Santa Clarita Track Club Cross Country Newsletter
Newsletter Monday September 10, 2007
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 Congratulations on another great week of practice!
 My high school coach used to always tell me, "You should know, when you step on the starting line, that you did everything within your power to earn a right to be there that day."
I've seen a lot of great effort over the past few weeks that will certainly earn you the right to be there in 2 weeks when we travel to Simi Valley. Here's an overview of practice this week to get you mentally prepared for a lot of good work.
Monday- Heritage Park @ 6pm
Tonight will be an easy distance night. You want to continue to stretch your capacity for distance. This is the foundation of everything else you'll do this season. Be prepared to push to the next marker on the paseo tonight!
Tuesday- Central Park @ 6pm
Saugus High is unavailable due to back to school night. We'll be doing interval training on the cross country course. Be prepared to run a good strong pace tonight. We'll break the course into shorter intervals and take about a minute rest in between each one.
Thursday- COC @ 6pm
Back to the hills again. We'll run a similar workout to the one we ran last week. The goal tonight is to work through and RUN each one. Hills are a quick way to building endurance strength.
Saturday- Central Park @ 8am
Today will be a mock meet. We'll run through each age group, in order, just like a real meet. This will make sure that there's no surprises when we travel to Simi Valley. It would be great if all age group parents could be there to participate as well. It's practice for everyone!
Be prepared to work hard this week! I'm proud of all the good work I've seen so far! See you Monday night...Until then...
Yours in Running,
Coach Darren
Practice schedule:
Please note the location change for Tuesday due to Back to School night at Saugus High.
Monday: Heritage Park 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Tuesday:  Central Park 6:00-7:15 p.m.
Thursday:  College of the Canyons 6:00-7:15 p.m. 
Saturday:  Central Park 8:00-9:15 a.m.
Registration:  We are in the process of finalizing our roster for certification.  Please make sure you have all necessary paperwork turned in by this week to Lisa Moser. 
HELP NEEDED! In addition to his many other duties, Dave Summer has offered to be our lapathon coordinator.  Please plan on staying and helping on the evening of our lapathon (Monday, Sept. 17th) by recording the number of laps the athletes run.  A DJ will be present and it will be a fun event for all who attend!

AGE GROUP PARENTS-We really need to have these volunteers in place before our first meet.  Please do your part and volunteer.  Thank you.

Gremlin Girls-Vacant
Gremlin Boys-Kellie Verdugo
Bantam Girls-Heather Milliken
Bantam Boys-Vacant
Midget Girls-Vacant
Midget Boys-Rick Larimore
Youth/Int. Girls-Russ Phillips
Youth/Int. Boys-Linda Peckam
  • Gather athletes in age group (GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG/IG, YB/IB) prior to meets
  • Distribute race tags
  • Help warm up the age group and get them ready for the start line
  • Help with cool-down after the races.
We will have a mock Cross Country Meet on Saturday, Sept 15th at Central Park.
Monday, Sept. 17th Lapathon at Saugus High School on the Track. Grand Prize:  Disneyland Tickets!

SCTC has the first XC Meet at Corriganville in Simi Valley on Saturday, Sept 22nd (tentative).
"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going."- Beverly Sills
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