The Youth and Intermediate team is off to a great start!  With quite a few new athletes, there was a lot of learning and new experiences.  There were also some really solid performances despite less than ideal conditions and some nice things to build on for the season regarding being good teammates and showing good sportsmanship.  Results will be posted to the website soon.

Next week is our first official meet against the Heritage Valley Blazers, where all the events are available to our team, so please consider the following:

We really want to encourage athletes to get out of their comfort zone and try some new events.  Please encourage this at at home.  The hurdles and the high jump are the only events that you need to be cleared by the coaches to participate in (please check with the coaches if you are unsure).

Event sign up sheets will be at the coaches bag all week.  Please sign up for events as early in the week as possible.  A reminder that athletes can compete in 4 events total, of which a maximum of 3 of those events can be running events.  They can sign up for fewer events and they can sign up for more field events, but at a maximum, 3 running events.  Also, the 4 x400 is a free event (does not count towards your event limit total) and we really encourage participation in Tigre’s signature race.  It is great way to build team spirit, to run for your teammates at the end of the meet when everyone is tired!

Please remember that when signing up for relays, there are other team members that are counting on you.  You must show up on time for the 4×100 (we’ll be talking to the athletes about this at practice this week) and we highly recommend coming to some practices to work on relays/handoffs.