Practice This Week will be:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday. 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
"Concentration is why
some athletes are better than others. You
develop that concentration in training. You
can't be lackluster in training and concentrate
in a meet. " ~ Edwin Moses
Edwin Moses: Information from
We had a great meet on Saturday. We had
several qualifying times and distances,
along with many personal bests!
President- Santa Clarita Track Club
In an effort to emphasize the importance of
maintaining scholastic ability in
conjunction with athletic ability, The Santa
Clarita Track Club in cooperation with local
school districts, awards a Scholastic
Achievement plaque to all athletes that
maintain a "B+" (3.3) grade point average or
better during the season. The plaque is
engraved with the students name, year and
symbol of the sport in which he/she is
participating. A special President's Award
is presented to athletes that maintain
straight "A's" (4.0)
to download the
scholastic form for your child.
Due date to turn in your scholastic
awards forms is Monday,April 16.
Please give them To Liz Miller.
Currently this program is only for
athletes of local school districts.
A SCTC Storm tradition
is set for Monday night, April 23rd!We
are excited about each and every athlete
participating. During the practice in a few
weeks the athletes will run laps for 1 hour
at the track, this is a very fun event for
the kids and an important fundraiser for our
team. Money from this event keeps our
registration fee low and helps us provide
important track meet and training equipment
for our athletes.
Typically this is a music-motivated
event; singing along, running to the tempo!
Oh WAIT! YOU'RE NOT A DISTANCE RUNNER!? NOT
important! This is a fundraiser not a race
~ run or walk/dance, create an
hour-long relay team! Challenge yourself! Just recruit
your donations accordingly!
The more per athlete sponsors you get
the more donations! There are 2 ways for
sponsors to support our athletes, one is
a per lap donation such as $2.00 per lap
for you distance runners; the other is
simply a flat donation of any amount,
for example $35.00.
Our team will acknowledge who runs the most
laps, what family raises the most money and
all participants in this
event. Prizes are still being solicited,
but movie or Disneyland tickets are
anticipated for the top 3 athletes who raise
the most funds for the club.
If for some reason you are unable to
participate the night of the event, families
are encouraged to OPT OUT by giving a
tax-deductible donation of $35 payable to
the SCTC. This is our only
team fundraiser and requires our team
family's support. Your effort will be
recognized and appreciated. Participants
(athletes collecting donations from their
sponsors for $40 or more) in past years have
received a Storm Lap-a-thon tee shirt
or runner's water
When turning in money, we ask
that only ONE CHECK PER FAMILY,
payable to SCTC, be written
for the entire amount the athlete has
raised. (Sponsor check donations
written directly to the club by
non-members may not be credited to
your child. )
You can download a pledge form here
the due date to turn in the funds is May
3rd. Flat donations can be turned
in immediately. Prizes will be awarded
based on the most funds raised
turned in by May 3rd
7:45pm. Funds will still be accepted
after that date but won't count towards
the grand prizes.
/ Arch Pain
Common type of runners injury - varies from
a slight tightness in the bottom of the foot
to an intense heel pain that may worsen when
getting out of bed in the morning. An X-ray
will sometimes reveal the running injury as
a "heel spur" on the bottom of the heel.
This is usually due to an overpronation
problem that will respond well to the use of
a runners orthotic. While the foot motion
called pronation is a normal motion of the
foot, when there is excessive pronation, or
overpronation, patients are thought to have
a higher risk of developing lower extremity
problems. Overpronation has been implicated
in many conditions, including:
Cheering is not
cheering causes a physical response that
heightens a child's abilities.
Appropriate cheering (words that are
positive) for children has a rhythmic
and very repetitive quality that helps
to energize and focus youngsters.
The problem is that parents tend to
cheer only when the child is
winning, not when children need it
most, when they are
losing or tired!
~ Vincent Fortanasce,M.D.
Let the crowd
"ROAR" and have a great week!
Heidi I Gierard