Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
September 12, 2016
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Dear Storm Family,

Kicked off with a bang!
Well team, how was the first race?
From my perspective it was a fantastic start to the season.   We trained hard this week with increased time, distance, pace, and hills.   So to see everyone gut out amazing races made me proud. I'll highlight some great performances tomorrow. 

For now, it's time to evaluate your first race.   Here are some things to ask yourself:
1.  Did you give it your all?
2.  Did you go out too easy and had too much energy left at the finish?  If so practice being a little more aggressive this week at the beginning of workouts. 
3.  Did you go out too hard and blow up?  Next race work on being a little more relaxed at the beginning.   
4.  If your goal is nationals, check your position after yesterday.   Remember that race didn't count and also had kids from outside our conference.   But.... we saw other teams in our conference have really stepped up their training.   The top 20 is really close.   So at this point if you are within 1:30-2:00 from top 8, work harder, smarter and set your goals!  Next week you can move up the rankings. 

Onto this week's training:
First, we aren't backing off.   It's time to keep the pedal down.   We'll increase distance for some, and everyone will work more on speed and hills and get ready for more battle.  You can and will improve. want to.   I can't do it for you.   I'll encourage, I'll give you tools, but... you have to want it. 
so let's go get it!  Push each other to greatness!
Here's a new section also to keep you hungry: 

Alumni update:
We are fortunate to have such an amazing group of athletes to pave the way for you.   I want to highlight 4 of our youth girls now racing in high school. 
Kaeyla Beretta is racing for Saugus and currently ranks 8-9 th on that storied girls varsity squad.   
Sarah Benitez is running for Crescenta valley and will quickly become an asset to their varsity squad. 
Audrey dang is running on the varsity squad of the mighty great oak team and just won the seaside invitational last Friday clocking one of the fastest freshman times ever and a top 10 girls time of the day. 
Haley Kirsch finished the same seaside race less than 1 second behind her ex storm teammate to show southern California where all the talent comes from. 
You said it, Santa Clarita Storm Track Club!!!

Go after it this week!!
Have fun,
Coach Jeremy
Cross Country Sign Ups
At this time sign ups for the 2016 cross country program are closed. 

Track & Field is a spring sport, we will begin sign ups for that program in October. 

Please be sure to join our email newsletter to be informed of when we start our sign ups. 
Practice Schedule
Monday Sept 12 - Lap-a-thon Central Park 
- 5:30 pm - Meet near the Basketball Courts

Tuesday Sept 13 - College of the Canyons - 6:00 pm -
Just past baseball fields near Facilities building.

Thursday Sept 15 - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 
Near the Basketball courts.

Saturday Sept 17 - XC Meet at O'Melveny Park - 7:45am.
Tonight will be our lap-a-thon at Central Park, please arrive at 5:30 to get your tag. 

The Lap-a-thon is a fund raising event used to support our program and our national athletes. We will give the kids a chip, and setup our chip timing system, we will run laps at Central park while playing music for 45 minutes or so. The kids are encourages to seek donations either of 2 ways a per lap amount such as $3 or $4 dollars per lap or a flat donation of $5 or $10. All kids who raise at least $40.00 will receive a special Lap-a-thon prize. The kids will also be entered into a raffle on a 1 ticket per dollar raised and other prizes will be awarded at the end of season banquet. (more details on that as we get closer to the event).

Please click here to download the Lap-a-thon form and start raising funds.

The deadline to turn in funds will be Oct 11.
California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser - September 15th
Please mark your calendars for our California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser for STORM cross country Thursday September 15th. ALL DAY including lunch, dinner, take out, and alcohol as well. 20% goes back to SCTC! 

Lost N Found
If you lost a water bottle, its in the Candy Box, if you forgot your chair, check with Elaine. 

If you have lost anything else, check with Elaine
O'Melveny Park Meet Saturday
This Saturday our meet will be at O'Melveny Park, please try to arrive at 7:45. There is limited parking in the park, but you can park on the street. 


Directions to O'Melveny Park:
From 14 South, or 5 South exit at Balboa Blvd, 
turn right on San Fernando Rd
turn right onto Balboa Rd, 
turn right at Sesnon Blvd, 
take Sesnon to O'Melveny Park (on right).

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club