Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
October 26, 2015
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Dear Storm Family,

We have a very busy week this week, I'd say right now to expect more emails as this week goes on. 

This is our final week of practice for the regular season. Many of the kids will run their final meet this weekend. 

There are 2 events coming up in the future that you can still attend, 1st is the Bouquet Invitational Meet on Nov 7 at Central park. The next is the City of Santa Clarita will have an XC meet on Dec 5 at Central Park. I will put a copy of the flyers of each of these on our website. 

This final meet this weekend is at Central Park, we will need some help setting up the coarse in the morning at 6:30 am If you can help please let Elaine or Jeremy know this week at practice. 

Concession Stand, we will need some parents to work the concession stand, Please try to work shifts in there while your kids are not running. and please try to stay late. 

Final meet, because this is the final meet there will be team awards for all races, and every kid will get a medal as they finish. 

Volunteers. As I mentioned this race is at our home course, we will need help with the set up and tear down. 

Next week - Awards Banquet on Friday November 6 at sports complex (Near basketball court & aquatics center & Skate park)
It's in the main building right across for the basketball courts at the sports complex.  
This Weeks Practice Locations & Times
Cross Country will practice at the following locations:
Monday - Central Park - at 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Near Basketball Courts


Tuesday - Central Park - at 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Near Basketball Courts


Thursday - Central Park - at 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Near Basketball Courts


Saturday - Meet @ Central Park  - Santa Clarita, CA - 8:00 am Walk-Thru
Concession Stand  
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.
Awards Banquet  
All members of the Santa Clarita Track Club Cross Country Team are invited to our awards dinner banquet.  We will provide the food for the main course, Please provide appetizers, desert and drinks based on the following list last names rather than by age group.
Last names starting with:  
A-G - Desserts for 25   
H-M - Soda/Water 2 - 2 liter bottles per family** 
N-Z - Appetizers for 25
There will be a donation box at the party for you to contribute money towards to coaches' gifts. 
The Banquet will be held on Friday Nov 6, 2015 6:00 - 8:30 PM at:
Santa Clarita Sports Complex 
20800 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350 

Volunteers Needed 
We need your help to get this weekend's meet done. 
Here's a list of things we need help at: 
Set up Crew
Concession Stand
Finish Line
Tear Down
Clean Up 
Post Season  
Upon completion of the meet, I will be updating the rankings of the season. The top 8 athletes will be invited to participate as the "A" team for post season, this is a top of the conference team, that will represent the Valley Conference as Valley United Striders, we will be filling both "A" & "B" teams. In order to be eligible for "A" team athletes must commit to travel to the national meet to be held in December in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The regional meet will be held in Las Vegas, NV right before Thanks Giving. 

How the rankings work. the athletes are ranked on their performance by averaging their finish place over the season. If an athlete has ran all races their worse finish place will be removed, and their average will be based on the best of 6 races. (there were 7 total). 

If your child is ranked in the top 25, Please let Elaine know if you are interested in post season competition. 

It is very possible for our "A" & "B" teams to be advanced to the national competition. We are a very strong team. 

There is a fee to join the team, and all athletes must purchase a uniform. (unless they already have one). 
Juice it Up This Thursday at Central Park  
We have a long running tradition of giving every athlete on the team on our final practice of the season a smoothie from Juice It Up. We purchase these for the Storm Athletes & Coaches Only.

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club