All Track practices are at Castaic High School 31575 Valley Creek Rd. Castaic 91384
Monday Mar 20th – NO PRACTICE
Tuesday Mar 21st – PRACTICE CANCELED
Thursday March 23rd – 6:00 -7:15 for Sub-Gremlin 5/6 and Gremlins 7/8
6:00 -7:45 for all other age groups
Saturday Mar 25th – Track Meet – @ Canyon High School
We ask you attend at least 2 practices per week! There may be some slight changes as the season progresses, We will always make sure they are in the weekly newsletter. We can not control this as this is a school decision. We have all become masters of flexibility!!
Second Meet Saturday March 25, 2023
Our second track meet will be this weekend It is at Canyon High, If your athletes will be doing one of the first events please arrive at 7:45. All 4×100 relay runners must arrive by 8:30 am. Only athletes that have checked in by 8:30 will be considered for a relay
Athletes this week will be signing up with their coaches at practice for the events they would like to do. Depending on the age of the athlete there are limits to 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 , Intermediate 15-18’s 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.
Events can be changed at the meet if needed.
Please see you coach at the end of practice if you would like to know what events they are signed up for.
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.
Order of Event
Please arrive at 7:45 am so you can do your warm-ups if you are in the first events . Track and field events will begin at 08:15 am . The normal order of running 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, 15-18 Young Women, 15-18 Young Men. Deviations in this order are shown in the order of the events which follow. We can not predict times so please arrive with enough time to check, get your tags, and warm up.
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 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*
Field events will begin at 08:15 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 within 5 minutes of finishing their running event. High Jump takes precedence over other field events.
Field Event Order
High Jump BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW, IB/YM
Long Jump SGG/GG, SGB/GB, IB/YM, IG/YW, MG, MB, YG, YB, BG, BB
Shot Put YB, YG, IG/YW, IB/YM, BG, BB, MG, MB
Number of Events for each Athlete
Sub Gremlins and Gremlins can compete in a maximum of 3 events only. Athletes who are Bantam and older may add one extra event, IF THE 4th EVENT 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 3rd 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.
THINGS TO BRING TO A TRACK MEET
Water (lots of it)
Snacks (healthy ones) fruits, veggies, sandwiches, power bars, health bars, etc.
PowerAde/Gatorade (if desired)
THINGS TO DO AT A TRACK MEET
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. Announcer calls:
First call means go your coach for warm up
Second call means coaches are finishing up warm up
Third and final call means to go to staging and check in. If your child is at a field event they must check out with the judge and go to staging and they must return 5 minutes after their running event is complete.
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 sixty or more 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.
Track & Field is a competitive sport, all athletes will attend meets on Saturday, to be on the team. There will be no practice only athletes. Meets will start March 18th and will be most Saturdays until May 13th. Meets will be held in locations in Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Antelope Valley.
We have reached the point that we just can no longer accept athletes who only want to practice on our team, that takes away our coaches time in training our athletes who do compete, so our policy is that we do not accept practice only athletes.
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 is raining at home. DO NOT DROP OFF your athlete if there is a chance for a canceled practice, please stick around.
Run with the Best – Storm Track & Field
The Santa Clarita Track Club is The Premier Youth Track and Field Team.
We are a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the physical fitness, mental stamina, and team building skills of children ages 6-16, regardless of ability.
The Storm Track program is designed to introduce kids to sprint and distance running and field events by providing an experience that is fun, competitive, social, and informative about the sport. We continue to achieve excellence by developing top-notch training programs, with an emphasis on the fundamentals, competition. We retaining the most knowledgeable, dedicated and professional volunteer coaching staff.
There is a reason Storm is the Largest Team in Santa Clarita Valley and the Nation!
It is because of the dedicated staff of volunteers that ensure that every athlete is coached and no athlete is left out of achieving their potential.
More Top Santa Clarita High School athletes have ran for Storm than any other team. Storm produces athletes who truly love the sport. Each year Storm has more athletes who are awarded college scholarships than any other Youth Track and Field Program in the Santa Clarita Valley.