Congratulations. You Deserve a Break

Congratulations. You Deserve a Break

Great job at league finals Vikings–especially to the Frosh Soph boys on their first place finish. Per Coach Matan everyone should be taking a two week end-of-season break. Official practices during 7th period will resume in December, and those planning to run track should begin to run again on their own after the two-week break. Because there will be no practice, students may leave after 6th if they have their stickers.

Monday (11/4) there will be a Booster Club meeting at 7pm–please disregard the earlier post that indicated it would be moving to 5.

Make sure your calendars are marked for the end-of-season banquet on December 8th. Ticket information will be distributed soon.

IMPORTANT: League Finals Schedule Changes

IMPORTANT: League Finals Schedule Changes

There has been a schedule change for the line-up of races for League finals which switches the order so that Varsity runs first and JV at the end. Please check the times below for updates. For some this is a change of a few minutes, for others it is hours.

  • 8:00 am – Varsity Boys
  • 8:25 am- Varsity Girls
  • 8:55 am- F/S Boys
  • 9:30 am- F/S Girls
  • 10:05 am- JV Boys
  • 10:35 am- JV Girls

Reminder, please have your athlete arrive 90 minutes prior to their race. Awards will follow directly after the final race. And please refrain from checking online team results during the meet.

Countdown to League Finals

Countdown to League Finals

School is back in session for the week, and practice will resume during the regular 7th period time all week.

League finals are this Saturday at Central Park. Race times are below. Please make sure your athlete arrives at least 90 minutes before their race. Award ceremony will follow the girls varsity race.

  • 8:00 am JV Boys
  • 8:30 am JV Girls
  • 9:05 am FS Boys
  • 9:40 am FS Girls
  • 10:15 am Varsity Boys
  • 10:40 am Varsity Girls

Coach Matan also asks that parents and athletes refrain from checking results online so that everyone can hear the team results together at the conclusion of the meet. Thanks. Go Vikings.

Pasta party will be Friday (due to Halloween) at 6p. See SignUp Genius email arriving later this week for more details.

It’s Picture Time

It’s Picture Time

That most important date to remember for the season–picture day–is coming up this week. Team pictures will be Wednesday, October 23rd at 3:30pm at West Creek Park. Please arrive on time and in uniform. Practice will follow (finishing about 6p). Picture purchasing information will be distributed to the athletes at practice.

For the other days of the week, practice will be at the regular 7th period time.

On Saturday varsity runners will be heading to a meet in Riverside. Girls race at 8:10, boys at 8:30. They will drive to the meet that morning. Coach Matan will provide more information to the varsity athletes during the week, as well as through GroupMe.

A big thanks to Coach Joel for organizing a great outing to the Kings game. If you have pictures from the event (or others from the season), don’t forget to upload them to the team Shutterfly site.

Mid-Week Update: October 16th

Mid-Week Update: October 16th

Providing some updates on additional items for this week. For Dos Pueblos information, please see the previous post.

Donation Reminder: Don’t forget to bring in your donations for the homeless drive. The flyer with all the details can be viewed here.

LA Kings Game:

For those who purchased tickets from Coach Joel earlier in the season, here is the logistical information for Saturday’s LA Kings vs. the Calgary Flames game. Any questions, please message Coach Joel.

We will meet in the parking lot at VHS at 1:40 to head to the Staples Center.  We are booked for the Pre-Game Shot on Goal Experience.

These are the instructions and rules provided by the venue regarding the experience:
– THIS IS AN EXTREMELY TIME-SENSITIVE EXPERIENCE. As such, if you do not adhere to the timing below, there is a high chance that you will not be able to partake in the experience.
– You will be picked up three and a half hours prior to game time at 3:10 pm at the 11th Street Entrance on Chick Hearn Court by me or one of my associates. General Admission doors will not be open at this time, so the group will need to be escorted into the building.
– As soon as your entire group is present, we will escort you down to the Zamboni tunnel. After your experience, you will be escorted back to the Main Concourse and out of the building until doors are open to the public.
– If someone is not following the rules listed for this experience they will be escorted off the ice and will wait for the rest of the group in the Zamboni tunnel. Each group is given the same rules:
o When you walk on the carpet please pick up your feet. If you drag your feet, you will move the carpet and put everyone at risk of falling.
o You may bend down and touch the ice with your hand, but you may not set foot on the ice. If you are seen putting your foot on the ice, you will be escorted off and will wait for the rest of your group in the Zamboni tunnel.
o Please do not slap shot, aim for the glass, or aim for the staff.
o Please take 3-4 shots, and then let another person in your group go. This experience is very time sensitive, and we want to make sure your entire group can partake.
– Please print one of the attached waivers for each member of your group and bring them to the game. Each person is required to have a waiver signed before they get to the ice; if someone comes to the Zamboni Tunnel without a waiver signed, they will be escorted back upstairs. We will have extra waivers at the game.

LA Kings Experience Waiver
Week of October 14th

Week of October 14th

Closing out the Oceanside Meet

Thanks to everyone for their flexibility and patience with the logistics for Oceanside this weekend. And congratulations to Coach Matan for his first place finish in the community race. As a reminder, if you have photos from Oceanside (or any other events this year), please upload them to the team Shutterfly site. You can add photos to an existing album (such as the Oceanside album) by clicking into the album and then selecting “add photos.”

Moving into the next week, practice Monday through Thursday will be at the regular 7th period time. Coaches will be closely monitoring air quality and will provide any last minute updates or changes to practice via GroupMe.

The pasta party will be on Wednesday this week (check the SignUp Genuis email coming soon for more details). Friday the team heads to Santa Barbara for the Dos Pueblos meet.

Note that the bus will leave right after brunch.  Please make sure you remind your athlete to eat BEFORE getting on the bus.  They are not allowed to eat on the bus and it will take at least 90 minutes to get there. If you want to take your athlete home after the race, please make sure they have a signed bus release form.

Race Schedule:
* Note: They will be running the girls and boys races simultaneously with two different clocks. 
2:00 Freshman Boys
2:03 Freshman Girls
2:40 Sophomore Boys
2:43 Sophomore Girls
3:15 Junior Boys
3:18 Junior Girls
3:45 Senior Boys
3:48 Senior Girls
4:15 Community/Alumni Race
4:45 Awards

More Information from the race organizers: 

T-Shirts and Snacks will be available for purchase at the meet. Each will be reasonably priced; please remind your team to bring cash for these items if they are interested. 

 Directions: 
To Chase Palm Park: From US 101 (north or south): Take Garden Street exit and turn away from the mountains. Garden ends at Cabrillo Blvd. Continue through the traffic light into the beach side paid parking lot, or make a left onto E Cabrillo and park along the street.  Start/finish is in the large field near 236 E. Cabrillo Blvd.

Parking Spectators can park in the pay lots at Chase Palm Park and East Beach, or along Cabrillo Blvd.  If you park in the pay lots, buy a parking ticket at the kiosk and place under your windshield.

Portable Restrooms will be available for this event. They are arriving the day of the event and are for our use only. We ask that athletes use these restrooms rather than the public park restrooms, because the park is still open to park-goers during the race.