Santa Clarita Track Club
Newsletter for April 6, 2009
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This Weeks Practices
Track Meet
Lost & Found
Stormwear is In
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I want to thank you for helping with the meet, it was a great success and everything went perfect! The day couldn't have been better, well the wind could have been a little less and it could have been a bit warmer, but when I arrived at the track, there was a lot of help setting up the meet, and when the meet was over there was a lot of help to get everything packed up and taken back to the storage shed. It takes a lot of man power to host a meet and everybody did a great job!
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 7:15 this week. Due to the Spring Break, we are going to have a shorter practice this week. Make sure to come back early for pick up if you leave your children. 
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 you have any questions, please see Alan or Michele at the information table.
Track Meet
This week's Track meet will be at Royal High School in Simi Valley, that is a change from what we originally were scheduled. 
We will need your help, I've setup a sign-up sheet on the website on the left hand side bar on the main page. I've switched the sign ups from hours to age group events, I figured you might want to work the event while your child is there, so we'll have the shifts come and go as the kids come and go. I am going to try and schedule them for the rest of the season, but for now only thei first one is active.
Directions are on our website on the Track Page.
Lost & Found
There have been a lot of items left at the track, we try to pick them up and place them on the fence for pick up each night. Please take a look and see if any of the items on the fence belong to your children. At the end of next week all items will be donated.  
If your child is signed up for a relay it is very important they arrive at the beginning of the day.
Many parents have asked how the relays are comprised. Here are the coaches guidelines:
  1. 100 meter or 400 meter times
  2. Must be Present for relay practice
  3. Ability to make a good exchange with the baton
  4. Coachablity

Age Group Coaches have the final say of who will be on each relay team.  Some times there is not enough athletes to form a relay team for all athletes, coaches will do their best to alternate athletes in this case.

The 4x400 is a great alternative if there is not enough for all to do the 4x100.
Personal Record Ribbons
One of the ways we reward out athletes is to track their performance on how well they did against themselves, if they have a better performance than before we give them a personal record ribbon. We have over 150 ribbons to give out this week of athletes who beat them selves! congratulations.  
Stormwear Is In! Please Pick up your Order
If you order for Stormwear it 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