Track & Field 2018 Season
March 12, 2018


We had a great mock meet and there is a lot to still learn! thank you for all who volunteered! We will send out the new volunteer link later this week!

As we start our official meets please make sure your athlete is in full team uniform. They must wear the shorts given as our conference does not allow spandex alone. If they would like to wear under shirts or tights they must be plain (no design) and solid white, black, grey, or black. There were a lot of tights with colors and patterns not allowed in competition.

Due to last minute cancellation of our away meet, we have been able to secure Saugus High for our meet this Saturday March 17th. So thankful for the administration and Coaches from Saugus High that made this happen. We will however have a little later start time so please be sure to look at the update that will come out on Thursday! see more details below!!
Please be on time to pick your athlete up from practice. some parents have not been coming until 8:00 this is too late!!

We have a lot of found Lost items Please check the fence daily, this week we will start donating all items on Fridays, as we have no place to store them!

Picture day has been rescheduled to Sunday March 25th at Valencia High School.the same time schedule will be used.

Please be sure to look at the full newsletter each week. We do all communication by email!!!
This Week's Practice Schedule
March 12, 2018 - March 17, 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 –  Track Meet  - Saugus High - Location change

Distance Athletes
Monday – Saugus HS – 6:00 – 7:45
Tuesday – College of the Canyons Track – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday – No Practice
Thursday – Saugus HS – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday –  Track Meet   - Saugus High Location change

Parents please try to arrive 15 minutes early for pick up, in case practice ends early.

Lost and Found
Please Check the fence daily!!
First Track Meet
Our first track meet will be this weekend It is at Saugus High, we are still unsure of the start time, so we will update this section when we know for sure.

Athletes this week will be signing up with their coaches for the events they would like to do, Depending on the age of the athlete there are limits in how many events they can do each week. Sub-Gremlins & Gremlins are limited to a maximum of 3 events, everyone else is limited to 4 event maximum, but 1 event has to be a relay for Bantam through Youth , Intermediates 4th event can be an individual event (ie not limited to a relay), an event is either a running or field event, so the limitation can be any combination of those events but not more that 3 single events.for example 100. 400, and High Jump would be 3 single events.

If you have any questions about the number of events please ask your coach. The conference has a very strict policy about over eventing, the athlete will be Disqualified in all events of the day if they compete in too many events at a meet.
Track Meet Order of Events
Please arrive at 08:00 am (Some meets will have a later start time this year, we will tell you a good time to arrive on those days ) so you can do your warm-ups. Track events will begin at 08:30 am . The normal order of competition will be Sub Gremlin Girls, Sub Gremlin Boys, Gremlin Girls, Gremlin Boys, Bantam Girls, Bantam Boys, Midget Girls, Midget Boys, Youth Girls, Youth Boys, Intermediate Girls/Young Women, Intermediate Boys/Young Men. Deviations in this order are shown in the order of the events which follow:

Running Events
3000 Meter Run  MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW, IB/YM
(All age groups may run together. In this event)
80-Meter Low Hurdles   MG, MB
100-Meter Low Hurdles  YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
100-Meter Low Hurdles  YG
4×100 Meter Relay   SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
1500 Meter Run  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
400-Meter Dash  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
100-Meter Dash  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
800-Meter Run  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
200-Meter Dash  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*
4×400 Meter Relay  BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW*, IB/YM*

New for this year * Intermediate/Young age groups have been combined with the youth age group. Most of these athletes will run with the Youth age group, and be blended in, but their results will be separate from the youth.

Field events will begin at 08:30 and run concurrently unless combined
Running events take precedence over field events, athletes should check out of their event on the third call for their running event, athletes need to return to their field event with-in 5 minutes of finishing their running event. High Jump takes precedence over other field events.

High Jump  BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW, IB/YM
Shot Put  YB, YG, IG/YW, IB/YM, BG, BB, MG, MB

Number of Events for each Athlete
Sub Gremlins and Gemlins can compete in a maximum of 3 events only. Athletes who are Bantam and older may add one extra event, IF THE 4thEVENT IS A RELAY. Athletes who compete in more than the maximum number of events will have ALL marks for the day disqualified, and would cause their relay team to be disqualified. Please address any questions to your coach to avoid any possibility of exceeding the maximum allowable number of events.

Running vs Field Events

Running events take precedence over field events. First check in at your field event. After the 2nd call for a running event, check out with the field event judge and proceed to the staging area to check in for your running event. Return to the field event within 5 minutes of completing your race or you will not be allowed to complete the event.

Water (lots of it)
Snacks (healthy ones) fruits, veggies, sandwiches, power bars, health bars, etc.
Complete uniform
Sweats/warm-up outfit
PowerAde/Gatorade (if desired)
Running Shoes/Spikes

The first thing on arrival is to have your child find his or her age group coach. Check in with them to get the event tags they will be doing at that meet. Make sure they have their sweats on, it will be cool when they arrive.

Your child will need to be aware, at all times, of where his or her coaches are. Keep track of what event is being called (“First call, all Gremlin Girls 200 meters, Last call, all Midget Boys 1500 meters”, etc). It is impossible for the coaches to know where thirty or forty athletes are.
Athletes must warm up before each event. Have them check with their coach on when they should report in for warm ups with their group.
As the day warms up, keep your athlete OUT OF THE SUN. Use lots of sunscreen, and have them drink plenty of water and drinks like Gatorade/Powerade. NO SODA!!. Soda depletes the body of fluids. Keep them relaxed and from running around. This is a good time to have them play cards or board games with a friend.
Fundraising Opportunities
1. Twentyfive Score Card
Cards can be purchased at practice!
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
All funds due by March 29th number of laps are on the results page

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!!