Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  October 22, 2013
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Storm Family,


Happy Tuesday to everyone!  Crazy to think we are winding down the regular season, this time of year it always seems like an eternity since we started.  We've had a great races and practices and I hope that every one of you have had a lot of fun!!  I certainly have had a blast working with each of you.  The end of the season brings mixed emotions, a little sadness, a little happiness (for the rest aspect), but overall it's hard to see another year go by.  Alright enough sobbing, let's get to this final week of regular season.  There is a lot to think about so please read carefully.


First is our final meet this coming Saturday which we host at Central Park.  We need lots of parents for the following positions: dad's to help me and Alan setup in the morning.  I need about 5-8 dads to be there by 6:30 to setup tables, tents, chalk the course, setup the finish line and do whatever else we need.  We need 4-6 parents willing to work the concession booth which is a fundraiser for the team.  We sell the stuff you bring as donations so that includes: donuts, granola bars, Gatorade, water, candy bars, cookies, cupcakes (I like orange frosting)...  Please every family plan on bringing something to contribute, make it easy and spend $20 on whatever you want on that list and then we'll have plenty.  Maybe coach Elaine will be more specific with splitting you guys up, we'll talk more tonight at practice.  During the race we will need a couple course monitors, 4 to be exact, so please be willing to take a turn when your kid is not racing.  Finally we'll need 5-6 parents willing to help at the finishing shoot to pull tags and make sure kids stay in line.  Please, please, please plan on sticking around through the entire meet.  Watch all the athlete's and cheer them all on.  There will be awards given out after each race for the top 3 teams and top 8 individuals.  That's enough on the race, we'll rehash these details during practice this week.


Second is our banquet.  My wife will be heading up the coordination but we will need some help with serving food and drinks, setup of tables and decorations, and of course taking it all down.  Please email me if you have an interest in that.  Along the lines of the banquet WE NEED YOUR PICTURES FROM THE RACES.  Please bring a cd or dvd with as many pictures as you took from the races so we can put together a slide show that will be available for download to everyone.


Finally athletes, prepare for this final race.  The course will be fast, and the competition fierce.  You have home field advantage so use that!  Pick out the other competitors that you have been close to and make it your goal to get them this week.  We only have 2 more practices so stay focused on your goal and finish the season strong!


Ok, that's it for now.  I am excited to close the season off on a high note so keep your kids rested and help them stay focused and it's going to be a great race Saturday.


See you all tonight!  Thanks for a great season so far!


Coach Jeremy

Practice For The Week Of Oct 21 - Oct 26

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


Monday Oct 21 - Central Park


Tuesday Oct 22 - Central Park


Thursday Oct 24 - Central Park


Saturday Oct 26 - Championship Meet @ Central Park

Our Seventh Cross Country Meet
Our sixth cross country meet is Saturday October 26, at Central Park
Athletes must compete in the complete uniform as issued by STORM, no soccer shorts or other shorts allowed.


The walk thru will be promptly at 8:15. Parents who are able can arrive early to help setup 6:30 am. See Jeremy if your going to setup.

Photos take at the meets
Every Week we have Greg Smotherman & Denise Smotherman from Smotherman Images taking photos, you can visit their website to look at the photos they have taken at They have a booth setup to sell the photos and will be at Mt. SAC too.
Team Photos               

I'm in need of photos from meets 3, 4, 5 and 6! I will be working on a slide show for youtube, and would like to get some pictures if you have them.     

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.  
Team Awards Banquet 
Our awards banquet will be on Tuesday November 5, 2013 at the Sports Complex at 6:00 pm. Please clear your calendars.
Concession Stand
This weeks meet is at Santa Clarita Central Park, and we will be running the concession stand. We will need each family to bring one the following items for the Concessions stand:

Youths: Soda, Water, Juice or Gatorade

Midgets: Fresh Fruit, Bagels & Cream Cheese, Doughnuts.

Bantams: Candy, Nuts, Chips (Single Serving Size).

Gremlins: Cookies, Brownies, any pastries.

Bouquet Canyon Invitational
 There will be one final meet that all athletes are invited to attend on November 2, at Central park, it is the Bouquet Canyon Invitational Meet, there is a $5.00 fee to run, but the meet will be very fast with only a single 2k, 3k or 4k run depending on your age groups, all athletes will be combined into those age groups. Click Here for a flyer about the race.

Alan Bingham     
Alan Bingham

Santa Clarita Track Club