Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  October 24, 2011
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Dear Team,


What is post season? Each year we put together an All Star team called Valley United Striders of the top of the conference to represent us at the AAU Junior Olympics Cross Country National Championship. There are 2 meets for the post season, one we are hosting at Central Park on November 5, and the national meet in Orlando Florida. These meets meets obviously have additional cost, such as airfare and car rental, lodging & food in Florida plus the meets have a fee.


If you plan on going to Florida, please fill out the following application and bring to practice to night.


The top 8 athletes from the XC season make up the A-team and then B-Teams and C-Teams follow from those. If there is a vacancy on the A-team athletes will be pulled up from the Ranking File. There is a small travel stipend which will help A-Team athletes in their travels but there are no funds for B or C team members.


This is a very rewarding experience for the children and once they have traveled on a trip such as this they return with a renewed interest in the sport.


For many years our family vacations were these trips to various places around the country in cross country, my kids all enjoyed it very much.


Your children can still participate in the post season even if they are not going to Florida, for the next 2 weeks we will still have practice for any athlete who is competing in the meet on November 5th. The fee for the meet is $7.00. You may choose to only do that meet and not the meet in Florida and you are welcome to do that, please keep attending practice until that meet over. if you are planning on going to Florida, then you will continue to practice up until the meet on December 3.


if you have any questions please feel free to call me at 661-755-6197.

Award Banquet
Our Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, October 27th at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at:


SCV Sports Complex,
20800 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita.


We have broken down family contributions based upon last names rather than by age group.
Last names starting with:


A-G - Desserts for 25
H-M - Soda/Water 2 - 2 liter bottles per family** Clear liquids only (7-up, sprite, etc) NO FRUIT PUNCH PLEASE, NOTHING WITH RED DYE!


N-Z - Appetizers for 25

There will be a donation box at the party for you to contribute money towards the coaches thank you dinner.
This Weeks Schedule
Monday Practice 6:00 PM - Central Park
Tuesday Practice 6:00 PM - Central Park
Thursday Banquet 6:00 PM - Santa Clarita Sports Complex.
Hotel In Florida

The hotel that we stay at is called Comfort Suits East Main Gate. You can click here to visit the hotel's website.

Course Walk-Thru In Florida

We will meet Friday morning at the lobby and then car pool over to the course to go to the walk-thur.


More info to come later

Carbo-Load Dinner Friday Evening 5:00 pm
Friday Night December 2, 2011 5:00 pm est.
Carbo-Load Dinner Olive Garden. We have reversions at the Olive Garden for dinner at 5021 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy. Kissimmee, FL.
Have a great summer,

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club