Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  March 5, 2012
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Track 2012
Justin Baltau
Develop your speed


Build your Endurance


Improve your Technique




Running Events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 4x100m, 4x400m, 80m Hurdles, 100m Hurdles


Field Events:
Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump


Track is the one sport that is good training for all sports, whether its Football, Basketball, Soccer, or Baseball, Track & Field will improve your speed, endurance and coordination.



Practice will begin on Feburary 18, 2012

This weeks practice is Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.


Every athlete must compete in a complete Storm uniform (Top & Short) Bettie Jo will be at practice for uniform pick up on MONDAY ONLY this week.


Urgent Alert System, we use Textmarks to send out text messages right to your cell phone, please text the word "STORMTF" to 41411.


We will also start using Twitter to send urgent alerts so please @stormtrackclub



It can get cold and windy at Valencia in the early spring, so please be sure to wear warm clothing, blanket to wrap up in can help cut the cold while sitting in the stands.


We are still looking for a couple assistant Shot Put coaches. We have a very experienced head shot put coach, but he could use some help, no experience necessary see Coach Elaine


Lets have a great week!



Uniform Pickup - Monday Only This week
All uniforms need to be picked-up on Monday night this week; otherwise you will need to make arrangements with Bettie Jo for another pick up time at her residence. Uniform tops are $20.00 and uniform shorts are $10.00. Checks or cash are the only methods of payment please.
Practice Schedule

Please be sure your child brings a jacket & bottle of water.


Practice this week will be on:


Monday Mar 5 - Valencia HS - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday Mar 6 - Valencia HS - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday Mar 8 - Valencia HS - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday Mar 10 - Valencia HS - 9:00 am - 11:00 am


Daylight Savings Mar 11, Spring Ahead



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.

We are now going to also be tweeting our urgent alerts via twiter follow us @stormtrackclub
Juice It Up coupon books will be available to purchase at upcoming practices. Coupon books are $10 each (Over $80 value in savings). 30-page coupon book includes Free Smoothies, Buy One Get One Free coupons, discount coupons on smoothies, frozen yogurt, juice, muffins, bagels and more! The Storm Track Club earns 50% on all sales. Coupon books make great gifts for teachers, babysitters, friends and family. Contact Christine Hupalo at or buy at upcoming practices!

Remember that Juice it up is located just down the street and makes a great after practice treat!

Thursday, March 29 from 5:30-7:30pm The Storm will be hosting a "Spirit Night" at Chick-fil-a, Valencia Town Center. Come on out and enjoy a fun evening with family and friends! A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Santa Clarita Track Club. This week fliers will be made available at upcoming practices with all the details!
We are also in need of 3-5 volunteers to help with our event. Please contact Christine Hupalo at
Too Much Paperwork
Attention Parents some athlete's paperwork is incomplete and certification well be this weekend, if your child's name is highlighted on the sign as you enter the track area, please find out why by asking Michele or Alan. If it is still incomplete after Saturday March 10, your child may be dropped from the team.
Coaches Corner

This week we will begin working on a little more speed and field events. Here's a great article from Coach Barraza that will help you understand more about one of our most common injuries at the beginning of the track season.


Coach Elaine Bingham


Click here

Have a great day,

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club