Storm Newsletter 

September 12, 2022

 Correction to today's practice time it is at the regular time 6:00 2 West Creek Park 

The first League meet was incredible and all of you did such a great job getting your athletes there on time. As you see the League meets are a lot bigger. We will also have some "pay to run" teams visit many of our meets. The Warriors, Calabasas, United, and Simi are visiting teams and do not count in our standings, so when your child gets their ribbons from the meet their placing will have those teams removed. We will have ribbons for each athletes every week and need parents help pass them out at the end of practice on Mondays. 

This week will be even a different schedule as this is a Southern California USATF Sanctioned Invitational Meet. We will be giving medals to the top 8 finishers and special event ribbons to the next 42 finishers. We will also be scoring the teams and giving a team award to the top 3 teams. Sub Gremlin girls and boys will have their own race for this meet and will run together. The 15- 18 young Men and women will also have a separate race and will run together Please see the schedule below. We also will be working the finish line so we need 4 parents to work it. Please sign up at practice to work a shift. for reach race. We take pride in having the best Home Meets!! 

Here is what we need:

Tent set up - set up 7:00 am -2 people

Tag table 7:30 - help hand out athletes tags - 2 parents  

Finish Line - Timing and finish line chute help -4 people 

RacesRabbits 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

Race Results and Schedule  

You can see all results and upcoming meets on our website, just click on the cross country link! Results can also be found on org. Please check out and like our Facebook page, Storm Cross Country  for some great picture from Anthony Calderon. He will have a link to download them soon!! 

This week we will be posting results during the meet at 

JELLY BEANS- We have enough for now Please bring any you have already picked up and if you have a scoop from us please return that. too. 

The scoops we use are from baby formula so if you have any of those we would appreciate you giving us your left overs. 

Practice Week of Sept 12th -Sept 17th  

Monday - West Creek Park 6:00 -7:15 

Tuesday - COC at 6:00 -7:15 pm - meet past the baseball field  

Thursday 6:00 - 7:15 pm - Field 7

Saturday - 7:30 am - Invitational Meet at Central Park all athletes invited 

Race Schedule - All times are approximate, with a rolling start -  races will over-lap

TIME: Age group races walk through will begin at 07:45 a.m. it will be self-guided. The first race will begin at 08:30 a.m. Races will start approximately every 15-25 minutes and will overlap. There will be a Sub Gremlin 5/6 2K race and a 15-18  Young men and women  4K race 


7:45- 8:30 -self guided course preview 

8:00 Coaches meeting near the start line 

8:30  SUB-GREMLIN Girls & Boys – 5/6 (Born in 2016 or later) 2000m (1.2 miles)

8:45  GREMLIN GIRLS – 7/8 (Born in 2014 or 2015) 2000m (1.2 miles)

9:00  GREMLIN BOYS – 7/8 (Born in 2014 or 2015) 2000m (1.2 miles)

9:15  BANTAM GIRLS - 9/10 (Born 2012 or 2013) 3000m (1.8 miles)

9:30  BANTAM BOYS – 9/10 (Born 2012 or 2013) 3000m (1.8 miles)

9:45  JUNIOR GIRLS – 11/12 (Born 2010 or 2011) 3000m (1.8 miles)

10:00 JUNIOR BOYS – 11/12 (Born 2010 or 2011) 3000m (1.8 miles)

10:15 YOUTH GIRLS – 13/14 (Born 2008 to 2009) 4000m (2.4 miles)

10:40 YOUTH BOYS – 13/14 (Born 2008 to 2009) 4000m (2.4 miles)

11:00  - 15-18 Women & 15-18 Men (Born 2004 to 2007) 4000m (2.4 miles)

This is a rolling schedule and can change at the meet. 

Coach Jeremy's Notes to the Team 

 Athletes, Parents, and Coaches,

What a great kickoff to the official racing season! I hope you saw; we have some competition out there which is great! Every race was huge and there was a ton of excitement which keeps us all working hard for more improvement.

That is the name of the game, how do we keep improving: workout by workout, race by race, and season by season!

Here’s where we start: 2 topics for this week:

  1. Be ready to race
  2. When I think of being ready to race it starts with preparing with a good breakfast. 
  3. Then you show up and you remove any doubt in yourself. You are going to race as hard as your mind tells you to race! If you point out the challenges, you are letting your mind tell your body it isn’t going to give your all. Don’t do that!!!
  4. Quit letting yourself tell yourself YOU CAN’T!!! Only you can pull out the best in yourself every day.
  6. Give it your all… ALL the way to the finish line
  7. The best feeling after a race is the satisfaction you gave it your all. Whether you lose or win or PR or don’t PR, you gave every ounce of mental and physical energy. 
  8. Remember this feeling when you are in the middle of the race, towards the end, and especially when you see the finish line!

                                                              i.     Don’t EVER think you can rest if you want to be EXCELLENT!! Resting is for 8-10 hours a night to recover from your AMAZING practices and races!

Ok, so what’s in store for this week:

  1. We are preparing for the Invitational at Central Park this Saturday. Boom, HOME COURSE!!! And it should be cool weather still.
  2. The invitational is a fun meet because there will be team trophies to earn! And… amazing competition!
  3. We will continue pushing the workouts and developing speed and strength as we are just beginning this racing season.
  4. We will also be adding some fast strides at the end of our long run. This will help with the kicking speed at the end of the race. 
  5. I discussed with a few the idea of not having a kick. While some certainly have more raw speed than others, remember, the kick is normally a battle of will! Who wants to give more. The key word is battle, so prepare at the end of the race to BATTLE!!

That’s it for now, let’s get after it tonight and this week!

Have fun,

Coach Jeremy

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club
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