Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
February 13, 2017
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Track & Field 2017
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 11, 2017

Dear Storm Family,

Our first practice went very well and we are excited to get the season started. It is very important that you read this complete newsletter every time we send it. 

You can pick up your uniform tonight if you have not already done so. Please bring check or exact cash. 
If you have ordered in stock merchandise online it will be delivered this Tuesday and Friday at practice. The last day to order warm ups and special order items in Feb. 21st. There will be samples for sizing at practice this Tuesday and Wednesday this week. 

This Week's Practice Schedule
Age Group - Sprints
Monday - Saugus HS - 6:00 - 7:45
Tuesday - No Practice
Wednesday - Saugus HS - 6:00 - 7:45
Thursday - No Practice
Saturday - Saugus HS - 8:00 - 9:45

Distance Athletes
Monday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Tuesday - Saugus HS - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday - No Practice
Thursday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Saturday - Saugus HS - 8:00 am - 9:45

Parents please try to arrive 15 minutes early for pick up, in case practice ends early.

Distance - 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 Mondays and Thursdays until we reach day lights saving time, the Approved Distance kids will meet at Central park next to the basketball courts. 
(Note this applies to the Approved Distance athletes that have done the mile test, or are returning distance track athletes). 
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 Spiritwear & Merchandise 
If you are interested in purchasing Storm Spirit Wear, please visit our online store and purchase it, you can pick it up at practice, this week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please click here to visit our online store
Calendar on Website
There is a calendar on our web site that has most of the practice and meet info on it. It is tentative and will be updated weekly. The schools some times make changes so please remember it is subject to change but we will try to keep it updated as much as possible every week.  
Jelly Beans & 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.  
Santa Clarita Track Club App

for your smart device visit the Apple AppStore on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple device Visit Google Play Store for your Android Phones and Devices Search for SANTA CLARITA TRACK CLUB 
Add it today.
Schedule of meets, Results, News Letters, Pictures.
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. 
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Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club