(*excluding Priority/Returning families – if you are currently registered with Tigres, please do not add yourself to this list)
“Tigres vision is to provide high quality track and field programs that enhance children’s lives”
(*excluding Priority/Returning families – if you are currently registered with Tigres, please do not add yourself to this list)
“Tigres vision is to provide high quality track and field programs that enhance children’s lives”
Hello ALL TIGRES & Happy Earth Day (4/22)! Our season is quickly approaching the end – and with that, a lot of things to update you on as we wind into JV & Varsity Finals. Including our last dual meet this weekend – there are three news stories included here and two post-season related items to share with you. Please read!
WEDNESDAY PRACTICE AT ARROYO VERDE
This weeks (4/23) Wednesday practice will be at Arroyo Verde due to Buena High Track hosting a home meet vs. Dos Pueblos.
SNAPPER JACK FUNDRASIER – 4/23
If your looking for a reason to skip out making dinner after the aforementioned change of practice venue, well then just zip down Day Rd after practice and pick-up dinner (or dine-in) at Snapper Jacks for our second (and last) fundraiser of the year to help Tigres afford new EZ-Ups for next season. Again, THIS Wednesday April 23rd, join us at Snapper Jacks and be sure to bring this flyer so that Ventura Tigres gets 20% of your check. Better yet, print two flyers out – and invite your co-workers/colleagues/friends/in-laws to buy you lunch at Snapper Jacks and give them the first flyer. Treat the family to Snapper Jack after practice and be sure to use your second! We will try to have some flyers on hand at practice Tuesday and Wednesday to hand out.
WEEK 6 MEET @ HERITAGE VALLEY BLAZERS
ATTENTION ALL TIGRES!! We have just one regular dual meet left coming this weekend with Heritage Valley Blazers – this will be our first away meet with Heritage Valley in quite a few years, and first one with them at Fillmore High School. Fillmore, as we all know can get very hot – but the forecast is calling for cool weather but we will keep an eye on that. As always be prepared with plenty of water.
Directions to the field are very easy – just take the 126 to Fillmore and turn left on either “A ST” or “CENTRAL” (see mini map below). Parking areas are highlighted in the map below – there is a small dirt parking lot behind the bleachers – if you arrive early – you may find a spot here. Otherwise you can find a spot on 2nd street where the FHS baseball field starts. Lastly, there is a public parking lot where the Fillmore Little League fields are just across the street from the track.
Other then the bleachers at this facility, there is little area to setup and stretch out (basically, spectating areas are standing areas only), so bring your padding to sit on and your portable shade for the bleachers, but please be courteous to those behind you and refrain from using ez-ups & shade tents, sport-brellas or canopy and canopy chairs except for the very top rows of the bleachers.
ANNUAL VENTURA TIGRES END-OF-SEASON PICNIC
We will be sending out complete details on this in just a few days, but want you to all mark your calendars and clear your day for Sunday, May 18th for the Ventura Tigres end-of-season picnic. Last year we enjoyed a departure from Arroyo Verde for the first time any of us can remember. This year, Tigres has reserved the perfect outdoor venue to host us – its large and accommodating and will be very private!
WHATS AFTER THIS WEEKENDS MEET?
With the last dual meet this weekend, there is still one but up to three more meets for Tigres athletes to attend:
JV Finals West May 3rd @ Oxnard High
Varsity Finals May 10th @ Moorpark High
Co-Conference Championship Meet May 17th @ Santa Barbara City College (VCYTC/SCYTFC)
Your coaches will be able to further elaborate on who qualifies for Varsity Finals, but all athletes qualify for JV FINALS (except for those who have or will qualify for multiple varsity events).
ATTENTION ALL TIGRES! Photo day is this week, Thursday, April 17th!
During practice, each age group will take turns posing for their team photos (not individual photos). Please try to make it so we dont miss too many Tigres in these photos!
We ask that you all come prepared with your uniforms ready to quickly throw or you can wear them for the duration of practice (Tigres Singlets and black running shorts). If you must wear an undershirt, PLEASE ONLY WHITE OR BLACK!
Speaking of photos – if you haven’t already looked, we have some great photos taken by Erin Mendez on our website: http://www.venturatigres.org/tigres-photos/ (you will need to sign in to view but if you cant remember your login you can reset it or if you need help, just email us http://www.venturatigres.org/contact-tigres/). There are also some great shots taken by Steve Eidson on the Tigres shutterfly page as well – details on how to access those are also on the Tigres website.
Mark your calendars for Thursday April 17th as no cook night and join us after practice for pizza at Red Brick and help raise funds for Tigres. No need to bring the flyer as long as you mention Tigres – but its ok if you accidentally print a few and forget them on the printer at work for others. Spread the word!
The largest youth track meet in the state – and one of the largest in the nation is back! This is a great meet for new and returning athletes and other then making for long day (so please plan according to your events) its a incredible experience that doesnt compare to any of our other regular season meets!
Please note, this meet is open to all age groups except Gremlins.
Meet 3 Results are live: http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=212249#62295
Also top 20 results can be found on Athletic.net: http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Division/Top.aspx?List=5884&SchoolID=62295
To view the top 20 marks for each age division, be sure to click the “report filters” option near the top of the page and then select the appropriate age group:
Also, select “20″ in the Records/Events drop down!
Have any photos you like to share from the meets? Please feel free to post them at VenturaTigres.org – you must be logged in to view and upload. Start by going here: http://www.venturatigres.org/tigres-photos/
Also, share the excitement of the meet by posting to instagram while at the meet and use hashtag #venturatigres!
With all of our Tigres athletes camping out in the tents, gear can get easily mixed up and/or misplaced. Please check your things to make sure you have your gear and did not accidentally pick up anyone else’s.
Today, we had several things that turned up missing. If you could please check to see if you accidentally picked up the following:
A black & gray Nike drawstring bag (same size as the Tigres drawstring bags) containing medicine & black running spikes with blue trim.
A black & red big soccer backpack with the VFC logo & Sofia embroidered on it. It contains a red warm-up jacket (Sofia #66 embroidered on it), soccer uniform (red VFC jersey “66″ on back, red soccer socks, black shorts), orange soccer cleats, black Addidas shin guards, blue water bottle, black sweats, turquoise sunglasses & misc. other things.
Boys black sweat pants left on the track near the timing tent.
If you do find any of those items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Any other things found, please bring them to the next practice to put in the Tigres lost and found.
As another reminder, please remember to label everything!
In this weeks update:
OLYMPIC CLINIC DISCOUNT CODE FOR TIGRES ONLY!! We wanted to remind everyone about the upcoming Olympic Track & Field Clinic – hosted by Ventura Tigres and featuring Team USA Track & Field Olympic Medalists. If your athlete is wanting to take his/her Hurdle, High Jump, Long Jump or Shot Put abilities up a notch, then this is a great opportunity to do just that! For every Tigres that signsup and attends, we will be paying $35.00 of your registration fee – but to make it easier, we are creating a code you can use at checkout.
The $35 will be deducted from either the $75.00 single session or the $100 two-session clinic. (making the fee $40 and $65 respectively). The code to enter at checkout is xxxxxxx (see the email version of this update for the actual code).
PRACTICE MEET: Week 4 of the 2014 season is under way and we are inching closer to our first offical dual meet – but first our practice meet this weekend, 3/8. For all the new Tigres or new to track – the practice meet is…well practice. And its not just for the athletes but for all the parents/volunteers, as well as coaches and board members who also volunteer their time during track meets. It lets all the athletes know what to expect, explains the volunteer posistions to parent volunteers and also is a refresher for everyone else returning from last season.
Your athletes will be picking their events for the practice meet with their coaches this week, so remember to ask when leaving practice if he/she signed up for events so the coaches can get the entries in for our meet management software. Coaches will be emailing about that and what days they will be picking their events. This will be the same routing each week from here on out. If you know your athlete will be missing practice on Thursday and events still have not been selected, we need to have them emailed no later then Thursday evening to get them entered.
APPAREL: On Thursday, we will have apparel setup again – this is the last chance before the practice meet to get your uniforms…if you have not ordered you can place your order online now by going here: http://www.venturatigres.org/tigres-uniforms-apparel/ but you should be ok to wait until Thursday to get what you need as we have more inventory on hand. For other items such as bags, hoodies, socks – we will be setup during home meets as well.
USING BUENAS FACILITIES: Most of you know already but we forgot to remind you all about a few rules in order to remain welcomed by our gracious hosts Buena High School and VUSD. FOOD & DRINK: Abolsutely nothing but water in a clear non-glass container is permitted onto the track or inside field. Absolutely no pets of any kind are allowed on the field. If you have family coming to watch a meet with you, please be sure to tell them if they do have pets. Its usually the outside family members and friends that arent aware and have to leave disapointed because they werent aware of the rules. And lastly (this is more a Tigres rule) unless you are on the field and signed in as a volunteer with your name tag, then you are not permitted onto the field. This is for both meets and practice. And DO NOT jump over the fences please. There are only two permitable entrances onto the field during track meets, the min gate where our athletes have been getting onto the field for practice and the other is on the same side but at the end where shot put is located. Both entrances are attended – please only pass (for safety) when the gate attendant gives you the OK.
Thank you all for helping to make this a great season already!
Hello Tigres – two important announcement for this week! We realize some of this may have already come from your coaches, so know nothing has changed – just making sure it gets out to everyone!
This week (starting today, Monday 2/24) we will be at Buena High School Track – and on Wednesday due to Buena High having a soccer game we will be at Arroyo Verde.
Here is the complete practice schedule for this week:
Monday: Buena High School Track, Y&I, Midgets, Bantams 4:30-6:00
Tuesday: Buena High School Track, Midgets & Gremlins 4:30-6:00 (Gremlins until appx 5:30-5:45)
Wednesday: Arroyo Verde, Y&I, Bantams 4:30-6:00
Thursday: Buena High School Track, Y&I, Midgets, Bantams & Gremlins 4:30-6:00 (Gremlins until appx 5:30-5:45)
There will be no apparel distribution this week.
The next apparel distribution date will be Thursday, March 6th from 4:30-6:00 at Buena Track.
An apparel tent for Sales & Distribution will be open at all home meets-starting at the practice meet on March 8th.
More adult sized singlets are scheduled to available by March 8th.
We have added a shot put category to the clinic that we announced last week.
If your athlete is interested in signing up but not sure if it is for him/her, you can consult with your coach!
The Olympic Track & Field Skills Clinic just got better!
Ramona Pagel, 4 time Olympian and former American record holder, will be sharing invaluable shot put techniques. This clinic now has something for everyone!
In addition, Shot Put and a Starts/Sprint technique may be added as well.
Who Should Attend: All Youth and High School athletes that want instruction from Olympic Medalists. Recommend for High Jumpers who have jumped 4′, Long Jumpers who have jumped 10′ and anyone currently competing in hurdles.
When: Sunday, March 9th – Session One (2:00-4:00) Session Two (4:00-6:00)
Where: Buena High School Track, Ventura, California
If you ordered or are waiting to order the regular & compression shorts, they are are due to arrive on Tuesday the 18th!
Shorts, singlets & other merchandise will be available on Thursday the 20th from 4:00-6:00pm at Arroyo Verde park.
There will be no apparel distribution on Monday-Wednesday, see you all Thursday!
Monday marked the official start of the 2014 Ventura Tigres season – and what a great turnout! With so many returning athletes as well as new due to record enrollment, its going to be an amazing season!
This notice is being sent just as a reminder that the uniforms and apparel table will be setup again today for you Gremlins and Midgets, and again on Wednesday and Thursday – it will be located at the end of the first parking lot (opposite end of the parking lot from where the bathrooms are). Please stop by between 4:30-6:00. The inventory is very low on some shorts, but we have more coming next week.
TIGRES UNIFORMS AND APPAREL STORE:
PLEASE NOTE: If you registered your athlete for Ventura Tigres – don’t assume you paid for or ordered uniforms! If you registered during “priority registration” (December 1st-December 31st), then you DID NOT pay for a uniform with your registration fees. If you did not order a uniform or any other Tigres items from the online store, but you need to, then you can do so now and pre-pay or elect to pay when you pick the items up.
Alternately, you may simply select and purchase the items during practice this week.
If you registered during “open registration” AND paid $150.00 per child/athlete*, then your uniform is paid and you would have received a order code to get a $40 credit in the Tigres store. If you are uncertain if you should have received a code, you can email email email@example.com to inquire.
If you have your code but still have not ordered uniforms, you can do so by going to the store (URL above) or bring the code with you to practice to redeem at the apparel booth.
*If you registered at the rate of $150.00 per child, but have not yet paid the registration fee, codes are generated/issued when payment is received
Here is the sales distribution information for orders placed on the Tigres website:
Monday-Thursday Practices (Arroyo Verde):
4:30pm: After Practice starts, parents can pick up Tigres apparel purchased or reserved through the website. Tigres apparel will also be available for sale. We are equipped to take credit card payments on site.
5:30pm: After Practice ends. The store will stay open until 6:00 p.m. to assist parents and athletes who would like to try on some Tigres apparel.
***Note: quantities are limited on the regular shorts and compression shorts in certain sizes, as the new order doesn’t arrive until the week of February 17th. So parents please be patient and we will get those items to you during the second week of practice.***
Any questions regarding apparel can be directed to Mike Easter @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome 2014 Ventura Tigres!! Registration has been closed and we have a full roster again this season. We are happy to welcome our returning families and look forward to meeting the new Tigres families.
There is a lot of information to take in, but we will start with the first day of practice:
Monday, Jan 10th for Bantams, Midgets, Youth and Intermediate
Tuesday, Jan 11th for Gremlins
WHERE TO MEET:
Practice for the first 2-3 weeks will be at Arroyo Verde Park – we will meet at the first parking lot near the bathrooms. Please look for Tigres Board Members under the EZ ups to turn in waivers and show birth certificates. Head coaches will be sending you more detailed instructions for the first day of practice specific to your age group.
WHAT TO BRING:
IMPORTANT!! ATHLETES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO RETURN TO NEXT PRACTICE UNLESS TURNED IN!
- MEDICAL RELEASE/SIGNATURE FORMS which you need to download, print and fill out: http://www.venturatigres.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/2014-tigres-verification.pdf
- YOUR CHILD’S BIRTH CERTIFICATE (OR A COPY) We don’t need to keep it, we just need to inspect it.
Also remember to come dressed appropriately with running shoes and clothes and be sure to have sweatpants and jackets for after practice. Water bottles, jackets, sweats and bags should all be labeled. You should be receiving e-mails from your coaches this week with more detailed instructions.
Schedule for the 2014 Season
GREMLINS: Tues & Thurs 4:30-5:30ish
BANTAMS: Mon, Weds, Thurs 4:30-6:00
MIDGETS: Mon Tues Thurs 4:30-6:00
YTH/INT: Mon Weds Thurs 4:30-6:00
Practices will be at Arroyo Verde until further notice, but we will move to Buena High in a few weeks.
Our first meet is a practice meet and will take place on March 8th. For anyone who will be experiencing their first meet – not to worry – this is why we have a practice meet. Kids will learn what to expect, and parent volunteers will know what their volunteer duty entails. You will be a pro by the end of the day!
This meet does count as one of your volunteer obligations, so if you are unable to be there it is imperative that you let the volunteer coordinator know. Contact Kris Shah at email@example.com for any questions.
Anyone needing uniforms (especially new athletes or athletes that skipped a year) – please visit the Apparel store NOW and make your orders. If we run out of certain sizes, we can still order in time for our first meet – but we need to know now so we can make the order!
In order to compete in a Tigres meet, an official Tigres Singlet (running jersey), proper running shorts and proper running shoes are required. Ordering uniforms and other Tigres merchandise is done on the Tigres website here: http://www.venturatigres.org/tigres-uniforms-apparel/
If you registered during the “open” registration period, and you paid $150 to register your child or children, then you should have received a unique “gift code” to redeem in the Tigres Apparel store which is equal to the amount of a Tigres Singlet and running shorts ($40) per athelete registered at $150.00. If you didn’t receive the code, please contact Erin @ firstname.lastname@example.org and your code will be sent to you ASAP.
Again, if you haven’t placed your order, please do so now.
**NOTE** For those with uniforms from last season that don’t fit – consider donating it to families in need – you can turn in to board members at practice.
If you have not already purchased track shoes, you can wait until your first day of practice to get recommendation from your coach. The type of shoe you wear can vary based on the types of events you plan to compete in.
Anyone who decides they no longer wish to participate, you will be issued a full refund if you request it prior to Tigres’ first practice (February 10). Refunds after practice has started, but prior to the practice meet (March 8) will be at 50%. Refund requests can be sent to email@example.com.
COMMUNICATION THROUGHOUT THE SEASON:
We understand how frustrating getting details can be – and we have worked hard to make sure information gets to everyone. We have several outlets for pushing the updates to you to make sure you get notified, but some of it you will need to opt into. You can make sure you know where to get all the news by going to this page:
The communication tools we use are as follows:
1) VENTURATIGRES.ORG: Everything gets posted to VenturaTigres.org and then automatically gets pushed out from there. Team wide news will be on the home page and then there is a page for each age group (from the homepage, in the top navigation mouse over “TIGRES NEWS” and look for your child’s age group.
Not everyone checks the website so from there – those updates to the site go to:
2) EMAIL: We have created 6 different mailing lists, and you could be on more than one, but at least 2.
The first email list is for the entire club – everyone who has signed up for Ventura Tigres this year. For that list – ANY info that gets posted to the website, you will receive by email. This is reserved for last minute info like a cancelled meet or practice, meet results, fundraisers etc…
Then we have an email list for each age group. And for any updates to the website posted by your head coach, they automatically get filtered and sent to, for example – all the families that have a gremlin running.
And, there is an opt-in list for specialty event information – like special training for hurdles or high jump.
We ask that you keep yourself on these mailing lists – but we will remove you at the end of the season and start over the following season. If you have other family members – spouse, nanny, and/or older siblings in charge of shuttling to practice – you can add those e-mail addresses by opting in to the email list at the “STAY UPDATED” page to make sure they get updated as well.
3) FACEBOOK: On the Ventura Tigres Facebook page. If you haven’t already “Liked” us, there do so here https://www.facebook.com/VenturaTigres. From there you can also go to the “Tigres Updates” tab for individual team updates but all of the updates will also go on to our main feed and consequently in your feed as well.
4) TWITTER: For Twitter users be sure to follow us on Twitter and we will try to keep up there too: https://twitter.com/VenturaTigres
(what is a Twitter user called? Twitterer? Tweeters? Tweeps?)
5) TEXTING/SMS: we have updates also pushing out to an SMS service called celly. More info on that if you go to the Stay Updated page on the Tigres site.
6) SMARTPHONES: Specifically iPhones and Androids – go to the VenturaTigres.org website from your phone and the website will recognize that you are on a iPhone or Android and show you just the news updates and for iPhone users, look for the falling icon that you can add VenturaTigres.org as home screen shortcut and act as a App.
7) # 6 was the last one – but if you have any ideas on how we can improve this – let us know.
TIGRES PICTURES / TEAM PHOTOS:
We do have a team photo day – one photo of each age group. But there are lots of other photos taken throughout the season. Steve Eidson has taken some great photos over the past 4-5 seasons – and we will see him on the field taking more this year (thank you Steve!!!). Last year we had two team parents helping with some great photos as well (Thank you Erin Mendez & Christal Anderson!) – but the photos we all take at meets could be some of the best – so if you like to share them you can do so on the Tigres photo page (http://www.venturatigres.org/tigres-photos/). There you will find some photos from last season and links to other Tigres photo sources — but also each of the meet pages has a public photo uploader tool. We will be adding a page for each of the meets for 2014 and encourage everyone to upload just a few photos. Please note: to view the photos on these pages, you DO need to be logged in so they are otherwise all private. If you don’t have a login or can’t seem to get logged in, email Erin @ firstname.lastname@example.org and he can reset/update your login.
SHUTTERFLY: We do have a Tigres shutterfly page here: https://venturatigres.shutterfly.com/. The password for this page can be found by logging into Ventura Tigres and going to the photo page.
FACEBOOK: Photos posted to Facebook can be viewed there or here: http://www.venturatigres.org/facebook-photos/
INSTAGRAM: Yep, there too! If you take pics at a Tigres event, you can use the hashtag #venturatigres and you will be sharing with anyone who is following Ventura Tigres on there.
Again, welcome to the 2014 Tigres Season – LETS GO TIGRES!!!
Your 2014 Ventura Tigres Board Members,
Barry Reagan, President
Lana Campbell, Secretary
Margarida Eidson, Treasurer
Matt Hammel, Coaching Coordinator
Kris Shah, Volunteer Coordinator
Tammy Stender, Board Member
Erin Sap, Web/Timing/Results
The Tigres practice schedule for this season has been announced!
Bantams, Midgets & Youth/Intermediate – we will see you at Arroyo Verde Park on Monday, February 10th at 4:30. Gremlins, your first practice is on Tuesday the 11th.
IMPORTANT! All athletes must have a acknowledgement/emergency release form turned in at the first practice and each athletes birth certificate must be presented for age verification. Athletes may not return to their next practice until this is done. Download the required form here.
Practice will form around the first parking lot – and Tigres Board Members will be at the ez-ups collecting your emergency release forms (see map below).