Hello 10U Families!

I’m so excited that tomorrow (Wednesday) is our first 10U practice at 4:30pm!
Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

Please be a bit patient tomorrow as we all step into a new season with Tigres for 2023!
We will have a little more discussion than normal, as we are all getting to know each other and learn or re-learn our warm-ups and drills.
Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

But we’ll definitely have time to RUN!
Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!

Tomorrow sunset is at 5:34 pm and temperatures will be in low 60’s and high 50’s during practice. Perfect running weather, but it’s a good idea to have a sweatshirt or light jacket for your athlete to wear.

Your other coaches and I can’t wait to get out there and get running with you all!

Below is some information for the upcoming season.

Goals for the season:
-Fun and an appreciation for the benefits of sports and exercise
-Good Sportsmanship
-Developing your athlete’s abilities and helping them to achieve their goals

Questions and information:
The most efficient way to communicate with me is through email on the website. I am also available for questions after practice. I will email regularly, especially once the meets begin in March. You can text me as well.

10U will have team practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 at the Buena High School track.
Parents are welcomed and encouraged to stay and watch, but only athletes and coaches are allowed on the field. Please be on time for pickup; a coach must stay with your athlete until you arrive. Until the time change, please try to come a bit early for pick-up as we may be ending practice early.

Athletes will work with specialty coaches on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
There are two 45 minutes sessions. I will normally be there on Tuesdays and for the first session on Thursdays, but this is a great time to work with our AWESOME speciality coaches.

Preparation for practice:
Please have your athlete dressed and ready to go. They will need a bag to carry their belongings:
Sweatshirt and bottoms
Small towel (dish towel size)
Water bottle (NO food/Gatorade on the track – water only)
Spikes (if they choose to use them) – I’m not encouraging these for 10U.
Good Running Shoes

A lot of athletes will have similar gear, which means many have the same water bottles, bags, and sweatshirts. PLEASE label everything!!

We understand that other sports, illnesses, and injuries may conflict with practice. You do not need to email me if your athlete does not attend practice; but I would appreciate knowing if they are injured and if they are not going to attend a meet. Please do not send them to practice if they are injured.

10U athletes can participate in all of the events except hurtles:

Field – Long Jump, High Jump, and Shot Put
Relay – 4X100 and 4X400
Distance – 3200, 1600, and 800
Sprints – 100, 200, and 400

10U Athletes can participate in 4 events at each meet with a maximum of 3 running events. The 4X100 counts toward their running event total, but the 4X400 is free 🙂
Some athletes know what events they are interested in, while others are still deciding. We will encourage them to try everything until they decide which events they like the most. Event sign-ups will be on Mondays and Wednesdays by my bag on the field.

Setting up the relay teams for the 4X100 and the 4X400 takes time. Once your athlete selects the relay, they commit to three other team athletes. Relay teams will be created based on times and attendance. Sometimes, we cannot build a full relay team due to numbers, but we will do our best to ensure it is a fair process.

I will send out more information regarding meets as the dates come closer. However, for future planning, the meet schedule on the website is accurate.

We look forward to greeting former and new athletes tomorrow!!

See you soon,
Stephen Isbell 805-822-9341