Santa Clarita Track Club
Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  February 21, 2011
Track 2011 Sign Ups

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 February 21, 2011
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Tonight kicks off our 2011 Track & Field season with our first practice. Please try to arrive at 5:50 - 5:55 as we start promptly at 6:00 PM.
Please be sure to sign up for our alert text message system on your cell phone, text STORMTF to 41411.
Please be sure to be at the Park for PICK up at 7:30!
Jelly Beans are really important tonight, please be sure to bring your 2 bags!
See you at practice
Alan Bingham
Practice Schedule 
The First day of Practice will be Monday Feb 21, 2011 at 6:00 PM at CENTRAL PARK.  Please be sure that your child brings a jacket & bottle of water. We are all the way in the back of the park in the last fields.
Practice this week will be:
Monday Feb 21, 6:00 - 7:15 at Central Park
Wednesday Feb 23 6:00 - 7:15 at Central Park
Thursday Feb 24 6:00 - 7:15 at Central Park
Feb 26 9:00 - 11:00 at Valencia High School
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 alert system, in the event of a canceled practice, we will send a text alert out telling parents to pick up their athlete.
Too Much PaperworkAttention Parents some athlete's paperwork is incomplete and certification is just around the corner, if your child's name is highlighted at the sign in table please find out why by asking Michele or Alan. Your child will not be allowed to practice next week if the paperwork is still incomplete.
Lap-a-thon Fundraiser             
Lap-a-thon LogoWe are excited about each and every athlete participating in the lap-a-thon. On Monday March 14 during practice, athletes will run laps on the track for one hour. This is a very fun event for the kids and an important fundraiser for our team. Money from this event keeps our registration fee low and helps us provide equipment for our training and meets. This is a music-motivated event; singing along, running to the tempo! Oh WAIT! YOU'RE NOT A DISTANCE RUNNER!? NOT important! This is a fundraiser not a race ~ run or walk/dance, create an hour-long relay team! Challenge yourself! Just recruit your donations accordingly! The more per athlete sponsors you get the more donations! There are 2 ways for sponsors to support our athletes, one is a per lap donation such as $5.00 per lap for you distance runners; the other is simply a flat donation of any amount, for example $20.00.

Our team will acknowledge those who raises the most funds and all participants in this event.  A Grand Prize will be awarded to the top athlete who raise the most funds for the club.

If for some reason you are unable to participate the night of 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. Your effort will be recognized and appreciated. Participants (athletes collecting donations from their sponsors for $40 or more) will receive a Storm Lap-a-thon tee shirt.

When turning in money, we ask that only ONE CHECK PER FAMILY payable to SCTC, be written for the entire amount the athlete has raised. (Checks from Sponsors written directly to the club by non-members may not be credited to your child.)

You can download the Pledge forms by clicking here  or by visiting our website, or asking Michele at the Info-Table. The due date to turn in the funds is April 15, 2010. Flat donations can be turned in immediately. Prizes will be awarded based on the most funds raised and turned in by April 15, 2010. Funds will still be accepted after that date but won't count towards the grand prizes, will go towards the Storm T-shirt.
If you have any questions about this fund raiser please talk to Michele or Alan.
Jelly Beans & Jolly Ranchers 
Jelly BeansParents we ask that you bring 2 bags of jelly beans or Jolly Ranchers starting this evening. We are also looking for some help in this area. If you can assist with jelly bean distribution, please see Michele.
Stormwear Spiritwear
Storm Spiritwear Order are due Thursday March 10, if you are interested in placing an order please see Bettie Jo at the information table. You can download the order form by clicking here 

Alan Bingham
Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club