Storm Newsletter for August 30, 2021
Greetings!
Today at practice Fleet Feet Shoe Store will be bringing training shoes, and racing flats for sell! - A racing flat is a lighter shoe that athletes can wear for racing only! They are not mandatory, but many athletes like to wear them for the races.
This week we start our races! Our first race will be at College of the Canyons. The start will be at the track area. We will have a tent right inside the gates please look for the Storm flag! This race is a pre-season competition with the 11 other VYC teams and we will have a 5K open community race for all after the youth races! We will register all Storm athletes and if you would like to do the 5K you can register on the track Saturday morning the cost for the 5K is $15.00, there will be medals for the first 15 male and female athletes. Please see below for the race schedule! This is a great race for the beginning runners to get comfortable with racing and it is very exciting for them. There will be medals given to the first 3 finishers in the youth races.
Parents can bring chairs/ blankets /tarps to sit on. We will try to all sit together in our team area!

We will need volunteers to help give out tags and work the finish line. We also need a parent to bring tents to the meet as I no longer have a truck please let me know if you can help!

Here is what we need:
Tent set up -bring tents and set up 7:00 am -2 people
Tag table 7:00 - help hand out athletes tags - 2 people
Finish Line - Finish of each meet 6 people
Races - Rabbits to lead the races( bike ok) Turtles parents to follow the last runners in each race ( parents will not be allowed to run on the course during the races with their children)
Clean up - 2 people, help clean up and load tents
Please sign up at practice or email the job you are able to do!

If you have not uploaded your birth document we need that asap. We have to certify each new athletes' birthdate. Please complete your payment and purchase your uniform too! Deadline Sept. 2nd.

Weekly Schedule :
Monday - 6:00 - 7:15 West Creek Park,
Tuesday - 6:00- 7:15 College of the Canyons ( Park near the track Stadium (lot 8) and walk up the access road past the baseball stadium, There is a small field near the maintenance building, we will meet there. Please do not send your athlete up the road alone.
Thursday - 6:00 - 7:15 Central Park
Saturdays- 7:00 am College of the Canyon Track area - First Pre - Season Race

Safety Concerns- Please continue to practice safety procedures, wash hands, keep appropriate distance, and If your child or anyone in your house hold is sick Stay home, Please be sure to inform us if your child or any member in your home test positive for Covid -19

Jelly Beans and Jolly Ranchers - We need parents to help pass them out after practice daily. The coaches are not able to do this. It only takes a few minutes and the kids love it! Also please bring one bag or jar to share with the team!

Cross Country age groups and racing distance:
Sub-Gremlin - birth year - 2016 & 2015 - 2k
Gremlins - birth year - 2013 & 2014 -2k
Bantams - birth year - 2011 & 2012 - 3k
Midgets - birth year - 2009 & 2010 -3k
Youth - birth year - 2007 & 2008 -4k
Young men & women -birth year - 2006 thru 2003 - 4k

Cross Country Sign Ups /Coach

We will be closing sign ups next week, so if you know anyone interested let them know.

We are also looking for new running coaches, no experience needed we will train you. All parents are welcome to come and run with us too!
Saturdays Race Information
Race day Schedule - you should be at COC at least 45 minutes before your race time to pick up your tag and warm up, there will not be a walk though before this race. Course maps will be on our website on the cross country page. All athletes should meet their warm up coach at our tent 30 minutes prier to their race. Please make sure your athlete wears their uniform!
7:00 -set up
7:15 - Sub Gremlin and Gremlin warm up
7:45 - 2K Sub and Gremlin race - Girls and Boys
8:05 - 3K 9/10 Bantam race - Girls and Boys
8:25 -3K 11/12 Midget race - Girls and boys
8:50 -4K 13-18 race - Girls and Boys
9:30 - 5K open race- Girls and Boys

Uniforms and Spirit Store
Our online store, is up on the website but does not have all items on it yet, but you can purchase and pick up at practice on Thursdays and Saturdays!

Please pick your uniform today, They will be available on Monday and Thursday this week at practice. all athletes will need a uniform to compete.