Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  October 9, 2013
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Storm Team,

 Did everyone make it back with all your skin intact?  Brutal morning last Saturday is my description.  There's nothing better than running along and then getting smacked in the face with a 30 MPH gust of wind in tornado-like fashion.  My best memory was a huge wind bringing a cloud of dust right towards the bantam girls start line and all of them screaming and turning away!  When all was said and done I think we only had to retrieve one of them from a tree!  J  That's one of those meets you are very happy is over.  However, you guys still raced very well and should be proud of it.  Many moved up in position, some solidified their spot but everyone deserves a big pat on the back for completing that race. 


Thanks to parents and other coaches for hanging in there and cheering on your kids.


This week we are preparing for El Cariso but unfortunately will be missing a lot of the team for fall break.  We'll be training hard again and then start our descending approach to MT. SAC and the final meet at our home course next week.  Tapering is the name of that game, we'll start to back off the mileage in training next week.  But for now, it's on.  We'll hit the hills hard again this week to get the leg strength and speed up.  El Cariso is a grass course with no major hills but you are always under pressure because of the thick grass.


Parents of athletes who are consistently placing in the top 8, I need you to start thinking of post season racing.  What does that mean?  Qualified athletes, top 8 in each division, will be invited to combine with the top 8 runners in our conference to compete in post season races.  The ultimate goal is racing in the USATF Junior Olympic race in San Antonio, TX in December.  The reason you need to be discussing this is that in November there are 2 qualifying races which unfortunately land on Sunday.  We will continue to train on the same schedule through November and up to the race in December.  Check exact dates on our website for the races.  Big commitment, financially and physically and probably emotionally.  However, this is a great time for the athletes and it is a blast, but you need to understand the reality.  We'll discuss this more in the coming days and would invite all of you in the top 8 category to go. Click here to see the  RANKINGS.


I am excited to finish the season strong!  We've had a lot of amazing performances so far and believe me when I say you won't be the only ones getting faster at the end of the season.  We want you to be running at your peak for the last 2 races.  Stay healthy, take your vitamins, don't drink after your friends or anyone.  Stay off the skateboards..  When you've been going this long, you want to finish well so be smart when you are playing at school as well.

Be good and we'll see you at Central Park.


Until next time,

Coach Jeremy

Practice For The Week Of Oct 7 - Oct 13

All practices will be at Central Park for the remainder of the season.


Monday Oct 7 - Central Park


Tuesday Oct 8 - Central Park



Thursday Oct 10 - Central Park


Saturday Oct 12 - XC Meet at El Cariso Park

Our Fifth Cross Country Meet
Our fifth cross country meet is Saturday October 12, at El Cariso Park in Sylmar.
Athletes must compete in the complete uniform as issued by STORM, no soccer shorts or other shorts allowed.
Directions to El Cariso Park Park: From 14 South, or 5 South to 210 East,
East on 210
Exit at Hubbard St  
Turn left the park is on the right hand side about 1 mile up Hubbard.
El Cariso Park
13100 Hubbard St,Sylmar,CA 91342
Please try to arrive by 7:30 Parking is limited and you may have to park on Smith Road and walk to the park. 
Lap-a-thon Funds - Time to Turn in Now!!!
If you have not yet turned in your lap-a-thon funds, we need you to do that now, we are making arrangements for the end of season banquet and we are ordering Trophies, and Awards and Food for the banquet.
Please Turn in your donations to Elaine Bingham or Thomas O'Sullivan We have already determined the  winner of the grand prize, All donations must be turned now. Every athlete who raises $40.00 will also win a prize. 
Please download the lap-a-thon form by clicking here
Scholastic Awards               

In an effort to emphasize the importance of maintaining scholastic ability in conjunction with athletic ability, the Santa Clarita Track Club, Inc. in cooperation with local school districts, awards a Scholastic Achievement Medal to all active athletes that maintain a 'B+' (3.5) grade point average or better during the season. The medal is engraved with the student's name, year and symbol of the sport in which he/she is participating. A special President's Award Medal is presented to players that maintain straight A's.

Scholastic forms are due Thursday, October 3, Please be sure to download a copy of the form by clicking here, SCHOLASTIC FORM and follow directions on the form.            
Lost & Found
We have way too many things in the lost and found. Every evening they are laid out by the tree for the kids to look through. Please look through the items and see if any belong to your children.  

Alan Bingham     
Alan Bingham

Santa Clarita Track Club