Ventura County Youth Track Conference

This is the conference website for the VCYTC (Ventura County Youth Track Conference). We are the premiere youth track organization of California. Our roots trace back to 1976 and currently are comprised of 8 individual track clubs throughout Ventura County (read more about our history here).


VCYTC Staging – Timing – Data Clinic February 21st — RSVP by Feb. 14th

Your Staging, Computer, and Timing teams are invited to attend a “Using Bib Stickers & MMplus” clinic…

Clinic to include an introduction to using bib stickers and MMPlus (software by Leigh Stivers of Camarillo Cosmos)

  • Eliminates the need to hand prepare the small event stickers with athlete’s best marks for proper staging. Facilitates fast & easy staging because the bib stickers include meet rankings by event…just line the kids up by their rank number to stage!
  • Replaces athlete data-entry into Meet Manager (Events, Heats and Positions/Lanes) from after the race to before the race in staging which allows results to be posted within minutes (or even seconds) of race completion! Entry can even be done by barcode!
  • Eliminates the need to pull tags at the finish line, so you can reassign your tag-pullers to become Escorts to keep heats organized from staging to their starting point on the track!
  • Finally provides an easy process to create, score and enter Field Event Results sheets with automatically ranked and fair heats.

CLINIC DETAILS

* When: Saturday, February 21, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

* Where: TBD – Rio Mesa High School (between Oxnard and Camarillo) – Track Field – Finish Line

Agenda:

  1. MMplus demo – printing Bib stickers and Field Event sheets before the meet) –Leigh
  2. System set up, especially networked Staging computer and bar coder — Erin & Leigh
  3. Staging and Staging Data-Entry (Bib rank, hip stickers, data-entry, escorts) — Mark & Erin
  4. Timing/Scoring races on FinishLynx and posting results to MM and to website (including mixed events/heats) — Erin & Leigh
  5. Field Event sheets (usage and entering into MM) — Mark & Erin

Potential Participants:

  • Timers, Computer System and Finish Tent personnel
  • Staging volunteers and Staging Data-Input volunteers (possible new position for some clubs)
  • Field Event Scorers/Data-Input

Please RSVP @ mwms727@live.com before February 14 your attendees names and positions. Coffee and pastries served at 8:45 to 9:00.

Additional info, and RSVP address: Mark Williams, Camarillo Cosmos @ mwms727@live.com

LA84 Clinic Reminder!

Just a reminder about the LA84 clinic this weekend (http://www.vcytc.org/la84-coaching-clinic-sunday-feb-8th-2015-moorpark-high-school/).

Please pass this info to all your coaches and get them registered ASAP! No matter the experience this is beneficial for all, and even parent volunteers. VCYTC would like to see our participation for this event grow each year and we need a few more to attend to make that happen.

WHY ATTEND?

  • Even the most seasoned / savvy coaches we have, will learn something.
  • The idea is to learn something outside your core expertise or discipline.
  • As coaches, you are mentors, you may need to instruct others in areas you may not be strong in.

LA84 Coaching Clinic – Sunday Feb 8th, 2015 @ Moorpark High School

When: Sunday, February 8, 2016, 8:00am – 4:00pm

Where: Moorpark High School, Moorpark,  CA
What: Beginning Level Track & Field Clinic: Field sessions, classroom discussions for youth coaches

This course is designed primarily for youth coaches, but is opened to all interested coaches. The clinic is free. Please register online.

Beginning Level Sessions: These sessions are aimed at the very basic level of instruction. The presenters will discuss the rules and regulations of each event and will present the basic first steps a coach will want to follow in teaching the event to beginning athletes.

All participants will receive a free CD copy of the 456-page LA84 Foundation Track and Field Coaching Manual.

 

SSUSA Track & Field Youth Camp

Sports Scholarship USA Presents:

SSUSA Track & Field Youth Camp

Saturday, December 6, 2014 at Thousand Oaks High School

Learn from some of the best coaches in track & Field.

Open to Athletes in 4th thru 8th grade

$30 Registration Fee, includes lunch.

For more information click here to dowload the flyer.

Read more: TO Flyers http://TOFlyers.runnerspace.com/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=199#ixzz3KjGhSLju

 

DOWNLOAD: SSUSA T&F Youth Camp Informational Flyer

VCYTC Age Divisions

Starting with the 2015 season, The Ventura County Youth Track Conference is recommending each club start classifying age groups by the age range of the eligible participants group instead of the names we have been using. This is to further align with the nationally recognized track organizations and is a preliminary move towards a permanent change.

2014 and priorEffective 2015(YEAR OF BIRTH)
Gremlin8U (8 & Under)2007+
Bantam9-102005-2006
Midget11-122003-2004
Youth 13-142001-2002
Intermediate15-161999-2000

2015 VCYTC Meet Schedule

Here is the planned schedule for the 2015 Season

DATEMEET 1MEET 2MEET 3MEET 4
March 14NP @ TOOX @ VTA
CAM @ HV (CAM TIMING)MP @ OJ
MARCH 21TO @ CAM (@ RIO MESA HS)VTA @ HV (VTA TIMING)MP @ NPOX @ OJ
MARCH 28TO @ MPOJ @ VTAHV @ NPCAM @ OX
APRIL 4TO @ OJCAM @ VTA (CAM HOSTING)HV @ MPNP @ OX
APRIL 11 & 126th ANNUAL DUAL CONFERENCE MEET @ COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS (VCYTC/SCYTFC)
APRIL 18VTA @ TOCAM @ MPOX @ HVOJAI @ NP
April 25TO, HV @ OXMP, OJ @ VTA (NIGHT MEET)NP @ CAM (@ RIO MESA HS
MAY 2 JV FINALS WEST @ TOJV FINALS WEST @ HV
MAY 9VAR FINALS @ MOORPARK
MAY 16CO-CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP VCYTC/SCYTFC @ TBD

DOWNLOAD PDF OF THE 2015 VCYTC SCHEDULE HERE

Happy 4th of July!

VCYTC would like to wish you all a Happy 4th!
vcytcIf you are going to be getting fireworks in Fillmore, please be sure to stop at the booth for Heritage Valley Blazers and support one of our clubs! Please see flyer here!