This summer, through the Ventura Education Partnership (VEP), several academies will be taking place at Ventura High School that may be of interest to those who participated in VCYTC/Youth Track this year.
Ventura High will be hosting a Long Jump / Sprint academy geared towards 3rd-6th graders from 6/26 – 6/30 from 9:00am-1:00pm. The day camp will focus mainly on proper technique in long jump, sprints, and the 4x100m relay. Each day will be broken up into 2 sessions on the track with one to two classroom sessions watching short video clips. The week will end with a mini track meet.
Athletes are asked to come dressed to run, and bring spikes if they have them (although spikes are not mandatory).
The academy is $195. It is run by Preston Biller, who has 20+ years’ experience coaching and competing in sprints and jumps.