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2019-2020 Track Club Rules & Agenda


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Current rules for Peoria Inner City Track Club 2018-2019 Season. Please download to have for your review when registered or considering registration.

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2019-2020 Track Club Rules & Agenda

  1. 1. 1 Peoria Inner City Track & Field Club Rules & Regulations 1- Organizational Name & Affiliation: The name of the organization is The Peoria Inner City Track & Field Club. We are a USATF (United States of America Track & Field) youth member club. Otherwise herein referred to as “the PICTFC” 2- Age & Participation Limitations: The PICTFC allows track and field participants from approximately 10 to 18 yrs old with special consideration, and training for athletes beyond and below those ages in exchange for an extra fee where deemed appropriate. Athletes from all schools are welcome. Due to age restrictions relay team participants must stay between certain age guidelines, except as it pertains to practice situations. For 2019 The age categories for competition are as follows: Age Division Year of Birth 8 and Under (previously sub bantam) 2011+* 9 - 10 (previously Bantam) 2009-2010 11 - 12 (previously Midget) 2007-2008 13 - 14 (previously Youth) 2005-2006 15 - 16 (previously Intermediate) 2003-2004 17 - 18 (previously Young) 2001-2002** * Per USATF Rule 300.1 (c) “Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.” ** Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the 17-18 age division through that meet. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country events. For practice and local talent development only, there will be an exception to these guidelines in order to enhance school performance in relays or individual performance. To participate in USATF sponsored meets, the athlete will need to submit a birth certificate copy to confirm age. A copy of this certificate will be on file with the local club, the state USATF association and the national USATF governing authority to validate participation in sanctioned events. Times or marks achieved in sanctioned events are recognized in any USATF or IAAF competition or event worldwide.
  2. 2. 2 Peoria Inner City Track & Field Club Rules & Regulations 3- Practice Schedule & Location: Beginning Tuesday May 28 th 2019 With the exception of the following week,( June 3 rd through 7 th ) practice is scheduled every Tues. Wed. & Thurs. afternoon from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. There will also be special sessions from time to time for specific development such as speed development training. Ongoing special development training up and above what the club would normally offer may be subject to additional fees. Practice location will be Manual Academy (Russell Field) at 811 S. Griswold Peoria, IL. 61605. Practice times can vary depending upon weather conditions. Coach will notify all parents by preferred methods in the event of practice or schedule changes. 4- Weather Plan: There will be no practice in the event of temperatures that exceed 90 degrees or in the event of rain, thunderstorms or lightening. Otherwise, practice will take place as scheduled. We will notify registered athletes of the schedule for the day in question. Athletes or parents may call (309)648- 5351, take advantage of the PICTFC Facebook page, or Coach Burnett’s twitter account to confirm practice or scheduled meets if you are unsure. (See Section 12) 5- Insurance: Each athlete is responsible for the maintenance of their own insurance for injury and personal medical care resulting from participation in sponsored events. However, as a part of the USATF a liability insurance certificate is maintained for all practices and events in which the club participates and may have liability. The certificate shall be available for review upon request. 6- Training: We’ll do 3 types of training and routines 1- Introductory (for the one trying to find what they like to do or can do) 2- Intermediate (for the athlete learning and developing new technique and developing proficiency) 3- Advanced (for the athlete fine tuning all aspects of their routine and craft.) The methods used for practice, training, and development are scientifically based methods approved and endorsed by the USATF, IHSA, and NFHS in a mission to improve standards of safety and performance for all athletes and participants of track and field and interscholastic youth sports activities. 7- Travel: The club will travel at various times to various events. Our desire is to be able to have funds to travel together and as a team, however it may be that, due to lack of funds, that travel may be an independent venture funded by parents. We will be the best stewards of the resources that we
  3. 3. 3 Peoria Inner City Track & Field Club Rules & Regulations have to insure successful travel and participation in events, however families should be aware of the potential need in this area. 8- Disclaimers & Registration Fees For Participation: For 2019 there will be a $75.00 registration fee required for all athletes in this program. The fees are NON-REFUNDABLE. The registration fee provides a youth membership in the USATF and a standard club shirt. A signed participation waiver and disclaimer, and additional medical information forms must be received from the parent/guardian prior to participation in PICTFC training and practices. There will be no trips without parental notification, permission and an additional waiver being signed for that purpose. Unless otherwise donated, additional fees that the athlete and family may incur shall include but not be limited to: Attire: Uniform & Warmup fees Participation: Event & meet registration fees Meal expenditures in the event of travel We realize that not every athlete wants to participate in association or club meets. In those cases there will be no event registration fees, uniform fees, or meal or travel expenditures but full athlete club registration fees must be submitted along with a properly signed club application to train with the PICTFC. 9- Facility Safety Rules: Participation Of Non-Registered Athletes & Family Member Attendance We are a family oriented club and as such we invite the whole family to come to the track at any time to either watch the workouts or use the walking lane to get their exercise on. However, for safety reasons we MUST restrict access to the facility and training areas to athletes only. ~ NO unregistered minors are to be left unattended at the training facility or track at any time. ~ NO minor children are to wander and or run the track at any time without their parent by their side. ~ NO non-registered athletes shall receive training or participate in routines or use training equipment without first being registered and submitting the appropriate fee. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this rule. ~ At no point will an athlete or a parent be allowed to “try out” the club or its training process. There will be no “free practice” for individuals contemplating joining the club. Everyone who receives training must pay the associated membership fee and present properly signed club disclosures and applications prior to training or club participation. ~ With the exception of parents and or guardians, non registered athletes will NOT be
  4. 4. 4 Peoria Inner City Track & Field Club Rules & Regulations allowed to run with or train with their registered family members. ~ Registered athletes will not be allowed to “babysit” younger siblings while training. Failure to comply with facility safety rules shall lead to disassociation with the club and club activities. 10- Code Of Participant Conduct: All athletes are expected to maintain the utmost personal conduct at all times. If a participant is noncompliant at home, we would like to know such information right away as such insubordination could jeopardize an athlete’s status and participation with the club. The following behaviors also could result in suspension or restriction of an athlete from the club and club sponsored events: 1- Obscene language and profanity 2- Sexual harassment, sexual gestures, or sexual misconduct 3- Teasing, taunting, hazing or otherwise bullying behavior 4- Inappropriate dress and attire 5- Failure to follow instructions or comply with rules (insubordination) 6- Substance abuse or misuse 7- Cheating 8- Failure to comply with parental rules established outside of the league 9- Non participation in club sponsored community events & fundraisers 10- Breaking the law 11- Scope of the program: The PICTFC is active in training athletes in Reinforcing sound values, developing the student/community service athlete, expanding talent and core skills. Our aim is to not only develop athletic talent, but to also use this time to do some character development. We want to outline the importance of education, community service, and the important role and example of the athlete when it comes to setting an example. Areas of focus will include: ~ How to balance family and social environments and stay on track mentally. ~ How to deal with friends and other temptations that could sidetrack careers and life in general. ~ How to create long term goals, focus and stay on track with those goals ~ How to create and maintain a training schedule for peak performance during the athletic season ~ How to encourage and push one another to new levels of achievement and personal success
  5. 5. 5 Peoria Inner City Track & Field Club Rules & Regulations ~How to embrace codes of “teamwork” to develop common bonds and succeed in life The aim is to not only make Peoria Track and Field the competitive force that it once was in Central Illinois but also to help support shape and develop young lives to encourage them to be the best student athletes and citizens possible. 12- Online Information: Web Site: Facebook: Twitter: The rules and regulations outlined do not constitute the entire agreement for club membership and participation. Rules can be modified by the club at any time without notice and are binding. Such changes shall be made as they benefit the club and promote the safety and security of club members.