Tuesday, May 31, 2011

SCA Board of Directors Meeting - Mon, 6/13 at 7:30pm

SCA Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, June 13, 2011
7:30pm - Conference Call

2011 SCA Road Running Grand Prix - Brentwood 5K - Results

Brentwood 5K Results:

May 29, 2010

Top Finishers:

Open - Karla Alburez (F-25) 17:11 - Mark Steyvers (M-41) 16:05
Masters - Tania Fischer (F-45) 17:26 - Mark Steyvers (M-41) 16:05

Congratulations to the top USATF finishers at the Brentwood 5K! We are working on the Grand Prix scoring, and hope to have the first pass on the results available soon! Thanks so much to everyone who made the trip to Brentwood to run a great 5K race in perfect Southern California weather! Photos of the race expo are now on Facebook with more photos to come!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

LA84 Cross Country Coaching Clinics Announced

Cross country season begins next month! Well, to be precise, the first cross country clinic of the season begins next month! Start planning and preparing your cross country season by attending one of the three FREE great LA84 Foundation Cross Country Coaching Clinics offered this summer.

There will be three full Advanced Level and Beginning Level cross country coaches clinics offered this summer at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut--all three will be absolutely free for all coaches and interested adults who would like to attend thanks to the great sponsorship of the LA84 Foundation.
  • Saturday, June 18
  • Saturday, July 16
  • Saturday, August 20
You can register for one, two or all three of the clinics, and you can see the full clinic agenda for each clinic by going to the LA84Foundation.org

Not only will each clinic date feature the absolute finest and most successful coaches in the sport but each Advanced Level clinic will also be completely different with completely different coaches presenting on completely different topics.

Furthermore, each clinic date will also offer a full slate of Beginning Level sessions, so if you are new to coaching the sport or you have assistants who are just starting out, there will be an entire day specifically targeting the new coach.

And there will also be several sessions offered at each clinic on both the preparation and treatment of specific injuries and preparing for the physical conditions associated with the sport of cross country.

So, you can see you won’t want to miss these clinics, and you will want to bring any assistants or other adults who may want to be part of your program next year. You and your entire staff or all of your parent volunteers can come together and attend the different sessions of the clinic that fit each person’s needs.

As mentioned earlier, each Advanced Clinic will feature different presenters speaking on different topics.

At the June 18th clinic, the Advanced Sessions will feature the following great coaches.

· Tim McIntosh, coach of St. John Bosco--the 2010 California State Division 3 Champions. There is no one better at developing runners over their four-year high school careers.

· Renee Smith, coach of Mira Costa—the 2010 Mt. SAC Inv Girls Grand Sweepstakes Champions. Renee has built a tremendous team at Mira Costa, and she will be presenting on developing a culture of teamwork and competitiveness in high school girls and also on developing female high school runners to maximize their long term success.

· Marco Ochoa, a world-class runner, disciple of the great Joe Vigil, and the very successful coach of state college champions Orange Coast College. Marco has the unique perspective of having taken the lessons learned while training under Coach Vigil and successfully applied them to working with high school and community college athletes.

In addition to these three great coaches, Bill Ito, head athletic trainer for our 2011 USA World Youth Track and Field Team, will be presenting sessions on indentifying and preventing cross country related injuries, and Bill Tokar, Ken Reeves, and Tim O’Rourke will be presenting a full slate of Beginning level sessions on a variety of topics including building a program, recruiting, basic physiology of training the high school distance runner, and creating a season-long training plan.

The July 16th clinic will feature in the Advanced Sessions the following outstanding coaches.

· Doug Soles, coach of Great Oak—the 2010 California State Girls DI Champions. Doug has built Great Oak into a national class program whose depth rivals any program in the country.

· Liam Clemons, coach of Trabuco Hills, the 2006 California State Boys DI Champions. For a decade now, Trabuco Hills has been a national powerhouse.

· Marty Dugard, coach of J Serra-- the 2010 California State Girls DIV Champions. Marty has built the program at JSerra from the ground up into a state championship team.

All the athletic training and injury prevention and treatment sessions, as well as all the Beginning Level sessions, will be offered at the July 16th clinic.

Our third clinic, August 20th, will feature in the Advanced Sessions the following state championship coaches.

· Jim O’Brien, coach of Arcadia High School—the 2010 California State Boys DI Champions who set new course records at both the state meet and at Mt. SAC this year. Jim has built the Arcadia boys team into one of the greatest programs in the history of the sport.

· Lalo Diaz, coach of Loyola, the 2010 California State Boys DII Champions. Loyola not only runs well every year but it does so at the right time—no one knows how to bring a team to a peak better than Coach Diaz.

· Chuck Woolridge, coach of Campolindo High School-- the 2010 California State Girls DIII Champions. Chuck is the only coach in state meet history to guide two different schools to state championships.

All the athletic training and injury prevention and treatment sessions as well as all the Beginning Level sessions will be offered at the August 20 clinic.

Once again, all three clinics are completely free for any coach or interested adult who would like to attend. You can register for one, two or all three of the clinics, and you can see the full clinic agenda for each clinic by going to the LA84Foundation.org

If you have any questions, you can contact our cross country clinic coordinator , Tim O’Rourke, at torourke@emuhsd.k12.ca.us or our LA84 coaching education coordinator, Devin Elizondo, at delizondo@la84foundation.org.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Upcoming Masters Track & Field Championships

USATF Masters West Region Track & Field Championships
June 11, 2011
Long Beach City College
Throwing Events: Citrus College
2011 USATF Masters West Region Track & Field Championships


IMPORTANT NOTICE: For the 2011 World Masters Athletics Championships, please send age verification to Sherry Quack at the USATF national office, NOT the local SCA office: USATF FAX 800-833-1466

USA Track & Field
Attn: Sherry Quack
132 E Washington, Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Special Brentwood 5K offer for Masters Track & Field Championships Participants!

Participate in the USATF Southern California Masters Track & Field Championships on Sunday, May 15, register for the Brentwood 5K at the Championships, and save $5 off Brentwood 5K registration, PLUS get an additional 2010 Brentwood 5K T-shirt PLUS get a $10 Dick's Gift Card from Dick's Sporting Goods at the Brentwood 5K!

Printed registration forms will be available on Sunday morning at the 2011 Championships, and runners can pay by check or cash. Save $5 off the regular Brentwood race fee of $30. Brentwood T-shirts are available while supplies last. In addition, you will receive a $10 Dick's Gift Card at the Brentwood 5K! The Brentwood 5K is on Sunday, May 29. Brentwood entry fee increases to $35 after May 26, so register early!

Masters Championships 10K race starts at 7:00 am, 5K race starts at 7:50 am, Sunday May 15, Long Beach City College.

EARLY ENTRY DEADLINE: Thursday, May 5, 2011: Early mail-in entry forms must be postmarked by Thursday, May 5, 2011. Registration fees increase $20 after May 5.

Download pdf registration form.

Online registration for the 2011 Championships is availble at USATF. Registration fees increase $20 after May 5. Online registration deadline is 6 pm, May 10.

Questions about the 2011 Masters Track & Field Championships? Email Mark Cleary or call (949) 589-0242/tel ∙ (949) 606-6888/cell

Need to look up your 2011 Membership number? Look it up here! Need to join USATF or renew? Get your 2011 membership at USATF today!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

SCA Board of Directors Meeting - Mon, 5/9 at 7:30pm

SCA Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, May 9, 2011
7:30pm - Conference Call

Monday, May 2, 2011

NEW USATF CLUB: Introducing the Marina Del Rey Running Club!

LDR Chair Wayne Joness had a chance to meet up with one of the newer USATF clubs, the Marina del Rey Running Club, on Wednesday, April 27, for an evening run. Coached by USATF certified running coach Marissa Tiamfook, this club meets for runs on Wednesday nights at 6:30 pm, and Saturday mornings at 9:00 am, in front of speciality running store The Starting Line.

Even if you have run in the Marina are before, you may be surprised by the beautiful paths the 5K and 10K loops take you along. Runners also get to swing out by the boats in the basin before returning to The Starting Line.

This is a cheerful, positive group, coached by Tiamfook, with help from Harry Mitterbauer of HM Sports Performance and Kris. If you are looking for a great oceanside run, meet up with this group and hang around afterwards for post-run refreshments.

USATF certified coach Marissa Timafook revs up the runners!

A lucky runner wins a Brentwood 5K/10K shirt!

Running club members on the beautiful paths in the Marina.