Santa Clarita Track Club
Newsletter for November 9, 2009
In this Issue
Awards Banquet
Storm T&F 2010 Season
Post Season Practice
Coaches Appreciation Dinner
Post Season
TextMarks Alerts
Quick Links...
 What a fantastic season we have just completed, everyone has grown so well this year in the sport of cross country. It has truly been a blessing having this season with your children. They have worked hard and the outcome has been that they met the challenges that was set before them. That is one of the things I like about the sport of cross country running, it is in many ways personal to each and every athlete, they work hard during our practices, and at the end of the season they see their own results, today was the second time this season we went to Pierce college and the kids really did great, our team was especially strong pushing up the final hill. It looked like everyone had improved over being here at the pre-season meet.
Many times we face challenges in our lives and these kids have learned that with the proper training, life's challenges can be handled with ease as the course of life puts obstacles in their way.
Our season has officially ended with today's meet. We will have our awards banquet on Thursday and each athlete will get their team trophies, and a memory DVD of the season. There will be other awards as well such as the Lap-a-thon award, Scholastic Award, and President's Award, and our Storm Award. This banquet is our way of recognizing the kids accomplishments.  
I hope to see you back next year, our Track and Field program will start in March 2010. Our online sign up system will be turned on soon, so keep an eye on your email box and our website.
A big big thank you to all of the coaches and parent volunteers for the many hours you have given to the Santa Clarita Track Club this season, we could not have had all the success we had this year without your help, once again thank you for everything.
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club, Inc.
Awards Banquet - Thursday Nov 12
Our awards banquet will be held this Thursday, Nov. 12th at 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 
SCV Sports Complex,
20800 Centre Pointe Parkway, Santa Clarita. 
We have broken down family contributions  based upon last names rather than by age group.
Last names starting with:  
A-G - Desserts for 25  
H-M - Soda/Water 2 - 2 liter bottles per family** Clear liquids only (7-up, sprite, etc) NO FRUIT  PUNCH PLEASE, NOTHING WITH RED DYE! 
N-Z - Appetizers for 25
Storm Track and Field
We will be opening our sign-ups for our 2010 Track and Field program. Please be sure to check our website for more information about Track and Field.
Post Season Practice Schedule
November 9 - November 7
Practice is now only for those athletes who want to run in the post season.
   November 9th at 6:00pm - Central Park
Tuesday:  November 10th at 6:00pm - Central Park
Saturday:  November 14th -  Corriganville AAU Qualifier
Coaches Appreciation Dinner
The club will be taking the coaching staff out to dinner for all their hard work. If you would like to contribute towards the coaches' gifts, Please turn it into David Summer or there will be a donation box at the team awards banquet.  Please show them how much you appreciate them and all their hard work. 
Post Season Competition
The AAU Southern Pacific District Cross Country Qualifier Meet (SPDXC Meet) will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2009  at Corriganville.  
The final will be held on Saturday Dec. 5, 2009 in Orlando, Florida.
If you are interested in participating in Post Season, please see David Summer. 
Our post season practices will be held at Central park this week on Monday and Tuesday at 6:00 pm.
This is not a Storm program, athletes will become part of the Conference Post Season Team called the Comets.  
Call me at (661) 755-6197 if you need more information about Post Season. 
TextMarks Alert Notification
I know we had some confusion as to where practice was a few weeks ago when we changed from Bridgeport Park to Heritage Park.  To avoid this we came across a text option where we can text to your phone last minute Alerts if you register at: or
Just Text from your mobile phone
To:41411 Send Message: STORMXC
This will register you for the Storm Cross Country Alert Message which is currently this weeks practice schedule and locations.  At any time you can opt out of the text messages by replying "LEAVE STORMXC".

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club