Storm Newsletter

March 18th,, 2024

Congrats to all the athletes, coaches and families for a great meet. We had so much help with the Volunteers and the day went very smooth! You know now how most of the meets will run. this was considered da very big meet and the rest will be about the same! Thank you all for all your help. Going forward we will send out the volunteer duties for each meet on Tuesdays as they change from week to week! I know there Newsletter is long but PLEASE READ ALL OF IT

We did have one issue in the team tent area, We are asking that families set up in the stands or on the concrete area near the stands We need to have the team tent area a little less congested so that the kids can check in for each event. Please remember that your athletes must check in with their coaches on 3rd call. Parents should also be at the gate to retrieve their child right after their events. Sub Gremlin and Gremlin parents must pick up their kids right after each event and keep them with them until the next event. The Coaches can not keep them in between events, They have their own children to tend to and there is just too many for them to care for. Also make sure you take them to the restroom before each event. Please make sure you are on the remind app. For the most part only Subs, Gremlin, and Bantams use this during the meets. This week we only have 2 practices, make sure your athletes signs up for their events or send them through the remind.

Some have been wondering how the relays are assembled Please see below for that info!

Now for the best news! We had 29 athletes make a qualifying mark or time and over 50 get in to the all time Storm top 10 list. the Intermediate Boys broke a Storm record in the 4X100 relay that was 14 years old! we will have a brief recognition at the beginning of practice every Monday, pleas ejoin us in the circle.

If an athlete makes a qualifying mark in any event, they have a Q next to their name in the results, that mean that they for sure will go to the May 4th Championship meet and not the April 28th Open Championship meet.

This week the only parents allowed on the field will be the volunteers. Please check your athletes in with their coaches for warm up. Please do not go on the infield with them! It is very important that you listen for call to the events. Coaches can not go looking for your athletes. If we have internet the coaches will use the Remind app to call for events to each group! Please bring them to the team tent at 1st call! Tents will be in the same location as last week. Athletes will return to you after each event.

Saturday we will compete with the San Fernando Valley Rush and the Palmdale Bullets !

Results for all meets can be found on our website under the "Meet Results" tab on top of the web site or on the Track and Field page . (We also will be posting them each week on during the if there is internet)

Our meet schedule is also on this page.

We are a member of the Valley

Youth Conference (VYC) You can find results for all the league teams on that web site

Second Track Meet

If your athletes will be doing one of the first events please arrive at 7:45. All 4x100 relay runners must arrive by 8:30 am. Only athletes that have checked in by 8:30 will be considered for a relay

Athletes this week will be signing up with their coaches at practice on Monday and Tuesday. Depending on the age of the athlete there are limits to how many events they can do each week. Sub-Gremlins & Gremlins are limited to a maximum of 3 events, everyone else is limited to 4 event maximum, but 1 event must be a relay for Bantam through Youth , Intermediate 15-18's 4th event can be an individual event (ie not limited to a relay).

An event is either a running or field event, so the limitation can be any combination of those events but not more that 3 single events for example 100. 400, and High Jump would be 3 single events.

Events can be added or changed at the meet if needed.

Please see you coach at the end of practice if you would like to know what events they are signed up for.

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.

Order of Event

Please arrive at 7:45 am so you can do your warm-ups if you are in the first events . Track and field events will begin at 08:15-8:30 am . The normal order of running competition will be Sub Gremlin Girls, Sub Gremlin Boys, Gremlin Girls, Gremlin Boys, Bantam Girls, Bantam Boys, Midget Girls, Midget Boys, Youth Girls, Youth Boys, 15-18 Young Women, 15-18 Young Men. Deviations in this order are shown in the order of the events which follow. We can not predict times so please arrive with enough time to check in, get your tags, and warm up.

Running Events

3000 Meter Run  MG, MB, YG, YB, IG, IB

(All age groups may run together. In this event)

80-Meter Low Hurdles   MG, MB

100-Meter Low Hurdles  YB, IG, IB

100-Meter Low Hurdles  YG

4×100 Meter Relay   SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG, IB

1500 Meter Run  GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG, IB

400-Meter Dash  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG, IB

100-Meter Dash  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG, IB

800-Meter Run  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG, IB

200-Meter Dash  SGG, SGB, GG, GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG, IB

4×400 Meter Relay  GG ,GB, BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG, IB

Field events will called at 08:15 and run concurrently unless combined

Running events take precedence over field events, athletes should check out of their field event on the third call for their running event, athletes need to return to their field event within 5 minutes of finishing their running event. High Jump takes precedence over other field events.

Field Event Order

High Jump  BG, BB, MG, MB, YG, YB, IG/YW, IB/YM

Long Jump  SGG/GG, SGB/GB, IB, IG, MG, MB, YG, YB, BG, BB

Shot Put  YB, YG, IG, IB/YM, BG, BB, MG, MB

Javelin - Gremlin and Bantam, 9:00 - 10:00 Junior and Youth - Intermediate

Junior , Youth and Intermediate 10:30 - 12:30

Number of Events for each Athlete

Sub Gremlins and Gremlins can compete in a maximum of 3 events only. Athletes who are Bantam and older may add one extra event, IF THE 4th EVENT IS A RELAY. Athletes who compete in more than the maximum number of events will have ALL marks for the day disqualified, and would cause their relay team to be disqualified. Please address any questions to your coach to avoid any possibility of exceeding the maximum allowable number of events.

Running vs Field Events

Running events take precedence over field events. First check in at your field event. After the 3rd call for a running event, check out with the field event judge and proceed to the staging area to check in for your running event. Return to the field event within 5 minutes of completing your race or you will not be allowed to complete the event.


Lawn Chairs

Water (lots of it)

Snacks (healthy ones) fruits, veggies, sandwiches, power bars, health bars, etc.


Umbrella/canopy/ chairs

Complete uniform


Sweats/warm-up outfit

PowerAde/Gatorade (if desired)

Running Shoes/Spikes


The first thing on arrival is to have your child find his or her age group coach, under the purple tents. Check in with them to get the event tags they will be doing at that meet. Make sure they have their sweats on, it will be cool when they arrive. Announcer calls:

First call means go your coach for warm up

Second call means coaches are finishing up warm up

Third and final call means to go to staging and check in. If your child is at a field event they must check out with the judge and go to staging and they must return 5 minutes after their running event is complete.

Your child will need to be aware, at all times, of where his or her coaches are. Keep track of what event is being called (“First call, all Gremlin Girls 200 meters, Last call, all Midget Boys 1500 meters”, etc). It is impossible for the coaches to know where sixty or more athletes are.

Athletes must warm up before each event. Have them check with their coach on when they should report in for warm ups with their group.

As the day warms up, keep your athlete OUT OF THE SUN. Use lots of sunscreen, and have them drink plenty of water and drinks like Gatorade/Powerade. NO SODA!!. Soda depletes the body of fluids. Keep them relaxed and from running around. This is a good time to have them play cards or board games with a friend.

Volunteer Sign up

Will be sent out on Tuesdays

Here is a brief description of what we need this Saturday:

Long Jump - record measured marks, measure marks, rake and clear sand

Race Announcer - Sit in the middle of the field and announce the next race in order of events.

Finish line recorder- collect Tags from athletes and put them on the clip board for timers Help athletes get in their lanes

Tag pullers- pull tags off athletes at the end of the race or in staging

Data input - input race and field events at the timing table

Stagers- Put athletes in order in the middle of the field and take to starting line for each race

Race Escorts - walk athletes to the starting line and help them get on the track

Relay zone judges - help athletes on the track in their zone and report if they pass out of the zone

Set Up and Clean up - at the beginning and end of the race

Each week we will have different duties but after the mock meet you will be able to see each duty/ You can try to sign up at a time your athletes competes so that you can be near that area.

Practice Schedule

Monday March 18th -6:00pm -7:15 - Sub Gremlin and Gremlin

6:00 - 7:45 pm - All other age group -

Tuesday March 19th - 6:00 pm -7:15 - Sub Gremlin and Gremlin

6:00 - 7:45 pm - All other age groups

Thursday March 21st - No Practice Open House at the school

Saturday March 16th - 8:00 Meet @ Castaic High-

Please make sure you pick op your athlete ON TIME after practice

Relay Expectations

Many parents are asking how relays are determined, here is a brief description on how this is done. We try to let all athletes try the event but there will be some weeks that the numbers do not work, but those who are there, and did not get on a team, we will try to make sure they are on a team in future week.

It is very important to the team that if your athlete signs up for a 4x100 relay that they are at the meet and checked in before 8:30 am so the coaches can assemble the teams. If your child is signed up for a relay and does not show up, or is late, it will effect every other relay runner, and disappoint those who can not compete. If they sign up for the 4x 400 and do not stay it will also disappoint those on the team that will not get to run.

This is the only event that we are strict on signing up for. Please don’t sign up for the relay if your athlete can not compete in the event.

Criteria for relay team assignment.

1) Coaches discretion

2) Attending practice

3) Able to hand off smoothly

4) Time in the 100 meters at a meet, sometimes the fastest athletes may not be selected for the A team due to many factors, based on this criteria

5) Attitude and Team Sportsmanship

6) Arriving at the meet on time 8:30 am

All of this is considered when coaches put together their teams (A-Team, B-Team, C-Team, etc…).

If you have any questions about this, please speak with your age group coach or Coach Elaine

Remind App for age groups

Please be sure to download the Remind app and join the following classes, the coaches will send messages during the track meets about kids are who are warming up. This not a communication method for the whole team. For all other questions please send an email!!

Sub Gremlins





or you may download the app and then use the following codes to join those classes.






Merchandise and Uniforms

If you ordered Storm merchandise it should be here in 2 weeks. The store is now closed for the season. d this week

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club
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