Track & Field 2018 Season
February 26, 2018


The season is off to a great start! this week will be very busy as we start specialty events during practice. this will be on a rotating schedule so it is very important your child attends as many practices as possible. Not all groups will have event practice every day.

Spikes Athletes may begin using spike shoes at practice this week. Their coaches will let them know when to put them on, They are never allowed to warm up in them. Please make sure they are on the field, if they want to use them.
If you bought new spike shoes this year, they did not come with the correct spikes. All our tracks use 3/16 NEEDLE only spikes. We will have the correct spikes at practice for $3.00 per set, please bring correct change if you need a new set of spikes for your shoes.

Fleet Feet Shoe Store will be at Pictures day if you would like to purchase spike shoes!

Our Storm Store is still open for online orders, you can order and pay on line and it will be delivered to practice when it is ready. The Store will be open until March 10th for orders.

Uniforms will be available tonight only PLEASE PICK IT UP!!! You will need your uniform for pictures on Saturday at Valencia High

Birth Certificates If you have not brought it, you can either drop it at practice or scan and email it to we can not certify our team with out them.
Please be sure to look at the full newsletter each week. We do all communication by email!!!
This Week's Practice Schedule
February 26, 2018 - March 3, 2018
Age Group / Sprints
Monday – Saugus HS – 6:00 – 7:45
Tuesday – No Practice
Wednesday – Saugus HS – 6:00 – 7:45
Thursday – Saugus HS – 6:00 – 7:45
Saturday –  Valencia High School – 8:00 – 12:00 Picture Day

Distance Athletes
Monday – Central Park – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Tuesday – Saugus HS – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday – No Practice
Thursday – Central Park – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday –  Valencia High School – 8:00 – 12:00 Picture Day

Parents please try to arrive 15 minutes early for pick up, in case practice ends early.
Approved Di stance Athletes - When practice is at CENTRAL PARK the distance athletes will meet near the basketball courts. 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm. Please pick up kids from Central park before heading back to Saugus high School if you have children at both practice sites.

(Note this applies to the Approved Distance athletes that have done the mile test, or are returning distance track athletes). 
If you have children that have to be dropped at both the track and the park, drop at the track first at 5:45, and then at the park, do not leave children unattended! Please make sure there is a coach present before you leave. Pick up at the park first and then the track. 
If it is raining practice is canceled. However we will practice in a light sprinkle. This makes it tricky, many times it is not raining at the track when it's raining at home. Do not drop off your athlete if there is a chance for a canceled practice, please stick around
Please be sure to text STORMTF to 41411 to be added to our urgent alert system, in the event of a canceled practice, we will send a group text alert out telling parents to pick up their athlete.
or text "follow @stormtrackclub" to 40404
Picture Day Schedule
We will be taking pictures at Valencia High on Saturday March 3rd. Due to the size of our team we will have the athletes arrive in shifts. If you have kids in multiple age groups you should arrive at the earliest time. Group shots will be taken at the time on the schedule, but if you can not be there at that time you can come anytime during the morning and get an individual shot taken. Your child must be present to be in the group picture. There will be a day scheduled later for make up pictures at practice.
Each athletes should pick up a card with their name on it when they arrive. The have to have this to get their picture taken.


We will need a few parent for each age group to help hand out cards and help keep the athletes in order but, there will be no parents allowed on the field during the pictures, also laps will not be permitted to keep the background clear.

Arrive at: All times Approximate
Sub Gremlins 8:00 Group picture 8:45
Gremlins 8:15 Group picture 9:00
Bantams 8:45 Group picture 9:15
Coaches and Board Group picture 9:30
Midget 9:15 Group picture 9:45
Youth&Inter. 9:45 Group picture 10:15
Midget and youth MAY have a practice scheduled after pictures, we will let you know asap during the week
Fundraising Opportunities
1. Twentyfive Score Card
The 25 Score Cards are available at practice for $20.00 each. They are a discount card to local businesses, See the Passport below or download the app below. Most Families can save up to $300.00 per year using the card at businesses.
Download the NEW mobile app
Pick Up the Passport to Saving
2. Lap-a-thon
Our lap-a-thon fund raiser will be held on March 5th at Saugus High School during practice. PLEASE ARRIVE AT 5:30 FOR CHECK IN We will need parents to help mark laps during the event. Parents and siblings are invited to run also! we will have practice after the lap a thon for all ages except gremlins. The will finish at about 7:00 all others will finish at regular time.
3. California Pizza Kitchen
Our California Pizza Kitchen fund raiser will be on April 10 all day. We will have a flyer that you must take with you and give to them at the time you order. Dine In or Take Out, enjoy a great meal!!
Santa Clarita Track Club App

 Updated! for the 2018 Track Season

For your smart device visit the Apple AppStore on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple device Visit Google Play Store for your Android Phones and Devices Search for SANTA CLARITA TRACK CLUB 
Add it today.
Schedule of meets, Results, News Letters, Pictures.
Next Monday March 5th we will be doing our lap-a-thon during practice. We ask that all athletes arrive at 5:30. We will need 5 parents there early to help check the kids in, and about 15 parents to help mark the laps during the run. Parents and siblings are invited to participate too.
This is our main fundraiser and hope each family can participate. We ask each child to help raise at least $40.00 or you can opt out by donating that amount. The highest amount raised will receive season tickets to Universal Studios! we will be playing music for 35 min and counting the laps each athlete does. Click here for the form You can choose a flat rate donation or a per lap donation and collect and turn in at practice after the event.
Urgent Alert Message System
If you would like to join our Urgent Alert Text System, on your cell phone text the word "STORMTF" to 41411 and you should be greeted with a welcome message, we use this system rarely for very important urgent alerts, for example, We cancel practice early due to unforeseen circumstances
It's been brought to my attention that if your using T-Mobile, you may have to contact them to have Text Message Blocking shut off while you enroll. I believe once your enrolled you can turn it back on.

Please be sure to check with your cell phone provider if you are having trouble connecting to our urgent alert text system. 
We will try to help you, but in most cases if you get an error trying to connect, I suggest you contact your customer service and see if there is some type of blocking on your phone preventing signing up for these types of text systems, I've been told that some games use text systems to bill your phone, our system will not bill your phone, we are paying for it.
Alternatively: If you use Twitter, you can join our twitter feed. We also tweet all of our urgent text alerts.
To sign up for twitter alerts,
1) text "follow @stormtrackclub" to 40404
2) You should get confirmation that you are following us
3) Urgent text alerts will be texted to you the same as if you joined the alert system. 
I believe this will work even if you don't have a twitter account.  
We do tweet out a link to our newsletter each week also, so you will get more information from us via twitter than our Urgent Alert Text System. 
Calendar on Website
There is a calendar on our web site that has most of the practice and meet info on it. It is tentative and will be updated as we finalize our schedule. The schools some times make changes so please remember it is subject to change but we will try to keep it updated as much as possible every week. We will also try to inform you of changes as they occur.