Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  March 28, 2011
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What a great meet that was! The kids were awesome! That was our biggest meet of the season with the exception of the Invitational meet. Hopefully things will warm up next week.
We could use a bit more help at the next home meet, an area that I saw a weakness was getting athletes onto the track at the starting area, therefore we'll add a few people there to assist in getting the athletes out on to the track into their lanes. We'll teach you how to do it, it's very easy, for example, in the 400 meter run, as soon as the athletes take off, athletes in lanes 4-8 can go out and get into their starting lanes, while athletes 1-3 need to hold back until the current heat finishes, then as soon as they are in, they can then take their lane, we simply need someone to help organize that and keep it moving. Another area would be escorts to move the kids from the staging area to the start lines. Most of the time that is done for only the 4x100 meters, but it would help us out to have several people assisting in walking the athletes over keeping them in order.
I've put up volunteer sign up sheets for all the meets, they are on the main page of our website in the right hand column below the newsletter links. Please help us out by signing up in advance. It makes it much easier to run the meet when we know who's helping.
Another thing we'll be doing at the next meet, is we're going to time 100 meter gremlins on the back side, we will need another crew of tag pullers and timers for that. It will take about 20-25 volunteers to make that happen, but it might shave off 30-45 minutes off our meet.  
Meet results will be posted to our website on the Track & Field Page. 
Top Time Reports will be updated soon.
Picture Day - Rescheduled to April 11
This Weeks Track Meet - is at Birmingham High School, the best directions I can give you is the track is at the corner of Balboa and Victory Blvd in Van Nuys.   Take 405 south to Victory exit, You'll turn left off the exit and when you get to Victory turn right, go down about 1-2 miles, and the school track is just on the other side of Balboa.
Make it a great week.
Alan Bingham
Practice Schedule 
Please be sure that your child brings a jacket & bottle of water. 
Practice this week will be:
Monday March 28, 6:00 - 7:45 at VHS
March 29, 6:00 - 7:45 at VHS 
 March 30, 6:00 - 7:45 at VHS
Saturday April 2, 8:15 -  Meet Raiders vs Storm, Hawks 
Birmingham High School - Van Nuys. Corner of Victory & Balboa
Second Meet
Our next track meet will be away to Birmingham High School. The track is located on the corner of Balboa and Victory in Van Nuys. 
Take 405 south to Victory exit, head west on Victory past Balboa
You can sign up to volunteer to work the meet by going to the following links:
4/2 VR vs SCTC, HTC Away Meet
4/9 SCTC vs HDH Home Meet
4/16 Invitational Away Meet (We're Timing)
4/17 Invitational Day 2 Away Meet
4/23 LAF vs SCTC, PB, SVS (Home, yet Hosted by other club)
4/30 SCTC vs NVGB, TT Home Meet
5/7 SCTC vs HTC, SVS Home Meet
5/14 Open Final College of the Canyons
5/15 League Championship College of the Canyons
5/21 IECs Moorpark College
Athletes this week will be signing up with their coaches what events they would like to do, Depending on the age of the athlete there are limits in how many events they can do each week. Gremlins are limited to a maximum of 3 events, everyone else is limited to 4 events maximum, but 1 event has to be a relay for Bantam through Youth,  Intermediates 4th event can be an individual event (ie not limited to a relay), If you have any questions about the number of events please ask your coach. The conference has a very strict policy about over eventing, the athlete will be Disqualified in all events of the day if they compete in too many events at a meet.
Lap-a-thon Fundraiser             
Please visit the our active giving website and register to help get your family from out of town to help raise funds. click here to go to the Lap-a-thon Website. At the top of the page please click the "Become a Fundraiser" link at the top of the page and sign up with active. You can then create your own fund raising page, you can either pay us directly with a check, or have your donors use the credit card payment within the system.  We need to raise $7000.00 this year to off set our expenses.
Please sign up your child as a fundraiser, even if you turned in a form with the donation via check, I can log into the back office and show your donation as part of the total and want to make sure your child gets the credit on the website.
The grand prize this year to the athlete who raises the most funds will be 4 Park hopper tickets to Disneyland/California Adventure.
Pictures have been rescheduled   
LensDue to uncertainty in the weather we have moved the picture days to the week of April 11th.

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club