices and meets. If your athlete is not interested in field events, they do not need to attend. The parent meeting will still be mandatory. 

PRACTICES, MEETS, AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • Practices: Practices will begin at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 7:30 p.m. One practice a week will have a 30 minute extended time to practice field events, starting blocks, or relay baton work. 


It is not required to attend every practice but encouraged to participate whenever possible.

We will encourage athletes to focus on UP TO three events for the season. Athletes will choose one event to practice during each practice which will allow our coaches to teach proper form/technique for each discipline. They will remain with that event the whole practice. They can choose another event for the next practice that week. 


In-House Meets: We will host two in-house meets. Athletes will have an opportunity to try a variety of events and get used to the flow of a track meet. These events are relatively laid back, fun and will show the athletes how a meet is run.


INDIANA YOUTH TRACK ASSOCIATION (IYTA) MEETS

All athletes in our club will have the opportunity to participate in four (4) local Saturday meets as part of the IYTA (Indiana Youth Track Association). Your WYSI registration allows each athlete to pick up to three events, not including relays, to participate in. THESE MEETS ARE VERY LONG. They start early and events run throughout the day. Your athlete may have a couple of hours in between events. 

**SAMPLE IYTA MEET TIMING:

8:15 am: 3000m Run, High Jump (9/10), Long Jump (8U), Shot Put (8U)
Age groups will follow each other on a rolling basis for field events
8:35 am: Hurdle events
9:15 am: 100m 
10:30 am: 200m (8U only)
10:45 am: 800m
11:30 am: 200m and 400m hurdles 
11:45 am: Relays 
12:30 pm: 400m 
2:00 pm: 1500m 
3:00 pm: 200m (all older age groups)
Last Event: 4x400m relay

**This is only an average. These meets may run behind or ahead depending on the number of entries each week. One weekend the meet may end at 4:00 while the next may end at 5:30. 


USA TRACK & FIELD

USATF Membership is not required for the IYTA Saturday meets. Information regarding USATF membership will be covered at the Parents Meeting. A USATF membership will be required for athletes wanting to participate in the USATF Indiana Youth State Meet. These meets will require a separate entry fee.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


Use the links at the top of the page to begin the registration process.

Open to children ages 7years old – 8th Grade (Born 2016 and prior)

Registration Fee*   

$125: Includes Entry into four (4) IYTA Saturday Meets and (2) In-House meets
 
* 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: April 9th.
**No Late Registrations Will Be Allowed**

CONTACT

Commissioners

The 2024 WYSI Track & Field Program will be commissioned by Carolyn West. Please reach out via the link below with any questions or concerns.


 
Track & Field Commissioner Email  

COACHES / VOLUNTEERS

Background Checks Required

If you’re looking to volunteer or coach during the Track & Field season, you’ll need to complete a background check. This is MANDATORY and different from the Westfield Washington Schools background check. You will need to be listed as a coach on the WYSI eligible coaches list before helping with athletes. 

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