Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  May 3, 2010
In This Issue
Make up Pictures
Qualifying ??? What's it all about
Coaches Thank You Dinner
Awards Picnic
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Track 2010
Develop your speed
Build your Endurance
Improve your Technique
Running Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 4x100m, 4x400m, 80m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles
Field Events:
Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump
Track is the one sport that is good training for all sports, whether its Football, Basketball, Soccer, or Baseball, Track & Field will improve your speed, endurance and coordination.
Practice will begin on March 1st, 2010
150 PRs from this past weekends meet and athletes qualified in 86 events so far. Below I have information about what qualifying means, and the finals which are coming up in 3 weeks.
We will be collecting donations for the coaches thank you dinner we ask that donations to the coaches dinner fund be done in lieu of giving gifts directly to the coaches.
 Make up pictures will be on Wednesday,
Practices will be held this week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursdays.
Our next meet is a home meet.  Which reminds me, I've setup volunteering sign up lists for the rest of the meets, if you were to scroll down the page past the results you'll see the volunteer sign ups link next to the remaining meets. We really need you to take the time and fill out how you can help us host these meets, As you know by now, it takes a lot or man power to host a track meet and the final 2 meets are at home, with us hosting. so please do take the time now and visit the website and please fill in how you can help.
Also I've taken the time to update the stats on the Track Pages, you can now see top times, all times, event break downs, qualifying athletes, top relays, and top 20 league finalists and top 50 conference athletes. All of those reports are access via the Track Pages of our website.
Remember that practice is still important to attend, as we get to the final part of our season.
Alan Bingham
Make-up Pictures
If you missed Picture Day last week the Makeup date is Wednesday This week. Please be sure to have your child dress in their uniform when coming to practice.
This Weeks Track & Field Practice 
This week our practices will be held on Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 6:00 - 7:45pm.
All Athletes will need to bring with them a bottle of water with their name on it. A light jacket with their name clearly marked inside next to the collar label. and a good pair of running shoes.
We ask that athletes attend at least 2 practices per week.
If it's raining practice is canceled. However we will practice in a light sprinkle. This makes it tricky, many times it is not raining at the Track when it's raining at home. Do not drop your athlete off if there is a chance of a canceled practice, please stick around.
I am unable to take your calls on Monday April 12th, you'll have to make your best judgment if we'll be having practice, Best advice I can give you is, "if your wipers are on, Practice is canceled". if they are not on, then park the car and walk up to the track and please do stick around, it can end up being canceled before 7:45.
Qualifying for League Finals, Open Final Meet, Individual Event Championships
Athletes must have competed in at least of the seasons meets to go to either League Championship, or Open Final Meet. This usually means 3 of the 7 regular meets.
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS FINAL MEET (Sunday May 23): An athlete is eligible to compete in the League Champions Final meet if they attain a mark equal to or better than the qualifying standards. They may also qualify by being in the top 8 of the league. If an athlete has a top mark better than the qualifying standard in any event, they must attend the league champions meet on Sunday.
OPEN FINALS (Saturday May 22): Only those athletes who did not qualify to compete in the League Championship are eligible to participate in the Open Finials, All Gremlin attend this Saturday Open meet. All athletes who attend this meet is their final event. 
The awards are medals to the top 6 athletes of the events the rest receive a championship ribbon @ both meets.
INDIVIDUAL EVENT CHAMPIONSHIP MEET (Saturday June 5): This is the final event of the year at the conference level. The top four (4) finishers in each event from both leagues (East & West) and the best fifth fastest time will be invited to compete in this Conference wide Championship meet to be held this year at Drake Stadium (UCLA)  on June 5th. 
Coaches Dinner Donations
Donations for the coaches thank you dinner will be accepted at all practice, meets and the picnic. 
Save the Date - Awards Picnic
The Award Picnic will be held Sunday, June 6th at Newhall Park 11:30am (Lunch served at 12:30pm).
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Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club