BANTAMS TEAM PAGE (9-10)

8-10 Head Coach

Jim Montgomery
CONTACT: 10u@venturatigres.org

Tigres Varsity practice this week 4:30 to 5:30

Hello 10U Tigres!

We had a great meet on Saturday and I am so proud of all of the athletes!

Saturday concluded the season for all of our JV athletes; however, we look forward to seeing them all at the end of season picnic on May 15th to celebrate a great season!

Our varsity athletes will have practice Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this week from 4:30-5:30.  The practice is shortened due to the smaller number of athletes.

Below is a list of the 10U athletes that qualified for the Varsity meet this upcoming Saturday, April 30th at Moorpark:

Brooklyn Moore (4×100)

Kaya Jackson (4×100)

Serenity Perry (4×100, high jump)

Tatum Hathaway (4×100, high jump)

Eva Azer (1600, 400, 4×400)

Maren Kuebler (1600)

Violet DeLeon (100, long jump)

Annabelle Nation (4×400)

Kori DeLeon (4×400)

Allie Swartzentruber (4×400)

Alistair Hood (4×100)

Bronson Mitchell (4×100)

Giankarlo Vega (4×100)

Liam Mitchell (4×100, 400, (4×400)

Hiro Ramos (1600)

Noah Torres (1600, 800)

James Quagliata (1600)

Jonathan Geske (400, 100, long jump)

Jude Stepp (400, 800)

Declan Feeney (4×400, high jump)

Ridhaan Chharlotre (4×400)

Sawyer Conlon (4×400)

Look forward to seeing the varsity athletes at practice tomorrow.

Jim

805-368-6999

Tigres JV Meet Tomorrow!

Hello 10u families,

Tomorrow is our last meet of the season. We still have several runners who are not signed up for any events. If your child is planning on participating and you have not signed them up yet, please email me tonight.

Also, if your child is running in the 4 x 100, please arrive no later than 8:15 AM. We put the teams together by that time and if your child is not there, they may not get onto a team.

Tomorrow’s meet is the largest of the year. We are expecting over 700 participants and can run longer so please plan accordingly (extra water, food etc.)

Looking forward to a great meet!

See you in the morning,

Jim

Meet this Saturday and Finals

I can’t believe we are nearing the end of the season. Most athletes have at least 2 meets left: the first being our last regular meet this Saturday 4/16 and the second being the Conference JV Finals West at Buena on Saturday 4/23. Athletes may have also qualified for the varsity finals which will be held on Saturday, 4/30.

Below is a description of the JV finals and the Varsity finals meets so as to help with any confusion regarding the events.

JV finals: April 23 at Buena High School
The JV finals are open to all athletes. In order to participate in an event in the JV finals the athlete needs to:

1) have participated in that event at least once during the regular season (except for relays, an athlete need not have competed in a relay during the regular season to compete in a relay at conference finals).

2) have NOT qualified for that event in the Varsity Finals. If an athlete qualifies for an event at the Varsity Finals, they can NOT participate in that event at the JV finals.  Also, the same event limit applies at the Varsity Finals (maximum of 4 events, a maximum of 3 running events, and 4×400 is excluded from the total).

Varsity Finals April 30 at Moorpark
The Varsity Finals are for the athletes that run the fastest, jump the farthest and highest and put the shot the furthest. For each event in each age/gender group the top athletes in the conference qualify for the championships. For sprints and field events the top 9 athletes qualify. For the distance events (800, 1600, and 3200) the top 12 athletes qualify. If there is a tie for the last slot they then look at the athletes’ next best mark.
Athletic.net keeps track of the top athletes for the conference.  The link for athletic.net is:
https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Division/Top.aspx?DivID=129725

Each club gets to send 1 relay team per age/gender group for each relay (4×100 and 4×400). A relay team member need not have run on any relay or competed with the other members of any relay prior to the Varsity Finals meet.

There is no event limit at the Varsity Finals; an athlete can compete in all of the events for which they qualify.  If an athlete is unavailable/doesn’t want to participate in the Varsity Finals, the athletes spot will not be filled by the next fastest athlete.

Co-Conference Championships May 14:
Qualification at co-conference is based on the results from the Varsity Finals. For laned events and field events the top 5 athletes from VCYTC and the top 4 SCYTFC qualify. For non-laned running events the top 8 from each conference qualify. If an athlete is not available to participate, they will take the next best athlete.
The location of the co-conference championships is still not certain. It looks like it will be at Rio Mesa High School.

Hope this helps. We have had a great season so far and lets finish strong.

Thank You

Coach Jim

Ventura Tigres vs. Camarillo Cosmos Tomorrow!!

Happy Friday 10U Tigres families!
We had another great meet last Saturday and we are really looking forward to our first home meet tomorrow at Buena High school. The meet begins at 8:30 am.

If your athlete has not signed up for events its not too late!! Email or text me the events your athlete would like to participate in and I will add them. If necessary, I can even add events tomorrow at the track. Please let me know as soon as possible.

Please have all athletes check in by 8:30 am if they are participating in the 4 x 100 relay, the 1600 meter run or high jump as those are our first events. Although we want all of the athletes that signed up for relays to participate, relay teams are made up of groups of four runners. If we don’t have enough groups of four runners, some athletes may not be able to participate in the relay. We do all we can to encourage additional athletes to join relay teams if we are short of four runners.

If you child has signed up for the 4X400 please have them stay for it. If one person doesn’t stay then the whole relay team cannot compete.

For all other athletes, we suggest arriving no later than 9:00 am to warm up and cheer on our team!
Please have athletes bring water and sunscreen tomorrow. Please remember that water is the only item allowed on the track with the athletes. Snacks and food must be kept with parents in the stands. Also please remember that parents are not permitted on the track at any time.

Thanks to our athletes, assistant coaches, and families, for all their hard work and support so far this season!

Looking forward to tomorrow,

Coach Jim

805-368-6999

10 Practice and meet signups

Hello 10U Tigres families!

We had another great meet yesterday and we are so proud of the amazing job our 10U athletes did!  We are really looking forward to the home meet at Buena High School this upcoming Saturday, March 26th.

There is NO PRACTICE this Wednesday, March 23rd as the Buena track is unavailable. The athletes are encouraged to go to Buena Wednesday if they are interested in watching a high school meet. We will have regular team practice tomorrow, Monday, March 21st and specialty practices on Tuesday March 22nd and Thursday, March 24th as usual.

I will not be able to attend the practice tomorrow so Coach Dave will have the signup sheet for the upcoming meet on Saturday.  I will be at both Tuesday and Thursday specialty practice this week.  If you are unable to sign up for your events on Monday, feel free to email me (jim@sureteq.com) with your event choices.

Please remember that athletes are only allowed to have a total of 4 events; however, they are allowed to add the 4×400 relay which does not count toward the 4 event total.  In other words, an athlete could have 5 events total if one of the 5 events is the 4×400 relay.  Also, keep in mind that athletes are limited to 3 running events (the 4×100 relay counts as one of the three running events but the 4×400 does not count).  Shot put, long jump and high jump are also offered as events for the athletes.  Shot put and high jump require the specialty coaches of those events to sign off on participation in those events based on attending two previous practice sessions.

Once again, thank you to all of our athletes, assistant coaches, and families, for all their hard work and support with this amazing 10U Tigres season thus far!

Coach Jim

805-368-6999

Tigres meet at Moorpark tomorrow!

Happy Friday 10U Tigres families!

We had a great first meet last Saturday and we are really looking forward to the meet tomorrow at Moorpark High school at 4500 Tierra Rejada Road in Moorpark.  The meet begins at 8:30 am.

Please have all athletes check in by 8:30 if they are participating in the 4 x 100 relay, the 1600 meter run or high jump as those are our first events. Although we want all of the athletes that signed up for relays to participate, relay teams are made up of groups of four runners.  If we don’t have enough groups of four runners, some athletes may not be able to participate in the relay.  We do all we can to encourage additional athletes to join relay teams if we are short of four runners.

For all other athletes, we suggest arriving no later than 9:00 am to warm up and cheer on our team!

Please have athletes bring water and sunscreen tomorrow as it should be sunny.  Please remember that water is the only item allowed on the track with the athletes.  Snacks and food must be kept with parents in the stands.  Also please remember that parents are not permitted on the track at any time.

Thanks to our athletes, assistant coaches, and families, for all their hard work and support with this amazing 10U team!

Looking forward to tomorrow,

Coach Jim

Tigres meet in Thousand Oaks Tomorrow!

Happy Friday 10U Tigres families! Also known as Bantams

The kids have worked really hard, and I am super proud of the progress they have been making 😊.  Thanks to our athletes, assistant coaches, and families, we have an amazing 10U team!

Tomorrow is our first official meet at Thousand Oaks High School.  This is a very large meet with around 600 kids competing.  Please make sure that your athlete wears layers of clothing as it will get very cool as the evening goes on.  Family members in the stands cheering on our runners may want to even bring blankets to help stay warm.  The meet will run through dinner and there will be some concession stands but be careful not to have your athletes eat too much or heavy foods that may impact their performance before they run.  Water is the only item allowed on the track with the athletes.

Also please remember that parents are not permitted on the track at any time.

The entrance to the track meet is on E. Avenida De Las Floras in Thousand Oaks.

Please have all athletes check in by 3:30 if they are participating in the 4 x 100 relay, the 1600 meter run or high jump as those are our first events.

Although we want all of the athletes that signed up for relays to participate, relay teams are made up of groups of four runners.  If we don’t have enough groups of four runners, some athletes may not be able to participate in the relay.  We do all we can to encourage additional athletes to join relay teams if we are short of four runners.

Looking forward to tomorrow and seeing all of our amazing athletes and their families and friends cheering them on!

Coach Jim

Reminder: Practice today at Ventura High. Same time.

Due to maintenance at the Buena High School Track, Tigres will be practicing at Ventura High School all this week starting Monday, March 7. Ventura High School is located at 2 North Catalina Street.

Both the Ventura High School and Buena High School track teams have graciously worked with us to make our practices fit with theirs this week. Our practices will overlap and we ask that all our Tigres athletes be especially respectful of this shared track space.

10U Practice Meet -Saturday, March 5th at Buena High School!

Hi 10U families,

Our athletes have been training hard, and we are all so excited that the meets are about to begin!

Our practice meet is this Saturday, March 5th at Buena High School. The event options are limited for this meet since the primary focus is training the volunteers. For this meet only, 10U will be able to participate in 1 field event and 2 running events. 

Our field options for this meet are the Shot Put and the Long Jump. Athletes must pre-qualify to compete in Shot Put and Long Jump and may attempt to do so at specialty practices on Tuesday and/or Thursday.

Our running choices for this meet are:

1600

400

100

4X400 (This is a “free” event that does not count towards their total running events. Tigres is known for our numerous 4×400 teams and we want to keep this fun tradition alive!)

The event sign up sheets will be on clipboards by my Coach’s bag on both Monday and Wednesday. I would like your athletes to sign themselves up for their events to increase their independence at the meets by knowing what events they have chosen. If your athlete will not attend the practice meet, we ask them to draw a line through their name. If they plan to participate but are not at practice this week, feel free to email me their choices by Wednesday evening.

The meet is scheduled to begin at 8:30 am. Please have your athlete arrive by 8:00 am and meet me by the Coach’s bag on the field (near where we warm up). We meet 30 minutes before the start of each meet to get the athletes their timing stickers, warm them up, and make last minute adjustments to relay teams.

We expect that the athletes will be independent at the meets. This means that at the time their event is called to staging, they get themselves to the 10U coach at the staging area so that they are ready to run when their event starts. Each athlete will receive a list of their events on their timing sticker at check-in. Coaches will not remind athletes throughout the meet of their schedule. Coaches will also not search for athletes who are not checked into the staging area when their event is called. If an athlete misses their race, they will not be rescheduled for a later heat.

Athletes must wear their Tigres Singlet to all meets and during races.  In addition, athletes must wear black running shorts (Tigres issued or otherwise).  Your athlete may wish to come to the meet wearing sweats (labeled) on top of their Tigres singlet and running shorts.  The mornings can be very cold so it is important that our athletes stay warm.  In addition, they should bring their own water, snacks, and sunscreen. PLEASE LABEL EVERYTHING!  I recommend that they bring a bag to hold their water, sunscreen and sweats on the field.  Since food is not allowed out on the track, athletes may bring another bag with snacks (labeled with their name) that can be placed under the 10U EZ-Up in the stands.

This Saturday will be shorter than a typical meet, but it is a great way to get a feel for what happens at our real meets and for our parent volunteers to learn their jobs.

Coach Jim

805-368-6999

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