Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
August 11, 2014
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Dear Storm Family,


Hey Team, 


Congratulations on completing your first week!  some of you have been training through the summer so no problem.  For the newbies your second week might prove harder than the first.  I always say it takes three weeks until you get into a groove so keep at it!  I am excited for the season and what all of you are going to accomplish. This is the time to stay in a zone without getting injured.  So keep stretching, run your own pace and let me or one of the coaches know immediately if you have any sharp pains.  Soreness is perfect, sharp pain, no bueno!


Parents, thanks for getting your kids out there to practice and for helping me to encourage them to keep going.  Once we get them to the third week, those on the fence will never look back.


This week we will continue with a lot of what you saw in the first week.  Getting some distance in without breaking the body.  We'll increase the times a little and get into some more hills.  We will also be working to place the athletes in the correct running groups.  This isn't necessarily by age but at this point more by ability.  We will now have a group 1 (mainly youth with a handful of more experienced midget runners), group 2 (some youth but primarily stronger midget runners), group 2b (new midget runners and stronger bantam/ gremlin runners), and group 3 (bantams/gremlins).


Don't forget to check your shoes, you need some solid running shoes!


Please bring a water and electrolyte to practice.  I don't promote this as often as I should but if you need an electrolyte, Gatorade is ok but really contains a lot of sugar and ends up not being great for your body.  I am big on needing proper nutrition so my personal use and recommendation of over 16 years are Shaklee products.  If you have questions, ask me, if you want to check them out go to  and then click About Me and choose the Age Group Athletes button on the left. 


I'm looking forward to an amazing season ahead of us and please, any time you have a question feel free to email me or ask me at practice.



Thank you,
Coach Jeremy 



Cross Country Sign Ups

We are Still accepting sign ups for the 2014 Cross Country program Click Here to Download the paperwork


Bring paperwork to Practice if you have not yet signed up.

Practice This Week 
This Week we will be at the following locations:
Monday - West Creek Park - 6:00 pm
24247 Village Circle

Valencia, CA 91354


Tuesday - College of the Canyons - 6:00 pm
Near Baseball Diamonds

Behind Track Stadium

(purchase day parking pass at kiosk for $2.00,
COC does issue parking tickets from time to time.)


Thursday - Central Park 6:00 pm
Near Basketball Courts


Saturday - Carpenteria State Beach 10:30 am


we will be at Carpenteria State Beach Closing out the week we'll have our first beach day. Saturday's practice this week is going to be at 10:30 at Carpinteria State Beach. The details are as follows: we'll meet at the life guard station at the end of Linden Ave, near the volleyball courts. Exit 86, go left to Carpinteria Ave, go right to Linden, then left to the end of the road. Parking: there is free parking at the end of Linden or side streets by the houses, or you can pay $8 to park in the state beach parking [Go left on Palm Ave from Carpinteria Ave which is before Linden follow signs to the campground]. The plan will be to start practice at 10:30 which gives you time to sleep in a little. It takes about an hour and thirty minutes to get there. By the time practice is over, it should be prime beach weather. Bring your umbrella's, beach balls, and boogie boards. And picnic food for your family. 

LA County Cross Country Invitational Meet
There is a 2k (8 and under), a 3k (9 and older) & an Open (All Age Groups) 5k cross country race planned for September 6th Registration starts at 7:00 am at El Cariso Community Regional Park.
Order your Stormwear today
This year we are offering a Tech T-Shirt and  hoodie specific for the cross country team. All other Stormwear items will be available for purchase limited to stock on hand.

Click here to download the Stormwear order form

Urgent Alert Text System

If you would like to join our Urgent Alert Text System, on your cell phone text the word "STORMXC" to 41411 and you should be greeted with a welcome message, we use this system rarely for very important urgent alerts, for example, We cancel practice early due to unforeseen circumstances.

Alternatively: You can join our twitter feed. We also tweet all of our urgent text alerts. 
To sign up for twitter alerts,

1) text "follow @stormtrackclub" to 40404
2) You should get confirmation that you are following us
3) Urgent text alerts will be texted to you the same as if you joined the alert system.

Be The Light 5K

Be the Light 5K is an exhilarating night time 5K along the beautiful San Francisquito Creek Trail in Santa Clarita, as we show support for families facing a teen/youth addiction crisis and raise funds for A Light of Hope.


A Light of Hope Support Center, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing healing and freedom for youth 14-26 years of age. They offer support-group and counseling options to serve the needs of individuals and families in recovery.


ALOH strives to facilitate, inspire, and celebrate personal growth and spiritual development


They're taking a stand against the devastation caused by drug and alcohol abuse and other self-destructive behaviors by raising much-needed funds to support the work of A Light of Hope in our community. 100% of the profit from registration fees and all donations will benefit ALOH.


As the sun sets on Santa Clarita, we will turn our headlamps and flashlights on for our run/walk along the San Francisquito Creek Trail. Beams of light will create a visual show of community support and love. Young people in recovery-along with moms, dads, and siblings-will witness this powerful reminder that they are not alone, and that where there is light, there is hope.


Please visit their website and register for this event.


This is not a Storm event, but we will be assisting this event by timing their event for them. come out and support this fun night time run.  


Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club