Hello Y&I,

This Saturday is our first meet in Ojai at Nordhoff High School. The start time is at 1:00 pm and will go until roughly 7:00 pm.

All of the events will be offered. Each athlete can sign up for a maximum of 4 events, with a maximum of three running events. The 4 x 400 is a free event (does not count against your four event maximum) and is the last event of the day. If they participate in too many events, all results will be disqualified for that meet.

Also, there are 2 events that require clearance to participate in at meets – High Jump and Hurdles.

For High Jump, athletes must be able to clear opening height in practice before they are allowed to participate in meets. Please be sure to check with the High Jump coaches to see if you are cleared.

For Hurdles, please check with Coach Joy to see if you are cleared.  They have a checklist of things athletes must be able to do prior to competing in meets.  We are most concerned with the safety of the athletes and making sure they can be successful prior to competing.

If your athlete signs up for a relay, it is important that they are present at the meet. Coaches assemble the relay teams prior to the day of the meet, so if an athlete does not show up, it usually means that other athletes are not able to run the relay. We also understand that things happen – illness, etc.  If for some reason an athlete has signed up for a relay, but can’t make it, please give us much notice as possible.

Also, if you are interested in relays, we highly recommend coming to one of the practices on Tuesdays and/or Fridays.

The order of events can be found at https://www.venturatigres.org/order-of-events/

Please sign up for your events at practice this week. Also, Please encourage athletes to try as many events as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email at youth@venturatigres.org

Coach Mike