Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
August 10, 2015
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Dear Storm Family,


This will be, I think, the 8th year to start a new XC season and I can hardly believe how old all of you are looking!!  To show up this morning after being gone all week, I saw the team and just can't believe it, where we've come.  8 years ago I stepped in as head coach and I am so proud, in a good way, of this team.  Alan and Elaine and I have 1 primary goal, the success of your athlete.  They have led that charge and I am fortunate to be a part and to work with so many great kids and parents.  Here's to another great year we are going to have!!

To the new parents I offer a huge welcome to our family.  You are in for a treat in youth sports like you've never experienced.  I encourage you to dive in with us, be a part of all of the kids' lives, to encourage and be a role model for them.  As for the returning parents, it's easy, let's build on the greatness we already have established.  With that said, let's get going!
There are some important items to cover at the end of this first week:
  1. Thanks to coach Elaine for heading up the week in my absence.  I heard a lot of coaches and parents saying it was smooth, the kids just stepped right into the practices like they never stopped.  Thanks coaches, parents and athletes!
  2. I need all parents wanting to run to email me a couple things: what practices during the week you know you can be at consistently (not going to hold you to it but need an idea), and what pace you can run or group you feel confident you can train with.  I have parents in lead roles for the groups already but knowing who I have as potential backups or to fill some gaps will be a huge help to me.
  3. It's going to get hot this week, supposed to hit 100 which really means 103+.  Please help your kids by reminding them to drink water throughout the day.  For most, school starts this week so again remind them of drinking a couple sports bottles of water while at school.  Also bring water or an electrolyte to practice, and again put your name on the bottle and remind your athlete to bring it home.
  4. I'm feeling like I'm forgetting something... oh well, it'll come to me this week if it was important.
Thanks again for a great first week.
Oh, I just remembered, this Tuesday at practice we will be running a mile time trial.  I know it's a little early for that but I really want to get a sense of where the kids are so I can make sure we have them running the right workouts.  So please make sure you plan on being there Tuesday night.  It will help them to be tired so they sleep good for the first day of school.  For the elementary kids anyway.

Alright, that's it for now.  See you all Monday night at West Creek Park!!
Coach Jeremy
Cross Country Sign Ups

Our last day to accept new sign ups will be Thursday August 13 for the 2015 Cross Country Season. If you know anyone who wants to join, please let them know that after Thursday we will not be accepting new athletes. 


The cost is $150.00 per athlete for the first 2 athletes per family and $90.00 for each athlete after that. Uniform not included, purchase only if needed. 
There is a price list in the packet on page 2.


Our calendar is still in the process of being updated, so it will be posted soon.


Click here for New Athlete Sign Up packet
Returning 2014 XC, 2015 TF Athletes Click here

Storm Spirit items 
We will be ordering our spirit wear in the next few weeks, bring order form and payment to practice by August 24th for the new warm up clothes and the cross country shirt.  we also have forms available at practice. 
This Weeks Practice Locations & Times
Cross Country will practice at the following locations:
Monday - West Creek Park - at 6:00 - 7:15 pm
24247 Village Circle
Valencia, CA 91354

Tuesday - Central Park - at 6:00 - 7:15 pm
Near Basketball Courts

Thursday - College of the Canyons - at 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Near Baseball Diamonds
Behind Track Stadium
(purchase day parking pass at kiosk for $3.00, 
COC does issue parking tickets from time to time.)

Saturday - Carpenteria State Beach - at 10:30 am - 12:00 noon 

We will be at Carpenteria State Beach Closing out the week we'll have our first beach day. Saturday's practice this week is going to be at 10:30 at Carpinteria State Beach. The details are as follows: we'll meet at the life guard station at the end of Linden Ave, near the volleyball courts. Exit 86, go left to Carpinteria Ave, go right to Linden, then left to the end of the road. Parking: there is free parking at the end of Linden or side streets by the houses, or you can pay $8 to park in the state beach parking [Go left on Palm Ave from Carpinteria Ave which is before Linden follow signs to the campground]. The plan will be to start practice at 10:30 which gives you time to sleep in a little. It takes about an hour and thirty minutes to get there. By the time practice is over, it should be prime beach weather. Bring your umbrella's, beach balls, and boogie boards. And picnic food for your family. 
Conference Pre-Season Race
There is a 2k (8 and under), a 3k (9 through 12), 4k (13 and Older), 5k (High School/Adult) cross country race planned for September 5th, 2015 at El Cariso Community Regional Park. (Registration opens at 7:00 am) First Race will be at 7:30 am. I will post a flyer when I get it and will update the website with information.
Uniform Pick Up - Monday
Please be sure to pick up your uniform. If you have not yet paid, please be sure to bring payment with you in either cash or check. 
Volunteers Needed
Jelly Bean/Jolly Rancher coordinator needed - We need a parent who can bring the candy to and from our practice daily and who can schedule people to cover this very important task so the kids get their Jelly Beans/Jolly Ranchers every practice. The candy will be provided.   
Birth Certificates
Too Much Paperwork New athletes, If you did not include a copy of your proof of age, we need that this week. You can scan and email it to me at this email address, or you can take a picture of it and text it to me at 661-755-6197 I will then print it at home for you. Note the the conference will not accept hospital birth certificates, it must be a state, or county issued birth certificate. In lieu of a birth certificate, a passport or state issued ID card, or school registration (cum file) from their school will be accepted. 

We are missing 13 of the new athlete's proof of age, and we must have that in order to certify our roster.  
Trinity Cross Country
We would like to welcome the Trinity Knights to our practice. You may have seen some of the kids practicing with us. They are the Trinity Knights, a local private school that we have partnered with the past 2 years to help them start a cross country program. This allows their kids the ability to break up in groups with our kids and give a better overall training for all kids. While the 2 programs train together, they are 2 separate teams. 
Newsletter Lists
This is the last newsletter that is going out to the "Cross Country" and "Track & Field" newsletter list. Please check the link below "update profile/email address" link below at the bottom of this newsletter and make sure you are on the "Cross Country" list.

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club