Ventura County Youth Track Conference

2020 MEET SCHEDULE (DRAFT COPY) IS POSTED HERE

2019 marks our 10th year of competition with the Southern California Youth Track & Field Conference (SCYTFC). We have since organized two meets each season – a mid-season invitational meet (Southern California Open Youth Invitational) which draws appx. 2000 athletes from our two conferences combined (for 2019 this is 17 clubs total). We also have a co-conference championship meet which concludes our season each year. Visit SCYTFC website to learn more about them.

ONLINE MEET ENTRIES for the 10th Annual Southern California Youth Invitational begins April 1st. Deadline for entries is April 10th @ 11:59pm.
NO LATE ENTRIES – NO EXCEPTIONS! Each club is responsible for entering athletes into their events and for making sure an athlete does not over event!
SEE MEET FLYER FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS.

Summer Enrichment Program / Ventura Education Partnership

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.

Sign up at http://www.venturaeducationpartnership.org/SEA

AGENDA for LA84 Clinic Feb 21st @ Moorpark High WITH TIMING CLINIC!

YOUTH CLUBS & HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAMS PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE WORD!!! LA84 Clinic this weekend at Moorpark High School – still time to sign up if you go NOW! Also JUST ADDED:  Timing Clinic with speakers from VCYTC AND SCYTFC! NOT just for coaches this year, but your club/team timing staff as well! 

 

The final agenda is available for the LA84 clinic this Sunday @ Moorpark High School (see below)

IF YOU HAVENT SIGNED UP, PLEASE DO SO NOW! Please do not wait any longer, this clinic is still at risk of being cancelled if more dont sign up!

This clinic will also include a timing clinic – so theres something not just for your coaching staff, but your timing staff/volunteers as well – the timing clinic is from 1:00-1:50 (part 1) and 2:10-3:00 (part 2). Timing Clinic Course speakers are: From VCYTC: Leigh Stivers (Camarillo Cosmos), Erin Sap (Ventura Tigres) and from SCYTFC Steve Cooper (Simi Valley Running Rebels). Of you plan to attend, r even if not sure, SIGN UP NOW with the link above – and also let the timing clinic speakers know who is coming so they can tailor this course for those coming by going here: http://www.vcytc.org/la84-timing-clinic/

 

LA 84 AGENDA: http://www.la84.org/la84-high-school-track-field-coaches-clinic-february-7-2016/

Announcing the Ojai Roadrunners “Olympians in Ojai! 40th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser” 3/4/16 & 3/5/16

To honor the 40th anniversary of the Ojai Roadrunners Youth Track Club, join the celebration of “Olympians in Ojai! 40th Anniversary Celebration & Fundraiser” on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 in Ojai. Track coaches, athletes and parents, including all VCYTC clubs and High School athletes.  Participating in this event are Olympians & World Record Holders (current & former), including:

  • Carl Lewis (9 Olympic Gold, Former World Record Holder 100 m, 200 m, 400 m Relay, Long Jump)
  • Mary Decker Slaney (Former World Record Holder in Mile, 5000 m, 10,000 m)
  • Michael Powell (Current World Record Holder, Long Jump, 25 years)
  • Kevin Young (Current World Record Holder, Hurdles, 23 years)
  • Steve Lewis (3 Olympic Gold, 1 Silver, 400m and 1600 m Relay)
  • Tasha Danvers (Olympic Bronze, 400m Hurdles)
  • Danny Everett (Olympic Gold and Bronze, 400 m and 1600 m Relay, Former World Record Holder, 300m and 400m)

The Event Schedule includes:

Friday, March 4 from 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Invitation only VIP Cocktail Reception for Olympians, Sponsors and Special Guests.  Adults only.

Saturday, March 5 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Olympian & Elite Track & Field Academy just for kids!  Youth ages 9 – 16 will work directly with our Track & Field luminaries in a morning Clinic learning techniques to improve performance. They can then put what they learned to the test in our (optional) practice meet following the clinic. 

As you know, this is a very unique and special opportunity taking place right here in Ventura County!  We know some clubs have a practice meet planned for that Saturday. If your club does not, we hope you’ll consider coming out and participating in our event!

 
Please help us spread the word by forwarding this email to your club members or mentioning the event on your team’s website.  High school track programs in your community are also welcome to participate. The VIP reception on Friday is invite only. Tickets are available at OjaiRoadrunners.BPT.me. Those wishing to attend should email Info@OjaiRoadrunners.com for a passcode needed to purchase tickets.  See attached flyer or OjaiRoadrunners.com for more information.

 

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Timing Clinic @ LA84 (2/21)

At this years LA84 (Feb 21 @ Moorpark High) , we are going to have a timing clinic which will be instructed by members of both VCYTC & SCYTFC. To provide the most informative course to help – we would like to know how many would be interested in attending, attendee experience/skill level and what you would like to see covered (e.g. software (meet manager) or hardware (cameras and camera setup).

As we get closer to LA84, we will provide more info on this clinic.

Please take just a moment to fill out this brief form:

LA-84 Clinic @ Moorpark High – 2/21/16

The LA-84 Track Clinic at Moorpark High School has been rescheduled – it will now be held on Sunday Feb. 21st.

The agenda for this clinic will be set at the next co-conference meeting either on Jan 18th or Jan 25th.

This year, VCYTC and SCYTFC are in the process of adding a meet timing & results clinic. We are hoping each club can get at least two volunteers to attend to make this a worthwhile endeavor. This clinic will be presented by veteran timing staff from both conferences and should be a great opportunity for anyone new to to timing or just as a refresher course and to exchange tips with each other.

Any questions suggestions about the timing clinic of LA-84, please direct them to Erin Sap @ erinsap@gmail.com.

Look for an update on LA-84 as well as the timing clinic soon.

2016 Season

With most teams about to begin signups, we urge you to check with VCYTC track club closest to you (see listing on the right) to get signup info. Some clubs do fill up quickly!

The tenative schedule for 2016 is as follows:

DATEMEET 1MEET 2MEET 3MEET 4
MARCH 11NP @ HVVTA @ OJ (1:00pm)OX @ TOMPK @ CAM
MARCH 18HV @ MPKOX @ OJTO @ VTANP @ CAM
MARCH 25MPK @ TOVTA @ OXCAM @ HVOJ @ NP
APRIL 1OX @ NPVTA @ MPKHV @ OJCAM @ TO
APRIL 8 & 98th ANNUAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA YOUTH INVITATIONAL
@ VENTURA HIGH SCHOOL
APRIL 15TO @ HVNP @ VTAMPK @ OXOJ @ CAM
April 22OJ @ MPKHV @ VTACAM @ OXTO @ NP
APR 29LEAGUE FINALS EAST (HV MPK TO @ CAM)LEAGUE FINALS WEST (NP OX OJ @ VTA)
MAY 6VCYTC CHAMPIONSHIPS @ MOORPARK (HOST: TO & HV)
MAY 13CO-CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP VCYTC/SCYTFC @ VENTURA HIGH SCHOOL
(TOP FINISHERS AT VCYTC CHAMPIONSHIPS TO COMPETE)

6th Annual Southern California Youth Invitational

Two conferences, 16 clubs & approximately 2000 athletes!

SATURDAY APRIL 11th & SUNDAY APRIL 12th 2015
The Southern California Youth Invitational @ College of the Canyons

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Entries only accepted from VCYTC clubs @ EPI SPORTS — START ENTERING YOUR ATHLETES NOW!
Meet is open to BANTAMS – MIDGETS – YOUTH – AND INTERMEDIATE (Plus YOUNG for SCYTFC).
SEE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ATTACHED HERE

EPI is now open to accept entries – entries are due by 4/6/2015 @ 7:00PM – dont wait until last minute to get entries in – EPI will shut off and your athletes will not get to run!

Meet Director’s Notes:
Event limits: Bantam, Midget, and Youth may participate in up to 2 individual events plus 1 relay, or 1 individual event plus 2 relays
Intermediates / Young Women & Men: up to 3 individual events or same as above. Strictly enforced (sanction for over-eventing, is DQ for all events participated in).

NOTE: Last year, some clubs created multiple accounts to enter athletes causing unnecessary work for John Molster with SCYTFC
please only create one account for your entire club, no additional coaches accounts or athletes may not be entered into meet.

If you need assistance loading your roster into EPI, please contact Erin Sap with VCYTC @ erinsap@gmail.com.