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Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
Storm Newsletter February 25, 2008
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Coaches Training Clinic
First Practice
What to wear to practice
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Parent Meeting
Parent Meeting

 Thursday February 28, 2008 6:30 p.m. at Valencia High School Multi-Purpose Room.

It is best to enter the school from the Decoro Street Parking Lot
General information about the sport of Track and Field will be covered and time will be allowed for questions and answers. We will also introduce our coaching staff.
Our first  practice will be on March 1st at Valencia High School Track @ 8:00am. The next practice will be on Monday March 3rd 6:00 pm. Please make sure to bring a water bottle and warm clothing on weeknight practices.
Our Practices will be Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturdays. There are a couple of Thursdays that the High School has meets, so we will be having practices on Tuesdays on those weeks, you can check the calendar to see which weeks those will happen and the newsletters will announce them ahead of time.
What to Wear or Bring to Practice

Athletes should wear shorts (NO JEANS) a loose T-shirt, and they must bring warm-ups (sweat pants and sweatshirt) to all practices and meets (LABEL ALL CLOTHING).

Please bring a large bottle (20 ounces) of water to all practices and meets. When the weather heats up, more water is needed.

Each athlete must have a pair of good RUNNING SHOES. Cross training, basketball or mid/high tops are NOT ACCEPTABLE and may cause injury. Please check that the upper part of the shoe is mounted squarely on the sole--not lopsided--and that there is enough padding to absorb the shock of running. Athletes arriving in non-running shoes will be asked to "sit-out" practice.

We still have room on our team, you can still sign up, bring the paperwork to the Parent meeting on Feb 28 at Valencia High School in the Multi-Purpose Room at 6:45pm or we will be having a sign-ups at Valencia High School Track on March 1st 8:00 am - 9:00 am. (Practice will also be going on at the same time).

We are also accepting signups 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.

Thank You
We want to make our 2008 season the best possible experience for you and your children.

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club | 27900 Youngberry Dr | Santa Clarita | CA | 91350