MIDGETS TEAM PAGE (11-12)
11-12 Head Coach
The Tigres End of Season Picnic was so fun; what a great way to cap off a fantastic season!
If you were unable to attend the picnic, you could pick up your athlete gift and packet (ribbons, team picture, and gift) at Buena’s track on Tuesday-Thursday from 4:30-5:30. We are still practicing with the athletes moving on to Super Varsity this weekend, so have your athlete find me, and I will get them their things.
If you have any questions, please email 12U@venturatigres.org or call/text 805-368-6999
Hello 12U Families!
We had a great JV Meet yesterday in Fillmore. I was super impressed by the athletes, and we had numerous Personal Records set! Yesterday’s JV Meet concludes the Tigres season except for athletes that have qualified for Varsity.
I have notified the athletes that have qualified for the Varsity Meet individually and look forward to witnessing great performances this Saturday, May 6th at Moorpark High School. For those that have qualified for Varsity, we will have regular practices this week Monday and Wednesday with specialties Tuesday and Thursday. Practices this week are only for those that have qualified for Varsity.
Our Tigres Picnic is this Sunday, May 7th at noon. The picnic will be held in the Quad area of Buena High School, located in the center of the school, behind the cafeteria. Tigres will provide various pizzas, and we 12U families are to bring drinks for 12 people in individual containers. Lunch will be served from 12:00-1:00, followed by announcements and a celebration of our athletes’ accomplishments broken down by age group. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs.
If your athlete has misplaced something over the season, the lost and found will be brought to the picnic location for one last look before everything unclaimed is donated.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
We are now moving on to the championship season. As a reminder, ALL athletes are eligible to compete in the JV Meet this week (4/28) at Fillmore High School. However, if your athlete secured a spot in the Varsity meet for an individual event, they are not eligible to run that event in JV. Also, in order to compete in an event at the JV Meet this weekend, they must have competed in that event during our regular season.
We will have our normal practice schedule this week; Wednesday’s practice will be a quick workout followed by fun and games.
Once the list of athletes that have qualified for Varsity is set, I will send an update with the individual names and the relay teams that will be representing Tigres at the Varsity Meet on 5/6. Those qualifying athletes will continue to practice with us for the first two weeks of May.
Please reach out with your questions,
Hi 12U Families 🙂
Some reminders for Saturday, 4/22:
- Our meet is at Oxnard High School this Saturday. April 22nd.
- The arrival time of 7:45 is incredibly important for athletes doing the 3200, hurdles, and 4×100! The early time allows us to warm them up properly; the 3200 and hurdles need a long warm-up, and warm-up before the 4×100 is essential.
- It looks like we will have warm weather tomorrow, so please pack sunscreen in addition to extra water for your athlete.
Please feel free to call or text with any questions,
Just a quick reminder that our picture day is at the beginning of practice tomorrow, Wednesday, April 19th. Please have your athlete on the field, on time, and dressed in their Tigres running singlet and black shorts.
- There are still a lot of Athletes that have not signed up for events.
- If your athlete has not yet signed up, please text me their events. We will begin creating their relay teams today, so please sign-up ASAP.
- Our meet this week with the Camarillo Cosmos begins at 3:00 with a check-in of 2:15. This arrival time is incredibly important for athletes doing the 3200, hurdles, and 4×100! The early time allows us to warm them up properly.
- For parent volunteers, this will be your fourth of four meet obligations. Please know that you must fulfill all four shifts to earn priority registration for next season. Our waitlist is long this year, and we really want all of our athletes to be able to earn that priority status to ensure their spot on the team. If you have questions about volunteering, please get in touch with Jeremy Patelzick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope everyone is having a great Spring Break! My family has Spring Break next week so I will not be at practice Monday; however, there will be a lot of coaches at practice to make it happen.
We do not have practice Wednesday, April 12, so please get your sign ups in as soon as possible.
If you will not be at practice on Monday, you can send your event choices to email@example.com
Coach Ryan will be at practice Monday with the sign-up app so you can sign up then as well.
We are hosting the Saturday Meet at Buena High school. It is an afternoon meet starting at 3:00PM please arrive early especially if you are running Hurdles, 3200 or 4X100.
I can’t believe we only have two regular meets left. A lot of athletes have been asking what they need to do to go to the Varsity meet so I thought it would help to send a little information .
VCYTC Varsity Finals
For Varsity Finals the top 9 athletes in the league move ahead in laned and field events (400M and shorter) and the top 12 athletes move ahead in distance events (800M and longer.)
This is from all teams in the league not just Ventura Tigres. You can see the current standings by clicking the link below
If your child is interested in trying to make it to Varsity, it would be great for you to share the results with them so they can see what they need to do to qualify.
They only have two meets left to qualify.
If you don’t qualify for Varsity don’t worry . We have finals meet for these athletes as well.
VCYTC Junior Varsity Finals
- Athletes may only compete in an event they have previously competed in during the regular season.
- The 4X400 is the only exception to #1. Athletes may run the 4X400 even if they have not run it during the regular season.
- If an athlete has qualified for Varsity in a certain event, they may not compete in that event in the Junior Varsity Finals. This applies even if the athlete decides not to compete in the Varsity meet in that event or at all.
It’s a lot of information, please contact me if you have any questions,
This week is Spring Break, and we have NO PRACTICE for the week and NO MEET on 4/8.
The next practice will be 4/10 and looking forward to that week; the 4/12 practice is canceled due to a home meet at Buena.
Our meet on Saturday, 4/15 is a late meet with a start time of 3:00 and arrival time of 2:15.
We really want our Athletes to keep up their conditioning for the week, so here are our suggestions:
Distance: 3 running workouts next week, and we would love for them to get some hill work in if possible.
3-minute jog to warm up
25-35 minute run
Strength and Core
Sprints: 3 running workouts next week, and we would love for them to do their sprints uphill if possible.
3-minute jog to warm up
5 x 15-second full sprints (2-minute rest between each)
2 x 30-second full sprint (2-minute rest between each)
Strength and Core
If you have any questions, feel free to call or text.
Hi 12 U families.
What a great meet at Moorpark, I can’t believe how well all our athlete did. Lots of personal records!!
Our next meet is a home meet this Saturday April 1st. We are hosting the Thousand Oaks flyers.
If your Athlete is interested in running a relay, please have them sign up on Monday. It is difficult to make teams when we get their sign up later in the week.
NO Practice on Thursday, March 30th. Buena is hosting Ventura HS for a home track meet. If your athlete is available have them come cheer for the athletes at the meet.
For parent volunteers, this Saturday will be your third of four meet obligations. Please know that you must fulfill all four shifts to earn priority registration for next season.
Our waitlist is long this year, and we really want all our athletes to be able to earn that priority status to ensure their spot on the team.
If you have questions about volunteering, please contact Jeremy Patelzick at firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition, there is NO practice on 4/3-4/8 over Spring Break, but next weekend we will be sending out suggested workouts to keep our kids focused on their goals.
Please feel free to reach out with your questions,
Due to the heavy rain in the forecast, we are canceling specialty practice today. The events planned (high jump, hurdles, relay) wouldn’t be safe with the amount of rain that we are anticipating.
Stay dry and we will see your athletes tomorrow,
A FEW GOOD RUNNING RELATED Links
WARM UPS, STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY
Single Leg Squat Clock
Great hip strength/stability exercise