Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
July 29, 2016
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Dear Alan,

Please be sure to read each of the sections below. 

As we head into August, we are making final preparations for the start of the season. I passed off the July checks to the Treasurer and they will be deposited soon. I'll be updating our website and our communications. I'll be sending them out to you soon. 

With the fires in the area, we are going to hold off on our practices at Central Park, since it is being used as a fire base camp for the thousands of firemen who have come to help us. 

If you know anyone who is interested in signing up, now is the time to do it. Make sure you get your paperwork in now too. 

We have had to move our parent meeting to Grace Baptist Church, it is located near the corner of Seco Canyon Road and Copper Hill. See below for more information. 

Online store, we have added an online store on our website for merchandise, please be sure to click the "shop" link on our website to check out the merchandise. "Stormwear" Click here to see it
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 
Parent Meeting
Our Parent Meeting will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 22833 Copper Hill Dr, Santa Clarita, 91350

It will be held at 6:00 pm in the Conference Room A 
Look for the large Storm Feather Flag. 
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.

And we will have Fleet Feet Running shoe store if you need to get shoes for your kids. 
Practice Schedule
Saturday Aug 6 - West Creek Park - 8:00 am
Monday Aug 8 - West Creek Park - 6:00 pm
Tuesday Aug 9 - West Creek Park - 6:00 pm
Thursday Aug 11 - College of the Canyons - 5:30 pm

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club