What a great meet we had this weekend at Newbury Park. Our 10U team members were flying around the track! We had lots of PRs, and everyone is getting noticeably faster and stronger in practice. I also saw lot of good encouragment.

I’m especially thankful for the good attitudes and 100% effort our 10U runners have been giving at practice and the meets! Coaching the team is a highlight of my week. Keep encouraging your athletes to do their best and cheer on their teammates.

We expect to have ribbons from the meets for PRs only. I’m excited that our team is focusing on runners improving their personal best times. More to come on this, as I get further details.


A few administrative notes and reminders:

-For upcoming meets, if your athlete is running the 4×100 relay, please try to be on site by 7:45am. It can be a scramble to put the teams together. If you’re not onsite in time, we may have rearrange teams and your athlete may lose their spot…Thanks to everyone for staying flexible. We’ve had several athletes step up when we needed another runner to field a complete team.

We will have NOT have practice or a meet during spring break: April 3rd-8th, BUT it would be great opportunity to get in some running with friends or family members!

-Thanks for everyone’s flexibility as we transitioned to paperless meet sign-ups. This seems to be working well, and we are incorporating “lessons learned.” Big shout-out to Coach Ryan N. (from 12U) for setting this up!

-A gentle reminder that parents are NOT allowed on the infield during any practice or meets.
This includes both team and specialty practice days. Siblings and friends (unless they are also Tigres athletes) are not allowed on the field even after practice is over.

-I can’t overstate how thankful I am to our AMAZING assistant coaches. We have a great coaching team (all parents) who love the 10U athletes and encourage them to give their best.

-Finally, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. We want to do everything we can to help our 10U Tigres learn, grow, and succeed

Stay Strong 10U,

Coach Stephen –

805-822-9341 (call/text), or 10u@venturatigres.org