Many Members in Thimsha Youth Sports organization are new this year and unfamiliar with conference and club operations. This web site will address the most commonly asked questions. If you have additional questions, please feel free to ask any member of the Board of Directors or Coaching Staff.
Track And Field Information
To help answer some of your questions regarding track and field and that pertaining to the athletes or parents, or the Thimsha Youth Sports organization Please select from the list below or you may contact us by email for additional answers to other questions you may have.
What to Eat Before a meet?
In preparation for a big track meet, it is always good to load up on carbs (pasta, pancakes, etc…). During the meet one should not over eat before they run.
Things to eat are:
-Fruit, Lunchables, etc
-Lots of liquids are good, mainly water
Things that are not god for an athlete’s performance are:
-Candy, Soda, etc…
Another Tip: One should not eat 30 minutes before a race. Before consuming anything, the athlete should consult his / her coach to determine if they are scheduled for an event.
There are five divisions in the Valley Conference. Each child will be placed in divisions according to their age, No exceptions. If birth certificates are not clear copies, we will request the original. It is the parent’s responsibility to give their child’s correct proof of age. If proof of age is found to be incorrect, the child will be removed from the team for the rest of the year. The age divisions are as shown below:
Division / Age
Gremlin (Boys/Girls) 4-7
Bantam (Boys/Girls) 8-9
Midget (Boys/Girls) 10-11
Youth (Boys/Girls) 12-13
Intermediate (Boys/Girls) 14-15
Young (Men/Women) 16-18
Your child will be placed in a division depending on his/her age as of December 31, 2015. If your child turned 8 years old on January 1, 2016 or later, he/she will run as a 7 year old Gremlin.
Lost & Found
Misplaced Clothes / Items
During the season we will maintain a lost and found for misplaced and left clothing and items. We as the parent, athletes, and coaches will police the field for sweats, shoes, clothes, etc… Any items left on the field.
Practices will be held at Bishop Alemany High School 11111 North Alemany Dr., Mission Hills Ca 91345. February and March schedule practice days are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Practice will start at 6:00pm and end at approximately 8:00 - 8:15pm. We highly recommend that parents arrive on time at 7:45pm to pick – up their children. The schedules starting March 14th is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday. Practice will start at 6:00pm and end at approx. 8:00 - 8:15pm. Once again we recommend that parents arrive at 7:45pm to pick up their children and please be patient if practice is ending, Thank you. If rain falls before practice and threw out the afternoon and evening, there will be no practice that day. We will try and do a make-up if possible.
If rain is predicted, please remain with you child until the coaching staff makes a decision. Remember we have an all whether track, which means most practices and track meets will continue unless there is lightening. If it’s an extremely cold day, practice may end early. Consult your coach before departing the practice field.
What is Certification
Each athlete must be certified as part of Thimsha Youth Sports before he / she is allowed to participate in the Valley Conference track competition. To be certified the parent or guardian of the athlete must complete a contract, provide proof of age, medical release form and code of conduct.
~ Final Certification Date is March 14th, 2016... ~
How Parents/Volunteers Can Assist The Club
This organization is made up of all volunteers (no one is paid). Each family is required to help at home and away meets, during practices and away meets. If needed we normally require assistance in the following areas:
Running Events @ Meets
Snack Bar Assistance
Any Board Members or Coach can identify the areas of need. Be willing to assist your team at all times. Do not sit back waiting to be asked to help. Set-up, it takes everyone involved to help the club to operate smoothly and successful.
Why Warm-Up and Down
The primary reason for this procedure is to prevent injury. Warming – up allows the muscles to gradually accept the pressure of maximum use, which prevents cramping. Cooling- down allows the muscles to gradually return to a resting state. When the proper techniques are followed the runner will avoid many injuries and be able to reach his/her full potential. Get to practice on time.
Note: Proper running shoes are required. No basketball, sketchers, etc…, and sweats are required.