Post season competition is our conference wide team called Valley United Striders - We take the top 16-20 athletes and form teams to represent us on a national level of competition. There are 2 qualifier meets to make it to the Junior Olympics Cross Country National Championship meet in Tallahassee Florida on December 9, 2017
The rankings file on our website for the season have been updated. The top 8 - 16 athletes will be invited to participate as the "A" or "B" team for post season competition, this is a top of the conference team, that will represent the Valley Conference as Valley United Striders, we will be filling both "A" & "B" teams. In order to be eligible for "A" team athletes must commit to travel to the national meet to be held in December 9th, in Tallahassee Florida, and both qualifier races. The qualifying races are mandatory also. " B" team members only have to attend the The Association meet which will be held at Arcadia Park on Nov. 12th. The Regional meet will be held in at our Central Park on Nov. 19th.
How the rankings work. the athletes are ranked on their performance by averaging their finish place over the season. If an athlete has ran all races their worse finish place will be removed, and their average will be based on the best of 6 races. (there were 7 total). In some cases for the last 2 position the conference will vote if the athletes are very close.
If your child is ranked in the top 20, Please let Elaine know if you are interested in post season competition and come to practice tonight for a parent meeting!!
It is very possible for our "A" & "B" teams to be advanced to the national competition. We are a very strong team.
There is a fee to join the team, and all athletes must purchase a uniform. (unless they already have one).
Steps to take if you are interested
1) Go on usatf.org web site Nov. 1st (not before) sign up, or renew your membership. Please do not get another number if you have already had one. Click on the join/renew tab on the top right and follow all the prompts YOU MUST SELECT Team 15 VALLEY UNITED TRACK CLUB , THERE IS A TEAM AFFILIATION DROP DOWN TAB TO DO THIS.
2) Important At the end of the registration you will be told to send your child's birth certificate to the local office at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please do this right away and copy me on that email. email@example.com . This will verify your child, and allow me to register them on the team.
3) Pay your fees to your VYC club rep or bring to practice on November 4 th at Central Park, you will also get your uniform at this practice. Fees pay for uniform and all races through Nationals. A- team fees are $80.00 and B -team fee is $45.00. C Team is $25.00 Full A- team uniform is $40.00 and B& C- team tank top $10.00
Races are Mandatory
Association Nov. 12 Arcadia Park - Arcadia CA
Walk through 8:00am first race 9:am
Top 5 teams and top 30 individuals will advance to Regional
Regional Nov. 19, Santa Clarita Central Park. top 5 teams and top 30 individuals will advance to Nationals Dec. 10 inTallahassee, Florida.
You can find flyers on these meets on the So Cal usatf website under youth.
Teams will be conducting their own practices or athletes can join other teams too
Santa Clarita athletes will be practicing at Central Park Monday Tuesday ( no Tuesday this week only) and Thursday 6 pm and some open Saturdays will be added, all are welcome. All other teams will also have practices please check if you would like to attend.
All Storm athletes who are interested in post season must attend practice on Monday October 30th, and turn in the player application (Linked above) to Elaine Bingham,
Call Elaine at 661-373-6897 for more information