Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
February 29, 2016
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Dear Storm Family,

We had been informed by Valencia that our Tuesday Practices won't start until the 15th. - 

Distance will be at Saugus on Tuesday. 

Field Event Training Starts. this week. 

Uniform Pick Up
If you have not yet picked up a uniform or need to change your uniform due to being the wrong size, please contact Jaide Yoakum at practice

Spikes will be available for sale $3.00 per package. We will need some parents to help package during practice.
If you got new spikes with your shoes they will be the wrong size and will need to be switched out.  
3/16" needles only. If you have spikes that no longer fit, please bring them to practice and donate them to our loaner bins. 

There is more new news below, please be sure to read each section as the information has changed. 
Practice Schedule
Sprints & Field Events
Monday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Tuesday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Thursday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:45
Gremlins get released by 7:20 pm. 
Distance Kids 
Monday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Tuesday - Saugus HS 6:00 - 7:20
Thursday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Parents please try to arrive 15 minutes early for pick up, in case practice ends early.
Distance Practice
On Mondays and Thursdays when we are at Saugus High School, the Approved Distance kids will meet at Central park next to the basketball courts. 
Tuesdays will be at Saugus HS for Interval training. 
(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. 
The Lap-a-thon is next Tuesday March 8, please try to arrive at 5:30 to pick up your chip. We will be using our chip timing system to count the laps.                     
You can download the  Pledge form by clicking here  or by visiting our website.
We are excited about each and every athlete participating in the lap-a-thon. 
On Tuesday March 8 during practice, athletes will run laps on the track for forty five minutes. This is a very fun event for the kids and an important fundraiser for our team. Money from this event keeps our registration fee low and helps us provide equipment for our training and meets.
This is a music-motivated event; singing along, running to the tempo! Oh WAIT! YOU'RE NOT A DISTANCE RUNNER NOT important! This is a fundraiser not a race ~ run or walk/dance, create an half hour-long relay team! Challenge yourself! Just recruit your donations accordingly! The more per athlete sponsors you get the more donations! There are 2 ways for sponsors to support our athletes, one is a per lap donation such as $5.00 per lap for you distance runners; the other is simply a flat donation of any amount, for example $20.00 or $30.00. 

Our team will acknowledge those who raises the most funds and all participants in this event. A Grand Prize will be awarded to the top athlete who raise the most funds for the club. 

If for some reason you are unable to participate the night of the event, families are encouraged to OPT OUT by giving a tax-deductible donation of $40.00 payable to the SCTC. This is our major team fundraiser and requires everybody's support.
The due date to turn in the funds is April 7, 2016. Flat donations can be turned in immediately. Prizes will be awarded based on the most funds raised and turned in by April 7, 2016. Funds will still be accepted after that date but won't count towards the grand prizes, but will go towards the Storm Lap-a-thon acknowledgement prize.
If you have any questions about this fund raiser please talk to Mark, Elaine or Tom O'Sullivan.
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.  
Picture Make Up
If you missed the Picture day on Saturday, you can come on March 12 to Valencia High School on the Track. 

We will have make ups then. Individual pictures only. You will get a copy of the age group shot taken Saturday when you get your picture packet.

This is the Mock Meet Day, so just be sure to let us know. 

Be sure that the kids are in Uniform. 

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club