Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
March 27, 2017
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Track & Field 2017
Storm Kids Running
Develop your speed
Build your Endurance
Improve your Technique
Running Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 4x100m, 4x400m 80m Hurdles,
100m Hurdles
Field Events: Running Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump. 
Track is the one sport that is good training for all sports, whether its Football, Basketball, Soccer, or Baseball, Track & Field will improve your speed, endurance and coordination.
Practice will begin on
February 11, 2017

Our first official track meet is in the books and we saw a lot of great times and had a lot of fun! This was the smallest meet we will have this year so we were able to finish in record time. Next week we will see the Rush, and they are a much bigger team. We will be at Saugus High so setting up will be much harder as we have to move all equipment from Valencia for this meet. You will also need to get there early as we do not have stands there. I recommend you bring lawn chairs, blankets and shade. the day will be much longer, but 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 2017 season All results are posted there as they come in after the meets.  

This week we will have our communcation boxes out for you to pick up your ribbons. They should be out on Wednesday and Thursday. 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. 

I am very proud of all the Storm Coaches, Board Members, athletes and Parents!!! 

Coach,  Elaine Bingham
This Week's Practice Schedule
Age Group / Sprints / Field Events
Monday - No Practice
Tuesday - No Practice
Wednesday - Saugus HS - 6:00 - 7:45
Thursday - Saugus HS - 6:00 - 7:45
Saturday - Track Meet - @ Saugus HS @ 8:00 am
Note: practice may run 15 min later for Midget and Youth due to the short week of practice.

Distance Athletes
Monday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday - No Practice 
Thursday - Saugus HS - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday - Track Meet - @ Saugus HS @ 8:00 am

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

Attention Bantam Parents !!!

Starting this week the coaches would like to use a txt app to help your athletes know when it is time to warm up for their events. Please make sure you pick up a flyer at practice to learn how to sign up for this. The gremlins have been using this and it has worked very well. 
This Weeks Track Meet
Our track meet this weekend is at Saugus High School, it is the San Fernando Valley Rush hosting Us.  

Setup starts at 7:00 am at the Track. We need lots of help with the setup, we meet at the Track.

 We need trucks at 6:00 am at our storage to bring everything over to Saugus. 

We will need a few people to setup our staging area in the center of the field, that requires setting up benches for the kids to sit on during staging. a few pop up tents. We need parents to put the hurdles out for the start of the 80 meter Midget races. Please sign up on the sign up genius 

Athletes continue to sign 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 events 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), 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.

4x100 relay runners have to check in by 8:30  

We are very proud of our coaching staff, please take a moment to check out about who we have coaching for us. Click Here to read their biographies  
If you missed the lap a thon, you can still turn in your form and help collect funds. 
You can download the   Pledge form by clicking here  or by visiting our website.
We are excited about each and every athlete participating in the lap-a-thon. This helps keep our prices low!! Turn in cash or check at practice before April 6th !
Lost and Found/Merchandise 
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. 
   If you would like to purchase spirit items  Please click here to visit our online store
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 weekly. 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.  
Jelly Beans & Jolly Ranchers
Jelly BeansIf you have not brought your jelly beans or jolly ranchers yet, now is a good time to get them as there is a lot out there for Easter! Thank You!!
Twenty-Five Score Cards last week to purchase!
We are in our last week for our 25 Score card fundraiser! Please help us make this a great success! We are about 2/3 of the way to our Goal so please dig in and help STORM get there! 

A great BIG Thank You for all who have already participated! 

Claudine will be at practices Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights for all your 25 Score Card needs and to square up any outstanding balances! 
Cards are $20 each and include discounts for over 1000 locations throughout SCV. 

Cash, Check made out to SCTC, or you may pay by credit card under our Merchandise! 
Thank you so much and see you at the track!
Claudine Toon
Fundraising Chair 
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
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club