Training youth athletes since 2005.
Tigard Youth Track’s purpose is to give youth in the community the opportunity to train and compete as part of the experience of Track & Field, in order to promote the ideals of: Teamwork, Good Sportsmanship, Good Citizenship, and Honorable Character.
We are happy to be entering into our 8th year and have now had the chance to watch kids that started with us move on to college.
We will be opening up for the 2013 season in January 14th. We hope to see you on the track this season with us.
What a great season!
I’m so proud off all the athletes who trained hard and pushed themselves every day at practice. I know its not easy, but it really shows how hard they work by how they excel in competition. I’m also proud to be part of such a great family, from the top down!
Ralph and Margie have created such a great environment, the coaches are dedicated and there for the kids, parents are committed and supportive and the kids are eager to learn and get better.
Doesn’t get much better than that! Cant wait for 2014!
Coaching along with the great Coaches we have on TYT is a privilege and to be part of such a great team is a tribute to them.
I look forward every year to coming back and being able to help.
The atmosphere and loyalty of all involved is second to none. This is how all teams should be run. I feel proud when I hear talk about TYT because it is usually about the great performance of our Young Athletes and there ability to perform like seasoned veterans. From using blocks at the age of 5,6 or 7 or maintaining great form when it looks and feels like they can’t take another step.
Tigard Youth Track has helped me to be a better Coach and my kids to be better athletes.
So I want to say thanks for allowing us to be involved and TYT will always be #1.
The season of Tigard Youth Track and Field was absolutely amazing. From the coaches dedication to the large number of participants to the professional organization, it was a great year. I want to thank all of the runners we coached this year. It was a great crew and they all improved dramatically through their hard work. The personal records kept coming and coming from EVERYONE. It was unbelievable.
From the young crew of Cohen, Atticus, Turner, Sam, and Eva you will see future stars! They were dedicated and grew all season. Then we had some super tough midgets. The hardest worker and toughest runner of the year goes to Lincoln (a close second was Delaney). His toughness and fight were incredible and something every other athlete can learn from. The older kids were a joy to coach. There were many many laughs and goofing off, but they trained super hard and pushed their bodies during the hard workouts. Cole and Peyton had their usual back and forth year with Pey winning one week and then Cole the next. They both had great PR’s this year. Watch out for them and Andrew, Spencer, and Nick. The girls were also a lot of fun. Thanks Marley, Cassie, Laruen, Delaney, Maya, Taylor, Avery, and HMAC – I truly believe they all improved dramatically and have a ton of potential.
I’m sure I missed some of the kids, as Larua and Kennan were at practices a LOT more than I. If your name isn’t on the list, don’t fret, I’m old
I want to thank Kennan and Laura (my fellow Mid/Long coaches) for their dedication. They never missed a day, or if they did – they made darn sure the kids were covered by a substitute and communicated the workout well in advance. Couldn’t have done it without them.
Bob, Woo, David, Dorien, Jay – thank you for all that you do – it was impressive watching your athletes improve. My calves are still store from our race…hehe.
Jeff, the club wouldn’t run without you. Getting to know you was a sincere pleasure.
Also, I want to thank Ryen. The hours she spent and the organization skills were tremendous. She truly deserves the nick name “Tic-Toc” because she had everyone organized down to their socks – literally.
Ralph and Margie – thank you for the pleasure to coach on your track team. Laura and I will never forget the years spent.
Coach Rob Rene
Well we all know how fortunate we are to not only have great coaches, but also some amazing coach/photographers like Coach Greene.
He recently shared with us some photos of the season that some of you might not have seen. They range from the 2013 Season, Club Championships (our 8th straight club win), State JO, Regional JO and the more recent Track City Meet at Hayward Field.
Enjoy these and congrats EVERYONE on another amazing season. We are so proud of everyone, thankful to our parents, coaches and volunteers who make this happen and the EFFORT and WORK all of our Athletes put in.
See you next Spring!
Congrats to Hunter Gilbert who placed 6th in the Boys 11-12 Pentathlon at the USATF Nationals with a total of 2191 pts!
He set so many PR’s in Shot Put, Hurdles and the 1500 running a 4:58!
We are so proud to have you on team! Way to go Hunter!
We’re so proud of all of our athletes who are competing in NC. Some outstanding performances so far and we’re only 2 days in!
But we do have a National Champion apart of TYT this year !!! Congrats to Hunter Gilbert!
Hunter placed 6th overall in the Boys 11-12 Pentathlon! Congrats on being a National Champion! We are so proud of you!
He also qualified for the 11-12 Boys Final in the 800 running a PR of 2:22:02. He will run the FINAL on Saturday.
He competes on Friday in the 400!
Lauren Paven qualified to run in the 13-14 girls 800 final! She ran a PR of 2:19. She has the 400 on Friday as well. Run LP Run!
Katja Berger qualified for semi’s in the girls 13-14 200M Hurdles..
She has the 100M Hurdles today and we hope she moves on in that event too!
Good Luck to all Oregon athletes as they chase their dreams!
Coaching the Mid/Long Distance runners has been a blast this season! We had some new younger runners join the group (Ava, Cowan, Atty, Turner) as well as some new older runners too (Marley, Adam, Nick, Cassie, Lauren). To be a good mid/longer distance runner, you first have to really enjoy running. It is a passion, and our runners have it! Our kids go through some of the toughest workouts on the track and the success has been evident.
It’s hard to mention everyone that ran the mid/long distances as some competed just through Club Meet and others longer. But here were some of the standout athletes that competed through most of the Competitive Meets:
Hunter – qualified for Nationals in the 800 with an impressive time!
Andrew – qualified for Nationals
Lauren P. – qualified for Nationals – awesomeness!
Jalen (ran the 1500 once at Track City and had a very impressive time – we hope to see you run this more next year!!)
Hannaly – qualified for Nationals
4×800 – this team qualified for Nationals!!
I am so proud of all of our runners! We had a lot of PR’s made throughout the season and those are worth celebrating! I hope that you will all continue to stay conditioned during the fall and winter months and we’ll be ready when next March rolls around. Thanks for great season and the fun memories. See you all soon!!
Everyone we are excited to do our own TYT Home meet this Saturday, May 11th at Tigard High School. After hosting this past weekend for others we should be ready to go this weekend. Thanks to all for your help ahead of time on this Saturday for those of you who are volunteering to help us make it the best home meet yet.
WAIVERS: Attached is the Tigard Youth Track Dev Meet Wavier for the meet this weekend. Please print it out and complete PRIOR to arriving at the meet. This will speed up things at the entry gate. We will have a limited number of blank waivers at the meet. Cost per athlete is $5.00.
Please make sure to print out the below waiver for the meet and turn it in at practice – or for others coming to our meet please bring it to turn in when you check in at registration Saturday AM.
ENTRY GATE/AGE DIVISIONS: We are trying to ease up the confusion surrounding the new AGE GROUP classifications.
At the entry gate where you will turn in your waiver and pay, you will see 5 tables set up with signs:
EXAMPLE: 8 & Under, formally Sub-B, and 2005 & Up
This will be a YELLOW sign. The 8 & Under athletes will then get a YELLOW wristband. Once they enter and go to register for their events, they will look for the Clerking Tent in the middle of the field. You will see a bright (YELLOW) sign marked 8 & Under. This sign will match their wristband color. That is where they will sign up for their events all at once.
Each Age Group will have a distinct color, check in line and we ask that you pay close attention to these changes to ensure a smooth meet.
Field events will sign up at the event when called.
MEET SCHEDULE – Download it HERE
WEATHER: It will be another HOT one. The forecast is calling for 83 degrees. Tigard HS has a smaller grandstand with shade but it will not hold 650 athletes. You are welcome to bring tents to set up in the grassy area for shade. Please make sure to bring sunscreen for the family. We will have ice water at all the stations and around the grandstands. Make sure you and your athletes stay hydrated.
PARKING: Please note that parking will be a challenge due to a multitude of events taking place at the high school this Saturday. Be patient and be prepared to park on the street, AND be respectful of the neighborhoods.
Excited to see you all there.
UPDATE: This weekend’s meet will be held at Tigard High School Track on May 4th instead of Westview High School.
Thanks everyone for volunteering to help us making this event great.
Here is what you need – please download these:
Our first developmental meet is here. This Saturday, April 20th, we will all meet to warm up and compete at 8am at the Sherwood High School track.
Make sure to bring your gear, sweats, spikes, water bottles, food, and anything you need to be comfortable. It could still be cold in the mornings so dress appropriately.
We are excited to see you and your families and friends come cheer you on. Go Tigers!