Ventura County Youth Track Conference

 NEW RULE ADOPTED EFFECTIVE 4/2/2019 REGARDING WATERFALL STARTS ON 800, 1600 & 3200 (Chapter 6, Article 2, list item “e”) SUMMARY: For non-laned events (800, 1600, 3200) the waterfall starts shall now be seeded with the fastest runners on the outside lanes of the track (e.g. lane 8 or 9) instead of the inside lane (lane 1). See updated VCYTC Rulebook for specific language and diagram related to this rule. 

Ventura County Youth Track Conference (VCYTC), is a Southern California youth track conference consisting of individual 9 clubs (boys & girls ages 6-16) throughout Ventura County. Some of VCYTC’s member clubs history date back to late 60’s and early 70’s, the conference was established in 1976 (read more about our history 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!

Plyometric Fusion – Post Season Track & Field REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

The Southern California Track & Field conference and the Ventura Track & Field conference is a powerhouse of athletes that have joined together to compete in the 2018 USATF and/or the AAU Jr. Olympics. The post season club is open to all Youth & High School athletes 7-18 years of age!!! Practice
Locations: Agoura, Simi Valley, Santa Clarita others locations TBD.

FIRST PRACTICE and PARENT MEETING at Agoura High 5/17 @ 6:00pm.



NOTE: VCYTC and its member clubs are not affiliated with Plyomteric Fusion – however we recognize Plyomteric Fusion to be a viable option for athletes seeking post season track at a national level.

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

Sports Scholarship USA Track & Field Camp


In association with Sports Scholarship USA and the Conejo Recreation & Parks Department, Thousand Oaks High School will be the host location for the Track & Field Summer Camp. With 3 weeklong sessions to choose from, or the entire 3 week program – this is a great opportunity for beginners up to elite runners, jumpers, hurdlers & pole vaulters to receive coaching for all age levels.

Download the attached flyer HERE or visit for registration details and dates.

PlyometricFusion Post Season Registration!

We are right around the corner from our final Youth T&F Championships and into the 2nd round of Counties and Sectional pre-lims for the HS road to CIF.  The PlyometricFusion-TC Per-Registration is now open to register for Post Season.  This summer will be an exciting Post-Season with the Olympics in RIO also taking place as well.  It’s also a blessing that we have a Junior Olympics right here in our own state for the USATF.

The entire track schedule is on the team web site so you can plan your summer and see what track meets work best with your family vacation schedule and other sport conflicts.  Take advantage of the early-registration discounts.  The early registration discount is only good from now to the 14th of May.  General registration opens on the 15th and we will have tables at both the SCYTFC/VCYTFC Varsity Championships to register in person as well as try on sample uniforms to assure the correct size uniform for Post Season.  We also have secured a discount if returning members would like to wear their uniform from last year.


PlyomtricFusion is not affiliated with VCYTC or any of its member clubs. VCYTC does encourage post season for athletes wanting to pursue a chance to compete in the Junior Olympics, but we don’t recommend one option over another. The post season options available to youth track athletes may vary from season to season, please discuss these options with your club/coaching staff.

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:



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 Those wishing to attend should email for a passcode needed to purchase tickets.  See attached flyer or for more information.



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: