A Coni USA track & field team will participate in the V Province of Macerata Olympics/Youth Games 2014. The Coni USA Delegation includes 12, 11 to 13 years old young Italian American athletes, 6 girls and 6 boys, two adult coaches-chaperones, and the Head of Delegation, the Cav. Uff. Mico Delianova Licastro. A national tryout starts in the New York Tri- state area are on May 17th and May 18th, 2014.
Athletes will travel to Italy from New York City on June 25 and return on July 2nd (One day later than previously reported.) The competitions will be held in the city of Macerata, in the the Marche Region, in addition the athletes will visit important cultural and tourist site. International travel, food and lodging is at Coni’s expense.
New York. May 11 – The V Edition of the Olympiad of the Province of Macerata is organized jointly by the Provincial Administration of Macerata and the Provincial Delegation of CONI and the Municipality of Macerata, in cooperation with the National Sports Federations ( NSF ), the Associated Sports Disciplines ( DSA) through their Territorial Representatives. Participation is for Italian athletes as well as for athletes of Italian origin from Argentina, Brazil , Canada, Switzerland, Venezuela and the United States, countries where Coni has a Representative.
To qualify athletes must be not less than 11 and not more than 13 years old within 2014, be of Italian origin by at least one out of four great grandparents who are or have been Italian citizens, be a student of a public or private school, have a recent medical certificate of authorization to engage in active sports, be in possession of a valid passport or commit to request one within a time to be agreed with Coni’s Representative in the USA.
At tryouts children must be accompanied by an adult parent or legal guardian and bring their running shoes (cleated shoes are NOT permitted). All participants will be assessed in all disciplines of racing: 80 m/dash; 80 m/hurdles, shot put, long jump, high jump, 1000m and 100 m/relay. The final selection is at the sole discretion of the coaches and Coni’s US Representative. Parents will be informed promptly if the athlete was selected as a team regular, or recalled for further assessment, or for a position as a reserve.
Tryouts will begin in the Tri-State (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) next weekend, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18,
STARTING at 11am on Saturday the 17th at the track field of the William Floyd HS in Shirley, LI:
- Saturday, May 17th, 11 am;
Where: William Floyd High School, 240 Mastic Beach Rd, Mastic Beach, NY 11951 (Click here for a Google Mapping)
(local directions: take I-495 to William Floyd Parkway South , turn left on Beacon St after Home Depot store, turn right on Hounslow Rd. Track entrance is at end of Hounslow Rd.)
Shirley, Long Island , NY.
STARTING at 11am on Sunday the 18th at the track field in Red Hook, Brooklyn (NYC):
- Sunday, May 18th, 11 am;
Where: RED HOOK TRACK in Brooklyn, NY (Click here for an interactive map from the Department of Parks)
To register, click here
Professional coaches assist Coni’s Representative Mr. Licastro in the selection process. A veteran of the program is Ms. Julia Pickslay, from California, an expert in ” motivational sports training.” The other coaches are : coach Eddie Arnold ( Southampton HS ) Mike Strokbine ( Speed Training Academy , LI) , assisted by Anthony Isabelli Mr’ Licastro’ trustee Mid – West ) and Claudio Delli Carpini (ass. coach specialista ostacoli.)
The selection of the team members who will go to the Youth Olympics of the Province of Macerata is based not only on athletic performance, but also on the result of an interview conducted by Mr. Licastro and the coaches who will assess some social and team based characteristics of the athletes.
The selection also takes place in other U.S. cities to decide who will be the lucky athletes who aspire to compete in the Italian Games and win a spot on the podium, in the most sincere spirit of the Olympic Movement, in experiencing great emotions both on the track steeped in history and culture of their roots.
For more information, contact the Coni’s US Representative Cav. Uff. Mico Delianova Licastro, at: 1-631-208-4442 ; or at: 1-631-566-0257. Or by e- mail: [email protected]