Santa Clarita Track Club
Newsletter for March 30, 2009
In this Issue
This Weeks Practices
Track Meet
Meet Event Schedule
Facilities Rules
Stormwear is In
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Let the Games begin! You guys looked great! we have a very strong team! I was so happy to see everyone competing this past weekend, the kids looked like they were in great shape, and the team was very strong!
This weekend's meet is a home meet which means we will need your help! Please see Michele at the information table to sign up to help with the meet.
Our lap-a-thon was last Monday, you can download extra pledge forms if you need them. You can turn in the funds any time before the 16th of April.  If you want to opt out, you can bring a completed form along with a check for $40.00 and turn that in.  
Results are posted on our website in the Track pages.
This weeks Practices 
Practices are held Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday at Valencia High School on the track starting at 6:00 pm Pick up will be around 7:45 this week.
You can turn in funds raised for the club any time, the dead line is April 16. 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. (Checks from Sponsors written directly to the club by non-members may not be credited to your child.)

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 $40.00 payable to the SCTC. This is our major team fundraiser and requires everybody's support. Your effort will be recognized and appreciated. Participants (athletes collecting donations from their sponsors for $40 or more) will receive a Storm Lap-a-thon tee shirt.

You can download the pledge form by clicking here or by visiting our website, or asking Michele at the Info-Table. The due date to turn in the funds is April 16, 2009. Flat donations can be turned in immediately. Prizes will be awarded based on the most funds raised and turned in by April 16, 2009. Funds will still be accepted after that date but won't count towards the grand prizes, will go towards the Storm T-shirt.
If you have any questions about this fund raiser please talk to Michele or Alan.
Track Meet
This week's Track meet will be at Valencia High School, we need your help, please see Michele or Alan at the information table during practice this week.
Event Schedule
08:15 so you can do your warm-ups. Track events will begin at 08:45 am .  The normal order of competition will be Gremlin Girls, Gremlin Boys, Bantam Girls, Bantam Boys, Midget Girls, etc., through to Intermediate Boys.  Deviations in this order are shown in the order of the events which follow:
3000 Meter Run MG, MB, YG, YB, IG, IB
(All age groups may run together. In this event)
80-Meter Low Hurdles  MG, MB
100-Meter Low Hurdles  YB, IG*, IB*
100-Meter Low Hurdles YG
4x100 Meter Relay  GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG*, IB*
1500 Meter Run GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG*, IB*
400-Meter Dash GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG*, IB*
100-Meter Dash GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG*, IB*
800-Meter Run GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG*, IB*
200-Meter Dash GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG*, IB*
4x400 Meter Relay BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG*, IB*
* Most intermediate age groups will be combined with the youth age group. 
Field events will begin at 08:30 and run concurrently unless combined
Running events take precedence over field events, athletes should check out of their field event on the third call for their  running event, athletes need to return to their field event with-in 5 minutes of finishing their running event. High Jump takes precedence over other field events.
High Jump BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG, IB
Long Jump GG, GB, IB, IG, MG, MB, YG, YB, BG, BB
Shot Put YB, YG, IG, IB, BG, BB, MG, MB

Gremlins can compete in 3 events. Athletes who are Bantam and older may add one extra event, IF THE 4th EVENT IS A RELAY. Athletes who compete in more than the maximum number of events will have ALL marks for the day disqualified, and would cause their relay team to be disqualified. Please address any questions to your coach to avoid any possibility of exceeding the maximum allowable number of events.
Running vs Field Events
Running events take precedence over field events. First check in at your field event. After the 2nd call for a running event, check out with the field event judge and proceed to the staging area to check in for your running event. Return to the field event within 5 minutes of completing your race or you will not be allowed to complete the event.
Water (lots of it)
Snacks (healthy ones) fruits, veggies, sandwiches, power bars, health bars, etc.
Complete uniform
Sweats/warm-up outfit
PowerAde/Gatorade (if desired)
Running Shoes/Spikes
The first thing on arrival is to have your child find his or her age group coach. Check in with them to get the event tags they will be doing at that meet. Make sure they have their sweats on, it will be cool when they arrive.
Your child will need to be aware, at all times, of where his or her coaches are. Keep track of what event is being called ("First call, all Gremlin Girls 200 meters, Last call, all Midget Boys 1500 meters", etc). It is impossible for the coaches to know where thirty or forty athletes are.
Athletes must warm up before each event. Have them check with their coach on when they should report in for warm ups with their group.
As the day warms up, keep your athlete OUT OF THE SUN. Use lots of sunscreen, and have them drink plenty of water and drinks like Gatorade/Powerade. NO SODA!!. Soda depletes the body of fluids. Keep them relaxed and from running around. This is a good time to have them play cards or board games with a friend.
Facilities Rules
This is a quick reminder that the only thing allowed into the track  area is water in plastic bottles, no glass or soft drinks or sports drinks or food are allowed into the track area. Also pets such as Dogs are not allowed on Campus grounds Thank you.
Help Needed
We need your help, this weekend will be our first meet to host, it requires a lot of help to pull off a meet, we need you to sign up to work the meet, please see Michele or me at the information table.
Your order for Stormwear has come in and will be available for pick up on Monday and Wednesday during practice, please see Bettie Jo at the information table.

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club