MIDGETS TEAM PAGE (11-12)
11-12 Head Coach
Kate Heller & Kathleen Baker
How is it that we are already concluding our 2022 track season?! Coach Kat and I both hope that you all can make it to the team picnic this Sunday at the Buena Quad to celebrate a fun and successful season. We both have seen growth in lots of the runners in many ways. Friendships made, PR’s set, new races tried, overcoming self doubt…. it’s been so good!
Our wonderful coaching team will be with us on Sunday to say goodbye and to give your runners ribbons and a gift. The Tigres program will be providing pizza (who doesn’t like pizza) and the attendees are bringing side dishes. Our assigned side dish is SALAD. Please bring what you can. The program suggests enough for 12 with serving utensils but no one cares if you bring more or less. Sunday is about having fun and sending the kids off to their action packed summers. Please make sure to bring a blanket or chairs if you wish.
If you are unable to make the picnic please reach out. We would like all of the athletes to receive their end of season gift.
Tomorrow will focus on specialties! ALL varsity athletes are welcome to attend practice and train regardless of their qualifying event.
What a fun meet we had on Saturday!! We are so happy with and proud of all of our athletes! Such a good showing. Lots of PR’s and lots of smiles. Wanted to remind everyone that all of our JV runners are now finished with their 2022 track season! It went by sooo fast! Hoping to see them at the picnic May 15th to say goodbye. We will update you on that as we know more.
We will continue to hold practice M, T, W for our varsity athletes. The practice will end a little earlier due to the numbers being much smaller. Please plan to pick up your athlete about 5:30.
Thank you to all of the parents for your support!
Coach Kate and Kate
Hi 12U Families!
It looks like we have over 20 athletes who have not signed up for events this weekend. Please let us know by today what your athlete would like to run and/or if they do not plan to participate. We need to start getting our spreadsheets in order to be prepared for the weekend.
I hope that they all can attend and give their best for the final JV meet of the season- it will be an exciting one!
Here are names of athletes that have not signed up:
Girls: Anceline, Blake, Lily, Isabella G, Camille M, Amelia, Trudy, Zoe
Boys: Ian A, Nico, Isaac, Liam J, Manny, Tyler, Nathaniel, Samuel, Brennan, Jacob, Liam R, Levi R, Ezekiel, Cyrus, Mawson
Thank you-Coach Kate and Kat
Wanted to remind you all of a few things:
1. Team picture day is Wednesday. Please wear/bring your Tigres jersey for the picture!
2. The meet this weekend is at Buena High School at it starts at 3PM!!!!!!! Please make note to have the runners to the school by 2:30 if they are running the in the first events or 4×100 relay.
3. Please make sure to let us know if your runner will not be at practice this week but plans to run this weekend so we can get them signed up for events.
4. We have seen an uptick in excitable behavior as spring is in the air. Please remind your runner to respect other athlete’s personal space. We understand that part of being on the Tigres team is having fun on the field between events, although we would like the runners to keep their hands to themselves and forego wrestling. We would love for you as parents and caregivers to encourage using that energy to cheer on their teammates! These last few meets are important!!
Coach Kate and Coach Kat
Good Morning Tigres Families!
Congrats are in order for all of your athletes that ran and gave it their all this past weekend. We are so proud of all of them already…I can’t say that enough! I can’t wait to see how these kids progress over the course of our season. Thank you to all of you for getting your runners to the facility on time and for cheering everyone on. It sure makes a difference!
Unfortunately we do not have track access this Wednesday 3/23 so practice is canceled. I strongly encourage all of your runners to attend specialty days this week if at all possible. We will have the event sign up sheet available today as well as T/Th this week. Please remind your runner to sign up! If you ever find that your runner has not signed up for events but is able to attend the meet, please still come! We can always add runners to races (other than relay).
Please reach out with any questions or concerns. Go 12U!
It’s he eve of the first meet and we are genuinely excited to see your athletes compete tomorrow! It’s been too long!! Us coaches have been prepping bib stickers, making and printing meet spreadsheets, discussing weather and cheering techniques…. Hopefully those of you at home are getting hydrated, planning to get some good rest tonight and staying positive.
Reminder to send your athlete with layers and layers of clothing (sorry for the harping… we’re both moms!). Thousand Oaks is generally warmer than Ventura although it can get quite cool at night. We all got to shiver more than our fair share at the practice meet. We don’t need to do that again! That goes for you in the stands too! bring blankets and layers so that you can stay to cheer on our team through the 4×400- our final event!
Please make sure to have your athlete on the field by 3:30 if not a few minutes earlier if they are running the 3200, hurdles, 4×100, and maybe even the long jump, or high jump. We are all hoping the meet runs quickly and efficiently which starts with all of us being on time.
Relay teams are never a guarantee. We would love nothing more than to see as many kids as possible run this event while they have the chance. Keep in mind that we need multiples of 4 to make that this happen so we have to work with the number of kids who signed up, rearrange, ask, switch, etc. If your child is not on a relay team it may mean that they are on a list to be an alternate incase someone is sick or injured or can’t make the meet last minute.
Thank you all for your support and for your wonderful kids! We will be cheering loudest for them tomorrow because WE ARE 12U! We believe in them.
Hello 12U Families!
Just another reminder that we are practicing at the Ventura High School track all week.
We are excited preparing for the upcoming meet in Thousand Oaks! Please note that this is an AFTERNOON meet. It starts at 4pm and will run into the night under the lights. Make sure your athlete is at the Thousand Oaks Facility and on the field by 3:30 ready to warm up if they are participating in any of the first events. This is especially important for the 4×100 relay teams. You can find the order of events here Order of Events – Ventura Tigres We generally don’t have start times for each event as it is all dependent on how many runners/heats each team has.
It is important to note that if your athlete signs up for a relay team they need to make sure to be at the meet and/or let us know ahead of time if something comes up. The runners rely on one another! The 4×400 relay is at the end of the day so if your runner signs up for that event, please make sure you stay until the end.
We are already seeing progress happening with many of our athletes! Keep up the good work 12U!!
A FEW GOOD RUNNING RELATED Links
WARM UPS, STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY
Single Leg Squat Clock
Great hip strength/stability exercise