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Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
Storm Newsletter February 14, 2008
In This Issue
Information about Sign-ups
New Parent Orientation
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I have a correction with the parent coaches meeting on Wednesday, in the Email I sent yesterday, I had the date of the meeting down as Wednesday February 19, but Wednesday is the 20th, so this is only correcting that. See ya on Wednesday.
Sign Ups 

We will be having a sign-ups at Vincenzo's Pizza Saugus on February 16 @ 11:00am - 1:00 pm and at Valencia High School Track on March 1st 8:00 am - 9:00 am.

We are also accepting sign-ups via mail, how that works, is you download your sign-up paperwork then print the package using adobe acrobat, fill it out attach your payment and a copy of your child's proof of age and return to us via mail. The fees and instructions are in the download package. We are offering a discount if you register before the start of Practice on March 1st.

Please make sure you also download a copy of the Track and Field Parent Handbook This short handbook was put together to help answer and explain our program to you.

Team Membership is open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 16 years of age in all athletic abilities (Age as of December 31, 2008) Athletes must have birthdates of 1992 or earlier, and may not be members of a high school track team.

The 5 Age groups are as follows:

Gremlin athletes born in 2000, 2001, and 2002  (6,7,8)
Bantam athletes born in 1998, and 1999   (9,10)
Midget athletes born in 1996 and 1997   (11,12)
Youth athletes born in 1994 and 1995   (13,14)
Intermediate athletes born in 1992 and 1993

All race heats are seeded according to relative ability, so every athlete has the opportunity for a well balanced competitive experience.

  • Participation & place ribbons at all meets

  • Awards and Trophies for all participants

  • Scholastic Awards for athletes who maintain a B plus or higher grade point average

  • Uniforms included

  • Insurance included

  • Practices will begin on March 1st at Valencia High School Track

  • Meets Start on Saturdays March 29 and run through May

  • Awards Picnic on June 1 at Newhall Park

For more information contact:

Liz Miller   @        430-0238      or
Alan Bingham  @  755-6197

Parent Handbook

Please download a copy of the parent handbook, it explains our program in full and most answers are in there. If you still have questions, please don't hesitate to call either Liz or myself.

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club, inc.

New Parent Orientation Meeting  
Valencia High School
Multi-Purpose Room
February 28, 2008
6:45 PM

If you are new to our club  we have a orientation meeting to help explain our program and what you can expect.

This meeting will also give us a chance to answer any of your questions.
Coaches Meeting & Training Clinic
Parents we still need to fill many of our coaching positions and would like you to consider being a coach. We try to have extra coaches for every coaching position so the task can be spread across many hands, we have found that this is the best way to help train the kids. Due to scheduling of the Valley Youth Conference training clinic, we will be having a coaches meeting at Marie Calendars on the Old Road near Magic Mountain on Wednesday February 20, at 7:00pm. To explain what is required and to enlist your support for this program.
If you believe you can help please attend this important meeting.
The Valley Youth Conference is having a coaches training clinic on Sunday February 24th at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, 9:00am - 2:00 pm. We are asking all of our coaches to make this clinic, the training is put on by the LA84 Foundation and at the end of the clinic the coaches will receive  what some called the best training manual for youth track and field.
Carpooling will be arranged at the coaches meeting if you would like to carpool.  
Thank You
We want to make our 2008 season the best possible experience for you and your children.

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club