Track & Field 2018 Season
March 19, 2018


Our first official track meet is in the books and we saw a lot of great times and had a lot of fun! Next week we will see the Rush, and they are a much bigger team, but hey are the only team that will be at the meet . We will be at Saugus High so set up will be much earlier. We we have to move all equipment from Valencia for our meet. You will also need to get there early to set up, chairs, blankets and shade. The competition much stronger!! 

Results are posted on during our home meets, and on our website after the meets. If you would like to see the conference results of the other teams you can go on and select the 2018 season. All results are posted there as they come in after the meets. 

This week we will have our communication boxes out for you to pick up your ribbons. They should be out on Wednesday. The kids work very hard for this and they get a ribbon for every event they compete in. Please be careful not to pull the entire folder out when you are picking up. All family members in the same household will be in the same folder. 

This week we have only 2 days of practice for the at Saugus High please note the time on Wednesday is 5: and is only for 1 hour. There is an event at the school and we have to clear the parking lot at 6:00

I am very proud of all the Storm Coaches, Board Members, Athletes and Parents for the great meet!!

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 19, 2018 - March 24, 2018

Age Group / Sprints
Monday – Saugus HS – 6:00 – 7:45
Tuesday – No Practice
Wednesday – Saugus HS –  5:00 – 6:00 1 hour only!
Thursday – No Practice
Saturday –  Track Meet – Saugus HS – 8:00 am
Sunday - Pictures @ Valencia High School ( see schedule below)

Distance Athletes
Monday – Saugus HS – 6:00 – 7:45
Tuesday – Canyon High School Track – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Wednesday – No Practice
Thursday – Central Park – 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Saturday –  Track Meet – Saugus HS – 8:00 am
Sunday - Pictures @ Valencia High School (see schedule below)

Parents please try to arrive 15 minutes early for pick up, in case practice ends early.
Picture Day
We will be taking pictures at Valencia High on Sunday March 25th. 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
Track Meet Saturday
Our track meet will be this weekend It is at Saugus High, Start time to arrive is 8:00. I hope you can see how much there is to doo at the meet and will volunteer when the sign up genius is sent later this week.

Athletes will be signing up with their coaches for their events, 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.
Scholastic Awards
In an effort to emphasize the importance of maintaining scholastic ability in conjunction with athletic ability, the Santa Clarita Track Club, Inc. in cooperation with local school districts, awards a Scholastic Achievement Medal to all active athletes that maintain a 'B+' (3.5) grade point average or better during the season. The medal is engraved with the student's name, year and symbol of the sport in which he/she is participating. A special President's Award Medal is presented to players that maintain straight A's. 
The Deadline for turning in the form is April 13, 2017   
Relay Expectations
Many parents are asking how relays are determined, here is a brief description on how this is done. There will be some very disappointed athletes at the meet if your child signs up and does not stay, or arrive on time for their team! Not every athlete will get to be on a relay each week but the coaches will try to give an opportunity to those who want to try.  

It is very important to the team that if your athlete does sign up for a 4X100 relay that they are at the meet and checked in before 8:30 am so the coaches can assemble the teams. All 4X400 meter relay athlete must check in with coaches before the 200 race at the meet. If your child is signed up for a relay and does not show up or is late, it will effect every other relay runner, and disappoint those who can not compete. Please insure they stay for the duration of the meet if they are running the 4X400 relay at the end of the day!  

This is the only event that we are strict on signing up for. Please don't sign up for any relay if your athlete can not compete in the event. 

Criteria for relay team assignment. 
1) coaches discretion  
2) attending practice 
3) able to hand off smoothly 
4) Time in the 100 or 400 at a meet 

All of this is considered when coaches put together their teams (A-Team, B-Team, C-Team, etc...). 

If you have any questions about this please speak with your age group coach or Coach Elaine 
Lost & Found
We have a lot of warm up jackets , pants and water bottles please check the fence daily . All items will be given away after practice on Thursday we have no place to store it.