Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
July 12, 2016
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Dear Alan,
Well team, I hope you are having a relaxing summer, hitting the beach, sleeping in, enjoying vacations, and getting some lazy time.

We are now 4 weeks from the first practice and I'm sure some of your kids are chomping at the bit to get running again.  I've put together a progressive schedule you can follow for these next weeks to get you ready for the season.  I'm going to provide a disclaimer on this: first is that we already have a pretty long season so adding another month should only be done if you are a midget with high hopes of making it on the national team, youth with the same aspirations, or someone in those two age groups that desires to make some big improvements this season.  Gremlins and Bantams should run 2-3 days ONLY if they are anxious to run and they are dragging you parents out the door, AND they should stay to 15 minutes or less.

Summer training right now is at an easy pace, no tempo, not fast, just comfortable, relaxed, feel good running.  When you get to the 3rd week you can change it up and 1-2 days a week go a little faster.  2-3 days a week also incorporate core.  You guys know the exercises and you should start with 2 pushups and 3 abs.  Make sure you are stretching.

Week 1: 3-4 days at 20 min
Week 2: 3-4 days 2 at 20, 2 at 24 min
Week 3: 4 days 3 at 24 min, 1 at 20 min
Week 4: 5 days (usually m, tu, thu, fri, sat) 3 at 24 min, 2 at 20 min (only 4 days for midgets)

Looking forward to a great rest of the summer and a great 2016 XC season.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Have FUN!!
Coach Jeremy
Cross Country Sign Ups
We are now accepting Sign Ups for the 2016 Cross Country Season.

The cost is $150.00 per athlete for the first 2 athletes per family and $90.00 for each athlete after that. Uniform not included, purchase only if needed. 
There is a price list in the packet on page 2.
Our calendar is updated, 
Click here to open the Sign Up packet
 (New Athletes use this link) 
Returning 2014/2015 XC, 2015/2016 TF Athletes Click here (Use this link if you have been on the team without a break). 
Athletes that have competed in the 2014 or 2015 cross country or 2015 or 2016 Track seasons we do not need the conference paperwork, we move it forward, so click the returning athlete packet.

Cross Country Information, Our practices will be up to 4 times per week. We will be at parks and the local college campus through out the week. We even have 2 beach practices planned this year! Please click on the calendar link on our website to see our practice schedule for the season.

Practice times are 6:00 - 7:15 PM evenings, 8:00 - 9:30 AM on Saturdays

We have 2 optional Beach practices which is a day for the family, the kids will practice for about an hour and a half, then spend the day together. We do this at Carpentaria State Beach. 
Parking may cost extra, the athlete's families are welcome to attend.
The athletes train in a groups based on ability to run at a specific pace for a period of time that the group is training at. Just because an athlete is in one group does not mean that we don't expect that athlete to race at a different level. The groups are mainly for our ability to keep the athletes together.

In most cases our coaches will try to guide your child in a direction that will be most beneficial to your child performance in the sport. This is done by feedback from your child to the coach about the child's interests.
As we get closer to the season and the schedule gets set items will be put onto the calendar. The calendar is always subject to change, but we like to keep it up to date, so it is a very good source of information about what we are planning. The calendar has a date and time stamp in the upper left hand corner, that will change if there has been an update.

At our parent meeting we will explain our program how it works and answer most if not all your questions about the program. It is important that you attend the meeting, it is not necessary to bring the kids to the parent meeting but if you don't have a sitter then by all means do bring them.

Volunteers are a must, and we would like to ask you to help out as much as you can. If your interested in coaching please contact Jeremy Stepan via email by clicking his name. All coaches and volunteers who have direct contact with the athletes must pass a background screening check. If you are interested, there is a link for the screening in the right-hand column.

Our Price: $ 150.00 first  2 athletes
List Price: $ 90.00 for all athletes in the same household over 2 
Cross Country Sign Ups
We are finalizing our plans for the Parent meeting, and will make an announcement of when and where it is as soon as we have secured a place.   
We will explain the cross country season and answer any questions you have. Please try to attend this meeting. This meeting is for parents of all new and returning athletes. Athletes are welcome to attend, but don't need to. 
We will also have Stormwear available for ordering.

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club