Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  March 19, 2012
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Last Monday was our Lap-a-thon, If for some reason you are unable to participate last week in the event, families are encouraged to OPT OUT by giving a tax-deductible donation of $40.00 payable to the SCTC. This is our major team fundraiser and requires everybody's support. We will be collecting funds later in the season.
Mock Meet we will be trying to do it over the next 2 days practice.


This weeks practice is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.


First Track Meet Our first Track meet will be this Saturday at Vallencia HS starting at 8:00 am. More details below.


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


Uniforms & Merchandise Bettie Jo will be there today with uniform orders and Bling Shirts, Merchandise order still not in yet.


Loaner Spikes We will have a box with loaner spikes for those who wish to try them for the season.


Lets have a great week!



Lap-a-thon Fundraiser
You can download the Pledge forms by clicking here or by visiting our website. The due date to turn in the funds is April 12, 2012. Flat donations can be turned in immediately. Prizes will be awarded based on the most funds raised and turned in by April 12, 2012. Funds will still be accepted after that date but won't count towards the grand prizes, but will go towards the Storm Lap-a-thon T-shirt.
If you have any questions about this fund raiser please talk to Michele or Alan.
Practice Schedule

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


Practice this week will be on:
Monday Mar 19 - Valencia HS - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tuesday Mar 20 - Valencia HS - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Wednesday Mar 21 - Valencia HS - 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


This Weeks Meet:

Storm hosting Antelope Valley & Palmdale Bullets

Saturday Mar 24 - at Valencia HS - 8:00 am



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
First Track Meet
Our first track meet will be this weekend hosting the Antelope Valley Track Club and Palmdale Bullets.

Setup starts at 7:00 am, We need lots of help with the setup, we meet in the parking lot, some will go to the storage unit across the street to pick up equipment. We will need a few people to setup our staging area in the center of the field, that requires setting up benches for the kids to sit on during staging. a few pop up tents. We need parents to put the hurdles out for the start of the 80 meter Midget races.
Athletes this week will be signing up with their coaches what events they would like to do, Depending on the age of the athlete there are limits in how many events they can do each week. Gremlins are limited to a maximum of 3 events, everyone else is limited to 4 events maximum, but 1 event has to be a relay for Bantam through Youth, Intermediates 4th event can be an individual event (ie not limited to a relay), If you have any questions about the number of events please ask your coach. The conference has a very strict policy about over eventing, the athlete will be Disqualified in all events of the day if they compete in too many events at a meet.
Uniforms will be available for pick up again tonight. (Monday March 19 ONLY)

Each athlete must wear a track uniform at all meets. Singlets are $20.00 and shorts are $10.00. Check or cash are accepted methods of payment. If your name is listed below, you have pre-paid for your uniform, please make sure to pick it up tonight.
Christian Lopez
Noah Nichols
Sam Pica
Greyson Sims
Ethan Slattery
Kameryn Smudde
Kathryn Smudde
Reagan Thompson
Kayla Townsend
Imani Tyson
Shani Tyson
Chloe Watson
Jacqueline Watson
Sophie Watson


Bettie Jo

Merchandise Orders
BLING Orders are in and available for pick up.
The merchandise order has not been received yet from the vendor. We're hoping we will have it sometime this week.

Please check with Bettie Jo to see if she was able to fill any portion of your order. Sorry, for the inconvenience.


Bettie Jo

Loaner Spikes
Each year we have athletes who have out grown their previous year's spikes we ask that you donate those spikes to us, and we in turn check them out your teammates to borrow for the season. If your child has out grown last years spikes and they are still laying around please bring them Monday and see Mr Provens.

He will also be issuing spikes to athletes who want to try them for the season. If the size is available.
Mock Meet
We will attempt to time the athletes during practice over the next 2 days, we will begin with the relays, and then do the 100s, we will try to get some of the 400s done today before practice ends.
Tuesday we will finish 400s, and then 4x100 relays.
We will be trying to get all athletes field event marks as well, I am not sure the schedule for the field events at the writing of this email, but we will have the details tonight at practice.
Have a great spring,

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club