Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
October 21, 2014
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Dear Storm Family,



Happy Tuesday to everyone!  Crazy to think we are winding down the regular season, this time of year it always seems like an eternity since we started.  We've had great races and practices and I hope that every one of you have had a lot of fun!!  I certainly have had a blast working with each of you.  The end of the season brings mixed emotions, a little sadness, a little happiness (for the rest aspect), but overall it's hard to see another year go by.  Alright enough sobbing, let's get to this final week of regular season.  There is a lot to think about so please read carefully.


First is our final meet this coming Saturday which we host at Central Park.  We need lots of parents for the following positions: dad's to help me and Alan setup in the morning.  I need about 5-8 dads to be there by 6:30 to setup tables, tents, chalk the course, setup the finish line and do whatever else we need.  We need 4-6 parents willing to work the concession booth which is a fundraiser for the team.  We sell the stuff you bring as donations so that includes: donuts, granola bars, Gatorade, water, candy bars, cookies, cupcakes (I like orange frosting)...  Please every family plan on bringing something to contribute, make it easy and spend $20 on whatever you want on that list and then we'll have plenty.  Maybe coach Elaine will be more specific with splitting you guys up, we'll talk more tonight at practice.  During the race we will need a couple course monitors, 4 to be exact, so please be willing to take a turn when your kid is not racing.  Finally we'll need 5-6 parents willing to help at the finishing chute to pull tags and make sure kids stay in line.  Please, please, please plan on sticking around through the entire meet.  Watch all the athlete's and cheer them all on.  There will be awards given out after each race for the top 3 teams and top 8 individuals.  That's enough on the race, we'll rehash these details during practice this week.


Second is our banquet.  My wife will be heading up the coordination but we will need some help with serving food and drinks, setup of tables and decorations, and of course taking it all down.  Please email me if you have an interest in that.  Along the lines of the banquet WE NEED YOUR PICTURES FROM THE RACES.  Please bring a cd or dvd with as many pictures as you took from the races so we can put together a slide show that will be available for download to everyone.


Finally athletes, prepare for this final race.  The course will be fast, and the competition fierce.  You have home field advantage so use that!  Pick out the other competitors that you have been close to and make it your goal to get them this week.  We only have 2 more practices so stay focused on your goal and finish the season strong!


Ok, that's it for now.  I am excited to close the season off on a high note so keep your kids rested and help them stay focused and it's going to be a great race Saturday.


See you all tonight!  Thanks for a great season so far!


Coach Jeremy


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Practice This Week 
This Week we will be at the following locations:
Monday - Central Park - 6:00 pm
Near Basketball Courts 


Tuesday - Central Park - 6:00 pm 

Near Basketball Courts


Thursday - Central Park 6:00 pm  

Juice It Up Night

Free Smoothie for all athletes. 


Saturday - Central Park - Final Meet
Near Basketball Courts look for team tent

This Weeks Meet
Our final cross country meet is Saturday October 25, at Central Park
Athletes must compete in the complete uniform as issued by STORM, no soccer shorts or other shorts allowed.


The walk thru will be promptly at 8:00. Parents who are able can arrive early to help setup 6:30 am. See Jeremy if your going to setup.

Awards Banquet
Our awards banquet will be on Saturday November 8, 2014 at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex at 6:00 pm. Please clear your calendars.

Santa Clarita Sports Complex
20870 Centre Pointe Pkwy
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Concession Stand on Saturday
This weeks meet is at Santa Clarita Central Park, and we will be running the concession stand. We will need each family to bring one the following items for the Concessions stand:

Youths: Soda, Water, Juice or Gatorade

Midgets: Fresh Fruit, Bagels & Cream Cheese, Doughnuts.

Bantams: Candy, Nuts, Chips (Single Serving Size).

Gremlins: Cookies, Brownies, any pastries.

Bouquet Canyon Invitational Meet
There will be one final meet that all athletes are invited to attend on November 1, at Central park, it is the Bouquet Canyon Invitational Meet, there is a $5.00 fee to run, but the meet will be very fast with only a single 2k, 3k or 4k run depending on your age groups, all athletes will be combined into those age groups. 
Photos from the meets
Each week we have had some great photos taken at the meets by several people. Here are some links to the pictures they have taken: 

Ted Ng: 

Mike Whitman:

Greg Smotherman & Denise Smotherman of Smotherman Images:  
Post Season
For Post Season National Competition Please see Coach Elaine.  If your athlete is in the top 24 conference rankings list, posted on our website. They may be invited. 

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club