February 5, 2024


Hello, Youth and Intermediate Families!


Coaching staff:

Kristin and Jason Daw – Head Youth and Intermediate coaches

Sean Feeney

Miguel Galindo

Brian Guevara

David Hampton

Tom Holt

Ryan Kaiser

Jared Kuebler

Omar Solis

Griselda Soriano

Brenda Usery

Amber Weir

Jeremy Weir


AND 13 High School coaches!!! 


Goals for the season:

  1. Safety
  2. Fun and an appreciation for the benefits of sports and exercise
  3. Good Sportsmanship
  4. 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, but I am a teacher and am, therefore, slow to respond during the school day. 



Youth and Intermediate will have team practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30-6:00 at the Buena High School track. 

Parents are welcome 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.

Athletes will work with specialty coaches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 


Preparation for practice:

Please have your athlete dressed and ready to go. They will need a bag to carry their belongings:

  1. Sweatshirt and bottoms
  2. Small towel (dish towel size)
  3. Water bottle (NO food/Gatorade on the track – water only)
  4. Spikes (if they choose to use them)

Our athletes LOVE their Tigres 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.



Youth and Intermediate athletes can participate in all of the events:


Field – Hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, and Shot Put  

Relay – 4X100 and the 4X400

Distance – 3200, 1600, and 800

Sprints – 100, 200, and 400


Youth Athletes (2010-2011) can participate in 4 events at each meet with a maximum of 3 running events. Intermediate Athletes (2009 and older) can participate in any 4 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, but for your future planning, the meet schedule on the website is accurate, and meets typically go from 8:00 – 3:00ish.


We look forward to greeting former and new athletes on Wednesday!!


See you soon,

Kristin Daw (805) 766-7171

Jason Daw (805) 766-1775