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Weekly Update: December 21, 2011

Good morning coaches!

Let me start off my apologizing for a delayed weekly update- I will do my best to have these up on Mondays for consistency. Hope everyone is doing well- I know many of you are done exams and hopefully almost done your Christmas shopping (as the malls are CRAZY nowadays!). A few updates for this week:

  • Opening date for Glen Eden: I know some of you are aware that GE has delayed their opening date to December 26th- this decision was made to preserve their snow making efforts. For more information on snow condition, check out their website www.gleneden.on.ca or see my post on the “parent’s blog” for some pictures of snow coverage http://mhrcinfo.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/christmas-camp-for-league-racers-day-1/. So what does this mean for us? Glen Eden’s snow-making crew has been working night and day and extremly hard to make snow during every possible opportunity and I am confident that we will have a fair amount of open terrain to work with on day 1 of camp. So bottom line- don’t worry… we will be skiing on the 26th!
  • Congrats! To all the newly “trained” EL coaches! Looking forward to having you as part of our team  this season!
  • Coats and Passes: Some of you have been sending me panic emails asking “when you will be getting your season’s pass?!!” No worries, Visitor’s services are printing all coaches and apprentice passes as I am typing this post and I will have them available for you on day 1. Coats on the other hand will be available for pick-up for coaches and apprentices on December 29th. I am awaiting some more information regarding times- as soon as I have this info, I’ll spread the word!
  • Licensing Credits: I received an updated file from Jennifer from the snow school with information on who is and isn’t licensed for 2011-12 season… I sent out an email last night to all of you who appear to still be “unlicensed” for the season. A reminder that you have until the end of the week to provide Jenn and I this information via email (snowschool@gleneden.on.ca) in order to be working this season.
  • Start time on day 1: I would like to request that ALL coaches who are working December 26th (this is all league coaches) to be in the clubhouse for 7:45am on December 26. Start time for 26th will go as follows: Assessments will take place from 8:45-9:30am and camp will run from 9:30am-3:00pm with 1/2 lunch. We will discuss who is taking lunch when,  on Monday morning during our meeting. It is imperative for everyone to be in the clubhouse at this time (7:45am)- we have a LOT of information to cover since our last time together.
  • Christmas Camp Teams: Coordinators are working on christmas camp team lists (if you are curious how the teams are formed- it is completely random using a formula) and will be emailing them to you by the end of the week. A reminder that teams will be rotating in order to provide racers the opportunity to ski at least 1 day with every coach at their league level- I will communicate to you how this change will work.
  • Your team: You are probably wondering “when you will find out which team you are coaching? ” Great question! Just as we will be posting the teams on Jan 1st at 12noon on the blog http://mhrcinfo.wordpress.com we will be posting coache allocations  at the same time. Keeping this information quiet until the 1st of Jan will ensure that all racers and coaches are treated the same during camp.   

I believe that is all for now. If you have any questions about this information, don’t hesitate to contact me directly. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and see you on Boxing Day!

Emilie

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Weekly Update: December 12

Good afternoon Team!

Hope you are all doing well and eager to get on snow. I know that some of you drove a fair bit this weekend to find some white stuff– please send pictures along and I can post them on the blog! So, another week has gone by and it is time for another update…

Training make-up: Hope those of you who missed the training on Nov 12/13 have already RSVP’s to the training on the 20th. This is mandatory and a condition of your employment for you to complete this training. I am still waiting on a date for the Nov 26th make-up training date, as soon as I have it, I’ll make sure to post it on the BLOG.

On-Snow Training Update: I am sure most of you have been watching the weather network as much as I have and you have noticed that the 14 day trend is showing a few cold days but also some warm ones. If you have had a chance to drive by the hill, you would have noticed that they have had the opportunity to make a fair amount of snow… however in order to preserve their snow efforts through the next few hot days, GE has decided to postpone their opening date to December 23rd, 2011. What does this mean? Well it means that you have all weekend to do your christmas shopping and that you don’t have to be at training! Please note that we will NOT be scheduling a make-up session for this weekend’s on-snow training, we will do our best to cover the information that was planned for the session during Christmas camp.

What’s next: The next time, we will be seeing each other will be 8am on snow on the 26th. I will keep you posted on any updates or changes from this on the BLOG so do make sure to be checking it on a regular basis.

Christmas camp schedule: In the next week, I will be working on a Christmas camp schedule that I will email out to all league coaches and christmas camp fill-in coaches. Please make sure to be checking your emails frequently as I will want immediate feedback on the schedule once you receive it. Thank you for your help with this.

Apprentices: You should have already received an email about our weekend training being cancelled, we will make this up on Sat Jan 7th. This will be your first apprenticing shift and you will be expected to arrive and be on snow for 7:30am.

Lastly, a few housekeeping rules:

  • I will be sending offers of employment for Monday High School Racing sometime this week or next, do respond if you are still interested
  • I know that other resorts may decide to postpone their opening day as well, if this affects you as you registered for a course, a reminder that you must be certified and must be licensed prior to your first shift. If you think that you will not be able to fulfill this requirement, do let me know. In terms of other licensing options- a reminder that you can also complete online modules. For all level 1 courses that are cancelled, do note that they will be reschedule and that it is your responsibility to sign-up for a new course.
  • If you are interested in working set-up crew, please let me know asap as well as your days of availabilities. Set-Up crew is from 4:30-6:30pm from Tuesday-Thursday.

I do believe that is all for now. Thanks for keeping yourself updated through the BLOG. A reminder that if I have not received an email back from you with an acceptance of your offer of employment, unless we have spoken in person or via email, your offer has now been revoked. Should you still be interested in working for the season, an email outlining why you were late responding will be necessary for consideration.

Since we will not be seeing each other until after Christmas. Hope you all have a happy and safe start to your holiday season. Best wishes to those of you registered for a course!

Think snow!

emilie

 

 

 

Weekly Update: Nov 21, 2011

Good morning coaches!

Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend. Have you started on your Holiday Shopping yet? less than 25 days until Christmas! You know what that means right? Christmas camp is just around the corner! Did everyone see the white stuff last week?! Lots of things are happening this week so read below to ensure that you catch all the info:

Thursday Nov 24: Corbetts Night

If you are still looking for gear for the season, whether it is skis, boots, a helmet, tuning stuff, or even clothing… you won’t want to miss this event! Snow school staff are exclusively invited for a night with some GREAT deals. Night begins at 5pm.

Saturday Nov 26th: Training #2

This is the 2nd of 3 mandatory trainings. Training will begin at 10:30am sharp in the Sunset lodge; we will start off with all of the snow school staff for the 1st hour, after which we will break, move into the clubhouse and continue with some MHRC specific training. A reminder that this training, like all other, is mandatory and if you cannot make it, you need to let me know. Milton Heights coaches and apprentices MUST attend the 26th session while the rest of the snow school staff have the option between Saturday and Sunday. Training for coaches will end at 1:00pm.

Saturday Nov 26th: Apprentice Meeting

On Saturday, immediately following the training, at 1:30pm, there will be a 1 hour mandatory meeting for all apprentices and their parents in the clubhouse. This meeting will cover information around expectations, job responsibilities, apprentice program details, etc… Bring your questions, pen and paper.

Sunday, Nov 27: Last Dryland

Yes, it is that time again! Week 7 of dryland is coming up this weekend which means that if you are around and willing to come out and volunteer/help run the last day fun activities, please let us know! A reminder that dryland runs from 10am-12noon.

Pre-season trip: Stratton

On Dec 9-11, 2011, we will be heading down to Stratton, Vermont for a pre-season trip. If you want more information on the trip, cost, etc… check out www.miltonheights.com

Lastly, last year’s apprentices should be gearing up for their level 1 CSCF (EL) course. If you have not yet registered or have any questions regarding this course, do not hesitate to let me know.

CSCF Credits and liscensing: I have posted LOTS of information about this and will review again this weekend, but do make sure that you have all of your credits completed asap. You need them in order to be able to work this season!

Looking forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

emilie

 

Further Coaching Education

Hi Guys!

Just a quick note to remind you all that if you are interested/willing to go courses to further your coaching education, please present me with a plan including all costs associated with the course and I will present it to the team to see what the club can help cover. I know how expensive it can be to go on courses and I don’t want this to be a make it or break it factor for you to further develop your coaching knowledge. Of course, if you go on course, we benefit from it, so we would be more than happy to help cover some or all of the costs where we can. Thanks!

have a good night!

em

Credits? what are these???

Have you been scanning my BLOG posts for the past few weeks and wondering what exactly credits are? what does it mean to be licensed? Good question… some of you have inquired re: your individual situation via email…. for the rest of you, here is in the info:

In order to be an active and insured coach for the season; you must complete a certain amount of educational and risk management credits. These credits can be completed in many ways: you can attend a course, an update(such as the coach update), you can do an online module, you can obtain credits for certifications that you already have (i.e. if you are first aid certified, send that in and you get risk management credits), you can attend officials course, you can attend the AOA coaches conference and the list goes on…. For a complete listing of courses/modules available as well as the number of credits that they will provide you with, click here.

Great things come from this new process:

1. Coaches are forced to continuously educate themselves and stay up to date on new coaching information and trends in the sport and skiing industry. More education= better coaches = stronger and more developed athletes.

2. Encourages people to take course such as the DL or PL CSCF course. Encourages folks to complete the trained-certified pathway as many steps can give you the credits you need. Did you know, that if you take the DL course, you will have credits carried over for 2 season? Why NOT go on course eh?!

3. It forces folks to get on snow- what could be better for all of us than this?!

So, what does this mean to you? Well, you can’t hide from this post or information… if you are EL trained or more as of today, this applies to you. To find out exactly how many credits you need to obtain before you can start working, check out your home page. When you pay your dues, you will clearly see if you are licensed or NOT…

Any questions? more info available here. What’s REALLY important for you all know, is that it is YOUR responsibility to ensure that you are GOOD to go and able to work for the season. Please note that if your first work day approaches and these are not completed, your offer of employment may be revoked at this time.

If you have any more questions…as always you can contact me via email..!

 

Weekly Update & Ski swap volunteering?

Hello coaches!

A few updates for this week:

1. Dryland begins this Sunday 10am. Please join us if you are keen in getting in shape for the ski season!

2. Make sure to have looked at the important dates on the calendar for training, etc… on the BLOG. do let me know if you have any conflicts.

3. A few of you have been emailing me re: Stratton trip; I promise that I will provide details as soon as I have them! I hope that we can nail down details this week so we can promote registration at dry land.

4. If you have not yet paid your dues, please do so asap. A reminder that everyone MUST complete educational and risk management credits in order to be licensed for the season. A reminder that it is NOT enough to just pay your dues, you must also complete these credits in order to be ensured as a coach for the ski season. For those of you signing up for your CSCF level 1 coaching course, your membership dues and your licensing requirements are included in the fee of the course for the 1st season- you will have to worry about this next season!

5. I highly encourage you all to register for the RaceLINE articles if you have not yet done so. This is a great way to stay updated on what is happening at a high level in AOA.

6. Coaches’s Conference is happening on Fri October 28 & 29. We would like to ensure that we have a good MHRC representation at this conference so do please take a look at your schedule and see if you can attend. Please send me an email if you plan on attending so I know who will be there from our club.

7. Planning on attending a coaching course this season? If so, please send me an email letting me know when you think you will be attending and which course you are interested in… a reminder that the club does reserve some funds for dedicated and senior coaches who wish to continue their professional development.

8. Prospective apprentices- please ensure that you have submitted your resume and cover letter to me via email along with your interest to apprentice for the 2011-12 season. Please do take a look at the required dates for training on the calendar in “important dates”. do let me know if there are any conflicts.

9. Our ski swap is fast approaching and as you know, we are always looking for some wonderful and keen volunteers like yourselves! so please read the info below and email the correct person if you are interested in volunteering:
For those of you who haven’t experienced this event…. the MHRC Swap is the
2nd largest in Ontario….. run by volunteers from our club, Glen Eden staff
and our partners (Corbett’s and McMaster Sports). It is our largest
fund-raising activity; without it our program fees would increase
significantly.

I ask that you look at the duties and work-shifts below…. choose
something that suits you and contact Erin  by e-mail at
erin.horniak@sympatico.ca

We will offer training on Thursday evening for those of you who have not
participated before.

Thanks in advance for your support.

SWAP Coordinator

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3rd – 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FACILITY SET-UP

CHECK-IN TRAINING

CASHIER TRAINING

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4th – 9 am to 5 pm

SET-UP

EQUIPMENT CHECK-IN

COMPUTER CHECK-IN

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4th – 5 pm to 10 pm

EQUIPMENT CHECK-IN

EQUIPMENT RUNNERS

COMPUTER CHECK-IN

CASHIERS

SECURITY

FLOOR SALES

SNACK BAR

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th – 9 am to 1 pm

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5th – 1 pm to 5 pm

EQUIPMENT CHECK-IN

COMPUTER CHECK-IN

CASHIERS

SECURITY

FLOOR SALES

SNACK BAR

BBQ TEAM

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th – 9 am to 3 pm

CASHIERS

FLOOR SALES

SECURITY

SNACK BAR

BBQ TEAM

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th – 3 pm to 6 pm

TEAR DOWN

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th – 6 pm to 8 pm

CASH OUT

EQUIPMENT RETURN

CLEAN UP

That is all for now

I will be back with some more updates shortly so do make sure that you are checking in the blog on a daily basis as I will be increasing my posting frequency from now on! Also, if you have not already done so, you can “subscribe to the blog” which means that you will receive an email alert every time a new post has been published- this way you can stay updated ALL the time!

thanks everyone and looking forward to seeing many of you at the hill soon!

emilie

 

Entry Level Course

Hi everyone!

I trust that you are all looking forward to a LONG weekend! I know I am! In the past week or so, I have been receiving tons of emails re: entry level courses. If you were an apprentice last season, you should be starting to think about registering for your entry level coaching course. you can do so at http://www.snowpro.com Please note that the certification pathway has changed many times in the past few years, therefore if some of you have older siblings who have gone through the course a few years ago, do note that the process may have changed. Please review the requirements and what you must complete here.

Remember, that it is your responsibility to register for the course. If you have any questions about the process, you are of course, more than welcome to approach me with your concerns and I’ll help you wherever I can.

Thanks and have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

emilie

Para Coaching Clinics- info below

In case you aren’t aware, the CSCF is using some para coaching clinics as part of the certification pathways for coaching certifications- here is some info on an upcoming one in case you are interested:
Here is the message from AOS- if you are interested, just let me know via email and I’ll send you some more information about registration:

 

 

Carving the Future Para-Alpine Events 2011

You are cordially invited to participate in and help spread the word about Alpine Canada’s Carving the Future Para-Alpine Events 2011, being hosted in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and the National Capital Region of Quebec and Ontario. The goal of each event is to create as far a reach into the disability community as can be accomplished, to increase awareness and knowledge of Para-alpine ski racing, and to increase communication among the Para-alpine community in Canada.

 

Participants may or may not have had previous experience in alpine skiing, but have an interest in learning more about the sport in a competition context. This includes individuals who have a congenital disability or are newly disabled, coaches, parents, health care professionals, and anyone who wants to learn about the potential opportunities and benefits that Para-Alpine racing can provide.

This year’s events are scheduled as follows:

Quebec/National Capital Event: February 12 and 13, 2011 at Edelweiss Valley Ski Resort, Quebec/National Capital Region.

Alberta Event: February 27, 2011 at Canada Olympic Park, Calgary (On-snow activities from 9:15 am until 3:30 pm)

Ontario Event: March 6, 2011 at Georgian Peaks, Collingwood, Ontario. (On- snow activities from 9:15 until 3:30 pm)

British Columbia Event: March 13 and 14, 2011 at Kimberley Alpine Resort. This Carving the Future event will run in conjunction with the Canadian Para-Alpine Championships and the CADS 2011 Festival.

For further information and details regarding any of these events, or to register, please contact Evelyn at esawicki@pozitiveresults.ca. Please note that pre-registration for each of these events is strongly encouraged.

 

Bootfitting step 1

step 1 is analyzing the problem, can you tell what is wrong with the skier in each of these videos?

 

let me know what you think?

CSCF speed module

Coaches who are currently taking the DL pathway and wish to complete this would have the option of completing it at the POD Cup next week, if you are interested, reply back to here and send me an email separately. thanks

Please pass this on to your coaches –

Coaches wishing to use this event as their CSCF Speed Module will be able to do that – they must attend all days of the camp – it is ok if they are with their athletes – there will be a daily de-briefing (apx 30 minutes at the end of each day) – they must attend all Team Captain meetings (daily – beginning Wednesday 8 am – Old South Lodge Loft)–
if they are not with athletes – we will arrange for them to accompany an experienced coach for mentoring and assist with event duties under the direction of the Chief of Race and/or TD

Cost is $25 – payable to Craigleith Ski Club – they can contact me to register

heather@alpineontario.ca

They must register and complete the online basic speed concept mode before the speed camp. Link below

http://www.snowpro.com/cscf/e/programs/pdp_home_on_line.html