Track & Field 2018 Season 
February 12, 2018

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. We need jolly ranchers and jelly beans for practice !!!
Our Storm Store is still open! You can also order at practice this week, or you can order and pay on line and it will be delivered to practice when it is ready. The Store will be open until March 10th for orders.
Liz Gray will be at practice for orders and sizing this week on the following days
Wednesday .
She will need help bringing items from the parking lot and reloading after practice. Please check in at the table with her if you can help!!
Uniforms will be available again on Saturday, Please pick them up at the table!!
Birth Certificates If you have not brought it, you can either drop it at practice or scan and email it to we can not certify our team with out It.
Please be sure to look at the full newsletter each week. We do all communication by email!!!
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 - Saugus HS - 6:00 - 7:45
Saturday - Saugus HS - 8:00 - 10:00
Distance Athletes
Monday - Saugus HS - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tuesday - Saugus HS - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Wednesday - No Practice
Thursday - Central Park - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday - Saugus HS - 8:00 am - 10:00
Parents please try to arrive 15 minutes early for pick up, in case practice ends early.
Approved Di stance Athletes - When practice is at CENTRAL PARK the distance athletes will meet near 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.
(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. 
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
Jelly Beans & Jolly Ranchers
Jelly Beans
Parents we ask that you bring 2 bags of Jelly beans or Jolly Ranchers. We need them today!!
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. 
We ask that 3-5 parents be ready at the end of each practice to hand them out, this only takes about 5-10 minuets. 
LA84 Coaches Clinic
thank ou to the coaches that went to the LA84 coaches clinic at Birmingham high school and spent the day learning many new things in the art of coaching athletes. Here is a link to the Track and Field Coaches Training Manual [CLICK HERE] We are so fortunate to have these coaches and we know they will be an asset in the training of your athlete. Below is our philosophy and what we as a club want to strive for.
I want to thank the LA84 foundation for putting on such a valuable clinic. It will sure help our coaches be better at coaching your athletes.
Santa Clarita Track Club Coaching Philosophy 
Storm has a very positive coaching philosophy. We coach all athletes regardless of ability. We strive to coach each athlete to achieve, and reach their potential as a person and an athlete. For some it will be to win races and set records, but for most, it is to improve, and continue to make personal records each time they compete. Still others will want to be a part of the team and make friends. We strive to make “life long lovers” of the sport of track and field.
 We must always remember that we are coaching “children” not little adults, and be gentle in teaching and training each athlete. We will never use humiliation or harsh words, but teach with respect, discipline and dignity. As volunteer coaches we will make an impact on our athletes for years to come.  
Each coach will bring to the athlete different styles of teaching, but our ultimate goals as a team is to teach the athlete to love the sport, and continue to improve if they desire. A child must have fun, and develop a positive relationship with each coach and their peers. Athletic ability is different for each child and we strive to help them where they are now in that developmental ability. We will have to nurture both physical, and emotional abilities. Competing is 20% ability and 80% mental. This is not to say we do not push the athletes, to do better, but we recognize that not all athletes have the same goals or talent. Hard work will take an athlete further than raw talent. Each athlete will reach their potential at their own pace. It is our goals to help them get there. 
Coach Elaine Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club Storm
Santa Clarita Track Club App

 Updated! for the 2018 Track Season
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 
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Schedule of meets, Results, News Letters, Pictures.
Meet Our Coaches
We have been working on updating our coaches page and it is now on our website on the Track Pages. If you are a coach and not listed on that page please send Coach Elaine Bingham an email.
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. 
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 as we finalize our schedule. 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. We will also try to inform you of changes as they occur, if you subscribe to our feed, you will be informed as those changes happen, and the calendar on your phone should be up-to-date.

You can subscribe to our calendar if you have calendar software that accepts the iCalendar format:
  1. Copy the link below.
  2. Paste the link into your calendar software.
  3. If you are using Outlook 2007 copy and paste this link into a new web browser window and Outlook will automatically ask you if you wish to add the iCal feed.
  • Looking for an application that supports iCalendar feeds? Try Google Calendar.
  • NOTE: You may receive error messages while importing iCalendar feeds into Outlook 2007. You can safely ignore these errors as they do not effect the functionality of the feed.