Welcome to the Moorpark Striders Track Club! The Striders Board sincerely hopes you will enjoy the coming season and find the club and the sport of track and field as fun as we do. We also hope you come to feel that the club is your club too, supporting it where you can and helping your child have a positive experience with one of the best "life" sports around. The Moorpark Striders is celebrating its 42nd season of participation in youth track and field. We are a member of the Ventura County Youth Track Conference (VCYTC).
It’s time to Gear Up for the Season! Practices will be starting the week of February 9th and it time to start gearing up. Here are the basic items you will need:
A gear bag (someplace to safely store a jacket or other personal items), please put your name and phone number on the bag in case it ends up in lost and found.
Comfortable running shorts and a shirt. Try to avoid excessively large or baggy clothing that may be hard to run and jump in. Please put your child’s name and a number on all clothing in case it ends up in lost and found.
< >: bring at least a large water bottle to every practice.
Training shoes: Athletes should train in either training flats or general-purpose running shoes. They should not run in street shoes that are not designed for running. Athletes will not train in spikes.
A good example of a suitable general-purpose running shoe for kids would be:
New Balance Boys' Grade School 980 Fresh Foam Running Shoe
For 69.99 at Dicks Sporting Goods
A good example of a training flat would be:
Nike Zoom Streak XC 3
$69.99 at Footlocker
5. Sunscreen – put some in every kids bag, they will need it even on overcast days.
Older Kids (Bantam, Midget, Youth and Intermediate):
Spikes (optional): SPIKES ARE FOR MEETS ONLY. Moorpark High School limits spikes to 3/16th of an inch “needle” spikes. A example of suitable racing spikes would be:
Asics Women's Hyper-Rocketgirl 7 Track and Field Shoe
$64.99 at Dicks Sporting Goods
There are a number of good sporting goods stores in the area including Dick’s Sporting Goods, Footlocker and Sports Authority. If you want to go to a store that specializes in track shoes you can go to:
Welcome to all the Strider Volunteer families. As we get ready for our 2015 season, I would like to introduce myself as your Volunteer Coordinator, and for those families who are new to the Striders, give you an idea of what to expect.
Please click on the Volunteering tab online to sign-up for your 3 volunteer shifts per family. We will be sending you out information regarding the responsibilities of the shift you signed up for closer to the date of that meet date.
On the Saturdays of our home meets there will be a main sign in table at the top of the stands, by the press box. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your assigned shift to sign in. Please write the first & last name of the athlete that you are providing your shift for. Please be mindful if you are signed up for the afternoon shift you will be replacing someone who has already been there for 3 +hours. After you have completed your shift please remember that you will need to sign out to receive credit
Once you sign in you will be directed to your area and given further instructions. If you are new we will try to pair you with someone who has experience. Please remember to dress appropriately, bring plenty of water, a hat and sunscreen. Most importantly remember to have fun and enjoy the best seats at the meet!
Thank you all for volunteering your time and working to provide a great experience for our kids. If you have any questions or concerns please to not hesitate to contact me.
Alexandra De Kort
Mobile: (805) 990-5666