Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
February 23, 2015
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Greetings Storm Family, 


Due to the rain yesterday and last night, There will be no practice at Central park tonight, Distance athletes can come to Saugus and train with their age groups, or they are on their own to get a run in after school. 


Gremlin Parents - 1 parent must stay at practice (in stands if they are not part of the coaching staff) for Gremlin age athletes, we have had a few athletes who needed their parents and our policy is that the parents must stay at practice for our gremlin age athletes. 


Paperwork. We need to finalize and certify our roster, so all paperwork must be 100% complete. Please See Mark Cruz if you have not already checked. 


This Weeks Practice Schedule
Monday Feb 23 - Saugus High School 6:00 - 7:45
Distance - at Saugus with Age Group or on your own. 

Tuesday Feb 24 - Saugus High School 6:00 - 7:45 
Distance - at Saugus High School.

Wednesday Feb 25 - NO PRACTICE

Thursday Feb 26 -  Saugus High School 6:00 - 7:45 
Distance - at Central Park.

Saturday Feb 28 - Valencia High School 8:00 am - 12:00 noon - All athletes.

Parents please try to arrive 15 minutes early for pick up, in case practice ends early. 

Distance - When Distance is at Central Park they meet on the field near the Restrooms (Across from the basketball courts). 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Please pick up kids from Central park before heading to Saugus high School if you have children at both practice sites. 



If it is 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 off your athlete if there is a chance for a canceled practice, please stick around 

Please be sure to text STORMTF to 41411 to be added to our urgent alert system, in the event of a canceled practice, we will send a group text alert out telling parents to pick up their athlete. 

or text "follow @stormtrackclub" to 40404
Jelly Beans and Jolly Ranchers
Jelly Beans
Parents we ask that you bring 2 bags of jelly beans or Jolly Ranchers.

At the end of each practice we give the kids a few jelly beans as a treat. For the kids with braces, we give them a Jolly Rancher. The kids must be heading out the gate in order to get them.  
Meet the Coaches
Please meet the Storm Coaches for the 2015 season, Click Here to view their bios. We are very honored to have these great people volunteering for us. We will be updating this list as we finish gathering the information on all of our coaches, it's a work in progress and it's not yet complete. 

We are still looking for some more help with Shot Put and High Jump. Please contact Elaine Bingham for more information. 

Thank you coaches for submitting your bio to me, I am still working on updating the page. It'll be done this week. - AB
Picture day March 7, 2015
We will be taking pictures on Saturday due to the size of the team we will have the athletes arrive in shifts. 
if you have kids in multiple age groups you should arrive at the earliest time. (Groups shots will be taken during the age groups time). All athletes are to arrive in uniform. Please be sure you have picked up your uniform this week if you have not yet done so.

Gremlins 8:00 am
Bantams 8:30 am
Midgets 9:00 am
Youth & Older 9:30 am

Coaches an Board of Directors please wear your coaches shirt, your group shot is at 9:30 am.
Stormwear - Spirit Wear
Show your team pride with Stormwear, spirit wear for both athletes and parents. 

Click here for the Stormwear order form. Fill it out, and turn it in, we will fill these orders at Saturday Practices at Valencia High School.
Missing Paperwork 
Too Much PaperworkWe still have some people who are missing part of the paperwork that we must have in order to certify our roster. 

The following people we need a proof of age document - School enrollment form (front page) or Birth Certificate. 

L. Benitez, I. Cardenas, D. George, J. Godycki,  A. Hardy, C. Luna, J. Neighbors, K. Prieto, J. Ross, J. Ross, D. Ruiz, D. Tolentino, B. Vienna, W. Vienna, R. Yoakum, 

We need Signatures on the following kids paperwork. 
J. Godycki, A. Graves-Hogains, A. Hardy, C. Romine, 

We need paperwork on L. Eldridge 
Urgent Message Alert System
If you would like to join our Urgent Alert Text System, on your cell phone text the word "STORMTF" to 41411 and you should be greeted with a welcome message, we use this system rarely for very important urgent alerts, for example, We cancel practice early due to unforeseen circumstances
It's been brought to my attention that if your using T-Mobile, you may have to contact them to have Text Message Blocking shut off while you enroll. I believe once your enrolled you can turn it back on. Click here for more information
Please be sure to check with your cell phone provider if you are having trouble connecting to our urgent alert text system. 

We will try to help you, but in most cases if you get an error trying to connect, I suggest you contact your customer service and see if there is some type of blocking on your phone preventing signing up for these types of text systems, I've been told that some games use text systems to bill your phone, our system will not bill your phone, we are paying for it.

Alternatively: If you use Twitter, you can join our twitter feed. We also tweet all of our urgent text alerts.


To sign up for twitter alerts,

1) text "follow @stormtrackclub" to 40404
2) You should get confirmation that you are following us
3) Urgent text alerts will be texted to you the same as if you joined the alert system. 


I believe this will work even if you don't have a twitter account.   


We do tweet out a link to our newsletter each week also, so you will get more information from us via twitter than our Urgent Alert Text System.             


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Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club