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Program start dates 2013 season

Hi Team,

Below is the post I recently made on the parents blog at http://mhrcinfo.wordpress.com and thought some of you might find it helpful:

Program Start Dates 2013 season

02JAN

Happy new year!

Hope everyone enjoyed their first day of 2013! I received a few questions about program start dates so I thought I would put together a BLOG post with the information you need for the start of the season.

Please read below the details by age group:

Junior Houseleague: Your program starts this Saturday, January 5th at 9:30am. Program runs for 8 weeks from 9:30am-12:30pm. Please make sure that you are in the clubhouse by 9am as you will need to review the team lists and find your team and coach.  If you have not yet done so, please review the schedule in the “2013 schedule tab” of the blog where the practice and 2 fun races are scheduled in. A reminder for those slotted in for assessments on January 4th, to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your assessment- we will all meet in the clubhouse.

U10/U12: Your program starts this Saturday, January 5th and will run for 8 weeks, Saturdays from 9am-3pm and Thursday nights from 7-9pm. Please make sure that you check the schedule in the “2013 schedule” tab of the blog if you are a part of a travelling team to know when you have a race. A reminder that when a race is scheduled for a weekend-day that is different than your scheduled training day, your training will be cancelled in lieu of your race… in other words, you will only be training or racing one day/weekend. A reminder to check the U10/U12 tab for your training group leader message. As your first race is a paneled slalom, we will be training just that on Saturday.

U14: Your program starts this Sunday, January 6th and will run for 8 weeks, Sundays from 9am-3pm and Thursday nights from 7-9pm. Please make sure that you check the schedule in the “2013 schedule” tab of the blog if you are a part of a travelling team to know when you have a race. A reminder that when a race is scheduled for a weekend-day that is different than your scheduled training day, your training will be cancelled in lieu of your race… in other words, you will only be training or racing one day/weekend. A reminder to check the “U14” tab of the BLOG for a message from our training group leader. You will be training SL this Saturday as your first race is paneled SL.

U16: Your program starts this Sunday, January 6th and will run for 8 weeks, Sundays from 9am-3pm and Wednesday nights from 7-9pm. Please make sure that you check the schedule in the “2013 schedule” tab of the blog if you are a part of a travelling team to know when you have a race. A reminder that when a race is scheduled for a weekend-day that is different than your scheduled training day, your training will be cancelled in lieu of your race… in other words, you will only be training or racing one day/weekend. A reminder to check the “U16” tab of the BLOG for a message from our training group leader. You will be training SL this Saturday as your first race is SL.

U18: Your program starts this Sunday, January 6th and will run for 8 weeks, Sundays from 9am-3pm and Wednesday nights from 7-9pm. Please make sure that you check the schedule in the “2013 schedule” tab of the blog if you are a part of a travelling team to know when you have a race. A reminder that when a race is scheduled for a weekend-day that is different than your scheduled training day, your training will be cancelled in lieu of your race… in other words, you will only be training or racing one day/weekend. A reminder to check the “U18” tab of the BLOG for a message from our training group leader. On Sunday, you have a race scheduled for ALPINE, more details to come from your training group coordinator and manager.

Tuesday Nights Adults: Your program starts this Tuesday, January 8th and will run for 8 weeks from 7:30-9:30pm. Please meet at 7:15pm in front of the clubhouse where groups will be split this Tuesday. Please refer to the “2013 schedules” as your schedule will be posted shortly.

Snowboard Development/Race: Your program starts this Sunday, January 6th and will run for 9 weeks, Sundays from 9am-3pm and Thursdays from 7-9pm. Please make sure to check the “2013 schedules” tab for your updated racing schedule. A reminder that when a race is scheduled for a weekend-day that is different than your scheduled training day, your training will be cancelled in lieu of your race… in other words, you will only be training or racing one day/weekend. A reminder to check the “SBX” tab of the BLOG for a message from our training group leader.

I hope that the above update has been helpful. Do not hesitate to send comments and questions directly to us via the blog or through email.

Your Head Coach

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let me know if you have any questions about the start of your program

emilie

 

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GE Manual Records Due

Hi everyone

I have been notified that all coaches, instructors, etc… – pretty much all employees of GE must re-read the GE Staff handbook 2011 2012 and sign off on the form attached here. Please read the first document, print off the form, sign off and hand in your signed form this week at the A Frame. Please leave it in the upstairs part of the A Frame in the office or hand it into Kent, Will or myself. Please make sure that you complete this as soon as possible. I apologize for the short notice and appreciate everyone’s promptness with this request

Regards,

emilie

 

Weekly Update: Jan 30

Good morning everyone!

Hope you all had a great racing weekend. We have lots going on this week so please pay special attention to this week’s weekly update.

Monday, Jan 30: Appleby Racing (SL full gates): Heidi, Jacob & Tyler to meet each other at the gate cabana at 4pm. Please set on our regular race lane: SL full gates, banner and 2 nets at bottom. There is no high school racing this evening, so please tear down after their regular training time 5:30-6:30pm.

Tuesday, Jan 31: TNT. Pending snow condition, please set GS on race lane with 2 nets and tower net & SL full gates on old t-bar lane with banner, no nets but make sure that the course ends before the banner at bottom. Evaluations due to Will P at beginning of the night, He will re-distribute at the end so you can hand out to racers.

Wednesday, Feb 1: Same set-up as Tuesday’s TNT. Racer evaluations due to Emilie at beginning of the night- they will be handed back to you at the end of the night for distribution to your racers.

Thursday, Feb 2: Same set-up as Tuesday’s TNT and Wednesday training except for Full gate SL on old t-bar lane, please set stubbie SL. Is anyone available to come out and help with set-up crew this day? please email me asap! thanks! Racer evaluations due to Kent/Emilie at the beginning of the night- we will hand them back to you at the end for distribution to your racers.

Friday, Feb 3: K2 & J training day at Moonstone- GS. Coaches confirmed so far: Rick & anyone else wanting to work, please email me. Do note that the preference for coaching will be awarded to coaches who coach K2 and J first.

Saturday, Feb 4: JHL race #1- DD group will be fore-running. Teams training at home will be free skiing in the morning during the race and training in gates in the afternoon.

Sunday, Feb 5: Away Training day to Moonstone for racers not attending All stars: includes Snowboard, Freestyle, K2 and J racers: coaches confirmed: Kent, Heidi, Tyler, Dylan, Hans? and Dave? Please note that MHRC will be absorbing the cost for tickets and lane space for this training day.

Hosting J ALL stars: so far coaches confirmed: Rick, Meghan, Will, Emilie. if anyone else is available to work this day, let me know- I’ll be sending an email to the coaches working with a timeline for the day’s events.

And that is all, so like I mentioned, we have lots on the go this week! A reminder that when you are getting your shift covered due to a coaching conflict or other, you must email myself letting me know of the switch- thanks.

If you have any questions. let me know!

thanks

em

Weekly Update- Jan 23rd

Good afternoon everyone!

My apologies with the delay in getting this weekly update out! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for week 3 of programs?! I have a few items to bring to your attention this week but first things first, here’s a rough outline of what this week has in stores for us:

Mon: Freestyle and snowboard development team

Tue: Adult Houseleague and Masters; we have a timing night on our schedule and we will go ahead with this plan for now. I would like to use the brower timing system and simply count this a timed training night. We will set GS Full gates on race hill (outside of the tower). Depending on conditions, we can see about setting a second course for training, but with today’s rain, I am worried about snow depth. Tuesday night certifying folks & apprentices… please meet Kent for 7pm unless you are running the session, then meet him for 6:30pm in clubhouse.

Wed: Tyler is in charge of the set as it is his night to run a session- he will be setting GS panels on OLD T-Bar Lane. Please set 2 nets for the finish area. If snow allows, I would also like to set another GS course on Boomerang since all teams are racing GS this weekend.

Thur: Snowboard race team will train. Martin will be setting for the K1s as it is his night to set, he will be setting a pannelled SL course down our normal race lane. We will also be setting a FUll gate SL course for the K1 groups who are training this so do prepare your groups for full SL gear if applicable.

Fri: extra training. Stubbie SL and full gate SL training. Please push with K1 parents who need to get their kids feeling more comfortable with training full gate SL courses.

Sat: all teams are away. JHL will be spirit day. an email to come from me

Sun: all ski teams away. Snowboard race team away. Freestyle at home.

A few other details:

  • A reminder that as an employee, if you are unsure about something relating to your employment or have a question, please inquire with your evening supervisor or myself. I ask that all coaches take responsibility for their own employment. Although as supervisors, we want to provide great customer service, we will no longer be answering about coaching and employment questions through the employee’s parents.
  • Hours are due this week. Please make sure to complete hours for the pay period ending this week.
  • Coaching conflicts: I know some of you will have conflicts for the Feb 4th and 11th weekend, please refer back to the contact list I sent you at the beginning of the season and contact coaches who are NOT normally coaching on these days to fill in for you. A few suggestions: Scott, Mike B, Danielle, Heidi, Meghan, etc….and any K2 and J coaches who normally would be free on a Sat.
  • Great job making Smurf Day fun folks! thanks for keeping in with the smurf spirit!
  • All stars- as some of you may know already; We will be hosting All stars this season again and will need all hands on deck. Please email me or let me know in person if you are available on Feb 5th and can come out to help. I will be blogging about coaching arrangements and team training for this day once plans have been finalized.
  • Mid – season is upon us. Evals are due next week. I will be posting today or tomorrow more details around mid season racer evaluations.
  • Supervisors will also be completing coach evaluations this week and next and you will be asked to meet and sit down with a supervisor to go over your evaluation shortly.

As always, if you have any questions, please ask! Have  a good week everyone!

emilie

 

Reference Materials for Coaches

Hi everyone! Happy Tuesday. Too bad that the weather isn’t cooperating for more than a few days at a time. Needless to say, for those of you working this evening…please wear a rain jacket! I have attached the course CSCF Drill handbook and Course Setting info document for your use. Please refer to this document to aid you in prepping for your session night and your training session plans with your team. I will also post it under “docs to go”. cheers!

Atomic Race Ski Gear- Demo Night!

If you are interested, on Tuesday, Jan 17th- ATOMIC will be demo-ing some race gear at Glen Eden! If you are in the  market of some new gear or just want to try out their new race stuff- bring your ID and credit card and see you Tuesday evening!

Age Category Change for 2012-13 season

Hi Coaches,

I know some of you are aware of this change while for others, this will be brand new information so I thought I would spend some time to explain this.

You may have noticed that ski leagues/categories and age splits were unique to our sport. Recent efforts have been made from coaches all over the world (different sports and different levels) to bring all sports in line with the same categories and age splits. The idea behind this switch is that we can focus on the individual levels by adapting their learnings to fit their developmental stage. For those of you involved in other sports like soccer, hockey, etc… you will notice similarity with what we will be adopting in the skiing world for the 2012-13 season. To see what the age category chart will look like, visit this link: http://www.alpineontario.ca/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=kYoNTcTgWYg%3d&tabid=66&mid=428

What does this mean?

Good question! Well this fancy chart can translate to the following in MHRC vocabulary:

  • Dynamite developments- Under 10 years old
  • Nancy Greene- Under 12 years old
  • K1- Under 14 years old
  • K2- Under 16 years old
  • J- Under 18 years old

Furthermore, let’s use the example of a 10 year old racer who technically without this change would be moving up to K1 next season…. because of the age change, he/she will remain in NG for one more season (under 12) before moving up to K1.  Makes sense?

All and all, anything to make things more uniform accross the board is a positive thing! Our jobs as coaches is to educate parents and racers about this positive change so that they don’t become frustrated about their “delayed” graduation to the next level. If anyone has any questions around this change or would like more information; do not hesitate to ask me. A communication will be going out to our families shortly but I wantes you guys (our leaders) to know about it first!

That’s all for now! Have a good day and let’s all pray for some cold weather! 

 

Weekly Update: Jan 9

Good afternoon coaches!

Hope everyone has had a good weekend and a great start to their week. I wanted to give you a all an update of what this week will look like. As you all know, Glen Eden is making all the efforst in the world to make snow at every opportunity that they get…based on snow availability- we will be training on one lane all week:

Monday- Jan 9–> Make sure you have submitted your hours online by end of day today. Highschool Racing Coaches- meet Emilie in the clubhouse at 6:30pm. Tonight we will be doing a ski off with the athletes and placing them in their appropriate groups- you will be free-skiing with your groups and working on ski improvement. No gates this week. Next week will be GS gates for them. There will also be a small freestyle group and the Snowboard development team in the clubhouse starting their training this evening!

Tuesday, Jan 10–> TNT night #1. Jeff will be coaching for Heidi, Tyler, Danielle, John, Rick and Will. Meet in the clubhouse for 6:30pm for a quick meeting. We will be setting a full gate GS in the outside of the tower and a stubbie SL (with lots of room) in the inside. Coaches that have signed up for the Tuesday night certifying session are to meet Kent in the clubhouse for 6:30pm.

Wednesday, Jan 11–> K2 and J teams will all be training SL. Jeff is heading up the session for this week. All coaches to meet Jeff in front of the clubhouse for 6:30pm with skis on.

Thursday, Jan 12–> NG & K1 guys- Brook will be running the session, meet Brook and Kent and I outside the clubhouse at 6:30pm with skis on. Snowboard Race Team kicks off their training this night also. Courses for the young skiers will be stubbie SL for K1’s and pannelled SL for NG’s.

Friday, Jan 13–> Friday Training for NG and K1, discipline is Super SL. I am still looking for another coach if someone is available, please contact me asap.

Saturday, Jan 14–> JHL #2. JHL coaches, please meet myself for your session at 8:30am in front of clubhouse. all teams that are at home will be training SL. All  league coaches and apprentices, please be on snow for 7:30am.

Sunday, Jan 15th–> Hosting SL for J White Team.- all league coaches on snow for 7:30am. All teams at home will be training SL in the afternoon. Thanks to Meghan and Chloe who expressed interest in helping out with the race- much appreciated!

Other business

As you all are probably aware, this week kicks off lessons for the snow school and this means that the hill will be a little busier, please use the start of the evening to remind your racers of some hill etiquette:

– making groups of 3 or 4 before lining up for the chairlift

-no horseplay in the lift lines

– in order to use the ski school line, your racers must be with a coach, no exceptions will be made for this. If you would like to have your racers cycle through fast, I encourage you to instruct them to make use of the single line.

Please also, think about where you are stopping on the hill and try your best to keep your group in one condensed line or cluster off to the side. Thank you to everyone for a great first weekend and looking forward to seeing you all on snow this week!

emilie

 

Awesome weekend

To say that this was an awesome weekend would be an understatement! Fantastic training, no line-ups, sun, what more could we ask for?! Congrats coaches on delivering the first official weekend of league! Congrats to the red team at their race on Sunday!

A reminder that Payroll is due very soon, please get in on the blog and submit your hours. I was reminded that I didn’t include the # of hours to be submitted for JHL,- coaches please enter 4.5.

I will be back tomorrow at some point with a weekly update. For all coaches who are working High School Racing. Can you please meet me in the clubhouse for 6:30pm.

Thanks everyone

have a great night!

em

Coach Assignments

Good morning coaches!

Something that Will, Kent and I wanted to implement this season was an opportunity for “ALL” coaches to set and run a session during the 8-week program. I have completed a tentative schedule for league coaches for Wednesday and Thursday evenings, please read: Coach setting assignment 2012- updated Jan 2, 2012.

Let me explain further:

1. Set-up crew works from 4:30-6:30pm to set-up the banner, netting, etc…

2. Coaches who’s name appears for that night will be responsible for:

– Sending me via email your lesson plans (including the set you will be doing) by the due date indicated in the attached file above. Please make sure that you chat with all the other coaches training that night and incorporate their training needs into your plan.

– Coming at least 1/2 an hour early (6pm) to set the course with the help of the set-up crew.

– Run an on-snow session with all the coaches from 6:30-7:00pm where you will be explaining the focus for the evening and where your set fits in.

– Responsible for running a debrief session at the end of the night (9:30-9:45pm) in the clubhouse while folks change to head home. Please cover how your plan was executed, its success, comments on how teams and coaches were doing with the set… any changes you made or would have made throughout the night, etc…

And that is all.

Pretty simple right? This way, everyone has the opportunity to set and run a session which will help with your coach development. If you need any help with developping your lesson, please make use of the reference materials in the clubhouse (on the shelves near the projector screen) or ask myself, Kent or Will for assistance. A reminder that your lesson/plan for the night including your discipline of choice must be emailed me to by the Sunday night prior to your week assigned- this way I can compile a training plan for the week and include it on the weekly update both on the coach and parents blog.

Any questions, please ask? if you are unavailable for your week, let me know and I can make some changes. Please note that any further changes to this document will be made and the most current version will be saved under the “docs to go section”.

Thanks!

emilie