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My 9-year-old daughter has been asking me about running track,
but her school (and school district--West Contra Costa County)
doesn't offer any PE at all, let alone track. She is in a local
soccer league (El Cerrito), but wants to focus on running and
jumping. A nearby Catholic school offers track, but we are not
Catholic. Anyone know of anything close we can steer her into?
Mother of girl who loves to run
Hi -- I have a 9 year old daughter as well, who LOVES running and
soccer! Your daughter is welcome to run on the ''Catholic'' team --
actually, a group called CYO. It is Catholic Youth Organization,
but it is open to ALL kids, regardless of religious affiliation.
You are able to sign up your child with the parish that is
considered your ''Home'' parish (i.e. usually the Catholic parish
closest to you). It is an organization that has been around for
eons and they also do basketball, cross country and volleyball,
at least. We have been pleased with the program and she really
loves it. I would just contact your closest Catholic parish and
ask for info. Good luck!
Daughter who runs
I'm looking for a track team for my 13 year old girl; she
goes to a small private school with limited sports
opportunities. Am wondering if any middle schools in
Berkeley/El Cerrito area accept outside students on track
or other sports teams?
My 13 yr old daughter runs for CYO (Catholic Youth
Organization). The organization is well established and
offers kids from early grade school through 8th grade the
training and opportuntiy to run competitively in meets
most every week-end from middle March to beginning of
June. They finish with a big meet at Diable Valley
College. We are not Catholic and it is not required to be
associated with the church in any way. You do have to join
the team of your local parish if they have a team. If they
don't you can join one close to your daughter's school. To
find your local Catholic church look in the phone book.
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