Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
March 28, 2016
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Dear Storm Family,

I would like to thank everyone who helped out during the meet, results are posted on our website.  

At meets at Valencia high school we are going to need more help at the end of the meet with the clean up. We didn't have enough help this past week, so we are going to add more spaces on the volunteer sign up sheet for tear down of the meet. 
Practice Schedule
Sprints & Field Events
Monday - Saugus HS 5:45 - 7:30*
Wednesday - Saugus HS 5:45 - 7:30* 
Thursday -Saugus HS 5:45 - 7:30*

*Gremlins released 7:15

Distance Kids 
Monday - Saugus HS 5:45 - 7:30
Tuesday - Valencia  HS 6:00 - 7:30 Intervals
Thursday - Saugus HS 5:45 - 7:30
This Week's Track Meet
We are away this week at El Camino High School 


Please try to arrive by 8:00 am if you have athletes competing in the first events of the day. - By now I am hoping that you have a feel for the start of the day. 

at most meets the events start at about the same time give or take a little. 

Click here to sign up to volunteer, We will have fewer spots at away meets, as the host clubs have the major duties. 


Athletes  will be signing up with their coaches for the events they would like to do, Depending on the age of the athlete there are limits in how many events they can do each week. Sub-Gremlins & Gremlins are limited to a maximum of 3 events, everyone else is limited to 4 events maximum, but 1 event has to be a relay for Bantam through Youth, Intermediates 4th event can be an individual event (ie not limited to a relay), If you have any questions about the number of events please ask your coach. The conference has a very strict policy about over eventing, the athlete will be Disqualified in all events of the day if they compete in too many events at a meet.  
Scholastic Awards
In an effort to emphasize the importance of maintaining scholastic ability in conjunction with athletic ability, the Santa Clarita Track Club, Inc. in cooperation with local school districts, awards a Scholastic Achievement Medal to all active athletes that maintain a 'B+' (3.5) grade point average or better during the season. The medal is engraved with the student's name, year and symbol of the sport in which he/she is participating. A special President's Award Medal is presented to players that maintain straight A's. 

The Deadline for turning in the form is April 15, 2016

Volunteer Opportunities
Attention all Storm Families:

Thank you to all that volunteered last week, as we truly appreciate your time and support! 

This week will be an away meet, we won't need as many volunteers but we need to do our share of the field events.  Please be sure to sign up. 

Relay Expectations
Many parents are asking how relays are determined, here is a brief description on how this is done. There were some very disappointed athletes at the meet because those who did not stay, or arrive on time for their team! Those who were there will defiantly be on a team this week.  

It is very important to the team that if your athlete signs up for a relay that they are at the meet and checked in before 8:30 am so the coaches can assemble the teams. If your child is signed up for a relay and does not show up or is late, it will effect every other relay runner, and disappoint those who can not compete.

This is the only event that we are strict on signing up for. Please don't sign up for the relay if your athlete can not compete in the event.

Criteria for relay team assignment.
1) coaches discretion 
2) attending practice
3) able to hand off smoothly
4) Time in the 100 metes at a meet

All of this is considered when coaches put together their teams (A-Team, B-Team, C-Team, etc...).

If you have any questions about this please speak with your age group coach or Coach Elaine
Communication Boxes
The communication boxes  are a filling system for each athlete to get their ribbons or team info. They will be at the track every Wednesday and Thursday. Your athlete's meet ribbons will be in them and any items that we have to distribute to you. 
Parents it is best for you to help your child as we do not want them to get out out of order.  
Each day we will need parents to stop by and get them during or after practice 
We need a few parents to help put them in the boxes at the beginning of practice on some nights. 

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club