Ventura Tigres parents & athletes!
WELCOME TO THE 2015 VENTURA TIGRES SEASON!
With our first practices just a week away, this is the first in a series of several updates we will be sending out this week to help you prepare as we eagerly anticipate the start of track season next week!
In addition to a couple more "club wide" announcements before the first practice, you will also be receiving emails from your head coach so sometime between now and the end of next week. Please be sure to review anything sent out from your coach, it is important because the coaches may have specific information they need you to know so they can run an effective & productive practice session and prepare athletes for our first meet. That same information, in case you don't see it sometime between now and next week, can be found on the website (from the homepage, hover over Team News & Coaches, then to Team News and click on the age group). More information on staying updated below...
First day of practice will be Monday, February 9th at Arroyo Verde Park
Tuesday, Feb 10th for 8Us (Gremlins).
Please note: practice times at Arroyo for the first two weeks are 4:30 to 5:30. When we move practices to Buena High School on February 23 we will go begin our regular schedule: 4:30-6
8U Gremlins (2007+): Tues/Thurs
9-10 Bantams (2005-2006): Mon/Wed/Thurs
11-12 Midgets (2003-2004): Mon/Tues/Thurs
13-14 & 15-16 Youth & Intermediate (1999-2002): Mon/Wed/Thurs
Practice times are from 4:30pm-6:00pm (8Us finish earlier: between 5:30 and 5:45)
STAYING UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE SEASON:
We do everything possible to get all information to everyone during the track season - sometimes it requires a little effort on your side to - so PLEASE, if you feel you aren't getting everything, let us know! We do use the website to post all the information which then gets picked up and sent out by email and also fed out to our Facebook page and Twitter. We also have the option for text alerts if you wish to receive those. By default, we added everyone (using the email address provided at registration) to email lists. Thats one list for the entire club, and a list for each age group (5 lists total with the 13-14 and 15-16 being combined). For some of you, that means you could be on 3-4 different lists. Perhaps this is too much for you and you would like to monitor the website for updates yourself - and in that case you can opt out of receiving the emails - but do remember to check the website daily! If you have other family members who would like to receive the updates, you can tell them to sign up at the following URL: http://www.venturatigres.org/stay-updated/.
NEW & RETURNING TIGRES:
We have our highest participation level for a 3rd year in a row and have met the league maximum roster of 300. So in addition to a high return rate of athletes from prior seasons, we also welcome many new athletes this year.
Due to the nature of youth track & field, there are lots of questions that come up throughout the season, especially if you are new to track. To make sure your first experience with youth track and especially with Tigres is the best it can be, during the first week of practice board members will be introducing themselves and setting up "New Tigres Q&A/Informational" areas for our new families.
As always, throughout the season during practices, meets and by email, coaches and board members are available for your questions and concerns. (http://www.venturatigres.org/contact-tigres/).
Welcome again to the 2015 season, we look forward to welcoming many back and meeting our new athletes and parents!
2015 Board Members:
Barry Reagan , President
Margarida Eidson, Treasurer
Lana Campbell, Secretary & Outgoing members
Tammy Stender, Outgoing Board Member
Matt Hammel, Head Coach
Kris Shah, Volunteer Coordinator
Erin Sap, Data/Timing & Results
Kathy Daniel, 1st year member & Meet Staging
Kevin Baysinger, 1st year member & 9-10 head coach