Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  September 10, 2012
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Parents and Athletes,



I have one word for the first meet: Wow!! Everyone did great, from Gremlins to Youth, from newbies to veterans. You guys all ran with a lot of heart and showed why Storm is truly amazing. Parents, thanks for getting your kids there on time, for participating in warm-ups, for cheering on everyone, and for committing to the team!! I couldn't be more pleased. Just think, we're only getting started. So what's next on the agenda...

This week we prepare for Pierce College. Newbies, you'll find a much different course this week. Can anyone give me an amen for hills? If you can't now, by Saturday at 12pm you will be. This course is a legitimate challenge and lots of fun. For the parents, it's a great course for spectating. Well, that is if you like to hike up the same hills your kids are running up.. J For kids, this is an historic course and you will enjoy it.


So here's what's in store for training this week: Monday is our big fundraiser, the lap-a-thon. We will run a continuous 45 minutes at Central Park with music and fun. You still have time to get some donations. You might ask what these donations are for, and quite simply they pay my salary. No, completely kidding. Really kidding. We have a great program for a lot of reasons, but one significant one is the family that we form as a team. So supporting kids with scholarships to the team who normally wouldn't be able to join is a big reason. We also have different expenses for equipment and rentals of facilities. It really goes to keep our club incredible.


Tuesday night we will again be at Central Park and hills will be the name of the game. Repeats to get your legs burning with hill-running desire. We'll also hit it with some extra leg strength and core drills. Thursday night will bring some more hills to get you ready for the big invitational Saturday. Although we will hit the hills, we will be cutting back a little in distance so you guys will feel a little fresher for this race.

I'll encourage you this week in practice to take a quick check on your O'Melvany race. Ask yourself one area you can improve on for this next week's race. As I spoke with a lot of you after the race, I left you with some points you'll hopefully remember. Some might want to take off a little slower this race, while others will want to work harder in the middle of the race. Whatever it is, think of that this week and work on it in practice. Remember in cross-country time is not the goal each week, it's place. By the end of the season you will qualify for post season races by place only. So this week try to move up a spot or two.


I am encouraged by all of you so keep up the hard work.

Thanks for giving me, the coaches, and your parents a thrilling Saturday morning!


Coach Jeremy

Practice week of September 3 - September 9

All evening practices begin at 6:00 pm Sharp.


Monday Sept 10 - LAP-A-THON at Central Park 5:30pm


Tuesday Sept 11 - Central Park near the basketball courts


Thursday Sept 13 - College of the Canyons We meet near the base ball diamonds


Saturday Sept 15 - XC Meet at Pierce College @ 8:15 am

Second Cross Country Meet
Our next cross country meet Saturday September 15 will be at Pierce College. All Storm Athletes must compete in the complete uniform as issued by STORM, no soccer shorts or other shorts allowed.


Directions to Pierce College:

Go south on the 405 to the West 101
Exit at Winnetka Ave
Go to the Calvert/Brahma Entrance and Turn Left
Go to the Stadium area.

To get a map click here


Please try to arrive by 8:15 for the Walk Through.
Lap-a-thon Monday
Our lap-a-thon. will be held on Monday September 10th at Central Park. This is our primary fund raiser event, This fund raiser helps us keep our price low, allows us to offer scholarships, and assist our athletes in national competition.

We ask every family to seek pledges either by flat rate or a per lap donation. The athletes will run 45 minutes, later they return to their donors and collect their pledges to turn in by the deadline which is
Thursday October 4th.

We will award a grand prize to the athlete who raises the most funds. Every athlete who raises $40.00 will also win a prize.

The deadline to be eligible for the grand prize is October 4th. Athletes who raise $40.00 or more will be awarded the Lap-a-thon t-shirt.

Song Requests: We are taking requests. If you have a song you want to hear during the lap-a-thon, please send me an email so I can make sure I have it, * We may not be able to get to all songs requested.

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club