MIDGETS TEAM PAGE (11-12)

Midgets Head Coach

Spencer Taylor
CONTACT:
midgets@venturatigres.org

12U/Midgets Week 3

Another good week for the athletes – We are attempting to ease them in (training plan in mind), but many are ready to jump into mid-season form!
Important TODAY– the bathrooms will not be open due to school closure. Please give your athlete a reminder to go before leaving for practice.

Reminder- For Safety Reasons, Athletes must be cleared by the Specialty Coach to participate in those events (Hurdles, High Jump, ShotPut, & Long Jump) at a meet.  Here’s the link to the Specialty Practice Schedule   https://www.venturatigres.org/practice

See you at the Track!

 

Excellent Practice#1… On to a FULL Week!

Hello, 12U/Midget Tigre Parents!
We had a terrific first practice! It was great seeing so many familiar faces and meeting our newcomers! Our toe was dipped in the practice pool, and now– On to our first full week of practice! Yes, there is something to do every weekday, should you so choose. The practice schedule can be found in the following link.

Practice Schedule

Full team practices are held on Maintenance Monday and Warrior Wednesday, while Specialty events (Shot Put, Long Jump, Hurdles, and High Jump) have practice on the other three weekdays. For our new 12u/Midgets, this will be the first opportunity to compete in hurdles and high jump, and I have already heard directly from several athletes of their eagerness. I must point out that, for safety, the athletes MUST be cleared by the specialty coach to participate in those events at a meet. To be clear, your athlete must attend the specialty practices at least until they are cleared if they intend to compete at a meet (and, hopefully, regularly thereafter). We have amazing Specialty coaches and I highly encourage all of our athletes to give ALL events a try. Last on topic- please keep Relays in front of mind! Tigres have always been very successful in Relays and we love to see our Orange and Black stripes fill the lanes.

We will continue to follow the pre-set practice plan that has helped make the Tigres so successful. Should your athlete ask you about certain exercises that they liked last year, please help us coaches and explain we will likely get to it a few times over the next ~12 weeks. The training plan is part of the process meant to help our athletes build to peak towards the end of the season. Effort they put in now is just as important as any other week.

PRACTICES THIS WEEK will run until nearly dark – closer to 6 than 5:30. We appreciate your cooperation at pickup!
COACHES NEEDED!!! If you haven’t yet signed up and can volunteer on Monday &/or Wednesdays please let me know.
• If you have heard other parents express that they have not received 12U/Midget specific emails, please advise to sign up on the Tigre website. We’d like all of our families to be well informed…

Looking forward to our 1st FULL week!
-Spencer

2020 TIGRES Midget 12U Division is underway!!!

On behalf of All Tigres Coaches  –  –  Welcome Athletes and Parents to the 2020 Tigres Season!
We are excited to catch up with all of the returning athletes and meet all of the new athletes joining this year.

It was a pleasure meeting many of you at last night’s Parent Meeting. Coach Matt shared a lot of good information & I will send a copy of the presentation, complete with links, as soon as I get a copy.

1st PRACTICE TOMORROW!    Wednesday, Feb 5     ENDS @ 5:30 (not the normal 6:00) owing to potential light issues.  Begins promptly @ 4:30.             No other practices this week.   Next week we begin the full schedule  https://www.venturatigres.org/practice/

We have some great Coaches but we need a few more!!!!  No experience required, just a good attitude and the availability to attend… Coaches are permitted to be on the field at meets!!!          Please contact me if you are able to help out  midgets@venturatigres.org

I will share more practice and meet specific info as the season moves along.  A few quick hits & reminders –

  • Please be punctual at practice pick up time. It will be dark and cold!!
  • Track rules-  Water only, no food inside the fence.  Coaches & Athletes only inside the fence during practice (+ active, applicable Volunteers during meets).  We Tigres are fortunate to have a fantastic relationship with Buena High School & we need to do our small part to maintain it.
  • We are transitioning away from our current Age Division name of ‘Midgets’ this year. This season, the term ’12U’ will be used along with the current name to prepare for next year’s complete drop of the term ‘Midget’.
  • Participation in other sports may present schedule issues for your athletes – please let us know!  And THEN get your athlete out for straight line running on pavement… Other sport conditioning is different from what we do on the track!!
  • There are 83 Tigres in our age group.  Please get their names on ANYTHING they bring/wear to practice (sweatshirts, water bottles, hats, etc).  Left/Lost Stuff really wants to find its way home!         AND, please include your athlete’s name when you contact us.  We’ll learn everyone’s name eventually, but it will take some time.
  • The meet schedule is posted, BUT some of the meet start times may change (for instance, Heritage Valley will likely be under the lights, the 2 day meet is a Friday evening/all day Saturday event, and one other home meet might have an early afternoon start).  I will let you if/when the start times are altered..

 

I am really looking forward to getting started tomorrow… This is going to be a great season!

-Coach Spencer            midgets@venturatigres.org

 

Midgets- Finals Meet Wrap up and Post Season Practice Schedule

Dear Parents,

Our Midget team came out yesterday and absolutely rocked the Finals West Meet! From relay heroes to the midget mile full of amazing PRs, to fast sprints and finally the G4x400 where they raced against the clock and beat it with seconds to spare, it was a day of pushing past comfort zones and achieving personal and team success. What a day!

For many of our Midgets, this marks the end of the season. We will meet again on Sunday May 19th for our club wide picnic where we will share food, stories, and highlights of the season. Athletes will also receive team photos, ribbons that they did not collect during the season, and a gift. We will also enjoy a video of the season. In other words, this is a must-not- miss event and we hope to see you all there. For details on the event, please see the Tigres website.

For those athletes moving on to Conference finals and/or Co- conference Finals, we will hold practice this week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 4:30-6. Practices will include sprint/distance workouts as usual followed by specialty practice including relays and all field events. If your athlete is only running distance or sprints and not competing in relays or field events, feel free to pick them up at 5:30.

If you have any questions, please contact me at midgets@venturatigres.org or text 8053206544

Warmly,

Coach Carol

Midgets- This week, Finals and Championships

Saturday’s meet against Newbury Park marked the end of the regular season. As usual, the Midgets came out with great attitudes and competed hard! Many athletes tried new events while others set new Prs. Hopefully all had fun!
We are now moving on to the championship season. As a reminder, ALL athletes are eligible to compete in the Conference Finals on May 4th. However, if your athlete secured a spot in the Championship meet for an individual event, they are not eligible to run that event in the Finals. Also, in order to compete in an event at the Finals this weekend, they must have competed in that event during our regular season.

We will be practicing as normal this week, with regular team practices on Monday and Wednesday and a full schedule of specialty practices on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday’s practice will be a quick workout followed by fun and games. A towel may be helpful for the ride home and we may run a little late:)

This will be the last week of practice for those athletes who did not qualify (unless you are chosen for a relay team) for the Conference Championships.

We would like to congratulate the list of athletes below who have qualified for the Conference Championships on May 11th. This is a huge accomplishment! The athletes below have qualified for individual events – we will also be working this week to finalize relay spots and should have that solidified by the end of Wednesday practice. Our goal is to send as many athletes as possible to the Co-Conference Championship on May 18th and we will be asking for many of our athletes to run relays at the Conference Finals on May 4th and the Conference Championships on May 11th. Please stay tuned for the announcement of those teams.

Here is your list of 2019 Midgets Conference Championship qualifiers:

Ty Brown 100M, 200M, 400M, 80M hurdles, Long jump

Julian Fuentes 100M, Long jump

Julian Cartellieri 400M, 800M

Chance Leandro 800M, 1600M, 3200M

Camden Taylor 1600M, 3200M

Henry Fulk 1600M, 3200M

Asher Bayless  80m hurdles, High jump

Kai Hargett 80M hurdles, high jump

Finn Conboy Shot-put

Brody Daw 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 1600M, 3200M

Olivia Mobley 100M, 200M, 400M, 800M, 3200M, 80M hurdles, shot-put, long jump

Sierah Villa 100M, 200M, 80M hurdles

Kameron Rodriguez 200M, 400M

Melanie True 400M, 800M, 1600M

Aelo Curtis 800M, 1600M, 3200M

Emerson McMeekin 800M, 1600M 3200M,

Melina Duffy 3200M, high jump

Caroline Von Gunten 800M

Lily Jones 1600M

Peyton Mendez 80M hurdles, high jump

Bennett Rodman 3200M

Sean Stepan 3200M

Nathan Stepan 1600M

Awesome job Midgets!

MID-Important Information

Hi Midget Families,
Our regular season is rapidly coming to the end 🙁 Here are some important dates to mark on your calendars:

Saturday March 27th – Last regular season meet Tigres host Newbury Park at Buena
This is the last opportunity for your athlete to try a new event, achieve a golden or platinum baton, or achieve a varsity time.
Wednesday May 1st– Our last regular team practice and our “Fun day” – See email to follow regarding how you can help-
Saturday May 4th– Finals meet – all athletes can compete in this meet
Saturday May 11th– Championships meet- athletes need to qualify for this meet
Saturday May 18th– Co Conference Championship meet- athletes need to qualify for this meet.
Sunday May 19th – Tigres all team picnic – details to follow
****** For Parents Eyes Only*********
Every year we give athletes a gift to remember the season. Please fill out the following Google doc below to help with sizing for your athlete. (It will be a sport long sleeve 1/2 zip- please do not tell)
For sizing perspective- Adult XS would probably fit me, Youth large is a little wide and long on Chance but probably what I will order for him
Click here for the google doc: Gift sizing
Thank you all
Warmly,
Coach Carol
midgets@venturatigres.org

Midgets – Important dates- Please read to the End

Hi Midget Families,

Our regular season is rapidly coming to the end 🙁 Here are some important dates to mark on your calendars:

Saturday March 27th – Last regular season meet Tigres host Newbury Park at Buena
This is the last opportunity for your athlete to try a new event, achieve a golden or platinum baton, or achieve a varsity time.

Wednesday May 1st– Our last regular team practice and our “Fun day” – See email to follow regarding how you can help

Saturday May 4th– Finals meet – all athletes can compete in this meet

Saturday May 11th– Championships meet- athletes need to qualify for this meet

Saturday May 18th– Co Conference Championship meet- athletes need to qualify for this meet.

Sunday May 19th – Tigres all team picnic – details to follow

****** For Parents Eyes Only*********
Every year we give athletes a gift to remember the season. Please fill out the following Google doc below to help with sizing for your athlete. (It will be a sport long sleeve 1/2 zip- please do not tell)

For sizing perspective- Adult XS would probably fit me, Youth large is a little wide and long on Chance but probably what I will order for him

Click here for the google doc 

Thank you all
Warmly,
Coach Carol
midgets@venturatigres.org

 

Midgets- Wednesday Practice and Saturday’s Meet

Dear parents,

I’m writing to let you know that I’ll be out of town from this Wednesday until late Saturday and will miss this weekend’s meet. Coach Chris and all of our other amazing Midget Coaches will run the practices and Saturday’s meet as per usual.  The reason for my absence is that 3 weeks ago my father passed away suddenly and unexpectedly and I’ll be going out to his home in Missouri to deal with family affairs and such.

I share this because the past 3 weeks have been emotionally challenging, and I just want to thank you all for sharing your amazing athletes.  Tigres and this team have provided me some much needed stability and the smiling faces of your athletes with their awesome effort and attitude have allowed me to stay in the present and find moments of joy every day.

It may sound crazy but I have not missed a meet in my 6 years with Tigres because I really, really enjoy the meets and cheering on your athletes.  So, please text me pictures or videos on Saturday as I will be thinking of our team and I know Chance and I could use something to smile at:)

Lastly, If you have any last minute questions or sign ups, I will still receive all emails sent to midgets@venturatigres.org and I will forward the messages on to Coach Chris. Thank you Coach Chris.

Thank you all.
Warmly,

Coach Carol

 

Midgets- Planning ahead for the rest of the season- Please Read

Hi Midget Parents,

WOW!!!!   What a wonderful weekend of competition! Our Midget Athletes ROCK!!!  Thank you all for coming out and supporting your athletes and the Tigres Team.

Our season is moving along quickly (too quickly for me) and there are only 2 regular season meets left before we move into the championship season.  The championship season includes Conference Finals (this meet is open to all athletes), Conference Championships (athletes must qualify during our regular season) and the Co-Conference Championship (athletes qualify through the Conference Championship Meet).
In order to qualify for the Championship Meet on May 11th, an athlete needs to be in the Top 9 (Top 12 for the 800, 1600 and 3200) in an event after the last meet is finished on April 27th. It is a HUGE accomplishment to make the Championship meet and we would like to see as many of our athletes qualify as possible. Please take a look at the Top 25 lists (below) and see where the best opportunities for each athlete may lie. Athletes may want to narrow down their focus when choosing events to compete in over the next 2 meets if qualifying for the Championship meet is a goal of theirs.
If you have any questions, please email midgets@venturatigres.org or /text 805-320-6544.

Midget Girl’s Top 25
https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Division/Top.aspx?List=19257&SchoolID=47207&S=2019&depth=25&filter=403&gender=f
Midget  Boy’s Top 25
https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/Division/Top.aspx?List=19257&SchoolID=47207&S=2019&depth=25&filter=403

Please note that the above lists will change after the results from this weekend’s meet become finalized on athletic.net and will continue to change as the season progresses.

For those Midgets hoping to earn a Golden Baton (compete in 10 of the 12 events that Midgets can compete in) or Platinum Baton ( compete in all 12 of the events offered to Midgets), they only have 2 meets left to accomplish this.  The Conference Finals meet does not count because in order to compete in an event in the Conference Finals, an athlete must have already competed in that event during our regular season.

Enjoy your Sunday evening and we look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Warmly,
Coach Carol

 

 

Midgets SOCAL Youth Inv Sunday Schedule including 4×400 relays and athletes that qualified for finals

What a great day of competition! We had some amazing races and events today with some impressive personal records set!

Thank you athletes for getting yourselves to warm ups and staging and being respectful to the rules set by the meet hosts.

Tomorrows events include the following:

1500
80m100m hurdles Finals (see list below)
4x100M finals (No Midget teams will be in this race tomorrow)
400M
100M ( See list below)
4×400 ( see team list below)
200m hurdles- no Midgets in this race

Girls 80M hurdlers in the finals tomorrow: Olivia, Sierah, Peyton, Kiara
Boys 80m hurdlers in the finals tomorrow: Kai, Asher, Ian, Jackson

Girls 100m runners in the finals tomorrow: Kami

4×400 Girls- Sela, Olivia, Brody, Melanie, Melina , Breena, Grace, Emerson

4×400 boys- Ty, Chance, Asher, Eli, Hudson, Nathan, Sean, Camden

We are looking forward to another fun day of competition!

Goooo Midgets!!

Documents

Training Plan

2018 Tigres Midget Training Plan  (doc)

 

A FEW GOOD RUNNING RELATED Links

Coach Jay Johnson

Coach of NCAA Track Team

The 400 meter master – Clyde Hart

Why Run High School Track?

 

WARM UPS, STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY

Sprint Drills

Aerobic Warm Up

Sprint Warm Up

Single Leg Squat Clock

 

Great hip strength/stability exercise

Injury Management

Managing Tendinopathies

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