Dear parents,

As we (too quickly) approach the end of our regular season, please read the following important information

Upcoming meets:

Saturday April 15 Home meet against Newbury Park Panthers.  Meet start time 8:30 am, arrive at 8:00

Saturday April 22 Home meet against Heritage Valley Blazers Night Meet- meet start time 3:00pm, athletes arrive at 2:30

Saturday April 29 League Finals West (NP OX OJ @ VTA) at Buena 8:30 am start, arrive at 8:00

Saturday May 6th VCYTC CHAMPIONSHIPS @ MOORPARK High School (qualification required- see below)

Qualification for the VCYTC Championships is based on athlete rankings within our conference, as follows: For the 800M and the 1600M the top 12 athletes compete; for all other distances, the top 9 compete; for field events, the top 9 will compete.



Upcoming Practices:

Monday April 17th and Wednesday April 19th– regular Bantam practices

Monday April 24th– Bantam Fun Day at Arroyo Verde Park 4:45-6:00  More information to follow next week

Wednesday April 27– Last Bantam team practice for athletes not moving on to VCYTC Championships (see above)


Here are some important things to think about as we approach League Finals and VCYTC Championships:

Any and all athletes may compete at League Finals

– In order to compete in an event at League Finals, the athlete must have competed in that event during the regular season. If, for instance, your athlete thinks they want to compete in the 400 at League finals but they have not run the 400 at a previous meet, they must run the 400 this week or next week. The same goes for all field events.

– If an athlete qualifies for and decides to compete in an event at VCYTC Championships, they can not compete in that same event at League Finals – but they can compete in any other event (as long as they have previously competed in that event.) Exception –  if an athlete runs the 100 at VCYTC Championships, they can not run the 4×100 at League Finals and if an athlete runs the 400 at VCYTC Championships, they can not run the 4×400 at League Finals.

In terms of event limits, League finals and Championships count as one event.  That means that if an athlete qualifies for an event in Championships and wants to run a different event in the League finals their overall event limit  between the 2 meets remains 4 events with up to 3 events being running events.

I hope this makes sense, feel free to email me back with questions. I encourage you to encourage your kids to try a new race or two over the next two meets, to allow them to have more options with the League Finals and VCYTC Championships.

To see current league rankings, use the below link

Happy running and GooooOOOOO BANTAMS

Coach Carol