Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  August 29, 2011
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Esteemed parents, athletes, and coaches:


4 Weeks down already! I can't believe it, 2 short weeks until our first meet. Everyone is looking great, getting stronger, and staying healthy which puts us right on schedule. I am continually encouraged with the fantastic parent support. Honestly, what other sport can you engage with your kids during practice. And race them,... and wish you were faster then them in some cases. I love it, thank you all!


All right, week 5 is upon us and it is really heating up out there. Don't forget to hydrate and eat during the day. Some have been complaining about cramping and dizziness. If you hydrate and eat well you will be stronger in the heat. This week we will be turning up the workout heat as well. It's time to start another build phase of training that will take us through the next 3 weeks. Do your best to make it to every Tuesday and Thursday practice at a minimum as these will give you the biggest improvements.
I've heard from a lot of you about desiring a beach run day on September 3rd. That Saturday being labor day weekend I imagine many will be travelling and not at practice. So I'll take an informal poll at Mondays practice and we'll confirm what we'll do.
Special thanks to coach David for putting together the time trial at Saturdays practice. I am looking forward to seeing the times and how everyone did.
That's it for now, It's going to be another fun week at practice!


My best to you and your family,
Coach Jeremy 

Cross Country Practice 
Monday August 29 - Heritage Park Near Picnic Tables

Tuesday August 30 - Central Park Near Basketball Courts

Thursday September 1 - College of the Canyons Near Baseball diamonds


Saturday September 3 - Central Park Near Basketball Courts * Possible Beach Practice More Details Later in the week.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday Practices @ 6:00 PM
Saturday Practice is @ 8:00 AM
Lap-a-thon Fund Raiser

Our Lap-a-thon Fund Raiser will be held on September 12 at Saugus High School. We have setup a website that for this, click here to register for the Lap-a-thon. All athletes need to participate in this event. Be sure to click the "Participant Registration" link to register for the event, There are several options once that page loads up. You may choose to pay $40.00 on the spot, or register to raise the $40.00 in order to get the lap-a-thon tee shirts, the goal that are set in the system are simply suggestions that you try and raise that amount for the club. (We need the help to keep this fine program going).


The kids will run laps at Saugus High School for 1 hours, they will use the website to set their fund raising goals and contact potential sponsors (grandparents, aunts uncles, family friends and neighbors.) They can also create their own fund raising page to drive people.


This is a new system and we'd like your feedback on ease of use.


All athletes who raise $40.00 by the deadline will get a special 2011 Lap-a-thon Tee-Shirt. And the athlete who raises the most funds turned in by the deadline will get a grand prize. So far we have been giving 4 Park Hopper Tickets to Disneyland/California Adventure Theme Parks. The gate price is $105.00 for adults and $99.00 for children under age 3-9.      

Jolly Ranchers
We need jolly Ranchers please bring in 1 bag Jolly whenever you can, for the kids with braces, we have plenty of jelly beans.
Uniforms Orders In
Uniforms Orders for new athletes will be passed out on Tuesday at Central Park during practice. If you have not ordered a uniform the cost is $10.00 per pair of shorts and $20.00 for the top.  
Have a great summer,

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club