Track & Field 2022
April 18, 2022
Thank you all for the great volunteer work at our last meet! The other teams were so impressed with our meet! It is National Volunteer week this week and we hope to keep it going! Our Coaches, athletes and parents are the BEST!!
A special thanks to the Easter Bunny that visited us on Thursday too!!
Most of the team pictures have a arrived and will be available for pick up on Thursday, with the ribbons. Please try to pick them up before 7:30 as it gets dark after practice.
This week our meet will be held at Castaic High. As you know there are not a lot of bleachers so we will be asking that you bring tents and lawn chairs if you can, so that if we run out of space you can set up behind the stands.
We have 2 more regular meets. Below is the information about our Championship meets. We will have more as we get closer. All athletes will go to a championship meet on either May 7th or May 14th. We will be talking to the athletes more in the next 2 weeks. All Sub-Gremlins will got to the May 7th meet. If your athlete has a qualifying time they must only go to the May 14th meet. Athlete's that are close to the (Q) time may be invited to go to the May 14th meet. Athletes will not be allowed to attend both of those meets, The Individual Events Championship (I.E.C.) meet will be for those May 14th athletes that are top 9 (12 for distance events) between the 2 Leagues after May 14th

Congratulations to Youth Boy Emilio Oviedo who broke a 12 year old 800 meter team record, posting a blazing time of 2:08.22 !!

Please Sign Up to Volunteer This week we will C0-Host the meet with Lancaster, we have setup and clean up duties, Timing duties, data input, finish line, relay judges staging, tag pullers, Long Jump and escorting to start line for all events

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/637295/events

Scholastic Awards Forms Last Day April 19
In an effort to emphasize the importance of maintaining scholastic ability in conjunction with athletic ability, the Santa Clarita Track Club, Inc. in cooperation with local school districts, awards a Scholastic Achievement Medal to all active athletes that maintain a 'B+' (3.5) or A (4.0) grade point average or better during the season. The medal is engraved with the student's name, year and symbol of the sport in which he/she is participating. A special President's Award Medal is presented to players that maintain straight A's. 
 
The Deadline for turning in the form is April 21st, 2019   You can either turn in a current report card with your child's age group, or download the form and have their teacher fill it out !
  
Weekly Schedule
Monday - Castaic High School -6:00-7:45 (Sub and Gremlins 7:15)
Tuesday - C.O.C. 6:00-7:45 (Gremlins 7:15)
Thursday - Castaic H.S. -6:00 pm - 7:45 pm (Sub and Gremlins 7:15)
Saturday - Castaic High School All day meet 8:00 am
Jelly Beans
Jelly Beans and Jolly Ranchers!

If you have not brought yours yet, please bring Jelly Beans



Relay Expectations
Many parents are asking how relays are determined, here is a brief description on how this is done. There were some very disappointed athletes at the meet because those who did not stay, or arrive on time for their team, and those who forget to sign up, but wanted to be added. Those who were there and did not get on a team will try to make sure they are on a team in future week.
It is very important to the team that if your athlete signs up for a relay that they are at the meet and checked in before 8:30 am so the coaches can assemble the teams. If your child is signed up for a relay and does not show up, or is late, it will effect every other relay runner, and disappoint those who can not compete.
This is the only event that we are strict on signing up for. Please don’t sign up for the relay if your athlete can not compete in the event.

Criteria for relay team assignment.
1) coaches discretion
2) attending practice
3) able to hand off smoothly
4) Time in the 100 meters at a meet

All of this is considered when coaches put together their teams (A-Team, B-Team, C-Team, etc.)
If you have any questions about this please speak with your age group coach or Coach Elaine
Championship Meets
Western League Open Final Meet (May 7th)  The open final meet is for all athletes who did not get a qualifying mark in any of the individual events, OR ranked top 8 in the Western league. It will be held on May 7th @ Valencia HS. This is the final meet of the season for those athletes. If an athlete has a qualifying mark in any event they may not attend this meet. ALL SUB-GREMLINS ATTEND THIS MEET!! This is their final competition of the year. there will be medals awarded for the top 6 places at the meets. and special ribbons for all others after the meet. If you child has a Q next to their name in any event they can not come to this meet for any event ! 

Western League Championship Meet (May 14th) All qualified athletes and a select few athletes in the top 8 of the league will be invited to the Western League Championship meet to be held on May 14th at Valencia H.S. . The coaches will attend a seeding meeting of the League to finalize the seeding of this championship meet. Non-qualified athletes will fill any open positions in any events by the top 20 list of the league. If you are interested in being advanced to this meet, please let your coach knowOnly the top 8 will be invited unless a qualifying mark is made. 

Individual Event Championship Meet (I.E.C.) May 21st. This is the final event of the year at the conference level. The top two (2) finishers in each event from both leagues (East & West) and the next 7, (12 for distance events) fastest time/mark will be invited to compete in this Conference wide Championship meet to be held this year at Simi Valley High School on May 21st. This is a 9 lane track, so in the sprint events we will advance up to 9 athletes. The distance events advance 12 athletes, and the field events 9. All advancements to this meet come from the meet on the 14th from the Western League Championship meet. There are no pass-through athletes, you must attend the meet on May 14th. This is the best of the best Conference Championship meet. If you need more information please be sure to ask your coach.

You can go on our website and click on the Track and Field Page you will be able to see the Qualifying standards for your reference.
Team Fundraiser Opportunity
 
The STORM team has been met with unexpected expenses this spring and we have been reluctant to request any fundraising, but an opportunity is available that can benefit you and your family and the STORM family.
 
A local swim school with participants in STORM has offered to help fund-raise with a profit-sharing opportunity. The Swim Ranch is a private learn-to-swim and performance swim instruction service. The results are unmatched in the region. If you have your own pool, go to the ocean … there is no doubt that swimming is very important for basic safety.
 
We consider this option especially beneficial because the skill of knowing how to swim correctly promotes fitness and safety across all ages.
 
Let them know that you are members of STORM and they will donate 20% directly to the team.
Lessons are private or semiprivate (when applicable). Please visit their website for more information at www.theswimranch.com or contact Dave and Heather directly at theswimranch@gmail.com.