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Racer Evaluations- Mid Season

Hi everyone!

As mentioned in yesterday’s weekly post, it is that time again for us to be thinking about mid season evaluations for our racers. In the next 2 weeks you will be receiving a coach evaluation from your supervisor or myself, and it is your turn to write some for the athletes on your team. What we are looking for is for you to orchestrate this with your co-coach, maybe you can complete 1/2 and they can complete the other 1/2 or you can do the mid-season and they can do the end of season ones… either way, BOTH or all coaches should be involved in these evaluations.

Next week, is- YES “evaluation week”. For all , JHL, NG & K1 coaches, please take a look at the Snow Stars information- as of now, we have not yet received booklets so you should all plan on printing your own evals from the website.  You will be completing a Snow Stars evaluation for each one of your racers.These evaluations are extremely important and I am asking you all to put some effort into them. A reminder, that they should be reviewed by your evening supervisor next Wed/Thursday before going out next weekend Feb 4-5th, 2012. I encourage you to look at the website thoroughly, there are videos available so you can gage what levels your athletes are in. Please talk with other coaches coaching similar age groups to see which levels they are giving their athletes and to ensure consistency. Here is a link to the snow stars levels and technical videos which will help you assess your racers:

K2 and J coaches are to be using the following evals found final evals.

Please use the sandwich approach when formulating evaluations (areas of strengths/improvement/strengths).

I understand that these evaluations are time consuming but they are important and part of your duties as a coach. Please approach, Will, Kent or Myself if you are having trouble with these or are unclear as to what needs to be done.  In the clubhouse, we also have some snow stars booklets for your reference as well as a video on snow stars which would be good for you all to watch if you can arrive a few minutes early on Thursday. Do note that for the newer coaches; we will be focussing this Thursday & Saturday sessions on evaluations so bring any questions you may have.

Happy eval-uating!



Team Leaders & coaches evaluations

Team leaders- a reminder that coaches end of season evaluations should be completed in the next few weeks. They can be emailed to coaches but please make sure that I am CC’d on the evaluations. I want to make sure that we have a hard or soft copy of all coaches’ evalutions. I will be sending all team leaders their personal end of the year evaluation via email also in the next few weeks. thanks for your help with this!

Dryland & cross-training

Hey gang…

The warm weather today inspired me to go for a good run  and also made me think (perhaps prematurely) about the off-season.  Now is a good time to think about how your athletes have skied this season and to start asking questions about what they did this past off-season and how it may have affected their skiing.  For example, maybe you had some kids that just didn’t have the quickness and agility required for slalom, or you had some kids that constantly were in the back seat due to poor core strength.  As we finish up the season and start thinking about final evaluations, remember not only to give a review of this past season, but also to prescribe how they best can prepare for next season.  Think about activities or other sports they could participate in that would help their individual skiing and be sure to communicate it to them and their parents.

Here’s a good video filmed this past season by Matt Price, CAST men’s conditioning coach showing a dryland session with the men’s national team and with some good comments from the athletes about the importance of being athletic as ski racers:

Good luck at semi-finals all… let’s keep this tide of MHRC success rolling  🙂


Evals- reminder

Coaches, a reminder that evals are due this week and that you should be giving a copy to your team leader before handing them out! Thursday evening coaches, please meet your team leader in the Clubhouse this evening at 6:30pm to show them your evals! thanks/see you then!