Welcome to Valley United Striders!
We would like to take this opportunity to introduce the VALLEY UNITED STRIDERS ALL STAR TEAM (VUNS).
Restructured in 1986, Valley United has served as a vehicle for our top athletes of the VYC
to unite together and compete locally and nationally. The team originally goes back into the 1960s.
The Valley United Striders is the second oldest team in the State. Our USATF team number is 15.
The Valley United Striders compete in the USA Track and Field circuit as
well as the AAU. Over the past decade Valley United has proven itself to be a dominating force locally and a
nationally recognized power house. Our club has produced many National Champions, broken records,
set records and won National Team Titles in both Cross Country and Track and Field.
2021 CROSS COUNTRY
Due to the uncertainty of the USATF competition this year we have decided to go to AAU, we will be taking A & B teams to the National race in Charlette, North Carolina on December 4, 2021.
Teams will be assigned according to rankings of our meets up thru October 30, 2021.
There will be no qualifying races required to go to the Charlette, North Carolina meet.
All athletes will need to get an AAU membership card, its best to do that now.
Team hotel in Charlette North Carolina will be sent out as soon as it has been set.
Here are important details of the next few weeks.
October 30 last VYC Meet @ Cresenta Valley Park @ 8:00 am
November 6 AAU Meet in Las Vegas
November 14 & 21 USATF association and regional Meets at Santa Clarita Central Park (Optional) USATF Membership required. Team practice at 8:00 am – Parents to work concession stand.
November 27 – Team Practice & Brunch – West Creek Park in Valencia
December 4 – Junior Olympics Championship Cross Country Meet Charlette, North Carolina
Please be sure to join the Valley United team, If you plan on only going to the Las Vegas meet, then make sure you select that meet and pay that fee, if you are going to North Carolina you will need to select that meet and pay the fee for that meet, it will include the meet for Las Vegas.
Welcome to 2021 Season.
This year we have decided to support the AAU Nationals Junior Olympics on December 4th, in Charlotte North Carolina. We will still be supporting USATF events in November for all who would like to attend as there will be 2 races at Central Park Nov 14th and 21st! We hope to run the concession stand to help fund our Season!
Order your uniform using the following button.
Hotel For Charlotte
We recommend you arrive on Thursday
Here is the team hotel info There is a block of rooms for the Valley United team, but they will sell out very quick, Please only book if you are for sure going to Charlotte, When you click on the link please edit the date if you are not going on Wednesday you can choose the dates you need. If you need a bigger room you can call the Hotel and ask them about the other rooms they may have. I am also trying to secure other hotels near this one in case we run out. You can either call the hotel directly at 704-527-8400 or reservations at 1-800-EMBASSY, they will just need to provide the representative with your group code: VUS or call Please use this link to make your reservations. Click or copy this link to your browser to make a reservation online or call: https://www.hilton.com/en/attend-my-event/clttyes-vus-4bd408ba-9fc6-41d4-8530-17e2d38857c7/ The cutoff date to make all reservations using the group code or link is, Wednesday November 10, 2021. Please don’t wait
Practice – The following teams will have practice at theses locations. You are free to join any practice that works for you if your team is not holding practice
Storm Monday, Tuesday , Thursday – 6:00 pm – Central Park
Bears –Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 pm El Cariso Park, near the football, soccer fields
Pacers – Monday and Tuesday Petit Park 6:00 pm Thursday – Central Park
Roadrunners –Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Friday 6:30 AM Marie Kerr Park – Palmdale
Panthers – Monday, Tuesday Thursday 4:15 pm, Location TBA ( contact Coach Karston)
Raiders – Balboa Park
Schedule for the next 3 weeks
Sunday Nov. 14th – 7:45 am – Central Park practice / race / work
Sunday Nov. 21st -7:45 am Central Park, practice / race / work
Saturday Nov. 27th – 8:00 am West Creek Park, Valencia Team Practice / pot luck Brunch
Thursday, Dec 2nd ( or travel day ) Charlotte N.C,
Friday Dec 3rd 11:00 am Team Course walk thru- bib pick up McAlpine Creek Park
Saturday Dec 4th Race at McAlpine Creek Park- (see schedule on coacho.com calendar) 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sweat Shirts – We are not able to get the warm ups but we can provide Hoodie Sweat Shirts and pants. Please order at the meet on Sunday Nov. 14th this is the final day to order
Optional USATF Races – there will be 2 USATF races held at Central park on Sunday, Nov 14th and 21st These races requires you to go on usatf.com/membership to get a card. You will need to upload your birth certificate and this can take 5-10 days to approve. Please be sure to attach to our team Valley United Track Club code # 33-15, then you can go on to athletic.net to sign up for the race. The first race registration will close on November 10th and there is no late registration.
I know this is a lot to learn so please call or ask your coach if you need anything!
Who we are The Valley Youth Conference simply put is the Best Conference in Southern California, having been in existence since 1966. The Conference acts as a governing body with well established playing rules and standards that are first and foremost, fair to all competitors. We are a non-profit volunteer organization devoted to youth through athletics. We offer a year round sports program through football, track & field , cross country, and cheerleading for boys and girls ages 5 to 18. Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy environment for our youth to develop in both athletics and citizenship. We encourage scholastic achievement, and have annually awarded thousands of dollars in academic scholarships to graduating high school seniors who have participated in one of our many athletic programs. We encompass the entire San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, Pasadena, West Los Angeles area, and Simi Valley. The Valley Youth Conference helps develop and guide the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow. Over the past forty years our members have grown up and returned to the Valley Youth Conference as leaders, coaches and volunteers to give children the same opportunities, benefits and rewarding memories that can last a lifetime to the over 5,000 families that participate annually.