All boys and girls, ages 5-15 (in grades Kindergarten through 8th), are eligible for participation in the track program if the child's family is a registered Member of Ascension Parish, lives within the Ascension Parish boundaries, or attends Ascension School. New this year, the eligibility of a child to participate in a given age division is determined by his/her age as of May 31st of this year.
Also new this year, the age divisions will be renamed to 7 and under, 8/9, 10/11, 12/13, and 14/15. Available events are dependent upon the number of registered participants.
All players participate as a single team with assignment to events based on age and gender requirements, as well as player election and in some cases, player performance. Each child is guaranteed participation in at least one event.
Registration typically runs from February 1st to March 15th each year. Fees are $40 per participant. A late registration fee of $5 applies from March 1st to March 15th. After that date, we can no longer accept registrations.
Fischer’s will be supplying our track shirts and it is the responsibility of the player/parents to go to the store, get sized, and place the order. Cost will be $10. This track shirt will be yours to keep and will be used for many years so feel free to order a size up so it fits longer.
Parent participation is MANDATORY to help out with practices and at the meets. We are required to provide one (1) parent volunteer per ten (10) track participants at all meets. Each family will be required to help out with (1) practice and work (1) 2 hour shift at a meet.
There are five requirements for coaches that must be met in order to coach as Ascension. We realize fulfilling these requirements is an up-front time commitment for perspective coaches, but we need to ensure all our coaches have the proper training and background screening in order to provide a safe and positive experience for the children in the program. Each task is a one-time requirement for coaching any sport the Ascension Athletic Association.