Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
October 31, 2016
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Dear Storm Family,

Fixed Links to Track & Field Sign-Up Packets Below

On behalf of the board of directors I would like to thank everyone who was part of the 2016 Cross Country Team, your kids were fantastic and I was very proud of their performance this season. 

Our awards banquet will be at Santa Clarita Sports Complex on Thursday November 10th. See more information below - Note, Those bringing drinks - please bring individual servings drinks, not 2 liter bottles. 
We still have a group of athletes training for the Junior Olympic Cross Country Championship meet to be held this year in Hover, Alabama in December. We still have a couple of tough meets to get to this month, so train hard and good luck!.

Thanks again for a great season
Post Season Practice Schedule
Monday Oct 31 - NO Practice - Happy Halloween

Tuesday Nov 1 - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 
Near the Basketball courts. Post Season only

Thursday Nov 3 27 - Central Park - 6:00 pm -  Post Season 

Saturday Nov 5 - Mandatory Practice @ Central Park - 8:00 am Post Season 
Post Season 
Post season competition is our conference wide team called Valley United Striders - We take the top 16-20 athletes and form teams to represent us on a national level of competition. There are 2 qualifier meets to make it to the Junior Olympics Cross Country National Championship meet in Hover Alabama on December 10th. 

Upon completion of the meet, I will be updating the rankings of the season. The top 8 - 16 athletes will be invited to participate as the "A"  or "B" team for post season competition, 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 10th, in Hoover Alabama, and both qualifier races. The qualifying races are mandatory also. " B" team members only have to attend the The Association meet which will be held in San Bernadino Nov. 13th and The Regional meet will be held in Escondido Nov. 20th.  
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). In some cases for the last 2 positron the conference will vote if the athletes are very close. 
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). 


      Steps to take if you are interested 

1) Go on web site Nov. 1st (not before) sign up, or renew your membership. Please do not get another number if you have already had one. Click on the join/renew tab on the top right and follow all the prompts YOU MUST SELECT Team 15   VALLEY UNITED TRACK CLUB, THERE IS A TEAM AFFILIATION DROP DOWN TAB TO DO THIS.

2)  Important At the end of the registration you will be told to send your child's birth certificate to the local office at . Please do this right away and copy me on that email. . This will verify your child, and allow me to register them on the team.

3) Pay your fees to your VYC club rep or bring to practice on November 5th at Central Park, you will also get your uniform at this practice. Fees pay for uniform and all races through Nationals. A- team fees are $80.00 and B -team fee is $45.00. Full A- team uniform is$ 40.00 and B- team tank top $10.00 

Races are Mandatory

Association Nov. 13 Cal. State San Bernardino 5500 University Parkway San Bernardino 92407           Walk through 8:00am first race 9:am
Top 5 teams and top 30 individuals will advance to Regionals

Regionals Nov. 20, Kit Carson Park 3333 Bear Valley Parkway Escondido. There will be a coarse walk through Sat Nov 19th at 3:00pm or Sunday Nov. 20 at 6:45am. The first race will be 8:00 am on Sunday
Top 5 teams and top 30 individuals will advance to Nationals Dec. 10th in Hoover Alabama
 You can check the web site for Hotel info, most of us are staying at the Hampton Inn Hoover or the Embassy Suites Hoover 

You can find flyers on these meets on the So Cal usatf website under youth.

Teams will be conducting their own practices or athletes can join other teams too

Santa Clarita will be practicing at Central Park Monday Tuesday and Thursday 6 pm and some open Saturdays will be added,  all are welcome.  All other teams will also have practices please check if you would like to attend.
Team Practice and breakfast will be at O'Melveny Park Saturday Nov. 26th  8:30, more details on that later.
Feel free to call me or your team if you have more questions.

All Storm athletes who are interested in post season must attend practice on Tuesday Nov 1, and turn in the player application (Linked above) to  Elaine Bingham, 

Call Elaine at 661-373-6897 for more information
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:  
Sub and Gremlins -  Desserts for 20  
Bantams - can, box, or bottles of juice water or soda 
please bring cases for 24 or more we have a lot of families 
Youth / Midgets  - Appetizers for 20
There will be a donation box at the party for you to contribute money towards to coaches' gifts. 
The Banquet will be held on Thursday Nov 10, 2016 6:00 - 8:30 PM at:
Santa Clarita Sports Complex 
20800 Centre Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Coaches Gift
We have the best Coaches of any team!! We would like to take them all out for a nice dinner to thank them. We will be collecting money for this this week and at the Banquet!! 
Track & Field Sign Ups
(Note: You can fill in the forms before printing, be sure to check Gender radio buttons on Player's contract, they are defaulted to Boys)

Each athlete will need the following:

1) A COPY of the athlete's birth certificate.
(Athletes from the 2013-2016 Track & Field or Cross Country team, we have yours.)

2) VYC Players Contract and Medical Waiver/Code of Conduct Form. Filled out and signed by both athlete and parent/guardian. We don't require a physical. Just the waiver with parent signature. 

3) A check for the correct amount based on the number of athletes registering, see sign up packet for fees.

Where do I mail or drop off the sign-up forms?
Santa Clarita Track Club
C/O Alan Bingham
27900 Youngberry Dr
Santa Clarita, CA 91350

Athletes compete in a variety of running and field events
according to their year of birth: 
Girls and Boys (SG/SB)
(Year Born) 2011-2012
100 Meter, 200 Meter, 400 Meter, 800 Meter, 1500 Meter, 4100 Meter relay, Long Jump

Girls and Boys (GG/GB)
(Year Born) 2009-2010
100 Meter, 200 Meter, 400 Meter, 800 Meter, 1500 Meter, 4100 Meter relay, Long Jump
Girls and Boys (BG/BB)
(Year Born) 2007-2008
100 Meter, 200 Meter, 400 Meter, 800 Meter, 1500 Meter, 4100 Meter relay, 4400 Meter relay, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put
Girls and Boys (MG/MB)
(Year Born) 2005-2006
100 Meter, 200 Meter, 400 Meter, 800 Meter, 1500 Meter, 3000 Meter, 4100 Meter relay, 4400 Meter relay, 80 Meter hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put
Girls and Boys (YG/YB)
(Year Born) 2003-2004
100 Meter, 200 Meter, 400 Meter, 800 Meter, 1500 Meter, 3000 Meter, 4100 Meter relay, 4400 Meter relay, 100 Meter hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put
Girls and Boys (IG/IB)
(Year Born) 2001-2002
100 Meter, 200 Meter, 400 Meter, 800 Meter, 1500 Meter, 3000 Meter, 4100 Meter relay, 4400 Meter relay, 100 Meter hurdles, Long Jump, High Jump, Shot Put

Please be sure to read the Parent Handbook it will answer most questions anyone should have. (It should be posted to our website in a couple of days).

The above paperwork files require Adobe Acrobat Reader, Click here to download a free copy.

Elaine Bingham, Head Coach Track & Field
Mark Cruz, Director Storm Track & Field
Alan Bingham, President, Santa Clarita Track Club
Cross Country Championships 
The Southern California Municipal Athletic Federation is hosting their Championship meet at Central park on December 3, at 11:00 am.  for more information please visit 

This race is open to all athletes. There is a $12.00 fee to enter the race. This event is put on by the City of Santa Clarita and a group of other cities. 

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club