Storm Newsletter for October 4, 2021
Free Spirit Invitational This Sunday
This week's meet is an Invitational and will be a very big meet. We do not host this meet so it is very important that you let us know if you are going or not. Some of our top athletes will be competing on the Valley United Striders all star team! There will be medals for the top 8, and top 3 team trophies. If your athletes has been placing in the top 8 positions they will need to see me about a uniform for Valley United! This is a very fun meet and will give the team a taste of the top competition in Southern California!!
This Weeks Meet At Legg Lake at Whittier Narrows Regional Park in El Monte
There will be a sign up sheet today at practice, we need to know a YES or NO if your athlete is going to attend this meet. If you are out of town please respond to this email to let us know if you will be going or not. The meet has a $7.00 fee per athlete that we will be paying for them. Any athlete who does not answer by the end of Tuesday's practice will be a NO. They can still attend the meet however, you will have to register and pay the $7.00 for your athlete at the meet. Please do not answer yes if you will not be going to this meet!!!
The Walk-Through will be at 8:40 am. there is a $7.00 parking fee, please bring exact change This meet will take a little longer as we will not be organizing it and there will be more teams.

Scholastic Forms Due Oct 14th
It is very important for athletes to strive not only for their best in sports but at school. Storm will award a medal for all athletes who achieve a B+ or better while competing with us!
Scholastic forms for athletes with a combined grade point average of 3.5(B+) and 4.0 (A) are due by Oct. 14th. We have to order the medals so please send in a progress report, or have their teachers fill out the form, All students should send in their 5 week progress report or report card if they have them.

Ribbons for all races are handed out at practice on most days This week they will be ready on Monday, please pick them up! The placing will use our conference teams only, not over all places, so they will have better places on them.

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Weekly Schedule :
Monday - 6:00 - 7:15 - Central Park Parent Meeting at 6:15
Tuesday - 6:00- 7:15 - Central Park
Thursday - 6:00 - 7:15 - Central Park
Sunday- 7:30 - 12:00 - Legg Lake at Whittier Narrows Regional Park 750 Santa Anita Ave. El Monte 91733 The lake is on the South side of the 60 FWY Enter on the Santa Anita side Parking is $7.00 please have the correct change

Due to loosing the day light we will have all remaining practices at Central Park Practice is usually done by 7:15, please make sure you are there for pickup
LOST AND FOUND I have collected a lot of warm up gear and back packs! Please make sure your athletes come home with their belongings!! All items should be picked up today if possible!!

Warm ups - As the weather starts to change your athletes will need to have warm up gear for after practice !! You can still purchase some of the Storm gear from the website or at Thursday

Post Season- Our Conference has chosen the AAU Jr. Olympics to compete at for our Valley United Post Season. If your athletes has been placing in the top 8- 16

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.
Meet at Legg Lake Whittier Narrows

The first race will begin at 08:o0 and it will start with the 15-18 girls and boys
8:00 - am5K 15-18 Men &WOMEN
8:40 am- Course Walk
9:15 am SUB & GREMLIN GIRLS – Rolling start after this race check with your coach at the team tent
BANTAM GIRLS - 9/10 - 3K
BANTAM BOYS – 9/10 -3K
MIDGET GIRLS – 11/12 -3K
MIDGET BOYS – 11/12 - 3K
YOUTH GIRLS – 13/14 -4K
YOUTH BOYS – 13/14 -4K
Volunteers needed

Tent set up -bring tents and set up 7:00 am -2 people
Tag table 7:00 - help hand out athletes tags - 2 people at all time
Clean up - 4 people, break down the course and load trucks

We are in need of "Turtles" to follow all races.
Sunday's Race Information / Results
This race is hosted by USATF team Free Spirit Condors. We do not host this meet and our club will pay a fee for all athletes that attend. It is very important that we know if your child will go to this Sunday meet. I will have a sign up sheet at practice today, please make sure your child knows for sure they are going or not and we would like parents to check the sign in sheet and make sure there is a yes or no checked.
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 Thursday!