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September 8, 2014
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Dear Storm Family,


Lap-a-thon On Monday at Central Park 5:30 - 7:15 more details below.



Storm team, 


Wow, is it time to race already?   The season gets rolling and here we are.  Many of you raced at the league invitational and you guys are on fire!  Great job to all of you. 


With the first official meet this next Saturday, it's time to get focused. O'Melveny is the site of our first race.  This park is exciting and sort of a hidden gem.   Right over the hill of balboa.  We'll talk about it this week at practice. 


So what should you expect this week?  A lot of the same.  We are in the mode of getting some more speed.  As you get in shape, you'll be running faster and that means more hills, abs more fast repeats.  I hope you are up for the challenge!  Who wants to get faster? 


Parents, thanks again for your support and especially all the great team work to support the group 3 kids.  It's been an incredible year so far, let's make the racing season even better!
Here's to our first race. 


Let's get to it.
Coach Jeremy  

Monday we will be having our Lap-a-thon at Central Park @ 5:30 pm, Please be sure to arrive early.

This event is our primary fund raiser for our program. We require all athletes to participate in this event to help us off set the high costs of running this program.
The opt out donation is $40.00 and you could simply fill out the form and attach the opt out fee. Otherwise the kids are to seek help from family friends, and members (such as aunts, uncles, and grandparents, and other family friends such as church families).

On Monday September 8 the kids will run laps at central park on the dirt trail, while we are playing music through our PA system. We will count their laps. Some kids seek a per lap donation such as $2.00 per lap, after they have ran their laps they are able then to go back and get the funds from their donors and then turn those funds in, its fun for the kids and it helps our program very much.

We also will choose a grand prize for the athlete who raises the most funds by the deadline to turn in the funds.  

Practice This Week 
This Week we will be at the following locations:
Monday - Central Park - Lap-a-thon - 5:30 pm


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 - 1st Meet at O'Melveny Park - 7:45 am

So Things To Bring to A meet

Some items to bring to a cross Country meet: Lawn chairs, a tarp or blanket to spread out on the lawn. Ice chest with drinks, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the park after the meets over or simply bring some snacks to enjoy during the meet. Shade umbrellas or Pop Up shade tent.  Note that some parks are a little hike from where we park at so a wagon can help to transport your equipment.

Our First Conference Competition Meet
Our first cross country meet is Saturday September 13 at O'Melveny park. All Storm Athletes must compete in the complete uniform as issued by STORM, no soccer shorts or other shorts allowed.
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).  
Please try to arrive by 7:45 for the Walk Through. The first race will be at 9:00, with Gremlin Girls, then Gremlin Boys we will then move to Bantam, Midget, Youth & Intermediate, girls & boys will race their own races, but some times we will combine them into 1 race if the start line is wide enough. 

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club