Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
August 8, 2016
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Cross Country Sign Ups
Our last day to sign up for this years Cross Country program is Thursday August 18th.

Please bring paperwork to practice to turn in now. 

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 
Stormwear Store  - Pick up Stormwear
Please click our "Shop Stormwear" link on our website to visit our online store. We have added a online store to our website with examples of our spirit wear and merchandise, please be sure to click the "Shop Stormwear" link on our website to check out the merchandise. We do not ship items to you, you can pick them up at practice.  Click here to see it

You can order on line any time or on Tuesday this week at practice Jennifer Grossman our Stormwear coordinator will be there on Tuesday and will have items for you to see. 
Practice Schedule
Monday Aug 8 - West Creek Park - 6:00 pm - at the Picnic Tables

Tuesday Aug 9 - Central Park - 6:00 pm - Near Basketball courts.

Thursday Aug 11 - College of the Canyons - 5:30 pm By Baseball Diamonds. - Park near stadium and walk up service road to baseball diamonds. - note there is a fee to park, visit the parking permit kiosk before leaving your car. The fee is $3.00. YOU CAN DRIVE UP AND DROP OFF BUT DO NOT ALLOW YOU CHILD  TO WALK ALONE PLEASE!

Saturday Aug 13 - Carpinteria State Beach Practice
We will be at Carpinteria State Beach Closing out the week we'll have our first beach day. Saturday's practice this week is going to be at 10:30 at Carpinteria State Beach. The details are as follows: we'll meet at the life guard station at the end of Linden Ave, near the volleyball courts. Exit 86, go left to Carpinteria Ave, go right to Linden, then left to the end of the road. Parking: there is free parking at the end of Linden or side streets by the houses, or you can pay $8 to park in the state beach parking [Go left on Palm Ave from Carpinteria Ave which is before Linden follow signs to the campground]. The plan will be to start practice at 10:30 which gives you time to sleep in a little. It takes about an hour and thirty minutes to get there. By the time practice is over, it should be prime beach weather. Bring your umbrella's, beach balls, and boogie boards. And picnic food for your family. 

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club