For youth (8th grade and younger)... Email Coach Craig if you are trying to join and 8th grade or younger. We need a 800 or 1600 time trial on you before you join, so we can add you to a training group. So please email this information with your request to join late, registration is open until noon on Tuesday and then will close again. You can join after Tuesday, just get the 800 time trial in the next few days and then email Coach Craig your time, so you can be placed in the right group.
It may take a day or two to place you in a group and make sure we have enough space in a group. We are trying to space out the runners in training groups and need to make sure we don't have too many in any one group.
Attention parents/HS runners that can help coach (we may need 1-2 more!)
we will meet at the parking lot near the house on Tu/Th/F 530-630
as of right now, 9/14 will begin the high school groups that will go Mondays and Wednesdays and Fridays and will be for HS only 4-530ish HS will meet near the flag pole to spread out the locations. They will have the opportunity to workout on Tu/Th at 4pm and then help coach 530-630 (and of course after the Friday workout) There is a form above to pick a time to help, but email Coach Craig as well!
We are adding a COVID waiver to the registration process. The athlete registration is now open. The season will start on 9/15 for youth 530pm near the house parking lot.
HS: sign up to help coach the youth on Tu/Th/Fr (at least 1-2 times a week) from 530-630 and you can run 4-530 at any practices. Coaches will get an orange t-shirt for coaching and a white singlet for racing. Or just sign up as an athlete ...click on the supplemental rate to just get a singlet or do the regular registration to get singlet and shorts.
Youth: register as usual and you will have the option of getting a white singlet or orange t-shirt or get both for an extra $15.
We plan to host a home meet on Nov 1 (this will likely just be an inhouse meet with small groups running at a time)
We will have practice in the rain, but not during heavy rain or thunderstorms. Look under team documents for more info on things to have for the season. (water bottle/running shoes/layers for cooler days/etc.)
Join our email group after you register to get updates or check the email you registered through vyi.org to ensure you can receive emails from vyi.org or leagueathletics.com
To ensure you get the email subscribe to our email group, just follow the directions below
Want to get on the email list? Send an email to:
Please let us know who you are, as it this is a restricted list and we verify who you are before adding you to the group.
This is a great way to send out a request to get a carpool going or to get updates on meet info. E-mail Coach Craig with questions.
Field and Facility Conduct
Dear Parents and Coaches,
VYI has received some complaints concerning the behavior of some parents, coaches and/or children using area sports facilities. While many of these complaints are eventually discovered to be related to other sports that are not related to VYI, we want to ensure our members continue to be respectful of the neighborhoods, schools, and parks that host our practices and events. Some of the specific complaints we’ve received include:
Parking in front of neighborhood houses and obstructing resident access
Walking through private property
Generally disturbing the peace and quiet of the people living around the fields and gyms
As stated previously, we don’t know if any of the incidents reported involve VYI parents, coaches or children but it is appropriate that we establish guidelines so that everyone knows what is expected of them. Anything a parent, coach or player does while attending a VYI activity reflects on VYI and all of us individually.
Use of area gyms and fields is a privilege not a right. VYI has an excellent reputation in the community and because of that we enjoy certain privileges. It is imperative that we maintain this reputation. We are guests in these neighborhoods and must conduct ourselves accordingly.
We will be amending the parents Code of Conduct rules to spell out specific expectations but here are some rules that we must all follow:
Parking on residential side streets is only permitted when all lots adjacent to a facility are full.
Do not park in the designated SACC (School Age Child Care) parking areas in school parking lots
When it is necessary to park on a neighborhood street we must be quiet and respectful of the residents and their property. This means there should be no yelling, littering or trespassing on private property.
Never park in such a way as to block a driveway or otherwise obstruct the resident from leaving their home or parking in front of it.
Make sure we leave each facility clean and free of trash.
Be a leader. If you witness inappropriate behavior intervene and report to a coach or commissioner as appropriate.
We appreciate your support in ensuring that we have continued access to the facilities that are vital to our sports programs.