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  September 6, 2011
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Storm team,

Great job everyone this week in practice!  All of you are making huge improvements and your efforts are inspiring to me.  Have your kids think back to the first practice and realize how far they've come.  Amazing!

Onto the week at hand.  The first race week.  O'Melveny is a great course you will all enjoy.  Some hills, but nothing too crazy.  We'll give you more details this week at practice, but the key is to show up early enough for the walkthroughs which are typically 8am.  Give yourself extra time for this race because you have a little bit of a hike up to the park from the parking.
I referenced a quote from Pre at Thursdays practice and here it is for you:
"I'm going to work so that it's a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it." 

Well, that may have been a little on the arrogant side, but confidence is a great card to hold during a race.  If you train like you did tonight you can have confidence in your ability to perform in the race.  Never let your body tell your mind YOU CAN'T.

You are all amazing, in your abilities and unique personalities.  Keep up the hard work and be prepared to amaze yourself!
See you at practice.

Coach Jeremy 

Cross Country Practice 
Monday September 5 - Heritage Park Near Picnic Tables

Tuesday September 6 - Central Park Near Basketball Courts

Thursday September 8 - College of the Canyons Near Baseball diamonds


Monday 8:00 a.m. (Labor day)

Tuesday & Thursday Practices @ 6:00 p.m.
Lap-a-thon Fund Raiser

Click Here to download the Lap-a-thon form


Our Lap-a-thon Fund Raiser will be held next Monday September 12 at Saugus High School. We have setup a website that for this, click here to register for the Lap-a-thon. Or you can use the Lap-a-thon form above.


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. 


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.      

First Meet O'Melveny Park 
Directions to O'Melveny Park: From 14 South, or 5 South exit at Balboa Blvd, turn right on San Fernando Rd (Exits from 14 and 5 exit onto San Fernando Rd), turn right onto Balboa Rd, turn right onto Balboa Blvd, turn right at Sesnon Blvd, take Sesnon to O'Melveny Park (on right). The Thomas Guide Page 481 B4
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.  
"One Hurdle at a Time" Bracelets 
Justin Baltau

Once you wear the Santa Clarita Storm uniform, you are part of one big family. The support of this family extends far beyond a cross country course or the track and into everyday life.


When we received word that one of our family members, Justin Baltau, was in need the response was overwhelming.  As he continues to take life "One Hurdle At A Time" now is your opportunity to show Justin that you are there with him. Created especially for the Storm, in limited quantities, these purple "One Hurdle At A Time" silicon bracelets are your chance to not only help the Baltau family offset medical expenses but to show your support for the Storm family. Available for a minimum donation of $2, these can be a daily reminder to us all of how perseverance can overcome any hurdle we might face and cross the finish line together.

Please See Alan or Elaine at practice if you want yours


Silicon Bracelet



Have a great summer,

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club