Each Summer the CYO rallies children and families together from all counties to travel to the Disney ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to compete in the Track & Field Team Championships. the top 6 qualifiers from the County Championships are eligible to travel. Any Team CYONY alumni are automatically eligible to return with the team. This is an opportunity for our CYO athletes to experience strong competion built around a fun family trip to Disney World. Over the years, Team CYONY has had great success. Just this past summer we had team members set new meet records and qualify to attend the Junior Olympics.
The Track and Field Club Championships will be held the week of July 10th - 15th, 2017 at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. Of course, no one is obligated to go to the Florida meet. Deadlines for registration and room reservations can be found below. Please note that every child must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, no exceptions.
Click here to read about the team trip from 2013
- To view information regarding the AAU Track and Field Club Championships you can go to their website at http://aauathletics.org
- The CYO will make all arrangements to enter athletes in their events. CYO officials will be on site in Florida to coordinate our athletes’ events and practice sessions. No athlete will be entered in a multi-event (pentathlon, etc.). Free time will be available.
- The expenses are the responsibility of the athlete and his/her family.
- Qualifying For Team CYONY: the top 6 qualifiers from each county are eligible to join Team CYONY at Disney World. Any Team CYONY Alumni are also eligible to return to Florida with the team. Please be aware that if you qualify and decide to participate in the AAU Track and Field Club Championships, you will be contacted in early June regarding team practices. Athletes are expected to attend practices in order to be prepared for the Florida Meet.
The CYO will charge a per/athlete Fee of $150. Here is a list of what the fee covers:
- AAU Membership Fee
- Event Entry Fee (Club and Jr Olympics* if qualified)
- Team CYONY Track Uniform for athlete.
- Team CYONY T-shirts for all family members traveling to FL.
- Facility Fee (s) for Team CYONY practices leading up to championship.
- Team Management and coordination in Florida
INFORMATION MEETING DATES & LOCATIONS
Staten Island Meeting
Tuesday, June 13th, 6:30PM
CYO - MIV Center
6451 Hylan Blvd
Staten Island, NY 10312
Westchester, Bronx/Manhattan Meeting
Wednesday, June 14th, 6:30PM
Mount St Michael Academy
4300 Murdoch Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466
Tentative Checklist & Deadlines
||May 25th, 2017
||Contact Seth Peloso (212-371-1000,
) expressing your interest to join Team CYONY in Florida.
||May 31 or June 6th 2017
||Attend the Informational Meeting more convenient for you in Westchester or Staten Island.
||June 15th, 2017
||confirm “YES or NO” you will attend the Club Championship meet.
|Make your hotel accommodations and travel arrangements ASAP
For your convenience, there are two options to get you started with your accommodations. Please note that Pop Century will serve as the CYO Headquarters for TEAM CYONY. Don't wait, these hotels fill up fast.
Disney Sports Travel (for Disney Properties)
Call: Disney Sports Travel Operating Hours Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Saturday – Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST Office Number: (407) 939-7810
- Pop-Century Resort: View Hotel Here
Room Rate: $92 (w/tax =$104)
*This hotel will serve as the team head-quarters and site of meeting locations.
- All-Star Sports Resort: View Hotel Here
Room Rate: $92 (w/tax=$105)
Anthony Travel (Non-Disney Properties near track complex)
Call 800-736-6377 at Anthony Travel (office). You can speak to any representative.
||Deadline submission of checks/money orders/creditcard payment made out to CYO for $150
- CYO will start practice sessions for Team CYONY on or around this date
Practices will be held on Staten Island, Bronx/Westchester and possibly Manhattan depending on entries.
- CYO will begin registration for Team CYONY. A copy of the athlete’s birth certificate must be in our hands before this date. You may also upload the Birth Certificate during the online registration process.
||July 8 - 9
||Weekend of travel to Florida
||First team meeting at Pop-Century at 8:00pm for athletes starting competition on Tuesday.
First possible day of competition.
Second team meeting at Pop-Century at 8:00pm for athletes starting competition on Wednesday.
||Last possible day of competition
Scan and email a clear copy to
or mail a clear copy to:
Catholic Youth Organization
Attn: Seth Peloso
1011 First Avenue, 6th FL
New York, NY 10022
Important: Please Mail, fax or scan and email the following items:
- Copy of the athlete’s birth certificate (this can be uploaded during online registration)
- Flight Itinerary
- Hotel Accommodations
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to book with Disney Sports Travel or Anthony Travel?
No you do not, you are welcome to make your own arrangements.
When should I plan to arrive in Florida?
The day before you compete. Tuesday, July 11th, 2017 will be the first possible day of competition for our athletes. Some athletes will start on Wednesday.
We will hold a Team Meeting at Pop-Century on Monday, July 10 at 8:00pm for those athletes competing on Tuesday and a second meeting on Tuesday, July 11 at 8:00pm for athletes starting the competition on Wednesday. At this meeting we hand out the team uniforms, t-shirts for the family, and review the event schedule.
Arriving Monday would play it safe. Plus you can have a day to enjoy Disney if you don’t start competing until Thursday.
How long should I book my stay?
It depends on if your child qualifies for final competitions, which are held on Saturday. The Last possible day of competition is Saturday, July 15.
Is there a schedule available?
Yes, The Draft DISNEY Meet Schedule can be viewed here.
DRAFT SCHEDULE AVAILABLE HERE
When Do I need to make a commitment by?
If you would like to attend a meeting and learn more before you make the commitment, we would need to know by Thursday. June 15th.
Will the team Practice?
Yes, a practice schedule will be set for locations in Westchester/Bronx and in Staten Island for the month of June.
Do I need to rent a car when I get to Florida?
The Pop Century and All Star Sports resorts provide free shuttle service to the Athletic complex.
Also, i fyou stay in disney properties, they provide a free bus service from the airport to your hotel when you arrive and depart.
|Bronx & Westchester Practice Schedule
|Date & Time
- Monday 19 5:30 PM w coach Stefan
- Wednesday 21 5:30 PM w coach Stefan
- Saturday 24 10:00AM w coach Hughes
- Monday 26 5:30 PM w coach Stefan
- Wednesday 28 5:30 PM w coach Stefan
- Thursday 29 5:00 PM w coach Hughes
- Saturday 1 10:00AM w coach Hughes
- Wednesday 5 5:30 PM w coach Hughes
- Thursday 6 5:00 PM w coach Hughes
|Mount St Michael Academy
(click on link for directions)
|Staten Island Practice Schedule
|Date & Time
- Thursday 22 5:00 PM w coach Hughes
- Tuesday 27 5:00 PM w coach Hughes
- Wednesday 28 5:00 PM w coach Hughes
- Friday 30 10:00 AM w coach Hughes
- Monday 3 10:00 AM w coach Hughes
- Friday 7 10:00 AM w coach Hughes
(click on link for directions)