Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
February 15, 2016
Follow us on
Follow us on Twitter 
Quick Links...
Join Our Mailing List
Track & Field 2016
Storm Kids Running
Develop your speed
Build your Endurance
Improve your Technique
Running Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 4x100m, 4x400m 80m Hurdles,
100m Hurdles
Field Events: Running Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump. 
Track is the one sport that is good training for all sports, whether its Football, Basketball, Soccer, or Baseball, Track & Field will improve your speed, endurance and coordination.
Practice will begin on
February 13, 2016



Mardi Gras Madness
February 21,2016

We are accepting signups for the 2016 Mardi Gras Madness 5K & 10K, please visit the event website at

Jass Players

Please help support our Students off and Running Program. 
Be sure to JOIN A TEAM



Dear Storm Family,

There is no Practice tonight
Practice Schedule
Track Kids
Monday - Holiday - No Practice
Tuesday - Valencia HS 6:00 - 7:45
Wednesday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Thursday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Saturday - Valencia HS 8:00 - 9:45 

Gremlins get released by 7:20 pm. 

Distance Kids 
Monday - Holiday - No Practice
Tuesday - Valencia HS - 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Wednesday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Thursday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Saturday - Valencia HS - 8:00 am - 9:45

Parents please try to arrive 15 minutes early for pick up, in case practice ends early.
Distance - On the days that we are at Saugus High School the approved distance kids will meet at Central Park on the field near the Restrooms (Across from the basketball courts). 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm Please pick up kids from Central park before heading back to Saugus high School if you have children at both practice sites.

If it is raining practice is canceled. However we will practice in a light sprinkle. This makes it tricky, many times it is not raining at the track when it's raining at home. Do not drop off your athlete if there is a chance for a canceled practice, please stick around
Please be sure to text STORMTF to 41411 to be added to our urgent alert system, in the event of a canceled practice, we will send a group text alert out telling parents to pick up their athlete.
or text "follow @stormtrackclub" to 40404
Distance Practice
On the days that we are at Saugus High School, the Distance kids will meet at Central park next to the basketball courts. 

(Note this applies to the Approved Distance athletes, all others meet at the track at Saugus). 

If you have children that have to be dropped at both the track and the park, drop at the track first at 5:45, and then at the park, do not leave children unattended! please make sure there is a coach present before you leave.  Pick up at the park first and then the track. 

Until daylight savings begins, the Distance kids will be training in the park. It is just down the street from the high school and a safe place to train. 
Storm Spirit Wear


Many people were asking me Saturday about the Spiritwear Order forms, I've attached the links above. 

Uniforms will be available for pick up on Tuesday's and Saturdays only. 

Spiritwear will only be available at Saturday Practices. 
Email List
This email is being sent out to both our cross country list and our track and field list. I found out Saturday that many of the Cross Country people were not on the Track List. To check that you are on the correct email list, click the link below that says : "Update Profile/Email Address" make sure that the Track & Field list is checked. After his week, we will only be sending out our newsletters to the Track & Field List. If you are on the Cross Country List, you may miss emails from us. 
Mardi Gras Madness
February 21,2016

We are accepting signups for the 2016 Mardi Gras Madness 5K & 10K, please visit the event website at

Please help support our Students off and Running Program. 
Be sure to JOIN A TEAM
Jelly Beans and Jolly Ranchers
Jelly Beans
Parents we ask that you bring 2 bags of jelly beans or Jolly Ranchers.

At the end of each practice we give the kids a few jelly beans as a treat. For the kids with braces, we give them a Jolly Rancher. The kids must be heading out the gate in order to get them.  
Urgent Alert Message System
If you would like to join our Urgent Alert Text System, on your cell phone text the word "STORMTF" to 41411 and you should be greeted with a welcome message, we use this system rarely for very important urgent alerts, for example, We cancel practice early due to unforeseen circumstances
It's been brought to my attention that if your using T-Mobile, you may have to contact them to have Text Message Blocking shut off while you enroll. I believe once your enrolled you can turn it back on.
Please be sure to check with your cell phone provider if you are having trouble connecting to our urgent alert text system. 

We will try to help you, but in most cases if you get an error trying to connect, I suggest you contact your customer service and see if there is some type of blocking on your phone preventing signing up for these types of text systems, I've been told that some games use text systems to bill your phone, our system will not bill your phone, we are paying for it.
Alternatively: If you use Twitter, you can join our twitter feed. We also tweet all of our urgent text alerts.

To sign up for twitter alerts,
1) text "follow @stormtrackclub" to 40404
2) You should get confirmation that you are following us
3) Urgent text alerts will be texted to you the same as if you joined the alert system. 

I believe this will work even if you don't have a twitter account.   

We do tweet out a link to our newsletter each week also, so you will get more information from us via twitter than our Urgent Alert Text System. 

Follow us on Twitter

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club