General Information & Mission Statement

Brief Club History

The Thousand Oaks Flyers Youth Track and Field Club was formed in 1980 by Bob McCarter, A 6th-year coach from the Newbury Park Track Club. The Flyers joined the Ventura County Youth Track & Field Conference (VCYTC) in February of 1981. Back then the Flyers started with 50 boys and girls representing all age groups. Beginning in March of the same year a cross country team was added. In 1984 the Flyers sent a team of 5 youth girls to the Junior Olympic National Championships and returned with the National title. In the late 1980’s the Flyers hosted an invitational meet which included over 20 teams from all over Southern California. Several teams of 15 - 20 athletes have been sent to the Track City Invite in Eugene Oregon and other postseason meets in which our athletes placed well. In the early 2000’s the club reached over 300 registered athletes which today stands as the maximum number allowed by the VCYTC. The Flyers have continued to send qualified competitors to regional and National competitions with good results.

The Thousand Oaks Flyers are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and continue to be a registered team of the non-profit Ventura County Youth Track Conference (VCYTC). The conference includes eight other teams - Camarillo Cosmos, Gold Coast Spartans, Heritage Valley Blazers, Moorpark Striders, Newbury Park Panthers, Ojai Roadrunners, Oxnard Stars, and Ventura Tigres.

Most importantly, during the Flyers almost 43-year history, we have strived to be true to our number one priority, Providing the best possible experience along with a safe competitive environment for Conejo Valley’s young athletes.

Bob McCarter

Club Founder

Mission Statement

The TO Flyers is organized for the purpose of providing a positive, well-run environment for youths to experience track and field. The committed volunteer coaches strive to educate all children, independent of natural ability, to become familiar with track and field events, improve technically, and gain an increased sense of self-confidence. This mission is achieved through skilled coaching, hard work, well-balanced events and a positive environment.

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